Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Poets Hala Alyan & Jacob Victorine Rock the Pony Friday, May 20

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011

Featured poet: Hala Alyan

Spotlight poet: Jacob Victorine

PLUS NYC's Best Open POETRY Mike

Hosted by Kat Georges

HALA ALYAN is a doctoral student, a psychologist-in-training, and a poet. Having lived all of the world, spanning from Oklahoma to Beirut, she tends to fall in love with cities and her latest object of affection is Manhattan. She writes relentlessly, with a deep passion and intense intimacy, tracing lines of global issues into personal spaces.

JACOB VICTORINE is a poet, emcee and performance artist born and bred on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A 2009 graduate of Brooklyn College, he has won awards for both his poetry and literary criticism. His work appears in the Uphook Press anthology, "Hell Strung and Crooked."

The featured reading follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet & most illuminating mistress of ceremonies Kat Georges hosts. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the open reading begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $7, which includes a free drink.

Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, between W. 4th Street & Bleecker, just around the corner from the W. 4th Street subway station. Phone: 212-989-9319.

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