Saturday, August 27, 2011

Poets Amber Atiya & Ngoma Electrify You 9/2 at Cornelia St. Cafe

Three Rooms Press & Cornelia Street Cafe
SON OF A PONY Poetry Reading Series

Featured poets: Amber Atiya and Ngoma
PLUS NYC's Sensational Open POETRY Mike
Hosted & curated by Kat Georges

AMBER ATIYA is an electrifying presence in the New York poetry scene, with an intense body of work that slices fresh emotional grooves on stage and page. Her poetry has been published in Word Riot, Cartier Street Review, Drunken Poet and Tribes Magazine and she is co-founder of a weekly women's writing group, currently celebrating its nine-year anniversary.

NGOMA is a performance poet, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and paradigm shifter, who for over 40 years has used culture as a tool to raise sociopolitical and spiritual consciousness through work that encourages critical thought. A former member of the Spirit House Movers and Players with Amiri Baraka and the Contemporary Freedom Song Duo, Serious Bizness, Ngoma weaves poetry and song that raises contradictions and searches for a solution for a just and peaceful world. He has been published in African Voices Magazine, Long Shot Anthology, The Underwood Review, Signifyin' Harlem Review, Bum Rush the Page/Def Poetry Jam Anthology, and more. His new CD -- Ngoma/Poetry from a Smartphone — was recently released and will be available at the show, on and iTunes.

The featured reading follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet & insightful mistress of ceremonies Kat Georges curates and hosts. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; 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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