Monday, August 15, 2011

Poets Bernard Block & Erik Richmond Blast Off this Friday at Cornelia St. Cafe, NYC

Three Rooms Press & Cornelia Street Cafe


SON OF A PONY Poetry Reading Series


Featured poet: Bernard Block

Spotlight poet: Erik Richmond

PLUS NYC's Sensational Open POETRY Mike

Hosted by Kat Georges

BERNARD BLOCK was born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, where he began writing poetry as a teenager. After college, he hitch-hiked to the West Coast in the mid-60s in support of the anti-Vietnam War movement, then wound up in the heart of Haight-Ashbury during the 1967 Summer of Love, before returning to NYC in the late 60s. His poetry poetry is published in numerous university presses, as well as in several chapbooks including The Quest, Prometheus Returns, Portraits, and To Music. His artistic vision is inspired by jazz and the melting pot of cultures that make up the New York City poetry scene. He currently hosts monthly poetry readings at his Park Slope apartment, with musicians and poets combining to make new creations.

Chicago native ERIK RICHMOND is a writer and poet who currently lives in Queens. He has been reading his work in public since the early Nineties, and has performed at numerous open mikes in Chicago and New York, including the original Pink Pony series. He recently finished writing his first novel, and is starting work on a second.

The featured reading follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet & delightful 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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