Friday, October 14, 2011

Poets James Richardson & Kelli Stevens Kane Light Up Son of a Pony

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011, 6 pm
Featured poet: James Richardson
Spotlight poet: Kelli Stevens Kane
PLUS NYC's Sensational Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges

JAMES RICHARDSON is the recipient of the 2011 Jackson Poetry Prize.   His most recent books are By the Numbers:  Poems and Aphorisms, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, Interglacial:  New and Selected Poems and Aphorisms, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Vectors:  Aphorisms and Ten-Second Essays.  He teaches at Princeton University and his is regularly published in New Yorker.

KELLI STEVENS KANE's first poetry manuscript, Hallelujah Science, was selected as a finalist for the 2011 Four Way Books Levis Poetry Prize. She's a Cave Canem Fellow; a Flight School Fellow; and an alum of the Callaloo, VONA, and Hurston/Wright poetry workshops. She's also the recipient of a merit based scholarship to a playwrighting workshop at the Norman Mailer Center, and the author of an oral history manuscript about Pittsburgh's Hill District. 

The featured reading follows the renowned Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe, hosted and curated by Kat Georges. 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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