Saturday, October 29, 2011

UK Poet Valerie Laws Lights Up Cornelia Street Cafe Friday, Nov. 4

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011, 6 pm
Featured poet: Valerie Laws
PLUS NYC's Electrifying Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges

Valerie Laws (  is a UK poet and sci-art specialist. Her new book All That Lives arises from Residencies at a London Pathology Museum, and at Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing and Health, working with scientists to write poetry about the brain, its bizarre beauty and life cycle. Her ten books include poetry collections, crime fiction, and drama.  She has written 12 commissioned plays for stage and BBC radio. Many prizes, including Wellcome Trust Arts Award, twice prize winner in National Poetry competition. Invents new forms of poetry and devises science-themed poetry installations and commissions including the infamous Quantum Sheep, an Arts Council funded project spray-painting random haiku onto live sheep.  She featured in BBC2 TV's Why Poetry Matters, with Griff Rhys Jones. Poetry AV installations have featured in public exhibitions in London and Newcastle. Many residencies, including in Egypt.

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

Quantum Sheep


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