Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Poets Stephen Caratzas & Henrikje Stanze shine at Son of a Pony Friday 12/16

Three Rooms Press 
and Cornelia Street Cafe
Poetry Reading Series

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011, 6 pm
Featured poet: Stephen Caratzas
Spotlight poet: Henrikje Stanze
PLUS NYC's Sensational Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges

STEPHEN CARATZAS is a writer, visual artist and musician living in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. His poetry has appeared in Terra Incognita, the tiny, Maintenant 5 and many other print and online journals. His band, Gert Fröbe, is currently working on an album tentatively entitled "I Will." He has worked as a legal proofreader, financial journalist and content strategist and spent 15 years playing guitar in a dozen or so New York-based rock bands. His poetry is inspired by the work of William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed, Bukowski and David Lynch. 

HENRIKJE STANZE is a poet and performer based in Hanover, Germany. She is also an assistant professor of nursing science, and a leading figure for the Alzheimers Poetry Project in Germany. She is working on a thesis to prove that poetry can improve the quality of life for Alzheimers patients and reduce their need for medication. Her poetry is sharp and incisive, with a strong emotional current. This reading marks her U.S. debut.

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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