Wednesday, January 11, 2012

NYC Native Linda Lerner & Andrew Boston set to spark up Son of a Pony Friday Jan. 20

Three Rooms Press & Cornelia Street Café present
SON OF A PONY Poetry Reading Series
FRIDAY, January 20, 6 pm
Featured poet: Linda Lerner
Spotlight poet: Andrew Boston
PLUS NYC's Sensational Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges

Following a raucous time to kickstart 2012 at the 4th Annual NYC Charles Bukowski Poetry Reading on January 6th, Son of a Pony shimmers again on Friday, January 20 with featured readings by NY native Linda Lerner, rock solid up and comer Andrew Boston, and NYC's best open reading, hosted by Three Room Press's stimulating Kat Georges.

LINDA LERNER's most recent poetry collection "Takes Guts & Years Sometimes" (NY Quarterly Books, 2011) is a heartfelt work that examines how to maintain a sense of beauty and humor in the face of adversity. Lerner has authored 12 other poetry collection; several were Small Press Reviews' picks. Her work has been published in numerous journals including New York Quarterly, Onthebus, Van Gog's Ear, Lips, and more. A native New Yorker, she has read widely throughout the U.S.

ANDREW BOSTON recently released his first chapbook "Elvis at 21." His work has been published in the Uphook press anthology "Gape seed" and he hosts a Sunday reading series at ABC No Rio on the Lower East Side. He is currently studying at NYU and serving as poetry editor for the upcoming issue of Tribes magazine.

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

Sunday, January 1, 2012

TRP poets talk about Bukowski on WBAI (Jan. 2 at 2pm EST)

January 2 at 2 PM EST: Tune into KBAI 99.5 fm (available online at!) and hear TRP's own Peter Carlaftes and Angelo Verga talking about Charles Bukowski on Janet Coleman's Cat Radio Cafe show. Call in with comments! And be sure to join us on Friday at 6pm at Cornelia Street Cafe for the 4th annual NYC Bukowski Poetry Tribute. Details in this week's New Yorker magazine (how cool is that?!).