Thursday, February 2, 2012

Three Rooms Press & Cornelia Street Café present Son of a Pony Poetry Reading Series
Featured poet: Andy Clausen; Spotlight poet: Pamela Twining
PLUS NYC's Sensational Open POETRY Mike; Hosted by Kat Georges
Friday, February 3, 6 pm

Three Rooms Press is pleased to present one of our favorite poets: the incredible Andy Clausen, who will be sharing the spotlight with one of his favorite poets: the phenomenal Pamela Twining. Favorites in February? Check this out.

In 1968, ANDY CLAUSEN signalled the intensity of his energetic spoken word recital when he performed naked save for an American flag tie at the Conference Of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers in Berkeley. The following month, when Allen Ginsberg caught a glimpse of Clausen at the Rolling Renaissance readings in San Francisco, he thought he was seeing the young Neal Cassady. Allen Ginsberg not only called him the "Future of American Poetry" but in the introduction to Without Doubt, said he would take a chance on a "President Clausen." Clausen has taught at Naropa University and given readings and lectures at many universities, prisons, poetry conferences, and cafes at home and around the world. He has worked for poetry in the schools agencies in California, New Jersey, Colorado and New York. He is presently working on memoirs of his friendship and adventures with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and many others of the Beat Generation. "Andy, I may give your life structure, but you are the Miracle Worker of this team." ~ Janine Pommy Vega

PAMELA TWINING is the author of "i have been a river . . ." and is "a poet of the highest order," according to Donald Lev, poet, actor and publisher of Home Planet News. Chris Wood notes that her poetry "will leave you standing beside quiet waters, listening to the rustling of wind-tossed leaves, longing for her unique voice; poetry which beacons the spirit to wake, and draws us into the ever-present magic of the word."

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.


Friday, Feb 10:
Son of a Pony Special Editions!!
Featured reader: Michael T. Fournier; Spotlight poet: Lisa Panepinto
PLUS NYC's Sensational Open POETRY Mike; Hosted by Kat Georges
(normally we don't run on the SECOND Friday, but the venue was kind enough to offer this rare opportunity, so come on down and let us justify their faith!

MICHAEL T. FOURNIER is a poet, novelist and essayist, who's new  novel, Hidden Wheel explores the conflict and resolutions between art and technology. His book-length discussion of the Minutemen’s 1984 album “Double Nickels On The Dime” is the 45th installment of Continuum Press’s “33 1/3” series. His writing has appeared in Pennsylvania English, Stolen Island Review, Pitchfork, Fluke, Chunklet and the Boston Phoenix. He has taught literature and punk rock history at Emerson College, Tufts University and University of Maine. LISA PANEPINTO is tha author of Island Dreams, a chapbook (Cabildo Press). She lives in Orono, Maine, and is one of our fave poets!

Friday, February 17, 6 pm

Featured reader: Janet Hamill performing with Lost Ceilings
PLUS NYC's Sensational Open POETRY Mike; Hosted by Kat Georges
Neo-Surrealist JANET HAMILL has performed widely in NYC, across the country and in Europe at museums, venues and festivals such as St. Marks Church, The People’s Poetry Gathering, The Walt Whitman Cultural Center, the Andy Warhol Museum, The Rubin Museum, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and Patti Smith’s Meltdown Festival in London. She has released two CD’s of spoken word and music in collaboration with the band Moving Star (Bob Torsello, Jay LoRubbio and Greg Feller, all members of the band Shrubs).  Flying Nowhere (Yes No Maybe Records, 2000) was produced by Lenny Kaye and executive-produced by Bob Holman; the CD featured cameo performances by Lenny Kaye and Patti Smith.  Genie of the Alphabet (Not Records 2005), produced by Janet Hamill and Bob Torsello, featured cameos by Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith, Bob Holman and beat legend David Amram.   Moving Star, now reconfigured as Lost Ceilings with new guitarist Mark McNutt, is presently developing material for their first CD.

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