Monday, August 13, 2012

Poet Meagan Brothers Rocks Cornelia St. Fri. 8/17 with Blair Reeve

Three Rooms Press
& Cornelia St. Cafe
Son of a Pony
Poetry Series

Featured Poet: Meagan Brothers; Spotlight Poet: Blair Reeve
PLUS NYC's Consummate Open POETRY Mike; Hosted by Kat Georges

Meagan Brothers is the author of Debbie Harry Sings in French, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and won a GLBT Roundtable ALA Award. Its prequel, Supergirl Mixtapes, was released by Henry Holt in April of this year. Meagan is a native Carolinian, and her poetry has appeared most recently in The Night Bomb Review, on, and in the forthcoming Spiny Babbler anthology edited by Brant Lyon and Liza Wolsky.

Blair Reeve is a New Zealand poet who has been living in Asia for the past twelve years. His performance work has been variously described as "Dr Seuss for adults" and "machine gun poetry" by friends and fellow poets scrambling for ways to contain what cannot be circumscribed within a pithy epithet. His rhythmic poetry takes linguistic mimesis to new heights with comic effect. 

Plus--the comprehensive Son of a Pony open reading, hosted by the essential Kat Georges. YOU are invited to read your poetry! Sign up and have a ball! Doors open at 5:45 p.m.;  open reading begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $8, which includes a free drink.  Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village of New York City (between W. 4th Street and Bleecker). 212-989-9319

Sunday, August 5, 2012

LA Review of Books posts great review of Mike Watt: On and Off Bass

The LA Review of Books' Craig Hubert offers a keen and insightful review of Mike Watt: On and Off Bass in this week's edition ( Hubert notes, "[Watt] has a keen eye for capturing unexpected disruptions within seemingly normal, even mundane situations. . . Loss is prevalent throughout On and Off Bass, but it is undercut with hope; there is always the sustaining reservoir of inspiration -- from Boon, from music, from San Pedro itself -- to dip back into. It's the same reservoir that John Coltrane described in a 1966 interview with Nat Hentoff: 'There is never any end. There are always new sounds to imagine, new feelings to get at.'" Check out the book for yourself at