The infamous Son of a Pony Poetry Reading series at Cornelia Street Cafe celebrates the written and spoken word with a November 2 reading featuring East and West Coast poets extraordinaire, including featured poet David Lawton, spotlight poet Eduardo Jones and special guest poet Iris Berry. Plus the sumptous open reading featuring . . . YOU!
DAVID LAWTON is a native of Woburn MA, and a graduate of Boston University School of Theatre. He was a background vocalist for ten years with the legendary NYC underground band Leisure Class, and through them rubbed shoulders with beat luminaries Herbert Huncke and Marty Matz. He currently has work in the great weather for MEDIA anthology It's Animal but Merciful, and forthcoming in Spiny Babbler, and he performs in such poetry series as the HOWL Festival, Hyrdogen Jukebox, Son of a Pony and the Jujomokti Reading Series (which he founded). He was also recently seen on stage in the Wombat Theatre production of David Auburn's play Proof.
EDAURDO JONES resides in Brooklyn, where he drinks whiskey and butchers the english language. He is the author of the books Gutterfish, and The Thorozine Hotel. His latest novel The Red Hook Giraffe is due to be released in early 2013 from Punk Hostage Press.
IRIS BERRY is a musician, writer, poet, Los Angeles pop culture historian and actress. One of the true and original progenitors of the L.A. punk scene. A native Angelino, her lifetime spent in the City of Angels has resulted in over two decades worth of astonishing literary contributions. Berry’s writing has been widely anthologized. In The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry she appears along side the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and…
Plus--the spine-tingling Son of a Pony open reading, hosted by the ebullient Kat Georges. YOU are invited to read your poetry! Sign up 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