Poets Wear Prada is a poetry publishing house with excellent poets and affordable books with beautiful covers. Have you had your poetry today?--Meredith Sue Willis, Books for Readers

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sunday April 11: Celebrate National Poetry Month with Maria Lisella at Molloy College


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Sunday, April 11, 2:30 p.m
National Poetry Month Special Program:
Readings from Long Island Sounds 2009
Hosted by Barbara Novack, Writer-in-Residence
@
Molloy College
Multipurpose Room
Wilbur Arts Center, 2nd floor
Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516.678.5000 ext. 6272/6468
Free and open to the public. No R.S.P.V. required.

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Maria Lisella's two chapbooks, Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada) were published in 2009. She has also authored poetry, a few short stories and won awards for her creative non-fiction that has appeared in anthologies such as Avanti Popolo: Italian American Writers Sail Past Columbus (ManicDPress, 2008), More Sweet Lemons (2011, Legas Press) while her Pushcart-Prize nominated poetry can be seen online and in print in Felie-Festa, Gradiva, Italian Americana, The New York Quarterly, Skidrow Penthouse, and others. She was a finalist in the competition for Poet Laureate in Queens in 2007.
She has been reporting on the travel industry for the travel trade and consumer publications for the past 25 years and is a member of the New York Travel Writers Association. She has spelunked in caves in Madhyar Pradesh, rafted the Jordan River, ridden horseback in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored the great art museums of Europe, hiked Mt. Etna in Sicily and Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. Visit www.nytwa.info/marialisella/

TWO NAKED FEET
by Maria Lisella
ISBN 978-0-9817678-8-8
Soft Cover, Saddle Stitched, 24 pp.
Poets Wear Prada, 2009
$8.00 (+ $1.50 S&H)

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AMORE ON HOPE STREET
by Maria Lisella
Finishing Line Press, 2009
$14

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Maria Lisella
T: 718-777-1178
E: marialisella@aol.com
New York Travel Writers Association
Italian American Writers Association
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Maria Lisella's Pushcart Poetry prize-nominated work appears in
Amore on Hope Street from Finishing Line Press is now available on
http://www.finishinglinepress.com and www.amazon.com
Two Naked Feet is also available at Poets Wear Prada,
http://pwpbooks.blogspot.com/


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--Angelo Verga, Poetry Curator of The Cornelia Street Cafe

Poets Wear Prada is a poetry publishing house with excellent poets and affordable books with beautiful covers. Have you had your poetry today?
--Meredith Sue Willis, Books for Readers

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--Linda Lerner, Small Press Review

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

May 3 - 4 Annual Chapbook Festival at CUNY

ANNUAL CHAPBOOK FESTIVAL
Monday May 3 & Tuesday May 4, 2010


The Festival celebrates the chapbook as a work of art and as a vehicle for alternative and emerging writers and publishers. Now in its second year, the festival features a two-day bookfair with chapbook publishers from around the country, workshops, marathon poetry readings, and a closing-night reading of prize-winning Chapbook Fellows.

Co-sponsored by The Office of Academic Affairs, The Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center and MFA Programs in Creative Writing of the City University of New York, The Center for Book Arts, Poets House, Poetry Society of America, and Poets & Writers




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Schedule of Events

BOOKFAIR
1pm to 7pm both days
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street)
New York, NY 10016
in the Proshansky Auditorium Lobby, C Level
Free and open to the public

RSVP to Facebook invite:



MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010

Workshops
10am – 1pm, C Level Breakout Rooms

Registration required. To attend workshops, please register by e-mailing abozicevic at gc.cuny.edu and specifying which workshop you wish to attend.


• 10 – 11:30am Producing Chapbooks: A Workshop for Poets
• 10 – 11:30am Do-It-Yourself Chapbooks: Make and Distribute Your Own
• 11:30am – 1pm Producing Chapbooks: A Workshop for Publishers
• 11:30am – 1pm Chapbooks as Art Objects

Chapbook Poets: a Marathon Reading
2 – 7pm, C Level Breakout Rooms
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception
7 – 8pm, Proshansky Auditorum Lobby



TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010

Workshops
10am – 1pm, C Level Breakout Rooms

Registration required. To attend workshops, please register by e-mailing abozicevic at gc.cuny.edu and specifying which workshop you wish to attend.


• 10 – 11:30am Producing Chapbooks: A Workshop for Poets
• 10 – 11:30am Do-It-Yourself Chapbooks: Make and Distribute Your Own
• 11:30am – 1pm Producing Chapbooks: A Workshop for Publishers
• 11:30am – 1pm Chapbooks as Art Objects


Chapbook Poets: a Marathon Reading
2 – 7pm, C Level Breakout Rooms
Free and open to the public

PSA Chapbook Fellowship reading
7pm, Martin E. Segal Theatre

Followed by reception

On Wednesday, May 5, The Center for Book Arts will host printing and bookbinding workshops. To sign up, visit their website.

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Participating Publishers

2nd Ave Poetry
Bateau Press
BOOK Works
BookThug
Cervena Barva Press
Concrete Wolf Chapbook Press
Corollary Press
Cy Gist Press
DoubleCross Press
Etched Press
Finishing Line Press
Flying Guillotine Press
Greying Ghost Press
Instance Press
Love Among the Ruins
Noemi Press
Pen Press
Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press
Poets Wear Prada
Poinciana Paper Press
Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs
River Poets Journal/Lilly Press
Sarabande Books
Seven Kitchens Press
Slapering Hol
Small Anchor Press
Spire Press
sunnyoutside
Tarpaulin Sky Press
The Physiocrats
Toadlily Press
Ugly Duckling Presse
X-ing Press/Agriculture Reader
and many more!


Are you an interested publisher? Please e-mail abozicevic at gc.cuny.edu to reserve space at the bookfair.

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For information about last year's Chapbook Festival, download the pdf program, or visit the press links below.



    "Celebrating the Chapbook: Postcard From New York City", April 2009, Poets & Writers
    "Spoils of the Chapbook Fair", April 2009, HTMLGIANT

    "A Celebration of the Chapbook", July 2009, 365 Fifth


    © 2010 The Center for the Humanities :: The City University of New York :: 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309

    April 11: Joel Allegretti Bakes a Cake(Shop) in NYC


    O'kay, maybe Allegretti doesn't quite bake. But he's definitely going to heat up the place reading from his new collection, THRUM, recently released from Poets Wear Prada, and other work.

    Sun., April 11:

    Polestar Poetry Celebrates National Poetry Month!



    with

    ~JOEL ALLEGRETTI~

    ~JOANNA FUHRMAN~

    ~MICHAEL LEONG~

    ~LAURA HINTON~

    ~ADAM GALLARI~

    @ CakeShop
    152 Ludlow Street
    btwn. Stanton & Rivington
    New York City's Lower East Side, NY 10002
    212-253-0036
    4PM-6PM

    Directions:
    J, M, Z or F to Delancey. Exit on the North side of Delancey at Essex. Walk north on Essex to Rivington. Left on Rivington. Right on Ludlow. Cake Shop will be on your right.

    Have you had your poetry today?



    THRUM: Poems by Joel Allegretti (PWP, 2010
    THRUM
    Poems by Joel Allegretti
    ISBN 978-0-9841844- 4-6
    Soft Cover, Saddle Stitched, 40 pp.
    $12.00 (+ $1.50 S&H)
    Release Date: March 2010

    "In Thrum Joel Allegretti, deftly and delightfully, strums his magical musical instrument, which is poetry, as he forges fresh forms of songs and stories that are inspired by strummers' strings. 'Context is everything,' Allegretti reminds us, and we’re planted in the heart of a global ancient/modern orchestra. Prepare yourself for the revelatory performance."

    Martine Bellen
    Author of Tales of Murasaki and Other Poems,
    1997 National Poetry Series selection

    "Joel Allegretti's latest collection of poems is as enjoyable as it is different. Thrum takes the reader on a journey that explores known musical instruments, such as the mandolin, dulcimer and fiddle, as well as some not-so-known instruments, such as the oud, koto and theorbo. But what makes this journey unique is that each instrument is in a sense personified as the emotive element of each instrument is brought to life. Allegretti does a wonderful job tuning every poem so that the music of each instrument is realized again and again in the words on the page. An intriguing and must read for anyone who has a sense of all that culminates in the commingling of the arts."

    Raymond Hammond
    Editor, The New York Quarterly


    About the Author
    Joel Allegretti is the author of The Plague Psalms, which appeared in 2000 and is now in its third edition, and Father Silicon, selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006. Allegretti’s work has appeared in many national journals, including The New York Quarterly, Margie, The Laurel Review, Art/Life Limited Editions, Rattapallax, Slipstream, Confrontation, and Xcp Cross-Cultural Poetics. He is represented in the anthology Chance of a Ghost (Helicon Nine Editions, 2005), and his poem in that collection received an Honorable Mention in the 2006 edition of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, published by St. Martin’s Press. In April 2009, Kean University in New Jersey presented the world premiere of a song cycle based on Allegretti’s poetry, “A Cycle by the Sea” by Frank Ezra Levy, who served several decades as cellist with the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra and whose symphonic work is available in the American Classics series on Naxos. Allegretti is a graduate of New York University and lives in Northern New Jersey. His website is www.joelallegretti.com



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    Friday, April 2, 2010

    Friday April 9 Poets Fagiani & Marcellino Rock Roosevelt Island

    March 29, 2010

    Contact: Adela Sinclair
    917-597-4363



    Poets Rock Gallery RIVAA

    “Poetry is the music of the soul.”--Voltaire


    Discover what Voltaire's talking about at Poets Rock Gallery RIVAA with poets Mike Marcellino and Gil Fagiani and singer songwriters Stacy Rock and Chris Fuller


    Friday, April 9, 2010
    8-10pm,
    @
    Gallery RIVAA
    527 Main Street
    Roosevelt Island in New York City


    Poet Mike Marcellino, a former Vietnam War correspondent and newspaper reporter, with musician Randall Leddy, turns his offbeat stories into lyrical songs - from wandering New York City neighborhoods to odes to Amelia Earhart, soldiers and surfing Australia's big waves. Mike splits his time between St. Augustine FL and New York City. He hosts a popular show, “Notebook Writer” on writers and the arts on Blog Talk Radio.

    Poet Gil Fagiani, co-host of the monthly Italian Writers Association open reading at Cornelia Street Café, performs selections from his new book “A Blanquito In El Barrio,” a poetry collection that captures his “profound connection” and “love” for Spanish Harlem. New York City poet Bob Holman selected the book as one of the best poetry collections in 2009.

    Singer songwriter and actress Stacy Rock, a classically trained pianist, tells stories using folk, country, vaudeville, and rock “in the vein of Tom Waits or early eighties Bob Dylan to create a memorable backdrop for each song. Stacy is accompanied by musician Randall Leddy. Her debut album is One Way Home. From a remote part of Montana, Stacy lives in Brooklyn when not touring.

    Singer songwriter Chris Fuller blends emotional melodies with literate storytelling, playing guitar, harmonica and ukulele. A regular at New York City nightclubs and other venues, Chris has been selected as an Artist in Residence by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and in 2007 he released the album Sangamon.

    Refreshments follow the show. No cover charge, donations welcomed to Gallery RIVAA.

    Directions: F Train to Roosevelt Island.

    The Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) is a non-profit organization comprised of an internationally diverse group of artists. RIVAA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community through art, community events and workshops. Poet Rock Gallery RIVAA is co-produced by Mike Marcellino and Adela Sinclair, a poetry and art show curator who lives on Roosevelt Island.