Monday, July 19, 2010
Gil Fagiani’s Tribute to East Harlem Sun 8/1 at 2 p.m. at The Bowery Poetry Club
Rain Mountain Press
and the Bowery Poetry Club
Poet Gil Fagiani’s Tribute to East Harlem
A Blanquito in El Barrio
Sunday, August 1, 2010
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
at Bowery Poetry Club
“Out of the squishy swamp of dead personal lyrics that is contemporary American poetry, Gil Fagiani’s hard-boned zombies rise out of his poetry collection, A Blanquito in El Barro. His poems are crafty narratives that sing the music of sex, compassion, friendship, justice, mercy, comedy, betrayal. Fagiani is a poet of unusual power. These poems have strong heart and deep soul. A Blanquito in El Barrio is that rare good thing—a necessary good book.” --Angelo Verga, author of A Hurricane Is, 33 NYC Poems, and Praise For What Remains.
First 15 people to arrive, receive a free Rain Mountain Press book
A Blanquito in El Barrio is no mere cautionary tale of a blanquito’s—a white man’s—descent into an inner city hell, but a tribute to the music, language and people of one of America’s truly mythic neighborhoods, El Barrio – East Harlem.
Bowery Poetry Club/308 Bowery [Between Houston & Bleecker Sts.]
Directions: F train to 2nd Ave., 6 to Bleecker St./ $5 Cover/Admission