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Monday, February 28, 2011

Sat Mar 19: Greek American Writers w/ JOHN J TRAUSE 6pm Cornelia St Cafe NYC


Dear Family and Friends,


Please join us at this event at which I will be presenting my poetry on SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011 ( St. Joseph ’s Day), 6 – 8 p. m.

The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
(Between West 4th & Bleecker Streets)
New York City
(212) 989-9319

A $7.00 entry fee includes one complimentary house drink.

Please see the attached flyer and also the announcement in elegant Papyrus by the eminent host of the series Dean Kostos:


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Dear Friends,

On the night before the vernal equinox, five gifted poets will read at the Cornelia Street Cafe. For full details, please open the attached flyer.

Think spring,

Dean

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I look forward to seeing you there.

Peace,
JOHN J TRAUSE


JOHN


P. S. No, I am not Greek or Greek-American, but I do a mean Sappho in her original Aeolic dialect.

Reading Notice: Joel Allegretti at Pianos in Bloomfield NJ on March 7

SAVE THE DATE: RockStar Poets and Writers [Bloomfield Reading Series]
 featuring JOEL ALLEGRETTI on Monday, March 7, 2011

Dear Friends and Colleagues:


I'm the featured poet in the March installment of Rockstar Poets at Pianos, 36 Broad Street in Bloomfield, NJ. The reading is Monday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. I'll read from my chapbook, Thrum, and other work. There's an open mic afterward, so bring something to declaim from the stage.

Hope to see you Monday.

Joel Allegretti
http://www.joelallegretti.com/




Thrum: Poems a new chapbook by Joel Allegretti from Poets Wear Prada
ISBN 978-0-9841844-4-6, Trade Paperback, 38pp., $12.00


"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
Now Available on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Thrum-Poems-Joel-Allegretti/dp/0984184449?ie=UTF8&tag=thprpo-20&link_code=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969  


words to linger on: "The Surprise" by AUSTIN ALEXIS in VOX POETICA

words to linger on: "The Surprise" by AUSTIN ALEXIS in VOX POETICA http://www.voxpoetica.com/words_to_linger_on.html


Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:46 PM


Dear Roxanne,

Hi. I hope you're well.

Here is a note for the PWP news page: Austin Alexis's poem, "The Surprise," is currently published on the Vox Poetica "Words to Linger On" page.

Thanks.

Cheers,


Austin Alexis
http://www.amazon.com/Austin-Alexis/e/B003XTFXFC/





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
by Austin Alexis
(Paperback - March, 2010)
ISBN 978-0984184439
Poets Wear Prada
34 pages
$10.00

"Austin Alexis contemplates the way time's passage alters our sense of artists such as Chopin, Haydn, Poe, and Martha Graham as well as, among others, grandparents, Einstein, and presidents Lincoln and Obama. The way the poet cultivates sound, sense, and form, he grows, as he writes George Sand did for Chopin, 'the branch he needs / in order to soar.'"                   --George Held, author of PHASED, GROUNDED, and other poetry collections

"By use of precise imaginings, Austin Alexis allows us an intimacy with select artists: Chopin, or a street poet, or Lincoln, that great artist of rhetoric and vision. An engaged and observant poet, Alexis reveals grace, connection, legend and mortality. This book is an ode to all of us."    --Sarah Sarai, author of THE FUTURE IS HAPPY

 

Reminder: World Premiere of "Night Keeps Its Promise" by Levy/Allegretti, Sunday, 3/6

Church of Holy Trinity
316 East 88th Street
(btwn 1st & 2nd Aves.)
New York, NY 10128
http://www.holytrinity-nyc.org/

Dear Friends and Colleagues:


Just a reminder that the world premiere of "Night Keeps Its Promise," a song cycle by Frank Ezra Levy on my poetry, will take place Sunday, March 6, at the Church of the Holy Trinity on 316 East 88th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, New York, NY 10128. Showtime is 5 p.m. In addition to the song cycle, Cantori, a 36-member vocal ensemble, will perform Gypsy songs on Lorca poems and Renaissance madrigals.

You can order tickets here: http://www.cantorinewyork.com/ .


Hope to see you on Sunday.

Joel Allegretti
http://www.joelallegretti.com/




Thrum: Poems a new chapbook by Joel Allegretti from Poets Wear Prada
ISBN 978-0-9841844-4-6, Trade Paperback, 38pp., $12.00


"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
Now Available on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Thrum-Poems-Joel-Allegretti/dp/0984184449/  


Friday, February 18, 2011

Winners of Tantra-Zawadi Promise Prize Announced!

Peace and Blessings!


It is with great joy to announce the winners from Chitakatira High School in Zimbabwe, of the Tantra-zawadi Promise Prize in English.

Awarded for Outstanding Academic Achievement in English:
Beauty Manjonjori
Munyaradzi Muchabaya
Pamela Chakondowa

Poetry/Creative Writing Winners:
Bornwell Muzamwese
Brighton Muzamwese
Leona Mundangepfupfu
Lincon Muchena
McCloud Moyo
Thandiwe Mukaira



Please visit my website at Tantra-zawadi.com to see more of their beautiful faces and read their poems on the topic: "Africa - Leading the 21st Century."

Show them some love and please leave comments for our young visionaries.


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
--Nelson Mandela

Love, light and continued progress,


Tantra-zawadi










Wednesday, February 16, 2011

PWP Author Tantra-Zawadi on Tour for GATHERED AT HER SKY: Upcoming February Events!

Tantra-Zawadi at TRCC's Soul Food/Jazz Night

Basic info:


Author Tantra-Zawadi will be promoting her book, Gathered at Her Sky: Life Poems. The event will run on Wednesday February 23rd from 6:30-9:30pm, taking place at Three Rivers Community College, Cafeteria, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360, USA
Event description:

Soul Food/Jazz Night · "New Orleans-Style"

Tantra will be performing with Tut Amin.


Food, Live Music, and Lots of Fun! Sponsored by: TRCC's Cultural Society, New Orleans Rebuilding Team, Fine Arts Committee, and ConnCAS.

$5 suggested donation.

Location: TRCC Cafeteria



Tantra-Zawadi  Features at 449LA aka SCAT's
Friday Night Mic with Ronne

Basic info:


Author Tantra-Zawadi will be promoting the book, Gathered at Her Sky: Life Poems. The event will run on Friday February 25th from 7-9pm at 449LA aka SCAT Showcase For Artists, 449 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10037, USA
Event description:

In Harlem, New York: Lenox Ave. bet. W. 132nd & W. 133rd Sts.

Admission: $5.00

For Info/Directions: (212) 234-3298



Visit Amazon's Tantra Zawadi Page:  http://www.amazon.com/Tantra-Zawadi/e/B003XLULLQ/

And follow her event's on BookTour.com: http://booktour.com/author/32957


Tantra blogs at:  http://www.tantra-zawadi.com/

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Reading Notice: Joel Allegretti at Hotel Marrakech, February 16 in NYC

Wednesday February 16
6:30PM
Ronnie Norpel Presents
JOEL ALLEGRETTI
CELLA FARBER
JACKIE SHEELER
+
Open
@
Kazbar Lounge 
Marrakech Hotel, 2688 Broadway, NYC 
(bet. 102nd and 103rd Sts.)
212-222-2954

Dear Friends and Colleagues:


I have the great pleasure of helping launch a new reading series curated by Ronnie Norpel, author of Baseball Karma & the Constitution Blues (Three Rooms Press) and former collaborator of Warhol right hand Gerard Malanga.

The new series takes hold Wednesday, February 16, in the Kazbar on the second floor of the Marrakech Hotel, 2688 Broadway bet. 102nd and 103rd Streets, NYC. We start at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to yours truly, the other featured readers are journalist Cella Farber, who has written extensively on HIV/AIDS and whose articles have appeared in Esquire and Spin, and the always-amazing Jackie Sheeler, author of the must-have poetry collection Earthquake Came to Harlem from New York Quarterly Books.
There will be an open reading.

That sound you're hearing right now is the call of the Master Musicians of Joujouka summoning you to the Kazbar. Heed the call or the ghosts of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin will come to your home to get you. I met William Burroughs. Trust me, you don't want his ghost showing up at your door.


Joel


http://www.joelallegretti.com/

THRUM, a new chapbook by Joel Allegretti from Poets Wear Prada
ISBN 978-0-9841844-4-6, Trade Paperback, 38pp., $12.00


"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

Thrum: Poems by Joel Allegretti Now Available on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Thrum-Poems-Joel-Allegretti/dp/0984184449?ie=UTF8&tag=thprpo-20&link_code=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969

Saturday, February 5, 2011

SUN Feb 6 Poet Joel Allegretti 5:30PM Bengal Curry 65 W B'way NYC


PHOENIX READING SERIES
Sunday, February 6, 2011
5:30-7:30 PM
presents the following featured readers:
JOEL ALLEGRETTI, ALAN BAXTER,
BRENDA MORRISE, STAN RAFFES
with Limited Open Mic
@
Bengal Curry
65 West Broadway
New York, NY 10007-2292
212.571.1122
(Between Murray & Warren)
1 1⁄2 blocks below Chambers St
Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C or E trains to Chambers St.
Hosted by Mike Graves
212.571.1122
$3 + Meal/Bev
For info, booking and to reserve spot for open reading contact:



This Sunday will be another great experience at the Phoenix Reading @ Bengal Curry. If you love poetry you will not want to miss it. If you love Indian food, including the best naan in NYC, you will not want to miss it. If you love both you will be in Nirvana. If the weather is bad please call Bengal Curry at 212-571-1122 to verify that the venue is open.



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My poem "The Widow," a short ekphrasis on a Fernando Botero painting, will appear in the next issue of PHOENIX MAGAZINE, edited by Michael Graves.

Hope to see you Sunday.

Joel

http://www.joelallegretti.com/




THRUM, a new chapbook by Joel Allegretti from Poets Wear Prada

ISBN 978-0-9841844-4-6, Trade Paperback, 38pp., $12.00





"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 of The New York Quarterly



Now Available on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Thrum-Poems-Joel-Allegretti/dp/0984184449?ie=UTF8&tag=thprpo-20&link_code=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969