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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

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