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Friday, March 25, 2011

Poets Wear Prada at Rainbow Book Fair this Saturday March 26 in NYC

This Saturday, March 26, from 11AM to 5PM, Poets Wear Prada will be sharing at table with poet Jee Leong Koh and Bench Press at the 3rd Annual Rainbow Book Fair, the only GLBT book fair in the U.S.A.. The book fair  which is sponsored in part by CLAGS will be held at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in Greenwich Village located at 208 West 13th Street in NYC.  For more information about the fair visit:  http://www.rainbowbookfair.org/

This is the largest LGBT book event in America, and it is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Be a part of the most exciting lgbt book event in the U.S. Join authors, poets, publishers, university presses, and the entire reading and writing community in this diverse spectacular of words, images, and talent. With the Center’s dramatic large 3rd floor exhibition space, additional rooms for panels, poetry readings, and author events, free books and hourly book giveaways, mingling, and meeting authors and readers like yourself.

The book fair includes over 50 exhibitors.  Our friends IceJane OrmerodBrant Lyon  from Uphook Press and Kat Georges and Peter Carlaftes from Three Rooms Press will also have tables with books for sale at the fair.

Four of the writers published by Poets Wear Prada, Austin Alexis, Joel Allegretti, Jee Leong Koh and Richard Marx Weinraub will be among the fifty GBLT writers who will be reading at the Poets Salon curated by Regie Cabico and Nathaniel Siegel:

COME HEAR ! POETS AT THE POETS SALON

RAINBOW BOOK FAIR SATURDAY MARCH 26 2011 THE CENTER NYC

11AM TO 12NOON

A. Tennessee Williams

1. Steven Cordova

2. Bill Kushner

3. Richard Tayson

4. Jason Roush

5. James Pergola

6. Sarah Chinn

7. Regie Cabico

Each poet reads 5 minutes each Fifteen minute break 11:45am-12:00noon


12NOON TO 1PM

1. AUSTIN ALEXIS

2. Arianne Benford

3. AJ Bialo

4. Sean Patrick Conlon

5. Seren Divine

6. Jameson Fitzpatrick

7. Joseph O. Legaspi

8. Gregory Laynor

9. Tamiko Beyer

Each poet reads 5 minutes each Fifteen minute break 12:45pm-1:00pm

1PM TO 2PM

1. Betsy Andrews

2. Guillermo Filice Castro

3. CAConrad

4. Walter Holland

5. Michael Klein

6. JEE LEONG KOH

7. Laura Neuman

8. Angelo Nikolopoulos

9. Erica Kaufman

Each poet reads 5 minutes each Fifteen minute break 1:45pm-2:00pm
2PM TO 3PM

1. JOEL ALLEGRETTI

2. Michael Brazell

3. Marc E. Dones

4. Sarah Dowling

5. James Pergola

6. RICHARD MARX WEINRAUB

7. Saeed Jones

8. Vittoria Repetto

9. Scott Hightower

Each poet reads 5 minutes each Fifteen minute break 2:45pm-3:00pm

3PM TO 4PM

1. Cheryl B.

2. Leopolding Core

3. Davidson Garrett

4. Tamika LaDawn Harbor

5. Zoe Contros Kearl

6. Rickey Laurentiis

7. Timothy Liu

8. David Messineo

9. Eileen Myles

Each poet reads 5 minutes each Fifteen minute break 3:45pm-4:00pm

4PM TO 5PM

1. Bakar Wilson

2. Tim Peterson (Trace)

3. Moonshine Shorey

4. Stephanie Gray

5. Sam LaRoche

6. Joanna Hoffman

7. Natalie E. Illum

8. Jeffery Berg

9. Nathaniel Siegel

Z. James Purdy

Each poet reads 5 minutes each Fifteen minute break 4:45pm-5:00pm

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Save 20% on Your Book Purchases at LULU dot com this March!


LULU.com helps you celebrate SPRING  with a new book!

Enter SPRINGREAD at the checkout for 20% off your book purchase through 3/31/2011 (This coupon can only be used once but will be applied to all the books in your shopping cart for maximum savings of $25)


Visit our LULU storefront at http://stores.lulu.com/poetswearprada to purchase copies of

THRUM: Poems by JOEL ALLEGRETTI
OUTSIDE GIRL by CYNDI DAWSON
GATHERED AT HER SKY: Life Poems by TANTRA-ZAWADI
DEAD RECKONING: Poems by GENE AUPREY


OUTSIDE GIRL by CYNDI DAWSON
$12.00


Lived through the NYC downtown ’80s? Cyndi Dawson takes you home. And if you were never there, you are now, through the penetrating glare of an "Outside Girl" who brings the reader through the scene, the clubs, the drugs, the grit, and ties it all together with love. With this collection, Cyndi Dawson, who is known largely for her stage performances, establishes herself as fierce, forceful, raw, punk poet in the tradition of Jim Carroll, who holds her own on the page as well as the stage. — PUMA PERL, author of KNUCKLE TATTOOS and BELINDA AND HER FRIENDS





 





 
GATHERED AT HER SKY: Life Poems by TANTRA-ZAWADI
$12.00

  “Tantra's writing oozes with the passion of Neruda and the sensitivity of Sonia. Her words can warm the coldest of hearts.” — Bruce George, Co-Founder of RUSSELL SIMMONS DEF POETRY JAM

“Tantra-zawadi's poetry speaks of a global consciousness and ambassadorship; each word of every line reminds us of the connection we have to one another in the race to win.”— Tshombe Sekou Harris, Founder/Host of FREEDOM VERSE CAFE

Tantra-zawadi, an award winning poet/artist/filmmaker from Brooklyn, New York, has performed to standing-room audiences in the USA, South Africa, London, Germany and Toronto. GATHERED AT HER SKY contains excerpts from her off-Broadway production SOLDIER BLUES, and her one-woman performance piece GIRL: A CHOREOSPECTIVE, as well as the text of previously recorded spoken word tracks.

 
THRUM: Poems by JOEL ALLEGRETTI
$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’s 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



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DEAD RECKONING: Poems by GENE AUPREY
$15.00
 
Author Gene Auprey offers a new collection of poems; a meditation on nature, life and death, and the ever-present possibilities of hope, humor and love. “At home somewhere between the pastoral and the familial, violence and tranquility (often showing how they are sometimes the same side of the same coin), Gene Auprey’s voice is one of restrained and steady power.” — James Midgely, Editor MIMESIS

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wed March 2: Poetry Thin Air Features Susan Maurer & Efrayim Levenson on MNN Ch 67 Live Stream

Efrayim Levenson, Author of  DANCES WITH TEARS (PWP, 2007)
Susan Maurer, author of RAPTOR RHAPSODY (PWP, 2007)

Wed@ 8:30 PoetryThinAir… Susan Maurer and Efrayim Levenson
Direction and Video by Mitch Corber

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About two dozen shows were recently put up on YouTube by Mitch Corber so you can watch them at your convenience.

Go to http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=poetry+thin+air+spencer&aq=f
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The show airs every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm on Channel 67

(MNN/Manhattan Neighborhood Network)

Note: if you live outside Manhattan or can't get MNN Ch 67, you can still watch
the live internet stream of the show by following instructions below.


INTERNET STREAM.....

1. Click on http://www.mnn.org/

2. Viewing the right column of MNN webpage, go to "MNN4 Culture"

3. Click "Watch MNN4 Live"

4. Click small icon to watch full screen on your computer during live broadcast.



(You can only watch the streaming video in real time, i.e. at 8:30pm Wednesday night)

Wed March 1 Poet MADELINE TIGER Reads at Williams Center for Arts, Rutherford NJ

Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
& open readings from the floor

This program is held at
Williams Center for the Arts
Marcus Theatre
One Williams Plaza
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Call the Rutherford Public Library at 201.939.8600 for more information


Dear Family & Friends,

Although it was a cold and icy night last night, Lisa Sisler and Dorinda Wegener provided a strong and engaging feature, playing off their diversity, and Dorinda started off the evening with her reflections on the conflict between William Carlos Williams’s Romanticism as represented by his mother Elena’s influence and his scientific, Modernist commitment as represented by Ezra Pound’s influence. Once again I thank John Barrale and Claudia Serea for introducing our features.

I continue to host this excellent series, now in its sixth year, so please come by for this upcoming reading. Mark your calendars now!

NOTE that this series is held on FIRST Wednesdays each month.

Madeline Tiger
The WCW Poetry Cooperative of Southern Bergen County is pleased to invite Madeline Tiger, noted poet and teacher, as the feature on Wednesday, March, 2011 at 7:00 p. m. As usual this monthly program will also feature the words of William Carlos Williams, this time by Madeline Tiger herself, and open readings from the floor. No advanced registration is required and all poets and poetry lovers are invited. Note that we are now holding the WCW Poetry Cooperative readings in the Marcus Theater of the Williams Center for the Arts (www.williamscenter.org ) located at 1 Williams Plaza in Rutherford, N. J.

Also, please remember that noted poet Jim Klein leads our peer-to-peer poetry workshops (Red Wheelbarrow Poets) on Wednesdays (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) when we do not have the readings at 7 p. m. NOTE that these have now been relocated to GainVille Learning Center and Café (http://www.gaincontact.com/ ):
GainVille Learning Center and Café
17 Ames Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Tel. (201) 507-1800 / Fax (201) 507-1888


Also, please see the Red Wheelbarrow website here:

http://redwheelbarrowpoets.wordpress.com/


Remember that the Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow Poets just published volume 3 of The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, including three poems of mine, those of many others associated with the WCW Poetry Cooperative and literary life in Rutherford, some excellent essays, and as usual some original, previously unpublished work of Dr. Williams himself. Copies of the anthology are on sale now, so please contact the editors at redwheelbarrowpoets@yahoo.com , if you would like more information or like to purchase a copy or two. They make excellent birthday or holiday gifts for poetry lovers and anyone who loves literature and history.
Please come out and support these creative endeavors.
Thank you.

Love & Peace,

John J. Trause














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About Our Featured Poet:

Madeline Tiger’s tenth collection of poems, The Atheist’s Prayer, appeared from Dos Madres Press, (Spring, 2010). Her other recent collections include The Earth Which Is All (2008) and Birds of Sorrow and Joy: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000 (2003). Her work appears regularly in numerous local and national journals and anthologies.

Ms Tiger is also a noted teacher in the Writers-in-the-Schools Program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Playwrights Theatre of NJ; The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Programs; The Montclair Adult School (Memoir Writing); and in private poetry writing workshops for adults.


She has garnered prizes and fellowships from the NJ State Council on the Arts: 1978, 1980, 1987; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts: 1987, 1988, 1990; Blue Mountain Center, 1988; Columbia University School of the Arts, 1985-86; Poetica Magazine, 2007; and Artist/Teacher award from Playwrights Theater of NJ, 1993. In addition, she was honored with the Pioneer Teaching Artist Award of the NJ Arts Education Collective in April 2008.

Born in New York City, Madeline Tiger has lived in NJ for most of her life. She was a resident of Montclair, NJ from 1963 until moving to Bloomfield in 2000 where she lives under a weeping cherry tree. Ms Tiger has five children and seven grandchildren.