C E L E B R A T E S
S M A L L P R E S S M O N T H
(The E Y E S of M A R C H)
W e d n e s d a y
21 March 21
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Roxanne H O F F M A N and Jack C O O P E R
POETS WEAR PRADA
f e a t u r i n g
Five (5) Great Poets!
Kat G E O R G E S + Peter C A R L A F T E S + Peter C H E L N I K +
17 Eighth (8th) Avenue,
Corner of West 12th Street, G r e e n w i c h V i l l a g e
A f t e r P a r t y !
PETER C A R L A F T E S is an NYC playwright, poet, and performer. He is the author of 12 plays, including a noir treatment of Knut Hamsun’s Hunger, and his own celebrity rehab center spoof, Spin-Dry. Carlaftes has recently published three books: A Year on Facebook (humor), Drunkyard Dog (poetry) and Triumph for Rent (3 plays). He is co-founder and editor of Three Rooms Press; their most recent books include Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art; Have a NYC: New York Short Stories; and Mike Watt: On and Off Bass, a collection of photos and distilled tour diaries from the great punk rock bass player.
PETER C H E L N I K's latest book is Strawberry Harmony:New Poems (Little Sky Press, March 2010). His chapbook "Paradise Highway" was published by Poets Wear Prada in 2007. Other books include Railroad Heart, East Coast Line, Manhattan Wilderness, Eternity Road and Wildflower Serenade. He has had seven plays produced Off-Off-Broadway. These dramatic works include Street Rag, Prairie Fire, Parking Lot, Moving Target, Scarsdale Station and Tremont Vortex. Peter has also written Trick Bag, a novel of the 1960's. And yes, he does believe "the word will set you free."
GIL F A G I A N I’s poetry collections include: Rooks (Rain Mountain Press, 2007), Grandpa’s Wine (Poets Wear Prada, 2008); translated into Italian by Paul D’Agostino, A Blanquito in El Barrio (Rain Mountain Press, 2009), Chianti in Connecticut (Bordighera Press, 2010) and just recently, Serfs of Psychiatry (Finishing Line Press). He has translated into English poetry written in Italian, Abruzzese dialect and Spanish. Gil co-curates the Italian American Writers’ Association’s monthly readings at the Cornelia Street Café and is the Associate Editor of Feile-Festa: A Literary Arts Magazine.
MICHAEL T. Y O U N G has published three collections of poetry: Transcriptions of Daylight, Because the Wind Has Questions and, most recently, Living in the Counterpoint, which was published by Finishing Line Press. His next full-length collection, The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost, will be published in 2013 by Black Coffee Press. He received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and was twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He received a William Stafford Award and the Chaffin Poetry Award. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous print and online journals including Fogged Clarity, Iodine Poetry Journal, The Potomac Review, The Raintown Review, and The Same. His work is also in the anthologies Phoenix Rising and Chance of a Ghost and forthcoming in The Bug Book, and In the Black/In the Red. He lives with his wife and children in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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