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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mon 6/11 Peter Chelnik's Go Cat Go! Poetry w/ George Wallace at Gracie's Corner Diner in Yorkville, NYC

Monday, June 11th


6:45 PM - 9 PM


Peter Chelnik's GO-CAT-GO! Poetry Event

~featuring~

GEORGE WALLACE
@

Gracie's Corner Diner

352 E 86th St

(First Avenue)

New York, NY 10028

Neighborhoods: Yorkville, Upper East Side

(212) 737-8505


FREE!  Open Mic for Poetry


your food/beverage purchase helps support the venue

George Wallace, first Poet laureate of Suffolk County, professor at Pace University in New York, is the author of twenty chapbooks published in the US, UK, and Italy, Jumping Over The Moon (Boone's Dock Press, 2011), Poppin Johnny (New York: Three Rooms Press, 2009) and Summer of Love, Summer of Love (Shivastan Press, 2008), the most recent. A  full-length poetry book, Incident on the Orient Express, was just released by Nirala Publications, Nepal. Winner of the CW Post Poetry Prize, Wallace is  editor of poetrybay.com, poetryvlog. com, Long Island Quarterly and "Walt's Corner" in the Long Islander newspaper. An author whose work has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean, Bengali, Russian, and Macedonian, he has traveled extensively to perform his work and to teach poetry workshops. Described as "Poetry's Rock Star" (Samantha Weiner, Long Island Examiner), Wallace is a a well-known and highly regarded poetry promoter.  He hosts monthly poetry readings at The Poetry Café at The Conklin Barn, Huntington and co-hosts the Go-Cat-Go Poetry Event with Peter Chelnik at the Greenwich Village Bistro.  Wallace was name 2011-2012 Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace.

 

Peter Chelnik

Publisher/Editor Roxanne writes a little bit about the host of Go Cat Go!:

Peter Chelnik is responsible for getting me to read my work in public.  In 2003 I went to hear him read at The Back Fence at Dee Anne Gorman's invitation.  I had never met him before. There was this big burly "all-American" guy at the mic wearing his trademark Pendleton plaid wool shirt, baseball cap, glasses, mustache. reading list poems and what lists he read.  It sounded like jazz rants. No music.  But he was making music with his words.And his words were filled with American people and American scenes. big and real just like him. He was terrific.  Then after the reading broke up, Bridgid Murnagham, reading curator and our waitress for the day, dragged Dee and me on to the stage to read from our notebooks while Chelnik, along with his brother and nephew cheered us on.

We became fast friends, and Herb and I had the pleasure of publishing a chapbook of his poetry,  "Paradise Highway," four years later in 2007.

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