6:45 PM - 9 PM
Peter Chelnik's GO-CAT-GO! Poetry Event
Gracie's Corner Diner
352 E 86th St
New York, NY 10028
Neighborhoods: Yorkville, Upper East Side
FREE! Open Mic for Poetry
your food/beverage purchase helps support the venue
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.