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Bring in the season of renewal with The Greek-American Writers Association
$7 includes a drink
$25 cover (includes a drink)
Adeena Karasick (www.adeenakarasick.com) is an internationally acclaimed and award winning poet, media-artist and author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory: Amuse Bouche: Tasty Treats for the Mouth (Talonbooks 2009), The House That Hijack Built (Talonbooks, 2004), The Arugula Fugues (Zasterle Press, 2001), Dyssemia Sleaze (Talonbooks, Spring 2000), Genrecide (Talonbooks, 1996), Mêmewars (Talonbooks, 1994), and The Empress Has No Closure (Talonbooks, 1992), as well as 4 videopoems regularly showcased at International Film Festivals. Her writing has been described as "plural, cascading, exuberant in its cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory" (Charles Bernstein), and "opens up the possibilities of reading" (Vancouver Courier). She is Professor of Global Literature at St. John’s University in New York.
Poet and photographer Michael Dickel co-edited Voices Israel Volume 36 (2010). His work has appeared in small-press literary journals, anthologies, art books, & online—including Sketchbook, Zeek: a Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, Poetry Midwest, why vandalism?, and Poetica Magazine. The World Behind It, Chaos, his poetry & art book, came out in 2009. Dickel is a member of the Israel Association of Writers in English. He received top awards in the 2008 and 2009 Reuben Rose Poetry Competitions.
$7.00 includes a drink
"Entrancing and luscious”–-Timeout New York
$20 (includes a drink)
$ 7 includes a drink
"One of the city's best alt-comedy shows!" – The NY Post
"Critics' Pick!" – TimeOut NY
"Works for me." – Morrison
Tonight, John Morrison hosts Ross Bennett, Maureen Langan, Jeff Kreisler, Mark Normand, Angry Bob and Chris Doucette.
$20 Door (includes one drink) Cash only.
Djelloul Marbrook is the author of two books of poetry, Far from Algiers (2008, Kent State University Press, winner of 2007 Wick Prize and 2010 Internationa Book Award in poetry), and Brushstrokes and glances (2011, Deerbrook Editions) and three novellas: Saraceno (2012, Bliss Plot Press), Artemisia’s Wolf (2011, Prakash Books), and Alice Miller’s Room (1999, OnlineOriginals). Guest Boy, the first volume of his fiction trilogy, Light Piercing Water, is forthcoming in April 2012 by Mira Publishing House (UK). His short fiction has been published in Orbis (UK), Breakfast All Day (UK), Potomac Review (Maryland) and Prima Materia (New York). Recent poems were published by American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, From the Fishouse, Oberon, Northport Journal, Meadowland Review, The Same, Reed, The Ledge, Poemeleon, Poets Against War, Fledgling Rag, Daylight Burglary, Le Zaporogue, Atticus Review, Long Island Quarterly, ReDactions, Istanbul Literary Review, Arabesques Literary and Cultural Review, Damazine, Perpetuum Mobile, Attic, and Chronogram. A retired newspaper editor and Navy veteran, he lives in Manhattan and the mid-Hudson Valley with his wife, Marilyn. His literary and cultural blog is at www.djelloulmarbrook.com
Alyssa Pelish writes and edits in New York. She's a regular contributor to 3 Quarks Daily and PopMatters, has reviewed literature for Rain Taxi and books for Science Magazine, and is Director of Publications at a New York based non-profit. Her current fiction project is part YA novel, part paranormal tale, part environmental disaster, all sympathy, and otherwise known as Uncanny Valley High.
$7.00 includes a drink
“Walter is reshaping what jazz singing is all about. He is opening up familiar material to the most adventurous kinds of interpretation, while continuing to engage and entertain his audiences…he is an original in an art overpopulated with copycats.” – Don Heckman, LA Times – Live Jazz review from the Jazz Bakery April-2008
$25.00 includes a drink
Praised for his ‘well-defined, tightly executed compositions’ (Glasgow Herald), New York saxophonist and composer Ben Bryden is a rising star in improvised music whose work is recognized in Europe and the US. After honing his skills at Manhattan School of Music, as well as venues such as Zinc, The Iridium and Le Poisson Rouge, Ben has appeared with Kenny Wollesen’s ‘Wollesonics’ and ‘Himalayas’ as well as guesting with the Dan Weiss Trio and Les Paul.
"Quite a talent...One of the rising stars of the UK Jazz scene" - BBC Radio Scotland
$20.00 includes a drink
$10 includes your first drink
“A dynamic and soulful musician, both as a trumpet player and a composer. John Raymond uses his knowledge of the jazz tradition to forge a style that honors the masters of our music as well as being creative, unpredictable and compelling. John has a unique voice, and he is definitely saying something that is worth listening to." --Jon Faddis, World-Renown Trumpeter & Educator
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Dearie was a unique and inimitable singer whose legacy of material is fresh, hip, smart, and sassy. Maynard styles her show in a mid-Century modern cabaret to inform and entertain.
$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum
$25 (includes a drink)
Mary Armstrong, winner of the 2011 SHP Chapbook Competition, reading from her prizewinning collection, Burn Pit.
Susana H. Case, SHP author and professor at the New York Institute of Technology, reading from her latest chapbook, The Guide of Practical Sexual Advice.
Barbara Fischer, SHP Advisory Committee Member and winner of the 2011 T.S. Elliot Prize for Poetry for her novel-in-verse, Mutiny Gallery.
Merv Taylor, professor at The New School, reading from his latest collection, No Back Door.
Margo Stever Editor of Slapering Hol Press, reading from her new chapbook The Hudson Line.
Meredith Trede, Editor of Toadlilly Press reading from her recent book, Field Theory.
”While everyone is accorded solo space, this is genuine ensemble music, with the arrangements for Gallo’s original compositions emphasizing alert interplay, multi-linear improvisation and rapid shifts in density and tone.”-- Peter Margasak, Downbeat.
Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times