Performance on March 18th: Night in the Naked City

I’m excited to perform a new piece exploring subway love this coming Saturday, March 18th, at Cornelia Street Cafe, alongside some of my favorite NYC poets: Steve Dalachinsky, Matthew Hupert, Jane LeCroy, Puma Perl, Thomas Fucaloro, and George Wallace.

Cornelia Street Cafe: 29 Cornelia Street/NYC  @ 6pm   $10  (includes a beverage)

 

night in the naked city reading TONIGHT!!!

What is it like to date in new york city? Tonight, I grab my ukelele and some memories and tell you about it. Alongside some incredible poets and writers, celebrating what it is to be a writer in new york city!

Come to Cornelia Street Cafe located at 29 Cornelia Street /NYC at 6pm on March 25th.

$9 entrance (includes a beverage)

FEATURING:
Eric Alter
Peter Carlaftes
Steve Dalachinsky
Thomas Fucaloro
Aimee Herman
Matthew Hupert
Jane Lecroy
Puma Perl
Angelo Verga
George Wallace

 

Friday,  Mar 25 – 6:00PM 
NIGHT IN THE NAKED CITY 4: WISDOM WEARS NO CLOTHES
Eric Alter Peter CarlaftesSteve Dalachnsky Thomas Fucaloro Aimee HermanMatthew Hupert Jane Lecroy Puma Perl and George Wallace
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Hear wisdom & wit

from Poets of the Empire State

what it is to be a loser

Last month, I got the incredible opportunity to perform in the Phillip Giambri’s excellently curated show, “The Loser Project”. Below is a video from the performance at Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC.

some thoughts on what it is to be a loser &……commuting

This week, two brand NEW performances, which I’ve been working hard on!

 

Rimes of The Ancient Mariner presents:

“The Losers Club” Project 

Cornelia Street Café – 29 Cornelia Street, NYC

Wednesday January 6, 2016 @ 6:00pm SHARP!
$
9.00 Admission includes one free drink.

Also featuring: Ron Kolm, Joel Gold, Moira Smith, and many other great performers!

 

 

 

January 7th, 2016:  

BIG WORDS!!! Reading Series

@ 61 Local (61 Bergen St, Brooklyn)

6-8pm

The night’s theme: Commuting

FREE EVENT !!!! (though we need to keep these venues alive, so purchase their delicious food and beverages!)

That’s Independents!! a celebration of NYC presses and their writers!

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Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe
That’s Independents!  5 Rockin’ Independent Presses  Tell Secrets and Share Stories

I’m excited to represent great weather for MEDIA alongside the incredible writer, Corrina Bain.

Friday, July 3, 6 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.)
Admission: $8 (includes a free drink)

Three Rooms Press presents a celebration of the New York independent literary tradition with THAT’S INDEPENDENTS: A Celebration of NYC-based Independent Presses. Doors open 5:45 pm, showtime is 6 pm. Admission is $8, which includes a free drink.

Each of the five publishing companies represented will discuss their publishing ethos—and what sets them apart—then present work by some of their current authors. Presses include: The Unbearables, InDigest, Seven Stories, Great Weather for Media, and Three Rooms Press.

Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $8, which includes a free drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker (http://corneliastreecafe.com/).

an ode to patti smith

dear patti,

I fell in love with you when I read your words about Robert [Mapplethorpe] and I grew jealous of your photo shoots and memories. And then I read your poems. And listened to the moan of your voice, rocking out into microphones. When I moved back to New York, I searched for you. Knew that we’d collide, but wondered when. Then, one Thursday or Tuesday, you read from a book at St Marks bookshop and I went there with some poet friends. Patti, I thought this would be our moment of meeting. This would be the time our eyes would meet and you’d notice the poet in me and the rebel and even the sad and you’d grab me. Patti, you’d grab me with your skinny arms and bring me into your chest. You’d kiss me. Not like first-base-French-style, but just like from one poet to another. And you’d rub your years into my skin and we’d run away together. Patti…..this did not happen. Because when my friends and I got to the bookshop, we could barely fit in. The place was Times Square crowded. I nudged myself behind some bookshelves and for an hour, I listened to you read, with the view of just your nose, between the stacks of books. Just your nose, Patti.

 

Tonight, I get to celebrate you without you (because you are in France or the Netherlands or somewhere too far to make it here.) But just know that because of your magic, many poets and writers will gather to read you. And sing you.

Where? you (may) ask.

Cornelia Street Cafe at 29 Cornelia Street in the West Village/ NYC

And what time? you (may) wonder.

6pm. And though it’s $8 to enter, that does include a drink.

So, who’s reading my words? you (may) inquire.

Madeline Artenberg, Meagan Brothers, Megan DiBello, Daniel Dissinger, Gordon Gilbert, Aimee Herman, Selina Josephs, Gabriel Levicky, Lulu Lolo, Jess Martinez & Zita Zenda

TONIGHT: Night in the Naked City 3: An Evening of NYC Writers Writing About NYC

Join us for the 3rd annual celebration of New York Voices. There are 8 million stories in the Naked City – come hear 10 of them

Celebrate this badass city and its surrounding boroughs at Cornelia Street Cafe, located at 29 Cornelia St, NYC / 6-8pm / $8 (includes a drink!)

FEATURING:

Eric Alter, Peter Carlaftes,Steve Dalachinsy, Thomas Fucaloro,Puma Perl, Fred Simpson, George Wallace, Aimee Herman (with Pancetta the ukelele), Matthew Hubert, and Jane Lecroy.