Upcoming Performance: Saturday, March 24th

 

NIGHT IN THE NAKED CITY 6: Celebrating New York Poets @ Cornelia Street Cafe / 29 Cornelia St/ NYC  6pm-8pm $10 (which includes a drink)

I’m looking forward to reading a new poem and performing a new song about that time I met Lou Reed (what a dream) and he fondled my thumb. What a great line-up of poets: Eric Alter, Jane LeCroy, Steve Dalachinsky, Thomas Fucaloro, Obsidian, Puma Perl, George Wallace and Matthew Hupert (host, curator, and poet extraordinaire)

 

Saturday,  Mar 24 – 6:00PM  
NIGHT IN THE NAKED CITY 6 
Matthew Hupert, host

Eric Alter  Steve Dalachinsky  Thomas Fucaloro Aimee Herman Jane LecroyObsidian Puma Perl George Wallace
Night in the Naked City 6 image
The World of Ideas Manifests on the Breath.Hear New York’s native voices in the 6th annual Gathering of Ideas Inhabiting Breath.

 $10.00 includes a drink 

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.

Tonight! A Celebration of a brand new anthology

Great Weather for Media presents the first of its NYC book launch events for its brand spanking new anthology located at Parkside Lounge located at 317 E. Houston St. NYC  7-9 pm    (21+)

I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand is a fearless, dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers from across the United States and beyond. The anthology also includes an interview with John Sinclair – the legendary jazz/blues poet, former manager of the MC5, radio host, and activist.

Tonight’s line-up will feature Eric Alter, Tessa Lou Fix, Maria Gregorio, Aimee Herman, Joseph A.W. Quintela, Joe Roarty, John W. Snyder, and Luke Wiget

Hosted by the incredible David Lawton

 

Night in the Naked City Performance

Tonight, New York poets and writers get together to celebrate the language of this gritty, sky-scraping city and the surrounding boroughs. I will be celebrating the borough of Brooklyn through ukelele, lips and love letter.

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St. /NYC
6pm 
$8 (includes a drink)
 
Featuring:
Eric Alter
Steve Dalachinsky
Thomas Fucaloro
Aimee Herman
Matthew Hubert
Jane LeCroy
Eliel Lucero
Puma Perl

an unveiling of poetics, performance and collaboration

Tonight, watch how words can grow new limbs when poets, performance artists and activists come together to create an evening of creative exploration!

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery/ NYC
8:30pm
$10

Poetry Teachers NYC presents an interdisciplinary event from a vocal, musical, creative, and performance art perspective. This event will showcase LANGUAGE moving through and from the body as different modes of communication.

With Performances By:
Daniel Dissinger
Aimee Herman
Megan DiBello
Eric Alter 
Audrey Dimola
Joyce LeeAnn
LaVonne Natasha Caesar 
Steve Dalachinsky
Kimmy Cunningham
Jatlin Gill Thompson-Thompson
Shawn Randall
Peter Rugh

a bit of poetry. perhaps a uke. and letters.

 

 

great weather meets the Bay Ridge Poetry Society

Tonight: great weather for MEDIA invades the Bay Ridge Poet’s Society @ The Owl’s Head wine bar@  479 74th St. Brooklyn from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featured readers: Eric Alter, Todd Anderson, John Clinton, Thomas Henry, Aimee Herman,  and Matthew Hupert

There’s a terrific open mic too – so come along and join us!

 

to celebrate body engulfed in text and ISBN

Dear Body,

You are the longest relationship I have ever had.

I stopped calling you. You remained.

I used you (sometimes) when there was no one else. You remained.

You grew around the scars I dug into your flesh and got close to the bone a few times. You remained.

photo by Jun Liu

See me live life out loud on computer screen.

Everyday, I question your arrival.

How do bruises fail our body?

If I set myself on fire, will you extinguish away the sores?

I want. I want. I want to fold against you, body, and rewind the snort of veins and crinoline-dressed decisions all spread out and itchy.

I’ve asked you how to love. How to keep it. How to be better at this.

I’m trying to be like you, body. I am trying to remain.

And now, I celebrate you in binding and numbered skin. Call you book, now. Call you titled.

to go without blinking

On Wednesday, March 28th, I speak you into a microphone. Just a little bit louder. Holding you up. Holding you in.

Body, I’ve launched you through windows, bedframes, over bridges and mountaintops. Now I launch you in book formation.

116 MacDougal St. (formerly the Gaslight Cafe) NYC
(between Bleecker Street and Minetta Lane)
Downstairs Lounge

Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm
Show starts @ 7pm

Cover Charge: $10

NO AGE LIMIT.

Co-featuring Willie Perdomo and Eric Alter

thank you, thank you, thank you, body.