June 13th…..Queer Art Organics

Celebrate PRIDE month with a very special

QUEER ART ORGANICS

Bring a poem or piece of text by a LGBTQ writer and storm the stage!

Then, listen to the incredible poetry and words of TRAE DURICA

Dixon Place @ 161 Chrystie St / NYC
Show begins promptly at 7:30pm
Featuring: Trae Durica 
This show is FREE!!!   However, please support this great venue and purchase a drink (or two)
TRAE is a Brooklyn based artist, performer and erstwhile chef gone to the dark side of front of house. He has been published by great weather for MEDIA and NYSAI press; has performed at BOOG Fest 2016, Second Saturdays at Cyrus Cafe, Nerve Lantern performance at Medicine Show Theatre; and will be reading on behalf of Queer Art Organics at this year’s Governor’s Island Poetry Festival running July 29th & 30th. Trae will also be performing at Brickhouse on Long Isuneland June 23rd. You can find Trae on instagram: @wirehanded.
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Rainbow Book Fair

Come celebrate LGBTQ presses and writers on Saturday, April 29th at THE RAINBOW BOOK FAIR!!!

Located at John Jay College 524 W. 59th St in NYC from 12pm-6pm

I will be with great weather for MEDIA selling poetry books and reading some of my poems sometime between 1-2pm.

Hope to see you there!

TODAY 1/8: The Debut of Hydrogen Junkbox

Several years ago, while in a tiny music shop in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, I fell in love. I called her Pancetta and she was the most glorious ukelele. I carried her around with me everywhere I went. She was light and small enough, that even when bike riding, I slung her over my shoulder (neatly packed inside her case) and played whenever I had a moment. While waiting for friends to arrive. Before work. After work. On benches. In the park.

Pancetta will always be my first, though I have since fallen in love with a few other ukeleles. There was a banjo uke, a concert uke and now Pancetta IV, acoustic electric. I slowly started performing with one of them while reading my poetry. Then, I’m not sure what compelled me, but I began to sing a little. I’m still not quite sure what I’m doing, but it’s brought me to this moment with one of my favorite poets/humans: David Lawton.

He and I created a poetry/band collective called HYDROGEN JUNKBOX and we have our first feature today!!! Joined by the marvelous Starchilde on synth and hand claps, we will be performing a few altered cover songs and two original poem songs. Inspired by Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, and many others, we are excited to to share our sounds today!

Come to great weather for MEDIA’s Spoken Word Sundays open mic at The Parkside Lounge located at 217 E. Houston St. NYC from 4-6pm. There is an open mic and Richard Loranger will be featuring as well!

$2 donation/2 drink minimum (there are non-alcoholic beverages as well). I really hope to see you there!!!

 

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Hydrogen Junkbox is a music and poetry collective created by David Lawton and Aimee Herman, guided by the spirit of Brant Lyon. We aim to stir, rumble, and rouse! With Starchilde appearing on synth and handclaps.
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Tonight! BOOG CITY Poetry Festival

Tonight, I’m looking forward to performing alongside the magnificent Trae Durica in my poetic play, postulation.

What happens when two lovers reunite after being left? Come to SIDEWALK CAFE and find out!

SUNDAY AUGUST 7, 5:30 P.M.

Sidewalk Cafe
94 Avenue A
The East Village

Directions: A/B/C/D/E/F/V to W. 4th St.
Directions: F/V to 2nd Ave., L to 1st Ave.
Venue is at East 6th Street

7th Boog Poets’ Theater Night, featuring:

5:30 p.m. postulation by Aimee Herman

5:45 p.m. Skin of A Spell by Jenn McCreary

6:00 p.m. The Triumph of the Thirteenth Family of Passerines by Maggie Dubris

6:15 p.m. The Body in Equipoise by Joel Allegretti

6:30 p.m. Stage Wrong: Triology by John Trause

6:45 p.m. Unfinished Acts by Christine Choi

7:00 p.m. An Excerpt from Tacoma Method by Zhang Er

7:15 p.m. Shakespeare’s Itches by Susanna Rich

In need of music? Poetry? Come to Brooklyn for Art Organics Brunch!

Celebrate the LAST day of January with some incredible music and poems at Branded Saloon in Brooklyn.

Sunday, January 31st from 1-4pm, head to 603 Vanderbilt Avenue for some delicious brunch.

Head toward the back, grab a seat and listen to the incredible talents of:

Yeti

The Giga Herbs

Enrico Arcaro

Daniel Dissinger

& I’ll read a few poems too.

$15 for great food and to support this awesome venue that supports local talented talent.

TONIGHT! Performing with Bone Bouquet Contributors!

Take a ride beside the Brooklyn Bridge and head to New York’s greatest poetry bookshop (that’s right…..ALL POETRY!) for a grand reading featuring poets/writers from the recent Bone Bouquet journal.

I’m excited to be in this beautiful book and read/celebrate this new issue, 6.1:

JOIN ME!

17 July, 2015……Berl’s Bookshop……126A Front Street/ Brooklyn…….7pm……

WITH:
Chia-Lun Chang
Cheryl Clarke
Martha King
Corinne Schneider
C.F. Sibley
Anastacia Tolbert

Tonight’s Performance: graffiti’d body

My body is a building and in these thirty-six years of living inside it, I have been tagged and broken into. I have had invited guests and uninvited guests. I have even tagged myself.

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Bodies are like buildings because they have many stories.

Bodies are like buildings because they have visitors.

Bodies are like visitors because they are hard but also cracked in some parts. They have windows; they see things. They can crumble; they can be built back up.

Tonight, I offer up my body as a building to be tagged. To be written on. To be entered with text or paint or labels or just wandering eyes.

InspiredWordNYC presents LAST FRIDAYZ @ Local Project, an event inspired by the epochal underground spirit of the long-gone Gaslight Café, SAMO, and Folk City.

ALL AGES WELCOME.

Doors open @ 7pm for open mic sign-up, show starts @ 7:30pm and ends at midnight.

12 slot open mic for music, poetry, spoken word, and performance art ONLY – a strict 6-minute time limit for anything spoken, 7 minutes for anything musical (please time your pieces and respect the time constraints). Slots are first come, first served. Overflow will be put on a standby list.

Tickets are available for $8 dollars online or $10 at the door.

$7 Early Bird Specials are available up to a week prior to the date. *Limited Availability*

InspiredWordNYC will donate $2 of every ticket sold to Local Project. There’s also a donation option on this page where you can donate whatever you’d like directly to this wonderful organization.

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Who: Produced by InspiredWordNYC
http://InspiredWordNYC.com

Where: Local Project
http://www.localproject.org/
11-27 44th Road
Long Island City Queens