Performance Tonight: meant to wake up feeling………poetry and prose

MEANT TO WAKE UP FEELING POETRY AND PROSE with Aimee Herman and Jenna Leigh Evans

Photo by Jennifer L Gonzeles


Celebrate the newest books by these great writers! meant to wake up feeling by Aimee Herman and the excellent novel, Prosperity by Jenna Leigh Evans.

Come to DIXON PLACE: 161 Chrystie Place/ NYC

7:30pm-8:30pm   FREE!!!!

There will be books for sale.


Aimee Herman is a Brooklyn-based poet and performance artist looking to disembowel the architecture of gender and what it means to queer the body. Find Aimee’s poems in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books), in the full-length collection, to go without blinking (BlazeVOX books), the recent chapbook, rooted, (Dancing Girl Press), and in the forthcoming full-length book of poems, meant to wake up feeling (great weather for MEDIA). Aimee is a faculty member with Poetry Teachers NYC and a writing mentor for the Red Umbrella Project through their memoir writing drop-in classes for those in the sex trades.

Jenna Leigh Evans was named one of LAMBDA Literary’s Emerging LGBT Voices of 2014. Her novel, Prosperity, was published this year. You can also find her work on Autostraddle, the Billfold, the Nervous Breakdown, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, and is a founding member of the Paratactic Fiction group.

Tonight: A Celebration of Poems (in book form!!)

great weather for MEDIA is thrilled to celebrate the October 2014 publication of meant to wake up feeling by Aimee Herman.

Come along for a terrific night of poetry, mixed-media, and music featuring Aimee Herman and special guests Todd Anderson and Yeti.

October 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002

COST: Free but please buy drinks AND A BOOK!!!!!

meant to wake up feeling front cover


Visceral, insistent, beyond transgressive, meant to wake up feeling does just that. It is a palpable writing of the body in Hélène Cixious’s demanding and powerful sense of the act. Gratitude to Aimee Herman for getting under our skin, and moving poetry-in-discourse into the feminist present and future where we study and yearn for the salvation of humanity.
—ANNE WALDMAN, author of Gossamurmur and The Iovis Trilogy




meant to wake up feeling by Aimee Herman
Published October 10 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9857317-4-8

Upcoming Readings/Performances

In celebration of new book of poetry, meant to wake up feeling, LOTS of readings coming up:

3 October, 2014: “Tina Barry and Friends” @ Roos Arts Gallery 449 Main Street Rosendale, NY  6-8 pm
9 October, 2014: Performing alongside j/j hastain and samuel ace @ Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe 1203 13th St. Boulder, CO
10-12 October, 2014: Disembodied Poetics Conference at Naropa University. Registration is free. Boulder, CO
19 October, 2014: Queer Art Organics Performance and Open mic (host) w/ Jenna Leigh Evans, Stephen Ira and Trae Durica @ Branded Saloon  603 Vanderbilt Ave. Brooklyn
24 October, 2014: I Heart NYC @ le poisson rouge 158 Bleeker St. NYC
4 November, 2014: Poetry and Prose with Richard Levine, Aimee Herman, Jenna Leigh Evans, and Puma Perl @ Word Bookshop 126 Franklin St. Brooklyn, NY 7pm-8:30pm
14 November, 2014: meant to wake up feeling poetry and prose with Jenna Leigh Evans @ Dixon Place 161 Chrystie St. NYC 7:30-8:30pm FREE!
22 November, 2014: Reading with Thomas Fucaloro @ Unnameable Books  600 Vanderbilt Ave. Brooklyn 7pm FREE!!!


Performance TONIGHT!

House of Screwball & Three of Cups Presents:
DIVINE: A Theatre and Fortune telling Hideout
Come to The Redroom, located at KGB Bar at 85 E. 4th St. / 3rd Floor / 7:30-10pm / $15 at door
What is this?
A tarot trading society event with palm/tarot reading, poetry and live music!!!
This month’s card: 
Performances by:
The Fools featuring Michael Wiener and Gavin Price
Fritz Donnelly of HiChristina
(the absolutely captivating) Jane LeCroy
Aimee Herman and Pancetta Bruschetta (the ukelele)
Friday, September 12th 7:30 – 10pm
at The Red Room at KGB Bar NYC
85 E. 4th St. 3rd Floor

$15 at the door
$10 in advance (

Tarot Readings by: Anais L’amour and Lynn Sabulski of Tarot Society 
Piano by Mitch Hampton

Upcoming Creative Writing Workshop. Sign Up NOW!!

Writing Out the Bones of Poetry: Experimental Writing with Aimee Herman

September 13-14, 12pm-2pm

Shetler Studios
244 W 54th St #12, New York, NY 10019



In this two day workshop, we will create experiments on the page through spills, cut-ups (inspired by William S. Burroughs) and various prompts leading us out of conventional language and into hybrid dialects. Where is the urgency of your words? How often do you color outside of the lines with your poetics. We will stretch out the margins and encourage each other to break out of our habits. This class will also offer students the opportunity to practice reading their creations out loud. What is the dialect of your performance? How do you want to be heard? This workshop will include peer discussion and feedback. There will be an optional trip after class on Sunday to Parkside Lounge for great weather for MEDIA’s open mic.

Poetry Teachers NYC Presents: Poetics Explosion!!!

Tonight join PTNYC for an evening of poetry and music at Cornelia Street Cafe, located at 29 Cornelia St. NYC

I am excited to host this great event, which will feature:

Puma Perl, David Lawton, Chloe Sky, Steve Dalachinsky, Steve Herrera, Bryan Eich and PTNYC faculty members, Dan Dissinger and Megan DiBello.

Meet us at 6pm. $8 gets you in and includes a drink.

For more info, go to:

Tonight: A Performance of Many Poets!

Poetry Teachers NYC is excited to celebrate an evening of poetry, movement and mixed media performances tonight.

Teachers: Todd Anderson, Thomas Fucaloro, Caitlin Gill, Dan Dissinger, Aimee Herman, and Megan DiBello and their students get to present their pieces created from various workshops. 

This will be one of the most unique performances you will ever go to! With a mix of code poetics one minute, to collaborative poetics, to movement through the space. There is nothing like it!

This event is free and open to the public!

Come to The Pomegranate Gallery  137 Greene St. / NYC    6-9pm

We are honored to have our featured Poet, Actor, Singer, MC, Producer, All around GREAT person always, Shawn Randall.

For more info:

Tonight: Performance at Dixon Place

I’m deeply excited to perform at the International Women’s Art Salon at Dixon Place and celebrate the theme of body hair (something I know quite a bit about…..).

Come to this free show featuring other talented folks in the disciplines of literature, dance, theatre and music.

Dixon Place / 161 Chrystie St. NYC / 7-8pm

you will be remembered.

Sometimes the past must remind us to remember what resides in our present. And when we lose someone who is present, it can be a knock against our minds to get louder and not forget. Maggie Estep was a writer who inspired me to scream. Her poetry and prose lead me to fill pages and call out my language onto as many stages as I could find.

You will be missed, Poet.


“The Understanding between Foxes and Light” Book Launch @ The Parkside Lounge

great weather for MEDIA is delighted to launch their latest anthology,
The Parkside Lounge  /  317 E Houston St, NYC  /   7-9pm 
The Understanding between Foxes and Light

Featuring Hala Alyan, Billy Cancel, Steve Dalachinsky, Kat Georges, Robert Gibbons, Aimee Herman, Ngoma, and Karl Roulston

And everyone who buys a book will win a prize!

Hosted by the incredible poets: David Lawton and Jane Ormerod