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  
Matthew Hupert, host

Eric Alter  Steve Dalachinsky  Thomas Fucaloro Aimee Herman Jane LecroyObsidian Puma Perl George Wallace
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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 

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!!!



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.


Upcoming Performances

I’m proud to be part of two great collectives in celebration of activism, poetry, music, and all that resonates within creativity:

Responding to a divisive political campaign, THE RESISTER PROJECT is a variety show of performances featuring 10-new plays, stand-up comedy, music and poetry. By and for the community of indie theater artists to partake in peaceful resistance through the power of live performance, every night will also feature dialogues and talkbacks. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the ACLU. This is presented by the feminist theater collective, The Dirty Blondes.

The RESISTER PROJECT will be at the Kraine Theater on 85 E. 4th St/ NYC  from January 4th to 15th, 2017 from 7pm

I will be performing new poems from January 4th-7th! Come celebrate community, creativity, and semi-peaceful resistance.



THEN……Celebrate the debut of HYDROGEN JUNKBOX, a marvelous music collective with David Lawton and I.

8 January, 2017 @ great weather for MEDIA Spoken Word Sundays at The Parkside Lounge located at 317 E. Houston St. NYC from 4-6 pm. $2 suggested donation/ 2 drink minimum/ OPEN MIC too!

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 David Lawton on vocals, Christmas drum, and kazoo. Aimee Herman on vocals and ukelele. Starchilde will be appearing on synth and handclaps.


TONIGHT! Small Press LOVE Fest


Tonight, I’m looking forward to performing with some great poets and writers at Hell Phone located at 247 Varet Street in Brooklyn from 7pm to 9pm.

I will be reading some new work: a loose ode to a certain squirrel, sing a love song with uke about dating in NYC and who knows what else will happen!!!

Readers include:
Elizabeth Ribar, Abigail Welhouse, Steve Castro, Stephanie Dickinson, Julie Bentsen, Craig Kite, Aimee Herman, and Puma Perl.

Co-hosted by New York based: great weather for MEDIA and NYSAI Press, bi-coastal Nomadic Press, and San Francisco based Rivet Journal.

Nomadic Press supports and provides venues for artwork across all media and disciplines by both emerging and established artists. Nomadic Press’s goal is to guide writers and artists through a supportive and connective process and to offer each artist the opportunity to have his or her work(s) presented in carefully edited and curated publications and events. We strive to juxtapose myriad voices and visions in ways that are surprising and complementary. Nomadic Press has offices in Oakland, CA, and Brooklyn, NY.

Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks is the online literary magazine from Red Bridge Press. Rivet publishes the genre-bending and unclassifiable; the unexpected and delightful. Founded in San Francisco, we feature emerging and established writers from around the world. Our editorial team members hail from around the country. This will be our first show in New York!

Founded in January 2012, great weather for MEDIA focuses on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative… We are based in New York City and showcase both national and international writers in solo poetry collections and a yearly anthology. As well as publishing the highest quality poetry and prose, we organize numerous readings and performances in New York City and across the country. Find us every Sunday 4:00pm at the Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston St, for our reading series, great weather presents Spoken Word Sundays.

NYSAI Press publishes Staten Island based literary journals featuring artists and writers with distinct voices in a borough forgotten. We are city, we are suburbia; we are deformed, we are beautiful; we are America, and we are forever cut from the mainland. We are NYSAI Press and pledge to present it all, break it down, fuck it up, and move it forward.

Featuring at Queer Com: dear cervix and other love letters


QueerCom: Dear Cervix and Other Love Letters

Dear Cervix and Other Love Letters” is a musical retelling of love in its many forms: first love–inspired by vibrators and Alice Walker, electronic love, unprotected love and Freud. Featuring performance artist and poet, Aimee Herman.

The Peoples Improv Theater

Pre-purchase tickets HERE

The PIT – Underground
123 E 24th St
New York, NY 10010

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Check out all the other great shows at this festival ALL weekend!


Saturday, June 27th, 2015
(click show links below to purchase pre-sale tickets)

Striker Theater
2:00 pm – Panel
3:00 pm – Melissa Nierman: Life After Life
4:00 pm – Chris Pappas: A Homosexuals Guide to Love and International Travel
5:00 pm – Spooners Screening
8:00 pm – Baldwins / Big Black Car
9:30 pm – The Kennedy Center Honors Rihanna / Pop Roulette: GAY AND PROUD
11:00 pm – Steel Petunias

Underground Theater
4:00 pm – Zach Ames: Becoming Taylor – A Gay Mormon’s Journey to Find His Inner Drag Queen
5:00 pm – Cara Kilduf: Queerbait / TBA
6:00 pm – Funny Ha Ha Funny Queer
7:00 pm – Electoral Dysfunction
8:00 pm – North Coast
9:30 pm – Jay Malsky: Elaine Stritch Duets / New Team Honey Bear
11:00 pm – Queerly Canadian / Aimee Herman: Dear Cervix or How to Find Love with a Ukelele and Some Poems
12:00 am – Judith Improv Jam!

Sunday, June 28th, 2015
(click show links below to purchase pre-sale tickets)

Striker Theater
3:30 pm – Self Help / Space Evaders / Tickle Party
5:00 pm – Short Form Jam!
6:00 pm – Lucas Hazlett / TBA
7:00 pm – Molly Horan: For The Love Of Kalinda / Matt Smith: A Friend Of Dorothy (Zbornak)
8:00 pm – Street Behavior Screening

Underground Theater
5:00 pm – Derek Smith: Meat & Greet / Nikki Vega: Meat Eater
6:00 pm – Token Straight Show
7:00 pm – Parker Denton: Delusions of Grandeur / Michael Montalbano: GayBitch : A Song Cycle
8:00 pm – Jack & Karen / Best Betches / Alison Levering: Super Straight!
9:30 pm – Underground Cabaret: Anything Gay!

a poetic collaboration

Aimee Herman performs the piece “a meeting of selves through the salve of love” and an excerpt from “Postulation” in the Nerve Lantern poets’ theater show: An Afternoon of Sparking Poetry.

Additional performers: the phenomenal poet, artist, music making Trae Durica.

Intro by Kris Lew.

Hosted by Medicine Show Theatre as part of its Word/Play series of writers’ readings. New York City. July 19, 2014. Co-organized by Kris Lew and Ellen Redbird.

Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature is a literary journal published by Pyriform Press and edited by Ellen Redbird.

This program at Medicine Show Theatre was made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.

Videography by Caryn Waechter
Video editing by Dan V. Weiss

© Nerve Lantern

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.