This Week’s Poetry + Spoken Word: One O’Clock Poets, The Liar Show, Intercultural Poetry

January 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

(All performances are at 6pm unless otherwise noted.)

Monday, January 18th: NEW YORK QUARTERLY Shelley Stenhouse; Kevin Pilkington; Iris Lee/Norman Taffel. New Year = New York Quarterly. Ted Jonathan, host. Cover $7

Tuesday, January 19th: WRITERS ROOM. Henry Guzmán; Janie Heath; Michelle Tokarczyk. New York’s venerable urban writers’ colony presents a monthly reading of new work. Henry will be reading monologues from both old and new work, as well as an excerpt from a new novel called, Pilgrim: A Fool’s Manifesto. Janie will be reading from her novel-in-progress, working title, Pollyanna Goes to Hell. Michelle will be reading from a collection of poems about the Bronx in the years 1960 to the present. Sean McPhillips, host. Cover $7

Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00PM: GEORGE WALLACE POETRY EXPLOSION Susan Tepper; Vicki Iorio. Join George for a spirited open mic and inspired featured poets. George Wallace, host. Cover $7

Thursday, January 21st: THE ONE O’CLOCK POETS Guillermo Castro, Katie Johntz, Amy Lemmon, Katrinka Moore, Joan Lauri Poole, Carly Sachs, Sarah Stern, and Elizabeth Poreba. Cover $7

Friday, January 22nd: SON OF PONY The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Eve Packer hosts a double feature tonight: Kate Irving & Ron Price. Cover $7

Saturday, January 23rd: THE LIAR SHOW. Seek Truth. Get A T-shirt. Four performers tell short personal stories that will make you laugh and think. Three are true, but one is a complete fabrication. Interrogate the cast, uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool’s gold. Featuring stories by LESLIE GOSHKO (Manhattan Monolog Slam Champion), JIM O’GRADY (N. Y. Times; Moth GrandSlam Champion) JOHN FLYNN, (Upright Citizens Brigade) CHRISTEN CLIFFORD (BabyLove; Salon). Hosted by ANDY CHRISTIE (N.Y. Times; NPR) Cover $12

Sunday, January 24th: INTERCULTURAL POETRY. A presentation of Two Anthologies: TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE FALL, ed.by Andrei Gurianu, Reflections of American Eastern-European writers twenty years after the fall of the Communism, and STRANGER AT HOME: American Poetry with an Accent, Ed. by A.Gritsman, R.Weingarten, C.Firan, K.Brown, featuring Writings by American Poets of Foreign Origin. Readers include: Irina Mashinski, Richard Milazzo, Carmen Firan, Adrian Sangeorzan, Valery Oisteanu, Radu D. Popa, Ileana Orlich, John Smelcer, Ksenia Rychtycka, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Claudia Serea, Andrei Guruianu. Andrey Gritsman, host. Cover $7

Until next week!

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