Puma Perl's Pandemonium
Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Puma Perl's Pandemonium

  • The Bowery Electric

Wham Bam Raff and Sam Present:
Puma Perl's Pandemonium

Tonight we honor Alan Vega on his birthday.
Showtime 7PM in the Map Room!
Live Music + Spoken Word Hosted by Puma Perl
and Featuring:

JOff WilsOn, Danny Ray, Angello Olivieri, 
Joe Sztabnik, Rick Eckerle,
Puma Perl and Friends
and Special Guests:

ELECTRAJETS
DINA REGINE
EVE BRANDSTEIN, POET
JOHN S. HALL, SPOKEN WORD ARTIST
JANE ORMEROD, POET

Special Surprise Guests!
Sam Hariss spins the tunes, Raff slings the booze

Never any cover or minimum
21PLUS.
Doors Open 5pm for bar, ShowTime at 7
Drink Specials until 8pm
DJ before and after the show

 


DADA 101
Jun
5
7:00 pm19:00

DADA 101

  • The Gallery @Le Poisson Rouge

Thrilled to have work included in this year's Maintenant.

LAUNCH PAD 12–THE OFFICIAL NYC LAUNCH OF MAINTENANT 11
Monday, June 5 –Doors open 6:30pm | Showtime 7pm
Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street at Thompson | (212) 505-3474www.lepoissonrouge.com

Prepare for an evening of incredibly provocative, eclectic art and performance on as Three Rooms Press presents the NYC Launch of MAINTENANT 11: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art with performances by NYC many contributors.

The event includes the NYC launch of the internationally-renowned MAINTENANT 11: Journal of Contemporary DaDa Writing and Art (2017, Three Rooms Press), featuring more than 190 visual and literary works by artists and writers from around the world, in full color.

Featured performers include contributors to this year’s journal engaging in a variety of dada live art installations. Three Rooms Press co-directors and New York-based performance artists Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host.

Admission is free. For additional information and reservations, email info@threeroomspress.com.

Flapperhouse Reading
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Flapperhouse Reading

  • Pacific Standard

Honored to be included in FLAPPERHOUSE. Check out my published poem in the Spring edition and come along for this evening of fine words.

"Succumb to our irresistible siren song as we host our 15th evening of surreal, shadowy, sensual, and satirical lit...
starring
SARAH BRIDGINS
ALIBI JONES
JANE ORMEROD
BUD SMITH
COOPER WILHELM
the late AESOP
(& still more to come...)"

Chicago!
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Chicago!

  • Late Bar

Thrilled to be part of this music and spoken word with Venus DeMars and David Lawton. The following night, Saturday May 20, join great weather for MEDIA at Chicago's Uncharted Books for a selection of boneshaking poetry and performance.

David and Jane will be reading from their extensive poetry collections, while Venus both performs a solo acoustic cameo and shares a short reading from her upcoming memoir.

Venus DeMars is best known as the iconic leader of the long standing Minneapolis dark-glam/trans band: “Venus de Mars & All The Pretty Horses.” A band which Venus formed in the early 90’s, and fronted through turbulent dark days when identifying as trans meant being classified as mentally ill and living as an outcast. She recently toured with Laura Jane Grace and Against Me. She is now touring her first solo-acoustic release; “Flesh and Wire,” and is now in the process of writing a memoir which follows her early 90’s to mid-2000’s underground trans-rock world-path full of music, ambition, destruction, obsession, dream, fetish, and shadow.

David Lawton is the author of Sharp Blue Stream (Three Rooms Press). After moving to New York City to pursue an acting career, for the next ten years he was a background vocalist in the underground band Leisure Class. At the band’s de facto headquarters in the Chelsea Hotel, he befriended Beat godfather Herbert Huncke and San Francisco poet Marty Matz and was inspired by their embodiment of the written word. Currently he serves as an editor for great weather for MEDIA and also collaborates with poet Aimee Herman in the poemusic collective Hydrogen Junkbox.

Gerd Stern, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, The Phil Gammage Quartet, Kat Georges, Ngoma Hill, Jane Ormerod
Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

Gerd Stern, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, The Phil Gammage Quartet, Kat Georges, Ngoma Hill, Jane Ormerod

  • The Parkside Lounge

great weather for MEDIA is proud to announce a special evening of poetry and conversation with Gerd Stern and Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, featuring guest appearances by poets Kat Georges, Ngoma Hill, Jane Ormerod, and special musical guests The Phil Gammage Quartet. Hosted by George Wallace.

$5 suggested donation on door or in advance, plus tip jar for musicians.

21+. 2 drink minimum (alcoholic or non.)

Gerd Stern is a major figure of the 1950s beat movement. A poet since his late teens, Gerd is extensively published. In 1996 he was the subject of the Regional Oral History Office at University of California interview From Beat Scene Poet to Psychedelic Multimedia Artist in San Francisco and Beyond, 1948-1978. In addition, he has exhibited poem collages in two and three dimensional form at galleries and museums in the United States and globally. In the early 1960s Gerd co-founded the communal arts collaborative USCO; a group of artists, engineers and poets creating multi-media performances and environments. Born on the French German border, he arrived in New York as a refugee from Hitler in 1936 and lives presently in New Jersey. Learn more about Gerd in this fascinating interview with Suzanne LaFleur.

Jesús Papoleto Meléndez is a visual and performance poet, and one of the remaining original founders of the Nuyorican Poets’ Movement, a cultural and intellectual movement involving poets, writers, musicians and artists who are of Puerto Rican descent and who were brought up in New York City during the late forties and fifties. With the publication of his first volumes of poetry in the 1970s, Meléndez’s poetry emerged at the inception of this movement. His play The Junkies Stole The Clock (1974) was the first production of the NY Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theatre’s Nuyorican Playwright’s Unit. As a performance-poet, Meléndez has distinguished himself as a dynamic presenter of his works in the oral tradition. Watch Jesús Papoleto Meléndez perform “It Was So Fly.”

Phil Gammage is an American musician, composer, and recording artist best known for his eight solo album releases and his work as a songwriter, singer, harmonica player, and guitarist. His recordings are used in film and television projects. His new album is Used Man For Sale which features ten of Phil’s song compositions. This follows his critically acclaimed album Adventures in Bluesland which received positive reviews and made numerous ‘Best of 2014′ lists internationally. He currently performs his roots and blues based music as a solo performer, with his small combo The Phil Gammage Quartet, and with his large band Adventures in Bluesland. Learn more at http://philgammagemusic.com/

Kat Georges’ poetry books include Our Lady of the Hunger, Punk Rock Journal, and Slow Dance at 120 Beats a Minute. Her poetry, prose and essays have appeared in many regional and international journals and magazines, including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. She is co-director and artistic director of  Three Rooms Press, a fiercely independent press inspired by dada, punk, and passion.

A former member of Amiri Baraka’s “The Spirit House Movers and Players” and the contemporary freedom song duo “Serious Bizness”, Ngoma Hill is a a performance poet, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, Artivist and paradigm shifter who weaves poetry and song that raises contradictions and searches for a solution to a just and peaceful world.  Three Rooms Press

Jane Ormerod is the author of the full-length poetry collections Welcome to the Museum of Cattle and Recreational Vehicles on Fire (both from Three Rooms Press) and the chapbook 11 Films (Modern Metrics/EXOT Books). Her work also appears in publications including Maintenant, AND/OR, Marsh Hawk Press Review, Post (BLANK), Sensitive Skin, The Nervous Breakdown, and Paris Lit Up. Born on the south coast of England, Jane now lives in New York City and performs extensively across the United States and beyond. She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA.

http://greatweatherformedia.com/event/an-evening-of-poetry-and-conversation-with-gerd-stern-and-jesus-papoleto-melendez/

Roles And Rolling Pins: A Celebration of Women's History Month
Mar
26
7:45 pm19:45

Roles And Rolling Pins: A Celebration of Women's History Month

  • The Cornelia Street Cafe

Roles And Rolling Pins: A Celebration of Women's History Month
Presented by Dorothy Friedman August

A gala array of poets will read their own poems and poems by Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, Alice Notley, Sharon Olds, Sylvia Plath, Amy Lowell, June Jordan, Jayne Cortes and H. D.

Readers include: Susan Sherman, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Joanne Sit, Lydia Cortes, Barbara Rosenthal, Yuko Otomo, Tsaurah Litsky, Kathryn Adisman, Cindy Hochman and Jane Ormerod.

$10.00 admission at the door includes a drink.

Venus DeMars, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Rachel Simon, Jane Ormerod
Feb
9
7:30 pm19:30

Venus DeMars, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Rachel Simon, Jane Ormerod

  • The GallAerie

The GallAerie is excited to host an evening with Venus DeMars, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Rachel Simon, and Jane Ormerod. Venus, lead singer and songwriter for All the Pretty Horses as well as a solo artist will be doing an acoustic set and showing artwork. Venus' wife, Lynette and their friends Rachel Simon and Jane Ormerod will be reading from their works.

Free admission.

Venus de Mars is best known as the iconic leader of the long standing Minneapolis dark-glam/trans band: "Venus de Mars & All The Pretty Horses."
A band which Venus formed in the early 90's, and fronted through turbulent dark days when identifying as trans meant being classified as mentally ill and living as an outcast. She recently toured with Laura Jane Grace and Against Me. She is now touring her first solo-acoustic release; Flesh and Wire.

Lynette Reini-Grandell is the author of Approaching the Gate (Holy Cow! Press, 2014), which won the 2015 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry. Her poem "Radio Girls" appears in the anthology It's Animal but Merciful and was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. Other work has appeared in The Understanding between Foxes and Light, MNArtists.org, Poetry Motel, Revolver, Poetry City U.S.A., and Evergreen Chronicles, among others. She has received grants for her work from the Finlandia Foundation (2013) and the Minnesota State Arts Board (2011). Based in Minneapolis, she performs regularly with the Bosso Poetry Company. 

Rachel M. Simon is the author of the poetry collections Theory of Orange (2005, Pavement Saw Press) and Marginal Road (2009, Hollyridge Press). She is the Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs and LGBTQQ Coordinator at Pace University. Simon teaches writing, film, and gender studies courses at Pace, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, and SUNY Purchase College. 

Jane Ormerod’s books include Welcome to the Museum of Cattle and Recreational Vehicles on Fire (both Three Rooms Press). Born on the south coast of England, Jane now lives in New York City and performs extensively across the United States and beyond. She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA, an independent press focusing on edgy and experimental poetry and prose. 

FishFood Mag's Free-Form Mic Night
Jan
26
7:30 pm19:30

FishFood Mag's Free-Form Mic Night

  • The Parkside Lounge

FishFood Magazine is doing what it does best, enthralling itself in all forms of art and sharing it with others along the way! The literary and creative arts mag is hosting a free-form mic show, featuring poets, spoken word artists and musicians. Individuals will come together and showcase their talent either poetically or musically or both. 

FREE Admission / TWO drinks minimum - Come one, come all!

Hosted by Aimee Herman~

Performers include:
Aimee Herman and David Lawton
Yesenia Montilla
Craig Kite
Cheryl J. Fish (as read by Natalie Rogers)
Jeanann Verlee
Omar Holmon
Gabriella Belfiglio
Jane Ormerod
Marcio Garcia

The 23rd Annual Alternative New Year's Day Spoken Word / Performance Extravaganza
Jan
1
3:00 pm15:00

The 23rd Annual Alternative New Year's Day Spoken Word / Performance Extravaganza

  • Nuyorican Poets Café

**I will be reading during the 6:00 - 8:00 pm slot. **

One of New York City's biggest literary events, featuring more than 160 scheduled performers, returns to the historic Nuyorican Poets Cafe on New Year's Day. The 23rd Annual Alternative New Year's Day Spoken Word / Performance Extravaganza takes place on January 1st, 2017, from 2 p.m. to midnight. The event continues to be free to the public.

This year's theme is “Forever Night  / Siempre Noche”.

The audience is encouraged to donate paperback books to Books Through Bars for people incarcerated in prison.

The Alternative features poets, prose writers, monologists, musicians, dancers and other performers in a 10-hour showcase that ranges from some of New York's most seasoned talents to emerging stars. The lineup evolves each year to keep the event fresh and democratic.

The Alternative began on New Year's Day in 1995, and quickly evolved into one of the most popular events on the city's poetry and literary scene. Founder Bruce Weber is ably assisted by a staff of writers, designers and curators. Each year a fresh group of performers are plucked from all corners of the Tri-state area to enliven and transform the Alternative in unexpected ways.

In keeping with its open spirit there will be intervals within the day's program for audience members (who are not on the featured list) to sign up and perform. The Alternative draws an overflow crowd every year and this year's event will be no different

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker - Portland OR
Nov
18
7:00 pm19:00

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker - Portland OR

  • Another Read Through

great weather for MEDIA is thrilled to return to Portland to celebrate the publication of our 2016 anthology. Find us at the wondrous Another Read Through and support indie bookstores. 

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker is a fearless and dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers. The anthology also contains an interview with musician Thurston Moore.

Submissions for our next anthology open October 15 2016

Featuring contributors Richard LorangerMary MackeyNatasha Kochicheril MoniDawn Z. Montefusco, Dan Raphael, John Sibley Williams, plus editor Jane Ormerod.

Further details and reader bios.

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker - Seattle
Nov
15
6:00 pm18:00

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker - Seattle

  • Den at Chop Suey

Celebrate the latest anthology, The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker, from great weather for MEDIA which focuses on the unpredictable, the fearless, and the innovative. This is a special night of poetry and spoken word from contributors and special guests. There will also be a short open mic.

Featuring poets and writers Richard Loranger, m.nicole.r.wildhood, Natasha Kochicheril Moni, Nikkita Oliver, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore,  John J. Trause, plus great weather for MEDIA editor Jane Ormerod.

Submissions for our next anthology open October 15 2016.

Further details and reader bios.

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker - Venice CA
Nov
13
4:00 pm16:00

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker - Venice CA

  • Beyond Baroque

great weather for MEDIA is delighted to return to Beyond Baroque to celebrate the publication of our fifth annual anthology, The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker, with contributors and guest poets and writers.

These writers are the boneshakers. Let their impact rattle, rise, and wrap itself around you.

Featuring contributors and special guests Chanel Brenner, Alejandro Escudé, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Richard Loranger, John J. Trause, AJ Urquidi, plus great weather for MEDIA editors David Lawton and Jane Ormerod.

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker is a fearless and dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers. The anthology also contains an interview with musician Thurston Moore.

Submissions for our next anthology open October 15 2016.

$10 general admission, Students/Seniors/Children $6, Members Free

Further details and reader bios.

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker - Los Angeles
Nov
12
7:00 pm19:00

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker - Los Angeles

  • Chevalier Books

These writers are the boneshakers. Let their impact rattle, rise, and wrap itself around you. 

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology, The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker, at the wonderful Chevalier Books with contributors and guest poets and musicians.

Featuring great weather poets Marcia Arrieta, Sara Fetherolf, Christian Georgescu, Richard Loranger, Brenda Yates, great weather for MEDIA editors David Lawton and Jane Ormerod, plus music from special guest  Carrie Wade.

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker is a fearless and dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers. The anthology also contains an interview with musician Thurston Moore.

Submissions for our next anthology open October 15 2016

Further details and reader bios.

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker - San Francisco
Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker - San Francisco

  • The Beat Museum

great weather for MEDIA is thrilled to return to the Beat Museum to celebrate the publication of our 2016 anthology, The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker.

Featuring contributors and special guests Richard Loranger, Mary Mackey, Deborah Steinberg, SB Stokes, and Maw Shein Win, plus great weather editors David Lawton and Jane Ormerod.

Brief open mic to start. Event begins 7:00 pm sharp. 

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshakeris a fearless and dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers. The anthology also contains an interview with musician Thurston Moore.

Submissions for our next collection are open October 15  2016 to January 15 2017 so this a terrific opportunity to meet editors and learn more about great weather for MEDIA.

Further details and reader bios

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker - Oakland
Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker - Oakland

  • Octopus Literary Salon

great weather for MEDIA is thrilled to return to the Octopus Literary Salon to celebrate the publication of our 2016 anthology, The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker.

Featuring contributors and special guestsCassandra DallettKit KennedyRichard Loranger, Jan Steckel, and SB Stokes,plus great weather editors David Lawton and Jane Ormerod

Starts 7pm. Free admission but please support the cafe. They have amazing food!

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker is a fearless and dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers. The anthology also contains an interview with musician Thurston Moore.

Submissions for our next anthology open October 15 2016.

Further details and reader bios.

 

Phil Gammage Quartet, Matt Langone, Tim Heap, David Lawton, jane Ormerod
Oct
30
9:00 pm21:00

Phil Gammage Quartet, Matt Langone, Tim Heap, David Lawton, jane Ormerod

  • The Treehouse at 2A

A night of great songs, great musicians, and very special guests. No cover charge.

9pm - Phil Gammage Quartet
Phil's new album Used Man For Sale has been called "a modern-day masterpiece" by No Depression Magazine. Phil with Frank DiNunzio III (guitar), Michael Muller (bass), and Roger Stoltz (drums) will be performing songs from the album along with other favorites.

10pm - Matt Langone and Friends
Matt has been winning over audiences all over the east coast with his bands the Hipp Pipps and Gotham Rockets. He is joined by several talented friends: Tim Heap, Jane Omerod, and David Lawton for a unique night of great music and spoken word performance.
 

POST-Paper Launch Party
Sep
29
6:00 pm18:00

POST-Paper Launch Party

  • IDIO Gallery

Launch night of the sparkling new magazine from POST(blank). I'm in the magazine and will be reading at the event.

From the organizers:

"On Thursday, September 29th, we will officially release "Post-Paper". With 47 different artists and almost 100 pages of material in a "perfect-bound" book, this first issue will be a beautiful addition to world of paper journals, magazines, and artist books. And, we will be throwing the launch party at IDIO Gallery. Hosted and run by Montana Simone, it is an amazing two-floor gallery that has become one of the most important and influential spaces in Brooklyn.

There will be 15 different poets and artists performing in the basement, a vast majority of them being contributors to this issue. Oh yeah, and alcohol will be served.

There'll be a suggested donation of $5 to get inside, though paying $25 at the door gets you a copy of the magazine as well. We will also be selling books and prints.

So come by and check it out, meet new people, and in general gather around art and community."

Puma Perl's Pandemonium
Sep
16
7:00 pm19:00

Puma Perl's Pandemonium

  • Bowery Electric Map Room

Another great evening of Poetry and Rock n Roll! It’s Puma Perl's Birthday Bash AND the fourth anniversary of the Pandemonium. I'm thrilled to be involved - it's going to be a blast.


Live Music + Spoken Word Hosted by Puma Perl
and Featuring:

Musical Guests:
Dina Regine, Cid Scantlebury, Mark McKay, 
Greg “The Fiddler” Holt with Ronnie Wheeler,
Dennis Doyle, and Cody Melville

Poetry – Justin Booth, John Clinton, Jane Ormerod

With Puma Perl and Friends, Joff Wilson, Danny Ray, Walter Steding, Angello Olivieri, Joe Sztabnik, Jeff Ward & Rick Eckerle

Special Surprise Guests!
Sam Hariss spins the tunes, Raff slings the booze

Never any cover or minimum
21 and over
Doors Open 5pm for bar, Showtime at 7:00
Drink Specials until 8pm
DJ before and after the show

Poster courtesy of Dennis Doyle

Hala Alyan "HIJRA" Book Launch
Sep
10
2:00 pm14:00

Hala Alyan "HIJRA" Book Launch

  • Bunga's Den

I'm extremely honored and excited to be reading at the book launch for Hala Alyan's latest collection, HIJRA.

Hala is a Palestinian American poet and clinical psychologist whose work has appeared in numerous journals including Guernica, The Missouri Review, and Prairie Schooner. She is also the author of ATRIUM (Three Rooms Press), which was awarded the 2013 Arab American Book Award, and FOUR CITIES, released by Black Lawrence Press.  Interview

DADA London Invasion
Sep
3
6:30 pm18:30

DADA London Invasion

  • The Horse Hospital

Three Rooms Press—the fierce New York-based independent publishing house inspired by Dada, punk and passion—presents an evening of incredibly provocative, disruptive and eclectic art and performance at the second annual ¡DADA! LONDON INVASION Saturday, Sept. 3, 6:30 pm, at the maverick London progressive arts venue The Horse Hospital. Costumes encouraged. Admission is free.

The event promises to be a wild ride of contemporary Dada performance and poetry celebrating the 100th anniversary of the start of the Dada art movement. Contemporary Dada writers and artists from the UK and US will be featured, including performance artist-poet Jane Ormerod, poet and sci-art specialist Valerie Laws, jazz poet Jazzman John Clarke, poetry film director Zata Banks, provocative visual and performance artist Becky Fawcett, poet-photographer Derek Adams, and poet-performance artist Cathy Dreyer. New York-based authors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges, co-directors of Three Rooms Press, will host and perform.

The event also includes the London launch of the internationally-renowned MAINTENANT 10: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art (2016, Three Rooms Press), which features more than 150 visual and literary works by artists and writers worldwide on this issue’s theme “Warm/Hunger.” The journal will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 

Admission is free. Doors open 6 pm. 
 

great weather for MEDIA in Manchester, England
Sep
2
7:00 pm19:00

great weather for MEDIA in Manchester, England

  • 3MT

Join us to celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA's fifth annual anthology,The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker, with contributors and guest performers. These writers are the boneshakers. Let their impact rattle, rise, and wrap itself around you.

Readers include Rosie Garland, Amy McCauley, Rebecca Audra Smith,  Chris Stewart, Nadine West, Emma Wootton,  and great weather editor Jane Ormerod

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker is a fearless and dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers. The anthology also contains an interview with musician Thurston Moore.

Submissions for our next anthology open October 15 2016

great weather for MEDIA in London, England
Aug
31
7:30 pm19:30

great weather for MEDIA in London, England

  • The Poetry Cafe

These writers are the boneshakers. Let their impact rattle, rise, and wrap itself around you.

Join great weather for MEDIA to celebrate the publication of our fifth annual anthology, The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker, with contributors and guest poets and writers.

Readers include Prudence Chamberlain, Emily Harrison, Gayle Richardson, Chris Stewart, Eley Williams, and great weather editor Jane Ormerod.

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker is a fearless and dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers.The anthology also contains an interview with musician Thurston Moore.

Submissions for our next anthology open October 15 2016

Woodstock Poetry Society
Aug
13
2:00 pm14:00

Woodstock Poetry Society

  • Golden Notebook (Upstairs)

Featuring Christi Shannon Kite and Jane Ormerod

Hosted by Phillip X Levine

Free and open to public. Open mic.

The Woodstock Poetry Society is a literary organization formed to provide an opportunity for Hudson Valley poets to read from their work for an appreciative audience and for members of the community to gain a better understanding of poetry and the creative process.

Boog City Small Press Fair
Aug
6
2:30 pm14:30

Boog City Small Press Fair

  • Unnameable Books

great weather for MEDIA is excited to join Boog City’s 2016 small press fair. 

great weather editor Jane Ormerod will read on Saturday at 2:30 pm

The fair spans two days, Sat. Aug 6 to Sun Aug 7, and is held at Brooklyn’s Unnameable Books in their spacious backyard. The fair will take place during the Welcome to Boog City poetry, music, and theater festival.

 

 

The 6th Annual New York City Poetry Festival
Jul
31
12:00 am00:00

The 6th Annual New York City Poetry Festival

  • New York City Poetry Festival

Totally psyched to read for the fabulous journal and reading series, Paris Lit Up. I'll be on the White Horse Stage on Sunday July 31st at 12:00pm with Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo.

The 6th Annual New York City Poetry Festival will be held on Governors Island’s Colonel’s Row on July 30th and 31st, 2016. The event includes over 75 poetry organizations and 250 poets on its three main stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers sell their wares; healthy and delicious food options; a beer garden sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, poetry-inspired installation art throughout; the Ring of Daisies open mic; and, of course, the Children’s Festival at NYCPOFEST, sponsored by Writopia Lab.

I will be at the festival the whole weekend at the vendor table for great weather for MEDIA. Come by, say hello, and take a look at our stunning books.

Visit the official website for details about the 2016 lineup, directions (easy!), vendors, and other participants: www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com.

THE OFFICIAL NYC LAUNCH OF Maintenant 10
Jun
7
7:00 pm19:00

THE OFFICIAL NYC LAUNCH OF Maintenant 10

  • The Gallery at (Le) Poisson Rouge

Thrilled to be part of this incredible collection published by Three Rooms Press.

LAUNCH PAD 11–THE OFFICIAL NYC LAUNCH OF
Maintenant 10 PLUS A CELEBRATION OF 100 Years of DADA
Tuesday, June 7 –Doors open 6:30pm | Showtime 7pm
Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street at Thompson | (212) 505-3474www.lepoissonrouge.com

Prepare for an evening of incredibly provocative, eclectic art and performance on as Three Rooms Press presents the NYC Launch of MAINTENANT 10: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art
plus a celebration of the 100th anniversary of DADA.

The event includes the NYC launch of the internationally-renowned MAINTENANT 10: Journal of Contemporary DaDa Writing and Art (2016, Three Rooms Press), featuring more than 150 visual and literary works by artists and writers from around the world, in full color.

Featured performers include contributors to this year’s journal engaging in a variety of dada live art installations. Three Rooms Press co-directors and New York-based performance artists Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host.

Admission is free. For additional information and reservations, email info@threeroomspress.com.

The Four Horse Reading
May
20
6:00 pm18:00

The Four Horse Reading

  • The Cornelia Street Cafe

With Jane Ormerod, Edwin Torres, Ron Kolm, Boni Joi, Mindy Matijasevic, Robert Gibbons, Jack Cooper, Eve Packer, Evie Ivy, Mitch Corber, Linda Lerner, and Liza Wolsky.

Hosted by Bob Quatrone

$10 admission includes one drink (beer, wine, non-alcoholic.)

 

The Wilderness Party
Mar
17
7:00 pm19:00

The Wilderness Party

  • Book Culture

Winner of the Forward Prize, Scottish poet A.B. Jackson is in town. He will read from his new book The Wilderness Party (Bloodaxe Books), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Cate Marvin, Jane Ormerod, and Jee Leong Koh will join him to read at this cross-Atlantic event. Wine and cheese will be served.

A.B. Jackson was born in Glasgow in 1965 and raised in the village of Bramhall, Cheshire. His first book, Fire Stations (Anvil), won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2003, and a limited edition pamphlet, Apocrypha (Donut Press), was published in 2011. His second full-length collection, The Wilderness Party (Bloodaxe Books, 2015) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. In 2010 he won first prize in the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition. He now lives in Sheffield and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Sheffield Hallam University.

Cate Marvin's third book of poems, Oracle, recently appeared from Norton. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, she is a Professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

Jane Ormerod is the author of Welcome to the Museum of Cattle and Recreational Vehicles on Fire (both from Three Rooms Press), the chapbook 11 Films, and the spoken word CD Nashville Invades Manhattan. Born on the south coast of England, Jane now lives in New York City and performs across the United States and beyond. She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA, an independent press focusing on edgy and experimental poetry and prose.

Jee Leong Koh's latest book of poems Steep Tea (Carcanet Press) was named a Best Book of 2015 by Financial Times. A poem from the book was selected by Carol Rumens as Poem of the Week in the Guardian. Originally from Singapore, Jee lives in New York City, where he runs the biennial Singapore Literature Festival in NYC.