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Hi From Su Polo: I'm published in this lovely online international Poetry and Arts Magazine: Levue Litteraire
To see my page go to:
http://levurelitteraire.com/su-polo/

To see the main page (many poets! including Bob Heman) go to: http://levurelitteraire.com
a big thank you to Bob Heman and Erika Dagnino, Curator.

Also! I have a NEW ChapBook out available through me! Beauty ~ Poems and Stories, Some Spiritual and Some Curious by Su Polo $10. includes postage. Please let me know if you want one!
Please send Check or Money Order to Su Polo, PO Box 1434 Madison Square Station New York, NY 10159-1434

BEAUTY BY SU POLO
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There was a lovely memorial for Bill Pyles, Friend and Poet who passed away in late 2016, organized by Ms. Edi Holley at St. Johns Church on March 19, from 12:30 to 3pm with Special Guests - Bill Duke and The Angel Band + open mike.  The book, BILL PYLES, HIS LIFE, HIS POETRY, COMPILED BY EDI HOLLEY is available on Amazon.
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John Lehmann-Haupt new CD is here - Songs of the Guitar II.
Some of you may remember his beautiful guitar feature at Saturn Series Poetry.
As on the first Songs of the Guitar, He offers a program that covers a lot of territory, with transitions that work in unexpected ways - from a traditional ballad to Bach, from the distant chime of Debussy's "Et la Lune Descend" to the warm murmur of Tim Hardin's "Misty Roses," from Stevie Wonder's subtle, slinking "Creepin'" to the sweet blues of Jimmy Reed's "Honest I Do."
Check out http://www.johnlehmannhaupt.com -
it's available for download, too, and you can find it at Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Songs-Guitar-II-John-Lehmann-Haupt/dp/B01NBWSCYX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487512356&sr=8-1&keywords=john+lehmann-haupt

and iTunes and CDBaby as well.

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Lovely memorial about Ray Pospisil, extraordinary metrical poet who passed away January 28, 2008. Seems like only yesterday he was sitting at the corner of the bar at the Saturn Series Poetry Reading at Nightingale Lounge on 13th Street and 2nd Ave. He is dearly missed.
http://shitcreek.auszine.com/issue14/issue14index/nemo-on-ray-pospisil/

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Next reading:

Monday June 19, 2017 ...Let's Thrive on Poetry in 2017!!!

AT
Shades of Green Pub & Restaurant
8 pm NYC

Featuring:

June 19 with
Eleni Kourti and Dorothy Cantwell

plus open mike!
A Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths!
Please buy a drink or food

 Sign up to read your poetry in the open mike

About Dorothy Cantwell...
Dorothy Cantwell has lived and worked in Manhattan's East Village for many years. She was a part of the downtown experimental theater scene in the 80’s, and worked with many of the great downtown theater artists and in venues that ranged from the Performing Garage to Broadway. Dorothy left the theater while raising a family, returning to the stage occasionally, most recently in a Retrospective of Jeff Weiss’ Work at the Kitchen.

Dorothy has reinvented herself many times, has worked as an educator, developed school libraries throughout the lower East Side, and has recently returned to poetry. She has been a featured poet in the Great Weather for Media Sunday reading series at the Parkside Lounge, with Fran McManus' Poems R Us series, and reads her work in a number of New York venues. She is beyond grateful to be a part of the New York City spoken word community of poets and performers and thanks Su Polo for creating and curating the Saturn Poetry Series and for giving her the opportunity to share a selection of her work.

About Eleni Kourti...
Eleni Kourti is a writer/performer. In New York she has extensively performed her stories and short comedic pieces in venues like the Cornelia street café, the Magnet theatre, the Dixon Place, The Bowery Poetry Club, and more. She is the author of a collection of shorts (TIRZA WINEBATH AND OTHER INAPPROPRIATE STORIES). She holds a BFA in Acting from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU where she studied at the Experimental Theatre Wing. She has also studied at the William Esper Studio and most recently at HB Studio with Austin Pendleton.
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Please buy a drink or Food to support this great venue.
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Saturn Series Poetry Poetry/Spoken Word Reading
Every Monday Poetry Open Mike NYC
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at Shades of Green Pub & Restaurant
125 East 15 Street, NYC

Between 3rd Ave. & Irving Place... Take the 6NRQL to 14th Street


Starts at 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Sign up at 7:45.
5 minutes /person Open Mic plus 2 features.

Open mike surrounds features.
$3.00 donation requested plus a drink or Food purchase to support this great venue.
Celebrating our 22nd year of Poetry Every Monday Night
Open Mike readers each have 5 minutes to perform their work
Plase arrive on time. (if you arrive after the features start you may have only 3 minutes to read.)

UPCOMING FEATURES...

Next Reading -
Monday, June 26 NO READING
* Monday July 3 NO READING

2017
* Monday January 16 with Bernard Block, Diane Block, Erica Mapp
* Monday January 23 with Bill Considine and Moira T. Smith
* Monday January 30 with Gabriel Don, Yi Wu, Ice Gayle Johnson
* Monday February 6 with Aimee Herman and Moira T. Smith
* Monday February 13 with Evie Ivy and Nora Glikman
* Monday February 20 with Ellen and Michael Lytle
* Monday February 27 with Dorothy August Friedman, Ron Kolm, Tom Savage + Surprise Guest
* Monday March 6 with Jim Feast, Jason Gallagher, Meg Kaizu
* Monday March 13 with Nelson Alxndr, Steve Luttrell, Evie Ivy
* Monday March 20 with Zev Torres and Sophie Malleret
* Monday March 27 with Mitch Corber, Bill Considine
* Monday April 3 with John K. Lawson, Madeline Artenberg, Deanna M. Lehman

* Monday April 10 with April Jones and Bob Heman
* Monday April 17 with Susan L. Yung and Eugene Hyon
* Monday April 24 with Sarah Sarai and Ron Kolm
* Monday May 1 With Barbara Rosenthal and Amy Barone
* Monday May 8 with Su Polo, Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma, Jay Chollick
__ and the Taurus Poets Party
* Monday May 15 With Dorothy August Friedman, Jennifer Juneau,
Stephen Paul Miller, Anton Yacovlev
* Monday May 22 With Robert Roth and Lydia Cortes, John Kearns
* Monday May 29 with Francine Witte, Doren Damico

* Monday June 5 with John J. Trause and Cooper Wilhelm
* Monday June 12 with Marianne McNamara, David Elsasser
* Monday June 19 with Eleni Kourti and Dorothy Cantwell
* Monday June 26 NO READING
* Monday July 3 NO READING

* Monday July 24 with Mindy Matijasevic
* Monday Oct. 2 with Hiram Larew
* Monday Oct. 9 with Helen Peterson
and Ptr Kozlowski

2016

* Monday Jan. 4 with With Tom Church, Michael Carter and Special Guest from Paris Moe Seager ( He is a writer and performance artist. Poet and Jazz & Blues vocalist! )
* Monday Jan. 11 with William Duke (one of the founders of Saturn Series!) with Evie Ivy and Alexandra Portal
* Monday, Jan. 18 with  Austin Alexis,  Bernard Block - MLK Day Theme": Commemorating Martin Luther King"
* POSTPONED to Be Rescheduled - Monday Jan. 25 with Ron Kolm, Mike Lindgren and Jim Boyett
* Monday Feb. 1 with    Richard Pearce and Erica Mapp
* Monday Feb. 8 with  The Society of Urban Poetry: a group reading ! Featuring DiDi Delgado , Navah the Butterfly, and from NYC: Debbie Kuhn AKA the Shadow & Jeffrey Coffin AKA Mel FOOP
* Monday, Feb. 15 with Senri Oe and TBA ** Will be rescheduled! **
* Monday, Feb. 22 with Jill Rapaport, Amina Ali, Rob Hardin
* Monday Feb. 29 with  Anthony Moscini and Janet Restino
* Monday March. 7 Linda Kleinbub and Burt Baroff
* Monday March. March 14 with Concetta Abbate & Dian Killian AKA DK and the Joy Machine
* Monday March. 21 with Susan L. Yung, Larry Roland & Ras Moshe Burnett
* Monday March. 28 with Ron Kolm, Mike Lindgren and Jim Boyett
* Monday April 4 with Francine Witte, George Wallace and Gabriel Don
* Monday April 11 with Susan Weiman and David Elsasser (former host of Saturn!)
* Monday April 18 with Christi Shannon Kline  and William Wolak and Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma
* Monday April 25 with Jane Byaela and Barbara Hall
* Monday May 2 with Larry Littany Litt and Barbara Clark
* Monday May 9, Su Polo and Taurus Poets Birthday Special with Jay Chollick
* Monday May 16 with Deanna M. Lehman and Isaac Wheeler
* Monday May 23, CANCELLED
* Monday May 30, CANCELLED
* Monday June 6, with Ptr Kozlowski, Jason Gallagher, Yi Wu
* Monday June 13, with Jim Feast, Ron Kolm, tentatively Sparrow
* Monday June 20 Saturn Reading cancelled Please join
Su Polo featured at Cornelia Street Cafe
with George Held, Anoton Yakovlev and Claudia Serea "The Fab 4"

* Monday June 27  with Allan Hunter, Alice Klugherz, Eugene Hyon
* Monday July 4  with CANCELLED - Go out and see the fireworks!
* Monday July 11  with Michael Schwartz, Diane Block and Bernard Block "Memory and Myth: Brooklyn, Long Island, Island of Coney"
* Monday July 18, with Linda Kleinbub, Burt Baroff and Vincent Quatroche
* Monday July 25, with Tom Church, PeeWee, Andy Comess
and Special Guest Deanna M. Lehman
* Monday August 1 with Mindy Matijasevic and Pete Dolack
* Monday August 8 with OPEN - WORKS OF REMEMBRANCE OF POETS PAST
* Monday August 15 with Zev Torres and John Jack Edward Cooper
* Monday August 22 with Lisa Gutkin (Songs on Guitar), Stephen Paul Miller And Barbara Rosenthal
* Monday August 29 with Robert Gibbons and Marilyn Thomas King
* Monday September 5 with Penelope Maguffin, Deanna M. Lehman and special musician guest Robin Greenstein
* Monday September 12 with Angela Kirby Visiting from the UK and David Francis (Songs on Guitar)
* Monday September 19 with Ellaraine Lockie, Juanita Torrence Thompson and Alexandra Portal
* Monday September 26 with Jan Castro and Concetta Abatte Cancelled due to privaate party
* Monday October 3 Moe Seager with Bill Considine
* Monday October 10 Cancelled
* Monday October 17 with Richard Pearse and Friends TBA
* Monday October 24 with Chuck Joy and Francine Witte
* Monday November 7 with Larry Littany Litt with Lorin Roser; Art Gatti; and Ptr Kozlowski
* Monday November 14 with Leigh Harrison and Robert Kramer
* Monday November 28 with wide open
* Monday December 5 with Jay Chollick Poet and Jim Petrie Singer Songwriter on Guitar
* Monday December 12 with Sarah Sarai and Barbara Rosenthal
And Every Monday Night!
Be the happiness you are today!


And Every Monday Night!
Be the happiness you are today!

Be the happiness you are today!

 

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Recent Features at Saturn...

2015

* Monday, January 12 with Linda Lerner and Anoek van Praag * Monday, January 19 with Music; and All that Jazz Features: Anthony Moscini, Fred Simpson, Bernard Block * Monday, January 26 with CANCELLED due to snow, moved to next week * Monday, February 2 with Kathryn Adisman and Ron Kolm * Monday, February 9 with Kathryn Adisman - aka “K”, Ron Kolm and Thaddeus Rutkowski * Monday, February 16 with Singer/songwriter Robin Greenstein * Monday, February 23 with Bob Givens and Eve Packer * Monday, March 2 with LinDel Sandlin and April Jones * Monday, March 9 with Vicki Lorio and Pete Dolack * Monday, March 16 with Isaac Wheeler poet and Mark Aaron James, singer/songwriter on guitar * Monday, March 23 with Fred Simpson and Erica Mapp * Monday, March 30 with Larry Litt and Lorin Roser and Mindy Matijasevic * Monday, April 6 with Maria Lisella, Blair Reeve and John J. Trause * Monday, April 13 with Richard Pearse and Susan Weiman * Monday, April 20 with Jill Rapaport and Chuck Joy * Monday, April 27 with Ellen Lytle and Michael Lytle * Monday, May 4 with Yuyutsu RD Sharma, David Austell and Carolyn Wells * Monday, May 11 with Su Polo and Jay Chollick and the Taurus Poets Party * Monday, May 18 with Cornelius Eady and Rough Magic: with Robin Messing (vocal) and Charlie Rauh, (guitar). plus Cornelius Eady on guitar and vocals also Featured is Miriam Stanley * Monday, May 25 with Babette Albin and Robert Kramer * Monday, June 1 with Singer/Songwriter Paul Foglino and Poets Art Gatti and Roberto Mendoza Ayala * Monday, June 8 with Eric Lindel and Andy Comess and John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper * Monday, June 15 Heidi Schwartz * Monday, June 22 with Mitch Corber * Monday, June 29 with Anoek van Praag and Dorothy August Friedman, Steve Dalachinsky * Monday, July 6 with Austin Alexis and Mindy Levokove * Monday, July 13 - Persona Poems: Poems of Comedy and Drama,   with Bernard Block, Barbara Newsome, Marianne McNamara * Monday, July 20 with Bonny Finberg and Carl Watson * Monday, July 27 with Barbara Rosenthal, William Considine, Thaddeus Rutkowski * Monday, August 3 with Vincent Quatroche and Amy Barone * Monday, August 10 with Joe Lobell and Armand Ruhlman * Monday, August 17 with Ron Kolm and Paul Fairall * Monday, August 24 with Igor Satanovsky and Alex Galper (Al Gal) * Monday, August 31 with Diane Spodarek and Susan Maurer * Monday, September 7 with Debbie Kuhn (The Shadow) and Jeffrey Coffin (Mel Foop) * Monday, September 14 with Ptr Koslowski, Debbie Kuhn (The Shadow) and Jeffrey Coffin (Mel Foop) * Monday, September 21 with Jim Feast, Meg Kaizu, Carol Wierzbicki * Monday, September 28 with Ron Price, Kate Irving, Simon Lichman (Visiting Poet from Jerusalem) * Monday, October 5 with Larry Littany Litt Barbara Rosenthal, Ronnie Norpel * Monday, October 12 with John J. Trause and Joel Allegretti * Monday, October 19 with Terry Kitchen and Steve Bloom * Monday, October 26 with David Huberman, Dorothy August Friedman, Tom Savage * Monday, November 2 with Richard Pearse and Suzy Kaufman * Monday, November 9 with Jeff Wright and Steve Luttrel * Monday, November 16 with Davidson Garrett and Mitch Corber * Monday, November 23 with Eve Packer, Efrayim Levenson and Lehman Weichselbaum * Monday, November 30 with Howard Pflanzer and Anoek van Praag * Monday, December 7 with Claudia Serea, George Held and Anton Yakovlev * Monday, December 14 with Jay

About JOHN J. TRAUSE...
JOHN J. TRAUSE, the Director of Oradell Public Library,is the author of Eye Candy for Andy (13 Most Beautiful… Poems for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests,Finishing Line Press, 2013); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round (Nirala Publications, 2012); thechapbook Seriously Serial(Poets Wear Prada, 2007; rev. ed. 2014); and Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996), thelatter staged Off-Off Broadway. His bookof fictive translations, found poems, and manipulated texts, Exercises in High Treason, isforthcoming from Great Weather for Media. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in manyjournals and anthologies, including LocalKnowledge, the artists' periodical Crossings, the Dada journal Maintenant,the journal Offerta Speciale, the Uphook Press anthologies HellStrung and Crooked and -gape-seed-, and the Great Weather for Mediaanthologies It’s Animal but Merciful (2012) and I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand (2014). Marymark Press has published his visualpoetry and art as broadsides and sheets. He has shared the stage with Steven Van Zandt,Anne Waldman, KarenFinley, and JeromeRothenberg;the page with Lita Hornick, William Carlos Williams, Woody Allen, Ted Kooser, VictorBuono, and Pope John Paul II; and the cage with the Cumaean Sibyl, Ezra Pound,Hannibal Lector, Andrei Chikatilo, and George “The Animal” Steele. He is a founder of the William CarlosWilliams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J., and the former host andcurator of its monthly reading series. His artwork hasbeen exhibited in The Museum of Modern Art Staff Show (1995), at Il TrapezioCafé (Nutley, NJ), and in the permanent collection of The Museumof Menstruation (New Carrollton, MD) to whose website he hascontributed. For the sake of art Mr.Trause hung naked for one whole month in the summer of 2007 on the Art Wall ofthe Bowery Poetry Club. He is fond ofcunning acrostics and color-coded chiasmus. About Cooper Wilhelm... Cooper Wilhelm grew up in Portland, Maine, a city that took the phoenix as its symbol in recognition of its penchant for burning down. He later lived in Hong Kong, which translates to "fragrant harbor." He is the author of Klaatu Verata Nikto (Ghost City Press/2016), a microchapbook about necromancy, Walt Whitman, and break-ups, and of DUMBHEART/STUPIDFACE (Siren Songs/Forthcoming). He is also the host of Into the Dark, a talk show about witchcraft on Radio Free Brooklyn, and sends poems on postcards to strangers he looks up in phonebooks at PoetryAndStrangers.com. He tweets @cooperwilhelm

About COOPER WILHELM...
Cooper Wilhelm grew up in Portland, Maine, a city that took the phoenix as its symbol in recognition of its penchant for burning down. He later lived in Hong Kong, which translates to "fragrant harbor." He is the author of Klaatu Verata Nikto (Ghost City Press/2016), a microchapbook about necromancy, Walt Whitman, and break-ups, and of DUMBHEART/STUPIDFACE (Siren Songs/Forthcoming). He is also the host of Into the Dark, a talk show about witchcraft on Radio Free Brooklyn, and sends poems on postcards to strangers he looks up in phonebooks at PoetryAndStrangers.com. He tweets @cooperwilhelm

About Robert Roth...
Robert Roth is the author of Book of Pieces and Health Proxy. He is also the the co-creator of And Then magazine.
And here is a link to an interview of Robert on Vimeo.
https://vimeo.com/195201875?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=29220


About Francine Witte...
Francine Witte is the author of the poetry chapbooks Not All Fires Burn The Same; Only, Not Only (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and First Rain (Pecan Grove Press, 2009), winner of the Pecan Grove Press competition, and the flash fiction chapbooks Cold June (Ropewalk Press), selected by Robert Olen Butler as the winner of the 2010 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award, and The Wind Twirls Everything (MuscleHead Press). Her poem ”My Dead Florida Mother Meets Gandhi” is the first prize winner of the 2015 Slippery Elm poetry award. She has been nominated seven times for a pushcart prize in poetry and once for fiction. She is an avid iphoneographer. A former English teacher, Francine lives in New York.

About Doren Damico...
Doren Damico is an artist, educator and writer based in Los Angeles, California. She has a degree in jazz music as well as holding several education credentials. Doren is a life long fan of science-fiction and a ceaseless dabbler in whatever catches her curiosity, from neuroscience to salsa dancing. She has poetry in several anthologies, the most recent: Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands, and 2016 In The Words of Women International Anthology. Her first solo book, When You Can't Scream... Or 10 Reasons Why I Smoke, includes poetry, photography of LA women artists, and an intimate narrative about trauma, forgiveness and healing. dorendamico.com

About Lydia Cortes...
Lydia Cortes is the author of the poetry collections Lust for Lust and Whose Place. Her work appears in the anthologies Puerto Rican Poetry: An Anthology from Aboriginal to Contemporary Times and Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York 1980-2012. Recent work has appeared in Upstreet and on the Black Earth Institute's 30 Days Hath September poetry feature curated by Patricia Spears Jones.

About John Kearn...
John Kearns is the author of the short-story collection, Dreams and Dull Realities and the novel, The World and playwright of dramas including Sons of Molly Maguire and In the Wilderness.  His novel-in-progress, Worlds, was a finalist in the 2002 New Century Writers’ Awards.  John’s poems have appeared in such journals as the North American Review and the Grey Sparrow Journal.  John is the Treasurer and Salon Producer for Irish American Writers and Artists.  He has Masters Degree in Irish Literature from the Catholic University of America.

About Jennifer Juneau...
Jennifer Juneau has published numerous short stories and poems in journals such as the American Poetry Journal, Cincinnati Review, Evergreen Review, Off The Coast, Pank Magazine, Passages North, Portland Review, Seattle Review, Verse Daily and elsewhere. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for Fiction, The Million Writers Award and a Sundress Best of the Net award. She has won two prizes from the California State Poetry Society and her poetry collection, More Than Moon, was a finalist in the National Poetry Series. Jennifer has lived and traveled in Europe for over a decade where she became a sports journalist. Her articles have appeared in the Bleacher Report, 90:00 Soccer Magazine and Fox News Sports.

About Barbara Rosenthal...
About Barbara Rosenthal ...
Barbara Rosenthal is an international Media Poet born in the Bronx. At age 11, she began her lifelong Journal, and writing professionally with her own column, A Crack in the Sidewalk,in the local newspaper. At age 14, she began studying art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, going on to Rome and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where she earned a BFA in Painting, and was editor of Patterns, the art-lit magazine, and produced her first performance-text-installation, Self-Portrait Room, which had no such genre-names then in 1968. In 1973, she earned an MFA in Painting from Queens College. In 1976 she began her 33-year college teaching career at seven colleges, in Fine Arts, Photography, Video and Writing, 12 years at Parsons/The New School and 22 at CUNY//Staten Island. Her first 4 books of images and text, Clues to Myself, Sensations, Homo Futurus and Soul & Psyche, were published 1981-98 by Visual Studies Workshop Press. The publisher of her new novel Wish for Amnesia is Deadly Chaps Press. She belongs to The Unbearables literary collective. Her stories, essays, poems and photographs have been included in many small magazines and in anthologies such as Cradle and All(Faber & Faber) and The Big Book of Sex (Autonomedia).She has performed, screened videos, given talks and readings and been included in many group and solo shows, such as at the Carlo Lamagna, Dooley LeCappellaine and Stux galleries in NY, and since 2006 in China, Russia, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, the UK and Australia. In 2009 and 2010, she represented the US at TinaB: the Prague Contemporary Art Festival, in both Performance and Text Art. The international preview-launch of Wish for Amnesia was at Cialuna Library in Barletta, Italy in Feb 2015. The reading venues she’s been featured at in NY include Cornelia Street, Shades of Green, Parkside, Park Plaza, Bowery Poetry and HiFi and most recently at Printed Matter.
WEBSITE: barbararosenthal.org WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Rosenthal

About Amy Barone...
Amy Barone's new chapbook Kamikaze Dance was published byFinishing Line Press, who recognized her as a finalist in their annual New Women's Voices Competition. Her poetry has appeared in Gradiva, Impolite Conversation (UK), Paterson Literary Review, Philadelphia Poets and Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow. She spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women's Wear Daily and Advertising Age. Her first chapbook, Views from the Driveway, was published by Foothills Publishing. She belongs to PEN America Center and the brevitas online poetry community. A native of Bryn Mawr, PA, Barone lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @AmyBBarone
Her New Poetry Book, Kamikaze Dance, from Finishing Line Press --
https://www.amazon.com/author/amybarone

About April Jones...
April Jones
AKA The Rythym
R-Reality
Y-Yearning
T-To
H-Heal
Y-Your
M-Mentality

Featured at, Starks, Cornelia Street Cafe, Nomads Choir, Featured The Green Pavilion, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Carolines, Brownstone Poets, Featured with Su Polo Saturn Series Poetry Reading, Nightingales, Word Up Cafe, Future Center Brownsville, NAN National Action Network, Produced Your Call to Be Heard, Producer of Rythym in the Bronx, And, Wake Up Sundays, Actor in Play--Bronx Voices, Actor in Play OZ Comes to Harlem, Model, Published Arthur of A Faa Real Experience the book can be ordered from Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com-- Stop The Violence with Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, Stop the Violence-James E. Davis, Brownsville Civic Association with Senator Sampson, Hon. Darlene Mealy, Community Activists, Inspirational Speaker, Grandmother, GreatGrandmother, Bachelors Degree College of New Rochelle, Degree from Lehmans College Production, Associates Degree Glassboro State College, Certificate Cuny College in Human Behavior, HIV Counselor with Project Achieve, City Worker DCAS.

About Bob Heman...
Bob Heman’s collages, cut-outs [participatory cut-out multiples on paper] and drawings have been shown in a small two-man show at The Brooklyn Museum, in a one-man retrospective of his cut-outs at BACA’s Downtown Cultural Center, and in group shows in Toronto, Los Angeles and New York.

His poems and prose poems have appeared in such diverse publications as Sentence, The Prose Poem, Caliban, Otoliths, Kayak, Hanging Loose, Center, and Artful Dodge, and are upcoming in New American Writing and Reader.

He has edited CLWN WR (formerly Clown War) since the early 1970s, and during the late 1970s was an artist-in-residence at The Brooklyn Museum.

 

About John K. Lawson...
John K. Lawson has roots in Plymouth, England and in the USA.  A visual artist with work in many private and public collections internationally, he is also a published poet and novelist.  Two of his previous books, Figures in Jazz and Maker Rebirth, combine his poetry and visual art in provocative dialogue.  His poetry is published regularly in The Berkshire Edge in the USA, and following the success of his first collection of poems, Now, published by Westwords Press in 2014, his new collection, A Map of Sorts, continues his exploration of what it means to be human in the 21st century. John is also the author of the novel, Hurricane Hotel.  His next public reading will be at the Asheville, NC Literary Festival.  He can often be found reading at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans, the oldest open mic event in the USA.  For more information about John’s work visit www.lawsonworks.com
AboutAbout Madeline Artenberg...
Madeline Artenberg's poetry has appeared in many print and online
publications, such as Vernacular and Rattle.  She has work forthcoming in
MAINTENANT 11.  The Old In-and-Out, a play based on her poetry and that of
Karen Hildebrand, garnered raves in 2013.  She won Lyric Recovery and Poetry
Forum prizes, was semi-finalist in Margie, The American Journal of Poetry
contest and Honorable Mention in the 2017 Highland Park Poetry Challenge.
About Deanna M. Lehman...
Deanna M. Lehman is a poet, writer, editor, actress and artist currently living in Staten Island, New York. She grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio and New Port Richey, Florida. As a teen she created Pandora's Box which was a gothic literary zine. She was suspended from school and went to the newspapers to make a stand for her 1st Amendment Rights. Gulf High School was forced to suspend the ten day suspension and the rebels rejoiced. She continued with Pandora's Box from 1993 to 1995. She took time from the art world to attend college, get married and raise her two children. In 2003, she became the first Westerner to graduate Aomori University with a Bachelor's. She was divorced by 2005 and moved to NY after securing her children with her wealthy ex-husband who was best able to guarantee a safe environment, healthcare and premium education.

In 2006, Deanna created a zine called Lollygag which continued till 2009. She has profread and edited many books including American Hardcore and New York Rock by Steven Blush. She also transcribed and interviewed for The New Transexuals by George Petros. Deanna writes poems, short stories, articles and is in the process of editing her autobiographical book, Kinderwhore. She enjoys drawing and painting in a style she calls Abstract Complex. She started doing spoken word events with Su Polo at Shades of Green for the Saturn Series poetry group in 2016. She's also the creator of a poetry form called One Word Wonders in which only the letters of a single word can be used to tell a story with about that particular chosen word. Examples are given and feisty writers encouraged to try the form.
Morphine Moonbeams is Deanna's first chapbook and will be available at the reading.

About Sophie Malleret...
Sophie Malleret read her English/French poetry in NY: Howl Festival, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Café, New Museum, Reuben Foundation, Art Fairs, Galleries. Also read at the Amherst Library, Woodstock Poetry Festival, in Europe: Paris, the Prague International Microfestival, and most recently at the Williams Center for the Arts in NJ. Working on simultaneous performance of her bilingual poems. Developing German poetry for a show in Germany. Enjoys performing with musicians. You can find her poetry in various issues of Vlak, Maintenent, Art in Odd Places... Has also been active in film/theater.

About Zev Torres...
Zev Torres is a writer and spoken word performer whose poetry has appeared in numerous print and on-line publications, including Suisun Valley Review (2016), Palabras Luminosas, Great Weather for MEDIA’s anthology I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand, Nerve Lantern Issue 8, the summer, 2014 edition of The Linnet’s Wings and the 2010-2016 Brownstone Poets’ Anthologies. His poetry has also appeared in the May, 2016 Poetry Leaves exhibition in Waterford, Michigan. Since 2008 Zev has hosted Make Music New York’s annual Spoken Word Extravaganza, and in 2010 he founded the Skewered Syntax Poetry Crawls.

About Nelson Alxndr...
Self taught composer/guitarist Nelson Alxndr has been playing music in and around *New York City for over ten years. He's best known in music circles as a solo performer using innovative finger style techniques to lay down percussive instrumental grooves on electric-acoustic guitar. He has also become well known in the flourishing performance poetry scene. Nelson is musical director for the poetry performance group "Bruce Weber's No Chance Ensemble", which has produced the CD "Lets Dine Like Jack Johnson Tonight". In addition Nelson Alxndr has shared the stage with some of poetry's brightest talents including Reg E. Gaines (Bring in the Noise Bring in the Funk),  Bob Holman (former  host at the Nuyorican Poets Café, producer PBS series, United States of Poetry, founder Bowery Poetry Club), and regular collaborators poet Madeline Artenberg  and poet and independent publisher, Steve Fried *The Knitting Factory, 92nd St Y, The Baggot Inn, Sidewalk Cafe, CBGB'S Gallery, The Nuyorican Poets Café nelsonalxndr@hotmail.com

About Steve Luttrell...
Steve Luttrell: was born and continues to live in Portland, Maine. He is a graduate of Franklin Pierce College and is the author of ten books of poetry, the latest being, Twelve Moons, Twelve Poems. His new book, Plumb Line, is published by North American Books and distributed by Random House. He is a former Poet Laureate of Portland, Maine and is the founding editor of The Café Review, a quarterly journal of poetry, art, and reviews that, in 2014, celebrated its 25th anniversary!
http://www.thecafereview.com

About Evie Ivy...
Evie is a poet and Belly Dancer! She host a longtime reading series at the Green Pavillion in Brooklyn and has produced and edited several chapbooks and anthologies. She is also the host and performer at her events "the Dance of the Word."
More information and a lovely collection of her work can be found on http://levurelitteraire.com/evie-ivy/

About Jim Feast...
Jim Feast is the author of an essay on the depiction of anarchism in high literature in the current issue of the magazine Fifth Estate. His poetry book Time Extends Life to Those Who Survive came out a couple months back. He is a member of the Unbearables literary faction.

About Meg Kaizu...
Meg Kaizu has lived in Tokyo, Moscow and NYC contributing reviews, articles and interviews for magazines such as Tokyo Art Beat, PingMag, Whitehot Magazine, Being A Broad, Metropolis and New York Art Beat. Her paintings, short story, and poetry have appeared in KD-Magazine, Avenue, Off-Yellow and Otter Magazine. She studied art at the University of Oregon and the Art Students League of New York.

About Jason Gallagher...
Jason Gallagher was a contributing editor at Evergreen Review. He is a member of The Unbearables poetry collective. His poetry has appeared in The Otter as well as in Kind of a Hurricane Press anthologies The Seasons and Storm Cycle. He has published academic work on Native American authors. He has also had his reviews published in Sensitive Skin, Gainsayer and The Otter. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his cat and works as an adjunct English instructor at Borough of Manhattan Community College and Brooklyn College.

About Ellen Lytle...
ellen 'windy' aug lytle is working towards a book of short fiction; has 3 books of poetry of which her latest(2014) was just re released by NYQ press, and 1 book of fiction, she teaches creative writing and is involved in animal welfare..

About Michael Lytle...
michael 'elewhale' lytle has played clarinets for over 50 years and has been an improvisational musician since grad school. he’s in three nyc orchestras, tours europe regularly and is with the band dr. nerve. lytle is also a sound engineer.

 

 

About Aimee Herman...
Aimee Herman is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominated poet and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York, looking to disembowel the architecture of gender and what it means to queer the body. Aimee is also the Finalist of Split this Rock poetry contest (2013) for poem, interchangeable genitals; Finalist for Matrix Lit Pop Awards 2013 and 2014; and Finalist for Button Poetry’s Exploding Pinecone Press Chapbook Contest (2013). Aimee is also the author of two books of poetry, “to go without blinking” (BlazeVOX books) and “meant to wake up feeling” (great weather for MEDIA) Find Aimee’s poems in The Outrider Review, nin journal, Wild Gender, Nerve Lantern, Lavender Review, EDUCE, Sous Les Paves, the Lambda Literary Award winning anthology: 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 full-length book of poems, meant to wake up feeling (great weather for MEDIA). Aimee is an adjunct professor at Bronx Community College, a faculty member with Poetry Teachers NYC and a host for The Inspired Word open mic erotica series “Titillating Tongues”. In addition, Aimee has been featured at Dixon Place’s Hot! Festival, The Fresh Fruit Festival, HOWL fest, and the Dumbo Arts Festival. Aimee has guest taught at various universities and colleges including: CUNY Grad Center, St Johns University (Queens), Malloy College (Long Island), Stoneybrook University (Long Island), City College of New York, and Metro State (CO). Check out Aimee on itunes and cdbaby.com

About Bill Considine...
Bill Considine has a chapbook, *Strange Coherence*, from The Operating System and a CD of poems with music,* An Early Spring*, from Fast Speaking Music. His poems have appeared most recently in Quick, Fast and Deadly and in White Rabbit and will be forthcoming in post(zine). He also writes verse plays, with productions at Theater for a New City and the Brooklyn Army Terminal. He’s also made poetry videos. More is at his website, *williamconsidine.com <http://williamconsidine.com>*.

About Moira T. Smith...
Moira T. Smith is is completely nocturnal. She only leaves the house if she needs supplies. Or has been invited to entertain the troops. Her favorite animal is the 3-toed sloth. She also likes baseball and ancient Sumerian incantations. She has many admirers, but none as ardent as herself. Her bullshit detector is stuck in the ON position, and is aimed squarely at the mirror.

About Jim Feast
Jim Feast is the author of an essay on the depiction of anarchism in high literature in the current issue of the magazine Fifth Estate. His poetry book Time Extends Life to Those Who Survive came out a couple months back. He is a member of the Unbearables literary faction.
About Sparrow
Sparrow lives in a doublewide trailer in Phoenicia, N.Y. He is considered the “Erik Satie of the flutophone.” Sparrow’s new book is How to Survive the Coming Collapse of Civilization (And Other Helpful Hints), published by The Operating System.
About Ron Kolm
Ron Kolm is a founding member of the Unbearables and has helped edit their five anthologies. He is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin magazine. Ron is the author of The Plastic Factory, Divine Comedy, Suburban Ambush, Duke & Jill and, with Jim Feast, the novel Neo Phobe. A new collection of his short stories, Night Shift, has just been published by Autonomedia. He's had work in Flapperhouse, Great Weather for Media and the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.. Ron’s papers were purchased by the New York University library, where they’ve been catalogued in the Fales Collection.

 

About Diane Block...
Diane Block is a professional classical violinist who received her training at the Manhattan School of Music, with a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance in 1980. It was there, at MSM, that she developed an interest in Romantic and Modern Poetry. This interest was shared by close musician friends at monthly musical and poetry salons. Diane has featured her poetry at all the major poetry venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island. She is married to the poet Bernard Block and together they have co-featured in Philadelphia, Laugharne, South Wales and NYC. Eight of her poems have been published in the prestigious European on-line literary journal Levure Littéraire No. 9. Diane and cellist Terry Batts comprise the violin/cello Duo Gemini Journey, often accompanied by Fred Simpson on percussion. They have performed at Cornelia St. Café, Nassau County Museum of Art, Heckscher Museum and many libraries in NYC and Long Island.

About Bernard Block...
Bernard Block began his Poetry Series on May 19, 2012 at the Bowery Poetry Club.  He curated and hosted the next thirteen sequels at Cornelia Street Café; now entitled “From Whitman to Ginsberg: Poems That Challenge Conventional Wisdom.”  All fourteen editions have been videotaped and posted on YouTube.  Twenty-three poems of his were published in the prestigious on-line European literary journal, Levure Litteraire #8 and #9.

About Erica Mapp...
Erica Mapp, originally from Trinidad, is a long-term New York resident with poems in The Avocet, 360 degrees, (recently published by the Circle of Poets in Trinidad), Commonweal magazine, MOBIUS, WORDS magazine, (published by the School of Visual Arts in New York), Dinner With the Muse, an anthology edited by Evie Ivy, COLUMBIA magazine and the former LAKE EFFECT. She is a graduate of Cave Canem, a black writers' group. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, from The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City and a Master’s Degree in Art Education, from New York University, School of Education. Her continuing education includes thirty credits in poetry at the graduate level, from the Graduate English Department, Queens College of the City of New York, (C.C.N.Y.), where she studied with the acclaimed poet, Marie Ponsot for almost two years. She also studied poetry with Marie Ponsot privately, for many years and with Grace Schulman at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. In more recent years, she studied with Cave Canem teachers, Jacqueline La Mon and Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer prize winning author and poet. She has taken part in many poetry readings both here and abroad and is seeking publication for her two completed poetry manuscripts and an uncompleted book of essays. Please see this wonderful article about Erica: http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2012-11-29/poet-seeks-help-shape-culture-through-writing

 

2016

About Sarah Sarai...
Sarah Sarai’s poetry has been called “irreverent, yet anguished.” Indeed, writes July Westhale, in a review of Geographies of Soul and Taffeta (Indolent Books), “Her poems acknowledge the human capacity for boundary and our inability to come to terms with fallibility.” A quasi-New Yorker, born on Long Island, living in Manhattan, Sarah misses the West. But poets need to miss something. She is thrilled to be part of this year’s Saturn Series Christmas poetry fete. Weird times call for poems, friends, and a cocktail. See: Sarah Sarai - Geographies:
http://www.lambdaliterary.org/reviews/12/06/geographies-of-soul-and-taffeta-by-sarah-sarai/


About Barbara Rosenthal...
Barbara Rosenthal is an international Media Poet born in the Bronx. At age 11, she began her lifelong Journal, and writing professionally with her own column, A Crack in the Sidewalk,in the local newspaper. At age 14, she began studying art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, going on to Rome and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where she earned a BFA in Painting, and was editor of Patterns, the art-lit magazine, and produced her first performance-text-installation, Self-Portrait Room, which had no such genre-names then in 1968. In 1973, she earned an MFA in Painting from Queens College. In 1976 she began her 33-year college teaching career at seven colleges, in Fine Arts, Photography, Video and Writing, 12 years at Parsons/The New School and 22 at CUNY//Staten Island. Her first 4 books of images and text, Clues to Myself, Sensations, Homo Futurus and Soul & Psyche, were published 1981-98 by Visual Studies Workshop Press. The publisher of her new novel Wish for Amnesia is Deadly Chaps Press. She belongs to The Unbearables literary collective. Her stories, essays, poems and photographs have been included in many small magazines and in anthologies such as Cradle and All(Faber & Faber) and The Big Book of Sex (Autonomedia).She has performed, screened videos, given talks and readings and been included in many group and solo shows, such as at the Carlo Lamagna, Dooley LeCappellaine and Stux galleries in NY, and since 2006 in China, Russia, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, the UK and Australia. In 2009 and 2010, she represented the US at TinaB: the Prague Contemporary Art Festival, in both Performance and Text Art. The international preview-launch of Wish for Amnesia was at Cialuna Library in Barletta, Italy in Feb 2015. The reading venues she’s been featured at in NY include Cornelia Street, Shades of Green, Parkside, Park Plaza, Bowery Poetry and HiFi. WEBSITE: barbararosenthal.org WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Rosenthal

About Jay Chollick...
JAY CHOLLICK has been reading his poetry in and around NYC area for many years and continues to surprise us with new exquisite works weekly. His poetry has appeared on-line at Poetz.com, theshoutoutatottos.blogspot.com, Poetry Central and Big City Lit, and is included in the anthology Cat Breath, edited by Miriam Stanley among many other places. He has published several chapbooks of his poetry and most recently "Colors" published by Exot books. http://jchollick.wordpress.com/

About Jim Petrie...
Jim Petrie is a guitarist, singer and writer of honest, well-crafted songs in a country folk/rock and blues style. His music tells stories and paints pictures of aspiration and longing; of love, loss and redemption, and of optimism and hope. He occasionally amuses and sometimes flirts but always strives to touch the heart. He performs in several musical configurations: as a soloist, as part of the Karen Hudson River Trio, and as leader of his own band, The Dirty Dishes. His first CD, Perfect on Paper, recorded with his band and many musical guests, will have its official release in early 2017. He is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music. He splits his time between upstate New York and New York City. Please visit his website www.jimpetriemusic.com for information, photos, videos, music and more.

November 21 with The Dove Sisters: poet Rebecca Taub & poet/violinist Liz Taub with flutist Suki Rae
They will be presenting poetry with violin and flute accompaniment and also reading some works by Rebecca's late husband and Rebecca's and Liz's mother. Liz on violin and Suki Rae on flute will take turns playing their beautiful music! This looks to be a lovely night !

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About Rebeca Taub...
Rebeca Taub, another aging hippie, has been writing poetry and creating visual art since high school. A few poems have actually been published. Recently, she is approaching her poetry with increased devotion. She assembled a small and cherished collection that she is willing to share with this group. She will also bring the collection of her late husband Daniel Polsky's poetry to show this group.

About Liz Taub...
Liz Taub, aka Violizzy, has been playing violin since she was a child. She currently performs with the UN Symphony Orchestra & freelances around NYC as a fiddler with groups such as Bluestone 739, The Moon Goddess Band & DK & the Joy Machine. Her next Violizzy & Friends show will be Dec. 9, featuring Mar Sala Band!

About Suki Rae...
Flutist/singer/songwriter Suki Rae has been performing internationally for over twenty five years. She has won many awards,been musician in residence in eight locations including Israel and Spain; appeared on Radio and TV;acted,written and directed in Theater and Film.She appeared in a documentary with the rock band OASIS. She has released six recordings,five of original music on Reverence for Life Records. Her main website is www.sukiatry.com- music available on CD Baby; iTunes and spotify;youtube,reverbnation, ad infinitum....

Also there will be poetry presented posthumously of:

About Shirley Freilich Taub...
Shirley Freilich Taub, born & raised in an orthodox Jewish home in Brooklyn, wrote poetry throughout her life. Snippets of life in the first half of the 20th century are explored, as well as her intelligent observations re: others' and her own experiences as seen through the lens of religious questioning and romantic sensitivities. She was a teacher, guidance counselor, psychotherapist, great grandmother, grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, aunt & beautiful soul. She died May 1, 2016. Her writings live on in the book Dancing in Ra'anana her daughters compiled. A second edition will be available shortly.

About Daniel Polsky...
Daniel Polsky grew up in the Bronx and after graduating CCNY went on the earn his doctorate from the university of Leiden, Holland. He then served with distinction in Vietnam, doing preventive medicine. He worked in medicine but wrote as an avocation. His lifelong love of writing resulted in a book of poetry, published posthumously in 2008.

About Leigh Harrison...
Leigh Harrison is a Brooklyn-born poet, writer, musician, songwriter, parodist, artist, teacher, and political activist, who has lived in Queens most of her life. She began composing melodies for Robert Louis Stevenson poems at the age of four, and has continued to create music all her life. She wrote her first original poem at the age of eight, and it was published in a local Queens newspaper. This -- and the encouragement of her parents and teachers -- propelled her to keep writing, and in various forms: poetry, short story, prose, songs, journalism, book reviews, parody and the literary essay. She also began her involvement with photography and the visual arts in childhood -- creative work which she still pursues today.
About Robert Kramer...
Robert Kramer is a widely published playwright, poet, and translator of European literature. Serving in the United States Army, he was trained by the 82nd Airborne, Paratroopers, but became an officer in the Chemical Corps, where he specialized in chemical weaponry and radiation defense. After studying at various universities in the United States and Europe, he became a college professor in the field of European Cultural History. In the early years of the civil rights movement, he accepted a teaching position at Xavier University in New Orleans. There, in addition to teaching, he played piano in the bars and cafes of the French Quarter, and it was also in New Orleans that his daughter Karen was born. He has since presented many papers and published numerous books and articles on the history of literature and art. For several years he served as Director of International Studies at Manhattan College in Riverdale. He has received six awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has been a Fulbright Scholar for a year of research in Munich, Germany, and a Swiss Government Scholar for a year in Bern, Switzerland. He has been a guest professor at various colleges, such as the University of Connecticut, Syracuse University, and Haverford College, and has lectured at such institutions as the Smithsonian, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Therapist Association. He has given readings of his poetry and translations on radio and television on both coasts, and at such colleges as New York University, The University of California, and Harvard University. He is a former Director of the New York Poet’s Cooperative, and currently a semi-retired professor of Art History at Manhattan College. Robert's new book, WORDGLASS will be available and also through Poets Wear Prada press at http://pwpbooks.blogspot.com

About Larry Littany Litt...
Larry Litt is a New York City born writer, poet and performer. His shamanically inspired poetic rituals are created to address historical and contemporary spiritual, political and social issues while suggesting how to strengthen the natural world around and within us. His work is documented in video and photography. In the 1993 Venice Biennale Litt performed the “VIDEO-MUDANG“ ritual, sharing the award winning German Pavilion with Nam June Paik and Hans Haacke. He has since performed this tribute to fluxus art worldwide. It tells the story of Korean and fluxus artists who integrated their personal shamanisms into contemporary art. His reprise during the “Fluxus Mediale Festival“ at Anthology Film Archives was hailed by critics as an interdisciplinary arts achievement. In his “BURN THE FOX“ ritual, Litt asked participants to burn the books of Rupert Murdoch and his conservative political pundits appearing on Fox News television. Soon afterwards the Fox TV network began to make big mistakes in their political and corporate fascist news reporting. Mr Litt still hasn’t apologized. Litt has a special interest in destroying the insidious book hoax “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” His “HATE BOOKS” “HOLY FIRES” full scale theater ritual performance, along with its talismanic collage series, has been seen at the 2007 Moscow Biennale, in New York City"s at Emily Harvey Foundation’s Blago Bung festival, Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire, Berlin’s Momentum at Bethanien, Istanbul Bienniale and at New York City’s MagnanMetz Gallery. “WE DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE; LONG AS YOU GOT MONEY!" A Mock Fundraising Art Auction for and by Artists was performed at Long Island City’s Dean Projects on May16, 2011. A photo installation and video accompanied the performance. Y Gallery in Jackson Heights NYC was the scene of Litt’s original ritual “MAKING GOOD LUCK-ARTISTS SUCCESS RITUAL" which asked artists to declare their desires for a New York gallery exhibition. Gallery locations were chosen from The Monthly NY Gallery Guide, shamanically empowered by Larry Litt, then burned to send their desires in a cloud of smoke to the gods of art’s chaotic nature. Live drumming rhythms awakened the Supernatural Forces of Art that decide who gets what shows. A mobile environmental performance titled, “STEEL CUP ART CARRY” is dedicated to reducing the world’s waste paper and discarded plastic cups at art gallery and museum openings. Reusable steel cups are given to participants at art events. They can carry them to openings for the rest of their lives. Since 2001 Litt has written and produced 30 short films as part of his “THE BLAME SHOW“ series. These films publicly examine everything from September 11th apocalyptic politics to religious hypocrisy and the global oil crisis. The videos were seen on Time-Warner cable television from 2005 to 2007. Beginning in 2008, Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery annually invites Larry to produce an annual political election night performance event titled Pratt Falls. It topically and poetically combines art and politics with artistic wit and fun. Larry Litt has performed in all eight “Blago Bung“ festivals including at Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire anniversary celebration with original sound, music and word art projects. “TRIBUTE TO CABARET VOLTAIRE“ was performed at NYC“ Emily Harvey Foundation and will be performed in Riga, Latvia on May 22, 2014. Larry Litt is represented by MagnanMetz Gallery in Chelsea NYC.
About Lorin Roser...
Lorin Roser is a multimedia artist, composer and animator whose work has the expression of mathematics utilizes algorithms in his compositions and physical simulations in his 3D architectural animations exhibited at Plum Blossoms, Crossing Art, Flushing Town Hall. His recent music is created with realtime manipulation of polynomials began years ago. His animated video and painting series called Mythical Montage, are a "unique interplay... evoking new cyber forms that are montage into an abstracted mental way. As a musician, Roser has performed at CBGB's, Emily Harvey Foundation with Larry Litt, White Box with Elliott Sharp, events for curator/performance artist A. Schloss at Remote and Puffin Room. His architecture works into his drawn sounds as well. www.cloudspace.com search: https://soundcloud.com/strangeattractor also see his animations on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user852895

About Art Gatti...
Art Gatti won the CUNY-wide Dwight Durling Award for a Manuscript of Poetry in 1965. He’s been published in The New Mexico Quarterly, America Sings, The East Village Other, PiF, The New York Hangover, And Then, Image9, Allegro, Jefferson Market Library Poets Anthology 2016, Riverside Library Poets Anthology 2017 and the international anthology, From Neza York to Nueva York—a collection recently honored by the Mexican government in the Mexican capitol and celebrated here at its NYC consulate. He chaired a poetry/fiction workshop at WestBeth and had a regular column, “Misadventures in Poetry,” in WestView News. An SDS community organizer right out of college, he was absent from the poetry scene for many years while engaged in journalism and editing. Through his screenwriting, he’s a member of the Producer-Writers Guild of America. Now, finally out of his self-imposed forty-year exile from poetry, he’s come crawling back to the Muse. His third book, which is his first book of poetry, is a half-century of poems he’s written about his experiences in our sister nation, called “Mexico—Dust in My Blood”. Under the auspices of Dark Light publishers, his next offering is a book of poetry entitled Songs of Mute Eagles, due out in 2017.

About Ptr Kozlowski ...
Ptr Kozlowski has been a taxi driver, a deliveryman, a poet and a printer, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He likes to draw upon his experience to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He's been published in Hobo Jungle and Stained Sheets, in anthologies of Brownstone Poets and Great Weather for Media; and performed at Bowery Poetry Club and ABC No Rio, Yippie Museum Cafe, Cornelia Street Cafe, Sip This! in Valley Stream, and Barnes and Noble Park Slope, among other New York area readings. His latest published poem is in the South Florida Poetry Journal, at: www.southfloridapoetryjournal.com.

About Chuck Joy...
Chuck Joy. A graduate of Fordham University (1973) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1978), began attending to the voice of poetry already speaking. Attended workshops, Iowa, Squaw Valley, Chautauqua Institution. Member, Second Tuesday, Mercyhurst University; Italian-American Writers Association.
Poems, Chiron Review, Medicinal Purposes, Rattapallax. Great Lakes Review, Crisis Chronicles, Two Bridges. Featured poet Erie Book Store, the Orange Bear, East End Book Exchange (Pittsburgh), Woodlawn Diner (Buffalo), Mahall’s 20 Lanes (Cleveland), Confluence, Snoetry, Wordstock. Poetry editor, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Author, Said the Growling Dog (Nirala Publications, New Delhi India); Fun Poetry (Lulu.com, USA); Every Tiger Wants To Sing (Poets’ Hall Press, Erie Pennsylvania); All Smooth (Destitute Press, Buffalo). Happy to be in NYC, returning for Su Polo’s Saturn Series. More at chuckjoy.com.


About Francine Witte...
Francine Witte is the author of the poetry chapbooks Only, Not Only (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and First Rain (Pecan Grove Press, 2009), winner of the Pecan Grove Press competition, and the flash fiction chapbooks Cold June (Ropewalk Press), selected by Robert Olen Butler as the winner of the 2010 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award, and The Wind Twirls Everything (MuscleHead Press). Her latest poetry chapbook, Not All Fires Burn the Same has just won the Slipstream chapbook contest and has just been published. Her poem ”My Dead Florida Mother Meets Gandhi” is the first prize winner of the 2015 Slippery Elm poetry award. She has been nominated seven times for a pushcart prize in poetry and once for fiction. She is an avid iphoneographer. A former English teacher, Francine lives in New York.

About Moe Seager...
Moe Seager is a writer and performance artist. Poet and Jazz & Blues vocalist he sings his verses on stages in Paris, New York and elsewhere. He has recorded 2 jazz-poetry c.d's - the Blue Note Metaphor. His 5 poetry collections are issued from the French Ministry of Culture - Rio Escondido, Cairo press - One World, in Arabic translation, les Temps des Cirises, Paris - We want Everything, in French translation, and Busking editions, London - Fishermen and Pool Sharks. His essays have been broadcast on radio, television, in print and online as Paris Calling. Seager has had numerous works performed, commissioned for stages in the USA and France.A Golden Quill Awardee, 1989, (USA) for journalism, Seager earned an International Human Rights award, 1990, from the Zepp foundation, for his numerous features, essays and poems for radio, print, online, written on site from numerous war zones in Central America, Middle East, Africa, Detroit. Seager lives in voluntary exile in Paris. Keep the Beat on the Pulse of Life! Moe Seager http://www.facebook.com/moe.seager http://www.myspace.com/bluenotemetaphor http://moe-seager.blogspot.com
About Bill Considine...
Bill Considine was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He is an honors graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. He was first encouraged to write poetry by Diane Middlebrook and first studied writing poetry with Elizabeth Bishop. He was active in downtown New York City poetry in the 1980’s, and his poems were published in Downtown, Cover, Red Tape, New Observations, Pan Arts and The National Poetry Journal of the Lower East Side, among other publications of the time. He has also written verse plays, with productions at Theater for a New City and the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and a staged reading last year at Medicine Show Theater. A video of his poem, “Lincoln in Queens,” with music, won the Hometown USA Award as the best art video produced on public access facilities in the USA in 1990. His life in poetry includes a lengthy hiatus, but he returned to poetry several years ago. A chapbook, *Strange Coherence* (from The Operating System) and a CD of poems with music, *An Early Spring* (from Fast Speaking Music), were published in 2013. A lawyer, he recently retired after a career in local government and with a non-profit organization. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Careen Shannon. Their daughters live in New York and San Francisco. For more, including poems, photos, videos and audio, please see his website, at www.williamconsidine.com

About Ellaraine Lockie...
Ellaraine Lockie is a widely published and awarded author of poetry, nonfiction books and essays. Her eleventh chapbook, Where the Meadowlark Sings, won the 2014 Encircle Publication’s Chapbook Contest. Her newest collection, Love Me Tender in Midlife, has been released as an internal chapbook in IDES from Silver Birch Press. Other work has received the Women’s National Book Association’s Poetry Prize, Best Individual Collection from Purple Patch magazine in England for Stroking David's Leg and the San Gabriel Poetry Festival Chapbook Contest winner award for Red for the Funeral. Ellaraine teaches poetry workshops, often judges poetry contests and serves as Poetry Editor for the lifestyles magazine, Lilipoh.
About Juanita Torrence-Thompson...
Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Pushcart nominated poet, Short story writer, playwright, events producer, former Adjunct Professor, former actress and former Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of award-winning MOBIUS The Poetry Magazine for 7 years. MOBIUS and her books were Small Press Review “pick”. Awards for poetry, short fiction, feature articles, children’s poetry. Short fiction & poetry published internationally, Poems translated into 15 languages. Latest poetry book, WHEN MORNING COMES. Book #10 is forthcoming. Her 2nd play, “THE PLACE,” was recently produced in New York City. She holds M.A. Fordham University. Reads prose and poetry in Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa, Canada, U.S. www.poetrytown.com

About Alexandra Portal...
Alexandra has been writing poetry for 45 years and has been on the poetry scene for 41 years. She began a reading at an East Village Cafe named La Fregata. Early in the scene she was at a reading which featured the famous Jazz singer, Joe Lee Wilson. In the early 90s she ran a poetry series which met at varying locations around the city including The Algonquin Hotel, home to the Round Table of Dorothy Parker fame. She edited and wrote a magazine along with the series called Poetry Talk. She appeared on TV with her poetry on cable TV and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. She has written 4 novels and 1 play.
Her poetry favors the mystical in theme and is inspired by birds, travel and the inner spirit in us all.

About Angela Kirby...
Angela Kirby was born in rural Lancashire in 1932 but now lives in London. Apart from bringing up five children, she is the author of several books on cooking and gardening and has an M.A in Language, Art and Education, also a D.Phil in Creative Writing, both from Sussex University. Her poems are widely published, have won many prizes and commendations in major competitons and have been read on BBC Radio and BBC Television. In 1996 and 2001 she was the B.B.C.’s Wildlife Poet of the Year. Much of her work is translated into Romanian. Shoestring Press published her three collections, Mr. Irresistible, 2005, Dirty Work, 2008, A Scent of Winter, 2013. This past November Angela's latest book was published: The Days After Always, New and Selected Poems.
About David Francis...
David Francis has produced five albums of songs, one of poems, and “Always/Far,” a chapbook of lyrics and drawings. In 2013 his film “Village Folksinger” premiered at Anthology Film Archives in New York. Since then he has made a documentary “Projection” and a surrealistic music video called “Commercial for Cassette.” David’s poems and stories have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies. He is planning a UK tour this fall and working on a film of live performances, which includes one from Saturn Series. www.davidfrancismusic.com

About Penelope Maguffin...
Penelope Maguffin is a native New Yorker who was born in Brooklyn and has been living in Manhattan for 25 years. She has been writing poetry since the age of seven and has been performing it since 1975. It has been published in local publications and she has featured at many venues. She ran poetry workshops for special populations for Volunteers of America, Union Settlement and the Dept. of Correction. Her diverse career includes positions as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor and advertising copywriter. She is retired from a position as a middle school teaching assistant for special needs children, where she worked for 15 years. Her poetry book, FLOW OF HOPE is available in person and on Amazon.com.

About Deanna M. Lehman...
Deanna M. Lehman is a poet, writer, editor, actress and artist currently living in Staten Island, New York. She grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio and New Port Richey, Florida. As a teen she created Pandora's Box which was a gothic literary zine. She was suspended from school and went to the newspapers to make a stand for her 1st Amendment Rights. Gulf High School was forced to suspend the ten day suspension and the rebels rejoiced. She continued with Pandora's Box from 1993 to 1995. She took time from the art world to attend college, get married and raise her two children. In 2003, she became the first Westerner to graduate Aomori University with a Bachelor's. She was divorced by 2005 and moved to NY after securing her children with her wealthy ex-husband who was best able to guarantee a safe environment, healthcare and premium education. 

In 2006, Deanna created a zine called Lollygag which continued till 2009. She has profread and edited many books including American Hardcore and New York Rock by Steven Blush. She also transcribed and interviewed for The New Transexuals by George Petros. Deanna writes poems, short stories, articles and is in the process of editing her autobiographical book, Kinderwhore. She enjoys drawing and painting in a style she calls Abstract Complex. She started doing spoken word events with Su Polo at Shades of Green for the Saturn Series poetry group in 2016. She's also the creator of a poetry form called One Word Wonders in which only the letters of a single word can be used to tell a story with about that particular chosen word. Examples are given and feisty writers encouraged to try the form. Morphine Moonbeams is Deanna's first chapbook.

About Robin Greenstein...
Golden-voiced, skillful instrumentalist Robin Greenstein may be the best-kept secret in the acoustic singer-songwriter world. With Tears and Laughter, an album of rare emotional depth, her breakout moment is here. Robin is no stranger to folk radio. She received airplay across the US, Europe and Canada with her previous CDs which straddle the worlds of contemporary singer-songwriter, traditional folk, blues & ethnic music.
Robin has a wide-ranging career in music which includes:
• mentored by and worked for 60’s folk legend Hedy West (“500 Miles”)
• being signed to a publishing deal with Bob Dylan’s company
• working in the music industry at a major record label
• receiving a grant to research and perform Sephardic music in NYC
• touring the college circuit for two decades
• headlining cruise ships
• performing in Europe annually; spent 3 months performing in Japan
• working as a clinician for Martin Guitars, traveling with CEO C.F. Martin IV in the US and abroad

She’s appeared at festivals such as Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, South Florida Folk Festival, etc. and at major folk clubs and other venues throughout the Northeast. After initially releasing two original music CDs (Slow Burn and Acousticness), Robin explored traditional folk and blues in her Images of Women series, followed by a multicultural holiday CD Songs of the Season with Cecilia Kirtland. Now, with great pride and delight, she returns to her first love, songwriting. Tears and Laughter is a diverse collection of material; a contemplation of the events and relationships that shape our lives. The roots-based folk-pop songs traverse the emotions of hope, love, sadness, optimism and joy. They include two re-recorded songs (previously released as singles) about life-changing events in NYC where Robin resides: “Hole in the Ground” (which veteran WXPN DJ Gene Shay calls “one of the best songs I’ve heard about 9/11”) and the award-winning “A Tale of Two Cities” (about Superstorm Sandy). Robin includes one cover song, a beautiful acoustic version of Eric Clapton’s sad and tender “Tears In Heaven,” (a duet with Frank Rendo). The title track, “Tears and Laughter,” is a meditation on how to live hopefully in a world where bad news is always around the corner. It’s arranged simply (acc. guitar, string bass, soprano sax) and a peaceful call-and-response chorus with soaring harmonies. The journey of life is often about love and loss, change, the quest for peace within and the search for answers while trying to accept what is... tears and laughter. Welcome back a sturdy, mature, glorious voice of reason in these most unsettling times.

About Robert Gibbons...
Robert grew up in Belle Glade, Florida, the eldest of five children, and earned a B.S. in History from Florida A&M. In 2007, he moved to New York City in search of his muse, Langston Hughes. Gibbons has studied with such master poets as Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Nelson, Klmiko Hahn and Nathalie Handal, and has participated in workshops at Cave Canem and the 92Y. His work has been published in numerous anthologies, including The Brownstone Poets Anthology, Dinner with the Muse (Ra Rays Press), The Cartier Street Review, Nomad’s Choir, and Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Art & Literature (Three Rooms Press). His poetry may also be heard on the CD Brain Ampin’ (Logo Chrysalis Productions). His latest work is Close to the Tree, poems by Robert Gibbons.

Close to the Tree is the first full-length collection of breathtaking, distinctive poetry from ROBERT GIBBONS, which surpasses his goal of commemorating the treasure of all who went before him. In this unique work, Gibbons paints so many different shades of color it becomes an art exhibit, according to author Leokadia Durmaj. Art curator and historian Marc Primus notes, “The poetry of Robert Gibbons flows from him like a mighty river. It is powerful lyrical, strong and hip.” And teacher/author Miriam Hipsh remarks, “Mr. Gibbons’ poetry is breathtaking in its imagery. His words paint a heart-wrenching canvas and haunt the reader with deeply emotional truth-telling.”

“Robert Gibbons is a masterful poet and wordsmith. His words are eloquent and passionate. He writes in the tradition of ancient griots. His voice is one of the leading voices of this period. Robert Gibbons words are uncompromising, passionate and authentic.” Lorraine Currelley, The Currelley Literary Journal

About Marilyn Thomas King...
poet/author/host/producer from the South Bronx. Featured in various books since 1983 and published 1st book of poetry, Eyez of the Sister Book of Thoughts Vol. I, in 2010. She has hosted events at Sam’s Soul Food Restaurant & Bar, La Pregunta Arts Café, Taza De Café, New Yorker Hotel and Bleu Violin in NYC. Featured at Garto Manor in New Rochelle, Stark’s Reality, Nomad’s Choir, NAMA, Yippee Museum, and the annual event on 1/1/2013 in NYC. For the past several years, producer of ‘Peace in the Streets Annual Cook-Out’

 

About Lisa Gutkin...
Best known as a member of The Klezmatics and the downtown Celtic band Whirligig, and most recently for her award winning work as co-composer and performer in Paula Vogel’s INDECENT, Lisa Gutkin is celebrated for her world-class fiddling. She's also a Grammy-winning songwriter for her settings of Woody Guthrie's lyrics on the Klezmatics CD “Wonder Wheel," and she's written music (and appeared on) Sex & The City, performed on Broadway with Sting, written the score for a Mabou Mines production, and was awarded a MacDowell fellowship. All along, this consummate musician and sideman has secretly longed to sing her own songs.To date Lisa’s songs have only been recorded by others, most namely the wonderful Susan McKeown. On From Here On In, her new 6-song EP, Lisa sings. She also accompanies herself on tenor guitar, and is joined by some of the musicians she most loves working with: Will Holshouser, Byron Isaacs, Roger Squitero, Buddy Cage, Cillian Vallely, Steve Holloway, Vaneese Thomas, and Fiona McBain. Produced by John Lissauer (Leonard Cohen, Loudon Wainwright), these songs are honest and warm. From Here On In, Lisa invites you to feel right at home.

About Stephen Paul Miller...
Stephen Paul Miller is the author of The Seventies Now: Culture as Surveillance (Duke University Press); The New Deal as a Triumph of Social Work: Frances Perkins and the Confluence of Early Twentieth Century Social Work with Mid-Twentieth Century Politics and Government (Palgrave Macmillan); Any Lie You Tell Will Be the Truth (Marsh Hawk Press); Being with a Bullet (Talisman); There’s Only One God and You’re Not It (Marsh Hawk Press); Skinny Eighth Avenue (Marsh Hawk Press); Fort Dad (Marsh Hawk Press); Art Is Boring for the Same Reason We Stayed in Vietnam (Domestic); and The Bee Flies in May (Marsh Hawk Press). He co-edited, with Daniel Morris, Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture (University of Alabama Press), and, with Terence Diggory, The Scene of My Selves: New Work on New York School Poets (National Poetry Foundation). His work has appeared or soon will appear in Best American Poetry, Barrow Street, New American Writing, Lit, Jacket, William Carol Williams Review, Columbia Review, Pataphysics, Zeek, Black Clock, Scripsi, Shofar, Mipoesias, Boundary 2, Columbia Review, American Letters and Commentary, Another Chicago Magazine, Paterson Review, Eoagh, Coconut, Zen Monster, Poetry New York, Mudfish, Tygerburning Literary Journal, St. Mark's Poetry Project Newsletter, Appearances, Bowery Poetry Club, Brooklyn Rail, Voices Israel, Literature around the Globe, Critiphoria, Professional Studies Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Tribe of John (University of Alabama Press), Burning Interiors (Farleigh Dickinson University Press), Reading the Difficulties (University of Alabama Press), Marsh Hawk Review, The Contemporary Narrative Poem: Critical Crosscurrents (University of Iowa Press), The New Promised Land: An Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry (Bloomsbury), and elsewhere. His plays have been performed at The Kitchen, PS 122, La Mama, St. Mark's Poetry Project, Bowery Poetry Project, University of Vermont, 8BC, Life Cafe, Darinka, and Intersections in San Francisco. He originated the Ear Inn Poetry Reading Series, and he edited the innovative National Poetry Magazine of the Lower East Side, Poetry Mailing List, and Critiphoria. Miller was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and he co-ran the Columbia University American Studies seminar between 1999 and 2002. In 2015, he received a grant from Shanghai International Studies and Hunan Universities to give poetry readings and lecture in China. Also in 2015, he was a Fordham U. Press Poetry Contest runner-up, and he also received a KlezKanada Poetry Retreat Scholarship in Montreal, Canada. He is a Professor of English at St. John’s University in New York City.

About Barbara Rosenthal...
A native New Yorker, Barbara Rosenthal is a prolific, idiosyncratic, highly original Media and Performance artist, referred to in print as a "Media Poet" by The Village Voice and elsewhere since the 1980s. She produced her first Performance/Installation in 1968, and Photography/Video in 1976, often mixing text with imagery, and such works are in the collections of MoMA, Whitney, Tate, etc. She’s a member of the Unbearables, been published in The Big Book of Sex, The MacGuffin Reader, Spit, Live and other Mags; writes reviews for Ragazine, and has read at Bowery, the NY Poetry Festival, Cornelia St, KGB, Parkside, etc. Her major books are "Clues to Myself", "Sensations", "Homo Futurus" and "Soul & Psyche”, all published by Visual Studies Workshop Press, Rochester, and this debut novel, 30-years in development, is hot off the press from Deadly Chaps Press, NYC. It has been nominated for several upcoming awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction; the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Novel; the National Book Award; and the Pushcart Prize. The novel is entitled “Wish for Amnesia”, and she’ll read a chapter for us now! Barbara Rosenthal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Rosenthal http://www.barbararosenthal.org/

 

 

 

About Zev Torres...
Zev Torres’ poetry, which he describes as “self-portraits without the self,” explores the intersection of the spontaneous with the calculated. Zev’s poetry has appeared in numerous print and on-line publications. Most recently, Fibrillations, was included in the Long Island Poetry Collective’s just-released issue of “Xanadu,” and Derailment was published in the spring issue of “Suisun Valley Review.” Zev’s poem, Twisted and Tangled was displayed in the May, 2016 Poetry Leaves exhibition in Waterford, Michigan. Since 2008, Zev has hosted Make Music New York's annual Spoken Word Extravaganza, and in 2010 he founded the Skewered Syntax Poetry Crawls. Zev has self-published three chapbooks: Revision, In Celebration of Hope and Change and Percussion Suite. When the time is right and he is so moved, Zev will strike again.

About John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper...
John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper is the creator of These Are Aphorithms (http://aphorithms.blogspot.com) and the author of Ten (Poets Wear Prada, 2012). His American English translation of Wax Women, with French texts of the original poems by Jean-Pierre Lemesle and photographs by Henry Jacobs (International Art Office: Paris, 1985), drew acclaim and dedicated full-window display from the Gotham Book Mart in New York — legendary fishing hole to the “wise” — released in the United States the following year. His work has appeared in Brownstone Poets 2013; The Venetian Hour, Dinner with the Muse, Part II; CLWR 49, CLWR 50; online at exitstrata.com; in the Sweet Tree Review (Summer 2016); and Rat’s Ass Review (Love & Enduring Madness); forthcoming, in the Unbearables anthology “Somewhere to Nowhere.” His whereabouts have been numerous, like his names, but, unlike them, currently unknown. He is editor and co-publisher of Poets Wear Prada, a small literary press based in Hoboken, New Jersey ― birthplace of baseball and Frank Sinatra. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

AboutMindy Matijasevic...
Mindy Matijasevic writes poetry and prose. Her work is in many journals and anthologies. She also teaches, acts, and does stand-up comedy. Mindy blogs weekly at www.SheSoFunny.org. Of all the circles she is in, poets might be her favorite as they seem to understand suffering, thinking, feeling, and visualizing a better world. Mindy is very happy to be part of tonight's reading.

About Pete Dolack...
Pete is an activist, writer, poet and photographer. He is the writer of Systemic Disorder. His degree is in journalism, "so if I can understand economics, so can you." He is the author of the book It’s Not Over: Lessons from the Socialist Experiment, a study of some of the attempts organized to create societies on a basis other than capitalism with an eye toward an understanding of today’s world and finding a path to a better world tomorrow. His photographs have shown in the"Phantasm" group show at the Friday Studio Gallery this past March. He was also, for two weekends, in the massive group show at Sideshow Gallery, Sideshow Nation III: Circle the Wagons. Pete continues to write about the economic crisis, and the political myopia behind it, at the Systemic Disorder blog. https://systemicdisorder.wordpress.com Pete recently taught a six-session class on his book, It's Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment.

About Tom Church...
Often compared to the Dadaists and Surrealists, both groups, He admits. "I may have affinities with (i mean who hasn't been influenced by them in some shape or form. We've had similar influences. What can I tell you? )" Definitely an enigma. Published in the magazine "Wrapping Paper" (back in the day) and presenter of 8mm filmworks of many natures at Maysles Cinema at 343 Lenox/Malcom X Blvd, btwn 127 & 128th Streets/ Harlem. www.mayslesinstitute.org

About Peewee ...
Peewee is a local NYC Poet who has been reading regularly at the Bowery Poetry Club. We welcome to Saturn Series at the recommendation of Tom Church.

About Andy Comess...
Andy Comess: NYC Poet/Musician the King of 14th Street. We welcome Andy for a rare feature appearance at Saturn Series. His books have been available at St. Marks Books NYC where many were sold of "Laughter after Laughter" which is written in his earlier style of "Mindswirl." His work ranges from the raucous observer to charged assessments of societal ilk. His personal monsters, anger and fears are examined with clamour and profane wisdom. Some of his many book, chapbook and leaflet titles are... Poetry & Prozac; Mindswirl; Laughter After Laughter; Su; Heartbreak; Jerk; Dry; NItwit; Poems; Baudelairian Holler; Ümit; Diner; Joe Jr. He is published online at http://faroutfurtheroutoutofsight.com His website "Andy Comess - A Total Mind" is at www.AndyComess.com

About Deanna M. Lehman...
Deanna M. Lehman – Rogue editrix/writer/interviewer/illustrator/artist/actress. - Editrix/Creator of Pandora's Box, a gothic literary Zine made in high school with friends. The Factsheet Five reviewed my zines, opening my world to outside influences (Rebel Productions) 1992-1995. - Editrix/Creator of Lollygag, a pornographic literary Zine I produced in NY for three years (Screaming Flower Press) 2007-2010. - Editrix and contributing author for Carnivora: The Dark Art Of The Automobile by Les Barany (Scapegoat Publishing) 2007. My reputation as a writer/editrix got me in on this project. So much fun! - Contributing writer for ArtSync Magazine 2009-2011. I wrote for four out of five of the issues before it went belly up. - Editorial assistant for the book Art That Kills (SE) by George Petros (Creation) 2010. - Editorial assistant and researcher for the book American Hardcore (SE) by Steven Blush (Feral House) 2010. - Managing editrix and interviewer for the book The New Transsexuals by George Petros. Laverne Cox was one of the interviewed and I was blown away by her intelligence. She became the first transsexual to be on the cover of Time magazine. Wow! 2012. - Dialogue editrix for the short film Examples Of Time Travel by George Petros 2013. - Editrix for the book New York Rock by Steven Blush (release to be announced). - Author of the book Kinderwhore (release to be announced). - Actress/Still photographer for the movie Halfway to Zen, a Wonder Wheel Production by The Adams Family (release to be announced). - Actress in Bigfoot: Blood Trap directed by John Orrichio 2016. - Contributing writer for the Spring New York Waste with Glenn Wernig 2016. - I received my BA majoring in sociology in 2003 from Aomori University in Japan. I was the first Westerner to graduate AU so I'm historically listed at my university. I've lived in NY for 11 years and still feel the excitement and awe of it all.

 

About Linda Kleinbub...
Linda Kleinbub’s work has appeared in The New York Observer, The Brooklyn Rail, Yahoo! Beauty, Grabbing the Apple: An Anthology of New York Woman Poets, Short, Fast and Deadly, First Literary Review East, The Best American Poetry Blog and forthcoming in the Nassau County Poet Laureate Society Review. She is also a painter and organic gardener.

About Burt Baroff...
Burt Baroff had a brief dalliances as a play write. An early voyage ended by his abandoning ship; after his play ”Alternate Weekends” was performed by The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and was well received. The play ended up in dry dock. He has a love of poetry and truly enjoys writing and reading his poems, while his feet remain in shallow water. He and Linda Kleinbub, a not nearly appreciated enough source of encouragement, formed Pen Pal Poets a few years ago. They hope to continue reading in the New Year.

About Vincent Quatroche...
Vincent Quatroche is a journeyman educator/irritant de jour listed as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Communication Department Fredonia State College in Western New York. He has been creating and publishing in book, audio and video formats for the past thirty years which has been widely distributed and largely ignored in the US & abroad. He is veteran of the NYC Poetry scene at venues such as Otto's Shrunken Head, The Stark, The Jujo Tea Lounge and the Nightingale w/Su Polo, Rimes of the Ancient Marnier and from Whitman to Ginsberg as his head bounces up and down 1st Ave. Poet Bob Holman once remarked that Quatroche’s work has circulated around the scene like a pen forgotten and lost in the washer on the agitation cycle and the cap hasn’t come off….yet. His public readings are sometimes described as a cross between an emotional inquisition and cartooning of reality. Passive/Aggressive chip on the shoulder cryticism meets a world view askew with prose corkscrews where shaky picture sentences seduce the attention span to shelp upon the vowel landscape. For more info please visit www.rubbereden.com

About Michael Schwartz...
Michael Schwartz is a writer, humorist/comedian, actor, director, solo performer, singer-songwriter-rapper, and educator. He is currently writing The Invisible Exhibitionist and Other Attractions, a book of short stories, poems, and monologues set in Coney Island, and is performing the pieces all over the city. One of his short stories is published in the anthology book, Have A NYC 2: New York Short Stories (Three Rooms Press), and he has a poem in The Brownstone Poets Anthology. His writing awards include the “Interpreting Brooklyn” grant from the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Arts Council September 11th Memorial Poetry Project, and the “Vent Your Inspiration” New York City subway poetry contest. He received critical acclaim for writing and directing his play Coney Island Last Stop, and for writing and performing his multi-character one-man play, In The Shadow of The Third Rail. Schwartz played the lead role of Rabbi Abe in the award winning film comedy, The Rabbi’s Dilemma; the title role of Constantin Stanislavski in the film drama, Talking to Stan; the co-lead role of murderous mob boss Mack in the upcoming crime suspense film, Billy Bang; Jesus, in Godspell; and many more roles. As a teaching-artist Schwartz teaches acting and writing to adults with disabilities, high school students, and patients in hospitals, and directs their productions. He has also been an adjunct college professor of writing, literature, and speech/communications. Schwartz has an MFA in acting and playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School, and studied social outreach theater as a member of the professional training company of Living Stage.

About Diane Block...
Diane Block is a professional classical violinist who received her training at the Manhattan School of Music, with a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance in 1980. It was there, at MSM, that she developed an interest in Romantic and Modern Poetry. This interest was shared by close musician friends at monthly musical and poetry salons. Diane has featured her poetry at all the major poetry venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island. She is married to the poet Bernard Block and together they have co-featured in Philadelphia, Laugharne, South Wales and NYC. Eight of her poems have been published in the prestigious European on-line literary journal Levure Littéraire No. 9. Diane and cellist Terry Batts comprise the violin/cello Duo Gemini Journey, often accompanied by Fred Simpson on percussion. They have performed at Cornelia St. Café, Nassau County Museum of Art, Heckscher Museum and many libraries in NYC and Long Island.

About Bernard Block...
Bernard Block began his Poetry Series on May 19, 2012 at the Bowery Poetry Club.  He curated and hosted the next thirteen sequels at Cornelia Street Café; now entitled “From Whitman to Ginsberg: Poems That Challenge Conventional Wisdom.”  All fourteen editions have been videotaped and posted on YouTube.  Twenty-three poems of his were published in the prestigious on-line European literary journal, Levure Litteraire #8 and #9.

About Allan Hunter...
Allan Hunter was a male women's studies major in the 1980s and 1990s at the State University of New York at Old Westbury and Stony Brook, and created a rich collection of feminist theory papers during his time in college. "Same Door, Different Closet: A Heterosexual Sissy's Coming-Out Party" was published in the journal FEMINISM and PSYCHOLOGY 2 (3) in 1992 and reprinted twice in subsequent anthologies. A second theory paper, "The Feminist Perspective in (and/or On) the Field of Sociology" was published in 2006 (READINGS IN FEMINIST THEORY, Ed. S. M. Channa, Cosmo Publications). AHunter3 is a deviant person with a peculiar sense of gender identity of the sort that is nowadays called "genderqueer". When asked to put it in plain English he says "I'm a girl, that's my gender. But I'm male, that's my sex. Neither one is wrong." His current work-in-progress is a memoir, THE STORY OF Q: A GENDERQUEER TALE. He is currently negotiating a contract with a publisher and hopes to be able to announce an official publication arrangement soon. Allan is increasingly active in local and regional organizations where he speaks to small groups about gender issues. He has addressed college women's studies groups, alternative-lifestyle social groups, and given talks at LGBT centers.

About Alice Klugherz...
Alice Klugherz has been part of the Downtown dance and performance scene since the 80’s. Her docu-whimsey (talk/move) work has been part of PS 122’s Avant-Garde-Arama, Dance Theatre Workshop’s FRESH TRACKS, LaMama Club, Wet and other NYC venues. She also appears in the work of others, most recently in Mark Dendy’s NEWYORKnewyork@Astor Place performed at Joe’s Pub. Last seen in Redhook “Haik Dreams” performing with a sound and visual installation by Paula Jeanine Bennett, she is a regular reader at Cornelia St Cafe, Big Irv’s and Stacy’s Salon.

About Eugene Hyon...
Originally born on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, my interest in photography began at age 9 while my father did commercial work with black & white film in a darkroom. During my undergraduate and graduate years, I studied music, art and western architectural design at Hunter College, City University of New York, and became captivated by creative influences brought by people as a result of global transmigration. Also at that time, I was interested in African and Balinese rhythms and beats from recordings and at world music concerts, felt the spiritual nature of Aboriginal and North American Native Art. All of which inspired me to travel the globe with my camera. As a New York photographer, I’m interested in capturing with my lens neighborhoods, artists in the act of performing, and the buildings/structures that people imbue with their spirits. Influences on my photography are Berenice Abbott, Mary Ellen Mark, Eugene Atget, Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz, Irving Penn and Andre Kertesz. I continue to exhibit my photographic work in the city, both as a solo artist and with other artists of different mediums. After retiring as a medical advertising agency copy editor in 2011, I started using more of my time writing poetry, some of which is based on existentialism and on my experiences traveling and hiking to far flung places. I have as a goal to publish my poetry and photography, both as separate and combined media to create poetic works and visual essays. New York City continues to be my home.

 

About Jason Gallagher...

Jason Gallagher was a contributing editor at Evergreen Review. He is a member of The Unbearables poetry collective. His poetry has appeared in The Otter as well as in Kind of a Hurricane Press anthologies The Seasons and Storm Cycle. He has published academic work on Native American authors. He has also had his reviews published in Sensitive Skin, Gainsayer and The Otter. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his cat and works as an adjunct English instructor at Borough of Manhattan Community College and Brooklyn College.
About Ptr Kozlowski...

Ptr Kozlowski has been a taxi driver, a deliveryman, a poet and a printer, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He likes to draw upon his experience to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He's been published in Hobo Jungle and Stained Sheets, in anthologies of Brownstone Poets and Great Weather for Media; and performed at Bowery Poetry Club and ABC No Rio, Yippie Museum Cafe, Cornelia Street Cafe, Sip This! in Valley Stream, and Barnes and Noble Park Slope, among other New York area readings. His latest published poem is in the South Florida Poetry Journal, at: www.southfloridapoetryjournal.com.

About Yi Wu...
A Chinese-born poet, Yi Wu drifted up and down on the East Coast of U.S. before adopting New York City as his home. Been scribbling verses from the age of 13, Yi likes to use the medium to voice his contrarian daydreams. His work has appeared on Uppagus, New Verse News, andSlink Chunk Press, among others, and his collection of poems A Fistful of Moss and Poppy Seeds was released in February 2016.

 

About Deanna M. Lehman...

Deanna M. Lehman – Rogue editrix/writer/interviewer/illustrator/artist/actress. - Editrix/Creator of Pandora's Box, a gothic literary Zine made in high school with friends. The Factsheet Five reviewed my zines, opening my world to outside influences (Rebel Productions) 1992-1995. - Editrix/Creator of Lollygag, a pornographic literary Zine I produced in NY for three years (Screaming Flower Press) 2007-2010. - Editrix and contributing author for Carnivora: The Dark Art Of The Automobile by Les Barany (Scapegoat Publishing) 2007. My reputation as a writer/editrix got me in on this project. So much fun! - Contributing writer for ArtSync Magazine 2009-2011. I wrote for four out of five of the issues before it went belly up. - Editorial assistant for the book Art That Kills (SE) by George Petros (Creation) 2010. - Editorial assistant and researcher for the book American Hardcore (SE) by Steven Blush (Feral House) 2010. - Managing editrix and interviewer for the book The New Transsexuals by George Petros. Laverne Cox was one of the interviewed and I was blown away by her intelligence. She became the first transsexual to be on the cover of Time magazine. Wow! 2012. - Dialogue editrix for the short film Examples Of Time Travel by George Petros 2013. - Editrix for the book New York Rock by Steven Blush (release to be announced). - Author of the book Kinderwhore (release to be announced). - Actress/Still photographer for the movie Halfway to Zen, a Wonder Wheel Production by The Adams Family (release to be announced). - Actress in Bigfoot: Blood Trap directed by John Orrichio 2016. - Contributing writer for the Spring New York Waste with Glenn Wernig 2016. - I received my BA majoring in sociology in 2003 from Aomori University in Japan. I was the first Westerner to graduate AU so I'm historically listed at my university. I've lived in NY for 11 years and still feel the excitement and awe of it all.

About Isaac Wheeler...

Isaac Wheeler is a Brooklyn-based poet and translator. His first published work, a translation of great contemporary Ukrainian author Serhiy Zhadan's novel Voroshilovgrad, has just been released by Deep Vellum publishing. He is currently working on another translation for Yale University Press. Isaac is going to be selling his book for $20 at the reading, so please remember to bring cash. Thank you!

 

About JAY CHOLLICK...

JAY CHOLLICK has been reading his poetry in and around NYC area for many years and continues to surprise us with new exquisite works weekly. His poetry has appeared on-line at Poetz.com, theshoutoutatottos.blogspot.com, Poetry Central and Big City Lit, and is included in the anthology Cat Breath, edited by Miriam Stanley among many other places. He has published several chapbooks of his poetry and most recently "Colors" published by Exot books. http://jchollick.wordpress.com/

About Su Polo...

About Isaac Wheeler... Isaac Wheeler is a Brooklyn-based poet and translator. His first published work, a translation of great contemporary Ukrainian author Serhiy Zhadan's novel Voroshilovgrad, has just been released by Deep Vellum publishing. He is currently working on another translation for Yale University Press. Isaac is going to be selling his book for $20 at the reading, so please remember to bring cash. Thank you!

 

About Larry Littany Litt...

Larry Litt is a New York City born writer, poet and performer. His shamanically inspired poetic rituals are created to address historical and contemporary spiritual, political and social issues while suggesting how to strengthen the natural world around and within us. His work is documented in video and photography. In the 1993 Venice Biennale Litt performed the “VIDEO-MUDANG“ ritual, sharing the award winning German Pavilion with Nam June Paik and Hans Haacke. He has since performed this tribute to fluxus art worldwide. It tells the story of Korean and fluxus artists who integrated their personal shamanisms into contemporary art. His reprise during the “Fluxus Mediale Festival“ at Anthology Film Archives was hailed by critics as an interdisciplinary arts achievement. In his “BURN THE FOX“ ritual, Litt asked participants to burn the books of Rupert Murdoch and his conservative political pundits appearing on Fox News television. Soon afterwards the Fox TV network began to make big mistakes in their political and corporate fascist news reporting. Mr Litt still hasn’t apologized. Litt has a special interest in destroying the insidious book hoax “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” His “HATE BOOKS” “HOLY FIRES” full scale theater ritual performance, along with its talismanic collage series, has been seen at the 2007 Moscow Biennale, in New York City"s at Emily Harvey Foundation’s Blago Bung festival, Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire, Berlin’s Momentum at Bethanien, Istanbul Bienniale and at New York City’s MagnanMetz Gallery. “WE DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE; LONG AS YOU GOT MONEY!" A Mock Fundraising Art Auction for and by Artists was performed at Long Island City’s Dean Projects on May16, 2011. A photo installation and video accompanied the performance. Y Gallery in Jackson Heights NYC was the scene of Litt’s original ritual “MAKING GOOD LUCK-ARTISTS SUCCESS RITUAL" which asked artists to declare their desires for a New York gallery exhibition. Gallery locations were chosen from The Monthly NY Gallery Guide, shamanically empowered by Larry Litt, then burned to send their desires in a cloud of smoke to the gods of art’s chaotic nature. Live drumming rhythms awakened the Supernatural Forces of Art that decide who gets what shows. A mobile environmental performance titled, “STEEL CUP ART CARRY” is dedicated to reducing the world’s waste paper and discarded plastic cups at art gallery and museum openings. Reusable steel cups are given to participants at art events. They can carry them to openings for the rest of their lives. Since 2001 Litt has written and produced 30 short films as part of his “THE BLAME SHOW“ series. These films publicly examine everything from September 11th apocalyptic politics to religious hypocrisy and the global oil crisis. The videos were seen on Time-Warner cable television from 2005 to 2007. Beginning in 2008, Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery annually invites Larry to produce an annual political election night performance event titled Pratt Falls. It topically and poetically combines art and politics with artistic wit and fun. Larry Litt has performed in all eight “Blago Bung“ festivals including at Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire anniversary celebration with original sound, music and word art projects. “TRIBUTE TO CABARET VOLTAIRE“ was performed at NYC“ Emily Harvey Foundation and will be performed in Riga, Latvia on May 22, 2014. Larry Litt is represented by MagnanMetz Gallery in Chelsea NYC.

About Barbara Clark...

I started writing poetry at an early age and it has always been a major passion and occupation.Because i lived near traces of the remains of early dutch farms,i developed a fascination for what i call "ghost archaeolgy" That led to studies in history and literature which influenced my writing especially my early work centered on greek myths and the renaissance. i eventually made my way to the actual world wit its unsettling problems and emotions.i started to write outside of traditional forms using stream of consciousness focusing on the different levels of awareness that come through in that method. line breaks related to the breath of a feeling and thought helped me to do this.i have also written a series on the various wars of the 20th century andhow we have victimized ourselves by/with them i have taught literature and writing but professionally i am a therapist in private practice.my work has appeared in some magazines but i have not written consistently because my work has taken so much time and energy.

About Christi Shannon Kline...

Poet, playwright and Arkansas native, Christi Shannon Kline left the beauty of "The Natural State" at an early age for a professional stage career that took her from Los Angeles to New York and beyond. After being sidelined by an injury, Christi turned to writing as a means of expression, resulting in the full-length play Reunion. Christi is also the author of two poetry collections published by Nirala: No Child More Perfect & Other Poems; 2012, dedicated to her late biological mother, and the newly released Poets in the Woods, inspired by the healing power of nature found in her new home in the beautiful Highlands region of New Jersey, which Kline finds reassuringly reminiscent of her native home. A Member of Actors' Equity Association, The Dramatists Guild and Poets & Writers, Kline has read and performed at venues throughout the United States and abroad. See her website at http://www.christishannonkline.com

About William Wolak...

Bill Wolak is a poet who lives in New Jersey and teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University. He has just published his thirteenth collection of poetry entitled Love Opens the Hands: New and Selected Love Poems with Nirala Press. His poetry has appeared in over a hundred magazines. His most recent translation with Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, Love Me More Than the Others: Selected Poetry or Iraj Mirza, was published by Cross-Cultural Communications in 2014. His translations have appeared in such magazines as The Sufi Journal, Basalt, Visions International, World Poetry Journal, and Atlanta Review.His critical work and interviews have appeared in Notre Dame Review, Persian Heritage Magazine, Gargoyle, Southern Humanities Review, The Paterson Literary Review, Ascent, Florida English, and Prime Numbers Magazine. Mr. Wolak has been awarded several National Endowment for the Humanities scholarships and two Fulbright-Hays scholarships to study and travel in India. In 2007, he was selected to participate in a Friendship Delegation to Iran sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, America’s largest and oldest interfaith peace and justice organization. During the Summer of 2010, Mr. Wolak was awarded a Field Study Opportunity in China and Japan by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. He was selected to be a featured poet at festivals in India four times: at the 2011 Kritya International Poetry Festival in Nagpur, at the 2013 Hyderabad Literary Festival, at the Tarjuma 2013: Festival of Translators in Ahmedabad, and most recently at the 2014 Hyderabad Literary Festival. Recently, he was a featured poet at The Mihai Eminescu International Poetry Festival in Craiova, Romania.

About Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma...

Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator. He has published nine poetry collections including, Nine New York Poems: A Prelude to A Blizzard in my Bones, (2014), Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, New Delhi 2012), Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014) and Annapurna Poems, 2008, Reprint, 2012). Yuyutsu also brought out a translation of Irish poet Cathal O’ Searcaigh poetry in Nepali in a bilingual collection entitled, Kathmandu: Poems, Selected and New (2006) and a translation of Hebrew poet Ronny Someck’s poetry in Nepali in a bilingual edition, Baghdad, February 1991 & Other Poems. He has translated and edited several anthologies of contemporary Nepali poetry in English and launched a literary movement, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis) in Nepali poetry. Two books of his poetry, Poemes de l’ Himalayas (L’Harmattan, Paris) and Poemas de Los Himalayas (Cosmopoeticia, Cordoba, Spain) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively. Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry, Belfast, New York University, New York, The Kring, Amsterdam, P.E.N, Paris, Knox College, Illinois, Whittier College, California, Baruch College, New York, WB Yeats' Center, Sligo, Gustav Stressemann Institute, Bonn, Rubin Museum, New York, Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin, The Guardian Newsroom, London, Trois Rivieres Poetry Festival, Quebec, Arnofini, Bristol, Borders, London, Slovenian Book Days, Ljubljana, Royal Society of Dramatic Arts, London, Gunter Grass House, Bremen, GTZ, Kathmandu, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Gannon University, Erie, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.

 

About Jim Boyett...

Jim Boyett is the publisher of Saltimbanque books. His own books include: Ricky, Brothel, Stewart and Jean, The Little Mermaid: A Horror Story, The Victim (and Other Short Plays) and Poisoned (a play). He wrote the screenplays for the films: ‘The Closet,’ ‘The Confession,’ ‘Claire’ and ‘The Break-Up.’ Sign up for his mailing list at www.jboyett.net, if you feel like it.

About Michael Lindgren...

Michael Lindgren was born in Jackson, Michigan, and educated at Dartmouth College. He has been an editor, bookseller, and book reviewer in Boston, Pennsylvania, and New York City, and his reviews appear regularly in the Washington Post. His poetry has appeared in periodicals including OVS Magazine, Public Illumination Magazine, and Happenings magazine. A musician and visual artist, he currently lives in Jersey City.

About Ron Kolm...

Ron Kolm is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin. He is the author of The Plastic Factory, Divine Comedy, Suburban Ambush and a new collection of short stories, Duke & Jill. Ron's papers were purchased by the New York University library, where they've been catalogued in the Fales Collection. He works in bookstores.

 

About Susan Yung...

Anti-bullying, domestic-violence, misogynist-hater,  anti-racist, democractic-anarchist, ghettoe-girl, Chinatown-Harlem, East Village-West Village, homesteading-gentrifier, yuppie-squatter, homeless-sheltered, American-Asian, World-Traveller, Adventuress-Common-Law-Wife, Photographer-Videographer, Martial-Fine-Artist, Musician-Drummer, Artist-Scientist, Geologist-Librarian, Mathematician-Designer, Collector-Exhibitionist, Buyer-Seller, Cook-Politician,  Migrant-Worker, Independent-Dependent, Pacifist-Activist

About Ras Moshe Burnett...

Born in Brooklyn NY as Theodore Burnett III. He studied music, writing and reciting poetry since childhood. At various venues, Ras has performed his compositions at Roulette, The Knitting Factory, Sanctuary For Independent Media, The Brecht Forum, Zebulon, The Local 269, Galapagos, The Brooklyn Lyceum, Hallwalls Gallery (Buffalo), Deep Listening Space, The 119 Gallery, WBAI, WKCR, St Marks Church, The Vision Festival, The Fridge (Washington DC). He is the founder of The Music Now Festival, going on for 16 years now. Mostly at The Brecht Forum, The Brooklyn Commons and occasionally other locations. He believes in the positive effect that Jazz, especially "free Jazz" will have on social and personal change, as well as believing that one should not be complacent with the art they create in reference to the social realities happening around us. He is currently a member of Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble with Warren Smith, Joe Daley, Lisette Santiago and Gerald Veasley.

About Ras Moshe Burnett...

Larry Roland, poet, bassist, composer, educator, and music producer, has been involved with the creative performance scene for close to 4 decades. His music and poetry has graced National and International Concert Halls, Radio, Television, the Internet; as well as, parks, street corners, outdoor theaters and private living rooms. In the 4 decades, Larry Roland's CDs and albums are: "The Beginning of a New Birth", "As Time Flows On", "21st Centuray Text" with Raphe' Malik  band, "Bells, Whistles, and Sirens", Looking East", "Urge 4Tet" with Donel Fox, and Waldron Ricks, "21st Century Decisions", "As Time Flows On", The Underground" with bass and poetry,  "Baseline Motion", "Streets" with Charles Gayle Trio.

 

About Concetta Abbate...

Concetta Abbate is a violinist, violist, vocalist and composer in New York City. Concetta began studying classical violin and ear training at age 4, with Irene Lawton as her primary teacher. She later continued her classical studies with Jody Gatwood (Catholic University), Tanya Kalmanovitch (New England Conservatory) and Emily Ondracek (Columbia University). After a childhood dedicated to classical training, Concetta became interested in delving further into her interest in folk music, pop, and jazz. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry in Spanish, and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album entitled Falling in Time in February 2015 on Waterbug Records. Described as a "badass violinist" by Garret Bryant (HINGED), she has performed in diverse venues such as The East Indian Music Academy, the Rubin Art Museum, The Eastman School of Music, The Tilles Center, Cornelia Street Cafe, Columbia University, the Jazz Gallery and The Stone. She was recently a visiting composer in residence at TAKT gallery in Berlin this past winter 2016. Concetta is most known for her work with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), guitarist Charlie Rauh (Brain Plan Records) and Latin music band Inti and the Moon (Intiluna Records). Other collaborators include Daniel Carter, Arch Contemporary Ballet, Roger Street Friedman, Skip Laplante and Flor de Toloache. Concetta is the musical director of a music education non-profit called "Teacup Music". She currently pursuing graduate studies in Music and Music education at Columbia University and has received grants from the Charles Mayer Foundation as well as The Roothbert Fund. Please visit her website at http://www.concettaabbate.com And here please listen in: https://soundcloud.com/concetta_abbate/caligula-reading

About DK and the Joy Machine...

DK and the Joy Machine brings you innovative music on mountain dulcimer to move your soul. Her new album, SHY ONE, has been described by Curve magazine "as quirky and smart with sultry vocals " and AltCountry Forum as "anti-folk and rootsy Americana...that directly touches the heart and convinces in pure beauty with traces of the deep south and an expressive voice reminiscent of Patti Smith with an obvious kinship with PJ Harvey, Indigo Girls, and Lucinda Williams.” Known for her well crafted songs and genre-blending, innovative work on mountain dulcimer---plucking, strumming, bowing and “rocking out” on this trad instrument, “DK”'s music is at turns evocative, moving, playful and fun. Her "quirky and smart" songs celebrate all the crucial things in life: unrequited love, falling in love with feral cats, and treating yourself with kindness. "Love Harder," her first studio recording, was described by VENTS magazine as "an album with heart, ...beauty, and passion. In every chord, note, or string you can feel poetry, sincerity, greatness... a record to closely pay attention to and be delighted by." Mid-East Mountain Dulcimer champion, “DK“ also won first place on “The Joy Machine” in the Great Trails Dulcimer contest in her 20s. After being on hiatus for 18 years, she came back to performing with gusto in 2012, writing new, innovative material and further pushing the boundaries on this trad instrument. Please visit DK's website at http://www.dkandthejoymachine.com oh and you gotta hear this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idXqY2yNzy8#t=95

About Linda Kleinbub...

Linda Kleinbub is a mentor at Girls Write Now an organization that works with at-risk high school girls who have a passion for writing. Her work has appeared in The New York Observer, Yahoo! Beauty, Front Porch Commons, Our Town - Downtown, and The Best American Poetry Blog. She is also a painter, photographer and organic gardener.

About Burt Baroff...

Burt Baroff had a brief dalliances as a play write.  An early voyage ended by his abandoning ship; after his play ”Alternate Weekends” was performed by The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and was well received. The play ended up in dry dock. He has a love of poetry and truly enjoys writing and reading his poems, while his feet remain in shallow water.  He and Linda Kleinbub, a not nearly appreciated enough source of encouragement, formed Pen Pal Poets a few years ago.  They hope to continue reading in the New Year.

 

About Anthony Moscini...

Anthony Moscini is mostly human, and has a few things to say about what is really going on.  Some 50 years ago, he began performing the poems of ee cummings, TS Eliot, Dylan Thomas, and others, while he acted in the musicals and dramas of the day (Little Mary Sunshine, The Fantastics, The Apple Tree, Telemachus Clay, Robert F. Kennedy, etc.)  Then 20 years ago, he began writing and performing his own poetry, joining the Riverside Poets in Manhattan.  Since then, he has become the facilitator of that group.  These extraordinary poets regularly write, critique, and perform their own works, and publish them together on Amazon.com in the Riverside Poets Anthology. Anthony continues to perform his works around Manhattan, being showcased at such places as the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, the Saturn Series at the Shades of Green Pub, and the Ancient Mariner, as well as the Riverside Poets. It is almost guaranteed you will laugh at least once at his sometimes absurdist work.

About Janet Restino...

A multimedia artist who often quotes lines of her poetry in her artwork, Janet Restino gives voice to her writing in a jazzy bluesy style that combines spoken word and singing.  She sometimes adds her piano improvisations or is accompanied by other musicians. !n 2015, she produced and performed in “Nitty Gritty Summer in the City” at the 6th & B Garden presenting eight writers and musicians. She’s been featured at Voelker Orth Museum, Cornelia St. Cafe, Cherry Lane Theater, Make Music NY, and Rhymes of the Ancient mariner and at Saturn Series at Nightengales years ago. She has been in the HOWL Festival several times, painting with “Art Around the Park”. 

In 2013 she produced and hosted HEART & SOUL, a weekly live Arts Internet radio showat City World Radio with featured artists and writers, interviews and readings.

She co-produced a CD Love Poems and Fast Songs, with Tom Monte at piano.

She is published in Luminous Words, Shadow of The Geode, Riverside Poets Anthology, Public Illumination Magazine, Semiotext(e) USA, Stroker Vol. 35.  Several poems and stories appeared in DOWNTOWN NYCin the 90’s.

  Janet exhibits art often and currently working onCanary in a Coal Mine/Mind, a compilation of poetry, lyrics, stories and original drawings.

She has two art websites:
www.janetrestino.com
www.cafepress.com/janetsarthouse

 

About Jill Rapaport...

Jill Rapaport’s collection of fiction, Duchamp et Moi and Other Stories was published by Fly by Night Press/A Gathering of the Tribes in 2014. Her work has appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies, among them Found Object, Resister, IKON, Red Tape, Sensitive Skin, New Observations, and others. She has read her work and had it performed in many venues in New York and other places.

She is the editor and publisher of the I.H.I.Y.W. Newsletter, which specializes in analysis of contemporary developments.

About Amina Susi Ali...
Amina Susi Ali has written poetry and short fiction since the age of 12. She was one of four women poets (out of twenty) included in the original Nuyorican Poetry anthology (William Morrow, 1975). Other publication credits include Cuentos: Stories by Latinas (Kitchen Table Press), Hispanic, Female and Young: An Anthology (Pinata Press), Essence, Phatitude, Tribes, AM New York, Revista Chicano-Riquena, Heresies, Third Woman, Longshot and, most recently, La Respuesta, an online magazine to “(Re)Imagine the Boricua Diaspora”. Her one act plays, poetry and monologues have been performed at such venues as the Henry Street Settlement House, the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, the Knitting Factory and Touro College. Her most recent stories can be found at larespuestamedia.com. She has recently completed a Certificate in Fiction writing at the New York University School of Professional Studies. She is working on her first novel which takes place in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn, NY. Besides writing, her interests include reading, crocheting, the NY Rangers, and being Mom to Raul and Grandma to Penelope.

About Rob Hardin...
Rob Hardin is the author of Distorture, a callously florid collection of short stories that seduced the Firecracker Award into being won and then told the award it should really start seeing other people. His fiction and essays have manipulated their way into the anthologies Avant-Pop: Fiction for a Daydream Nation, Postmodern Culture, Storming the Reality Studio, In the Slipstream, Forbidden Acts, Mississippi Review's Best of the Web Anthology and An Exaltation of Forms (which also contains the sheet music for an art song he composed on his poem, "The Justine Variations"). As a studio musician, he has intimidated others into using him on more than forty albums. He's currently an editor at Sensitive Skin Magazine.

"For those who appreciate dark fiction and can accept the truly cutting edge, Rob Hardin's cerebral Distorture will come as a revelation and cause for celebration." —Paula Guran, Dark Echo

"Rob Hardin's beautiful nightmare prose foresees a future ravaged w/sexual disconsolation, boys haunted by girls and girls lost in scarification. His muse is the nyc tenement rat delirious in conflicted greyscale psychosis. Inside the blood and heartbreak, he senses mystery. And he writes with the terror of love released." —Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth

"Distorture is dedicated, in part, to Susan Walsh, a former Village Voice writer who disappeared mysteriously. Her specter and those of other fallen angels haunt Rob Hardin’s baroque imagination. In a sense, they are a metaphor for the exquisitely depraved Loisaida we lost, the one we’ve been forced to grow out of by a patriarch mayor and a relentless real estate economy that leaves no margin for self-destructive dreamers and gloriously non-conformist fools: 'I could only relive those polluted nights in memoriam; could only commemorate the times I last saw her alive; where passion swam, submerged in the past—which is, of course, the only thing that lasts.'” —Sarah Ferguson, The Village Voice

Chollick and Su Polo and Holiday Party! Su promises to make 2 big Key Lime pies and Jay promises to make poems.

 

 

About Senri Oe...

Born in 1960, Senri Oe has been active and influential in Japanese music scene as lyricist, composer, and arranger ever since he debuted in 1983. He extended his talent in TV and Film industry, and was flourished as an actor and a television host as well. In 2008, he decided to pause his 25 year-long career in popular music for pursuing jazz, and studied with Junior Mance, Aaron Goldberg, and Toru Dodo. He is known as a regular pianist for Morning Musuko, a 17-piece big band specializing in Japanese popular music (J-pop) committed in cross-cultural communications and understanding between Japan and the rest of the world through their own interpretation of J-pop. The band successfully finished their 1st East Coast tour in Spring of 2011 appeared in PhilaMOCA, Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival, and Japan Day at Central Park. Additionally he leads his own group, and appears in jazz venues in both In Japan and New York metropolitan area. The venues he has performed include Blue Note Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka; Motion Blue Yokohama; Sweet Basil Tokyo; NB Lounge at the Lombardy Hotel, Bitter End, Bowery Ballroom, Gershwin Hotel, Tenri Cultural Institute, and Dixon Place. He is currently on regular roster at Tomijazz New York featured monthly. His monthly column in Japanese free paper, “Senri Oe’s New York Music Life” started in May 2010 is well-received among Japanese readers not just in New York local, but also the readers in overseas. In February 2012, Senri established his own record label called “PND Records and Music Publishing.”

About LinDel Sandlin...
LinDel Sandlin, a recovering Southern Baptist, writes poems on topics exploring Mother Nature, religion, dreamtime and misadventures in love. LinDel comes from a theater background, where she has been an actor, singer, director, producer and props mistress. She even co-wrote a musical spoof of The Wizard of Oz (but who hasn't). She enjoys playing the ukulele and native hoop drums. These days she is a Zen-Taoist-Shaman who is searching for a dragon to teach her how to write more dragon songs. Check out some of her work on YouTube @ LinDel Poetry. Tonight she's chosen to call her portion of the evening, “The V-Day Hangover Special or What Happens When You've Had Too Much Chocolate"

About The Society of Urban Poetry S.O.U.P. ...

The Society of Urban Poetry is comprised of a core base of 6 performing artists, educators, and activists who perform and facilitate workshops across the country. They perform work that connects deeply personal narratives to a diverse range of social and political issues. S.O.U.P. members are all actively engaged in social justice issues and use their talents in the literary and performance arts as a vehicle for expression.

The mission of the Society of Urban Poetry (S.O.U.P.) is to unite literary poets and spoken word artists across the Boston area. S.O.U.P. recognizes the need for duality in diversity among creative individuals and groups across gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, faith, ability, and age.


We seek to do dope poetry with dope people; to shed light on poetry and spoken word as integral pieces of the Boston Creative Arts Community; and to foster an inclusive network that embraces all forms of diversity, and aims to bridge divisions that still exist within the poetic community.

PERFORMANCE: The Society of Urban Poetry's performance reflects the diversity of their lived experiences. They facilitate age appropriate poetry workshops in schools, colleges, and communities, host discussions, and rehearsal spaces for beginner writers and performers, organize forums for addressing issues within the Boston poetry community, perform with and support other performers in multiple spaces/venues to bring awareness of poetry as a vibrant and viable art form.

WATCH PERFORMANCES:

https://www.facebook.com/soupboston/videos


About Debbie Kuhn AKA The Shadow!...
The Shadow joking claims to hold several doctorate level degrees in dealing with malignant, narcissistic sociopaths. As a survivor of severe child abuse, rape, and domestic violence, she was driven to write in order to finally give voice to all her pent up rage and sorrow. She credits osmosis of her 20 plus years of life in the East village and the commingling of her blood, sweat, and tears with all the poets that have come before her and states that their roots pulled her in and kept her strong. The Shadow has loosed the beauty and the beasts of poetry at various venues in New York City and Portland, Oregon. She knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men … and women.

About Jeffrey Coffin AKA Mel Foop!...
Mel Foop appeared in early 1980s. Having played the streets and some venues in Montreal, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Quebec, Newfoundland, and Vancouver, Foop played bass in a series of San Francisco Bay Area punk bands: The Extremes, The Cranks, and False Idols. These bands all involved guitarist, Max Volume and singer/songwriter Buzzsaw Bill Vestal. In recent years Foop has performed at open mics in NYC at Otto's Shrunken Head, R Bar, The Back Fence, Postcrypt Coffeehouse, American Trash, Catweazle, Bar 82, etc.

You Can find them both on Facebook!

About Richard Pearse...
Richard Pearse's four books of poems went into Private Drives: Selected Poems (Rattapallax Press). His poems and stories have appeared in over thirty magazines, including The Paris Review, New York Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Fiction, and Rattapallax. He is a professor emeritus at Brooklyn College, where he taught creative writing at the undergraduate and, in their Master of Fine Arts level, encouraging several poets on to successful careers, and Gloria Naylor in her writing of The Women of Brewster Place, winner of the American Book Award. He has also taught at Delaware, Dartmouth, Columbia, and New York University. He has given many readings at such venues as the New York Poetry Project, the Nuyorican Café, and the Bright Hill Literary Center.

Recently he has been concentrating on microfiction, some of which has been published in Quick Fiction, Flash Fiction, and The Same, and anthologized in Sudden Stories. His selection of the ones about the triumphs and disasters of desire, Penalty Love, is due out from Spring Books in the not-so-near future. He leads a writers’ workshop and tries to stay alive in New York.

About Erica Mapp...
Erica Mapp, originally from Trinidad, is a long-term New York resident with poems in The Avocet, 360 degrees, (recently published by the Circle of Poets in Trinidad), Commonweal magazine, MOBIUS, WORDS magazine, (published by the School of Visual Arts in New York), Dinner With the Muse, an anthology edited by Evie Ivy, COLUMBIA magazine and the former LAKE EFFECT. She is a graduate of Cave Canem, a black writers' group. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, from The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City and a Master’s Degree in Art Education, from New York University, School of Education. Her continuing education includes thirty credits in poetry at the graduate level, from the Graduate English Department, Queens College of the City of New York, (C.C.N.Y.), where she studied with the acclaimed poet, Marie Ponsot for almost two years. She also studied poetry with Marie Ponsot privately, for many years and with Grace Schulman at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. In more recent years, she studied with Cave Canem teachers, Jacqueline La Mon and Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer prize winning author and poet. She has taken part in many poetry readings both here and abroad and is seeking publication for her two completed poetry manuscripts and an uncompleted book of essays. Please see this wonderful article about Erica:
http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2012-11-29/poet-seeks-help-shape-culture-through-writing

 

About Bernard Block...
Bernard Block published four chapbooks in the 1980s: The Quest; Prometheus Returns; Portraits; and To Music. Born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, Bernard attended Cornell University and Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and American Literature. He hitch-hiked to California in 1965 and lived in the Haight-Ashbury through 1967 where he gave poetry readings at the I and Thou Coffee Shop, City Lights Bookstore and anti-Vietnam war demonstrations. He returned to NYC and studied with the poet Colette Inez in the mid '70s. Recently he has featured at all the major spoken-word venues in NYC. In August 2014 he was invited to feature in Laugharne, South Wales in celebration of the centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birth. Bernard curates and hosts the Series “From Whitman to Ginsberg” at Cornelia St. Café. There have been 12 editions of this Series; the most recent was presented on September 25, 2015. All 12 editions were videotaped and can be accessed on his YouTube Channel. He has had 23 poems published in the prestigious European on-line literary journal, Levure Littéraire, #8 and #9.
http://levurelitteraire.com/Bernard-Block/

About Austin Alexis...
Austin Alexis has work published recently in 2 Rivers Review, Chiron Review, Boog City (100th issue), The New Verse News and the anthology Blanket Stories. He has work published in J Journal, Home Planet News and in the anthology Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. His first chapbook, Lovers and Drag Queens, was reissued last year by Poets Wear Prada. His book titled Privacy Issues, from Broadside-Lotus Press (Wayne State University Press, distribution), received the Madgett Poetry Prize in 2014 for a first full-length collection. He recently read at The Gazebo Readings in Oceanside, New York, and the Inkwell Series at KGB Bar. His book For Lincoln and Other Poems is available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/For-Lincoln-Other-Austin-Alexis/dp/0984184430

"Austin Alexis contemplates the way time's passage alters our sense of artists such as Chopin, Haydn, Poe, and Martha Graham as well as, among others, grandparents, Einstein, and presidents Lincoln and Obama. The way the poet cultivates sound, sense, and form, he grows, as he writes George Sand did for Chopin, 'the branch he needs / in order to soar.'" - George Held, author of PHASED, GROUNDED, and other poetry collections "By use of precise imaginings, Austin Alexis allows us an intimacy with select artists: Chopin, or a street poet, or Lincoln, that great artist of rhetoric and vision. An engaged and observant poet, Alexis reveals grace, connection, legend and mortality. This book is an ode to all of us." - Sarah Sarai, author of THE FUTURE IS HAPPY

 

About William Duke...
One of the Founders of the Saturn Series. William Duke is a poet and singer songwriter on guitar and dulcimer. A resident of both New York City and Andes, New York, William Duke is a gardener, poet, singer songwriter, painter, yoga Instructor, and real estate broker. His daily practice of writing haiku combined with a smart phone photograph is documented in social media posts, taking us through a full year of pronounced seasons in Catskills. Through this work, Duke shares a keen, exciting, spiritual, and loving view of the natural world.
His new book "a little blessing" is available at www. alittleblessingbook.com

About Evie Ivy...
Evie Ivy is a poet and Belly Dancer! She host a longtime reading series at the Green Pavillion in Brooklyn and has produced and edited several chapbooks and anthologies. She is also the host and performer at her events "the Dance of the Word."
More information and a lovely collection of her work can be found on http://levurelitteraire.com/evie-ivy/

About Alexandra Portal...
Alexandra Portal is an extraordinary poet and has co-hosted the Pierrepont Poets Reading series at THE FIRST UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONAL in Brooklyn Heights with the lovely and recently departed Roslyn Rabin.

 

About Moe Seager...
Moe Seager is a writer and performance artist. Poet and Jazz & Blues vocalist he sings his verses on stages in Paris, New York and elsewhere. He has recorded 2 jazz-poetry c.d's - the Blue Note Metaphor. His 5 poetry collections are issued from the French Ministry of Culture - Rio Escondido, Cairo press - One World, in Arabic translation, les Temps des Cirises, Paris - We want Everything, in French translation, and Busking editions, London - Fishermen and Pool Sharks. His essays have been broadcast on radio, television, in print and online as Paris Calling. Seager has had numerous works performed, commissioned for stages in the USA and France.A Golden Quill Awardee, 1989, (USA) for journalism, Seager earned an International Human Rights award, 1990, from the Zepp foundation, for his numerous features, essays and poems for radio, print, online, written on site from numerous war zones in Central America, Middle East, Africa, Detroit. Seager lives in voluntary exile in Paris. Keep the Beat on the Pulse of Life! Moe Seager http://www.facebook.com/moe.seager http://www.myspace.com/bluenotemetaphor http://moe-seager.blogspot.com

About Tom Church...
Often compared to the Dadaists and Surrealists, both groups, He admits.  "I may have affinities with (i mean who hasn't been influenced by them in some shape or form. We've had similar influences. What can I tell you? )"  Definitely an enigma. Publisher of the magazine "Wrapping Paper" (back in the day) and presenter of 8mm filmworks of many natures at Maysles Cinema at 343 Lenox/Malcom X Blvd, btwn 127 & 128th Streets/ Harmlem. www.mayslesinstitute.org

About Michael Carter...

Michael Carter is a poet, writer, performer, and cultural critic, living in New York City. From 1982–92, he was the editor and publisher of the quintessentially East Village literary and arts journal/zine redtape, and from 1988 to 2003 he was codirector of the MWF Video Club. His poetry and fiction have been published in many magazines and anthologies, including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Up Is Up, But So Is Down: NY’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, and From A Terrace in Prague. He is the author of two books of poems, Broken Noses and Metempsychoses (Fly By Night Press, 1996) and On Bolus Head (Cill Rialaig/En Garde Books, 2012)—poems and prints in collaboration with artist Brian Gormley. He was also lyricist and vocalist for the performance/rock band The Vacuum Bag (1985–96).

 

About Claudia Serea...
Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in Field, New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, among others. A four-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, she is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada, 2013), To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press, 2015) and Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Books, forthcoming). Serea co-hosts The Williams Readings poetry series in Rutherford, NJ. She is the founding editor of National Translation Month. More at cserea.tumblr.com.
About George Held...
An eight-time Pushcart Prize nominee, George Held publishes regularly both online and in print, and Garrison Keillor read one of Held's poems on A Writer's Almanac. His recent books include Neighbors: The Water Critters (2015), animal poems for children, illustrated by Joung Un Kim, and Culling: New & Selected Nature Poems (2014), which Kirkus Reviews calls "strong, ...a closely observed collection on nature and environmentalism."

About Anton Yakovlev...
Originally from Moscow, Russia, Anton Yakovlev studied filmmaking and poetry at Harvard University and currently works as a college textbook editor. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is published or forthcoming in The New Yorker, Fulcrum, American Arts Quarterly, Measure, The Raintown Review, The New Verse News and elsewhere. He is the author of chapbooks Neptune Court (The Operating System, 2015) and The Ghost of Grant Wood (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Yakovlev co-hosts the Carmine Street Metrics reading series in New York City. He has also directed several short films.

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About JAY CHOLLICK...
Jay Chollick has been reading his poetry in and around NYC area for many years and continues to surprise us with new exquisite works weekly. His poetry has appeared on-line at Poetz.com, theshoutoutatottos.blogspot.com, Poetry Central and Big City Lit, and is included in the anthology Cat Breath, edited by Miriam Stanley among many other places. He has published several chapbooks of his poetry and most recently "Colors" published by Exot books. http://jchollick.wordpress.com/

About SU POLO...
Su Polo is a multitalented artist. A native New Yorker, she is a writer of poems and stories, singer/songwriter with guitar and dulcimer, Jazz vocalist, photographer, painter, sculptor and computer graphic artist. Her book of poems and stories, Turning Stones, is available at St. Marks Books. She is the founder and host of the Saturn Series poetry reading in its 22nd year every Monday night in NYC. Su has also been the set designer for the last 10 years of the New Years Day Poetry Extravaganza. More info can be found at http://www.supolo.com

About Howard Pflanzer...
Howard Pflanzer is a poet and playwright. He has performed his edgy short poetic plays and poetry, Dead Birds or Avian Blues, (published by Fly By Night Press in 2011) at KGB, The Living Theatre, Theaterlab, A Gathering of the Tribes, , LaMaMa and the Cornelia Street Café in New York. His hybrid performance piece, Walt Whitman Opera, adapted from Whitman’s poetry with music by Constance Cooper, was presented at the undergroundzero festival in New York this past July. Featured poet in November 2013 of The Poetry Company. His award winning plays and musicals have been performed at LaMaMa (The House of Nancy Dunn with Steve Weisberg/Andy Craft), Playwrights Horizons, Symphony Space, Medicine Show, Kraine Theater (Cocaine Dreams), The Living Theatre and broadcast over WBAI and WNYC FM. His multi-media theatre piece, Alien, created in collaboration with Teatr Palmera Eldritcha in Poland was presented at the 2011 Malta International Theatre Festival. Residencies: VCCA, Ragdale Foundation and Fundacion Valparaiso.
About Anoek van Praag...
Anoek van Praag was born in The Netherlands, moved to New York City in 1980 She began writing poetry when she was in her teens and performed regulary in many countries. She is a Counselor,,Massage Therapist, Teacher and Mediator She teaches Healing of Trauma and Chromic Pain and runs a Trauma support group weekly. She has a private practice in Manhatten and is an inspirational speaker. Her company is called Soul Works Anoek has a background in classical ballet, jazz, ballroom and 5 rythms Dancing and is currently teaching dance . She earned an acting/directing degree in The Netherlands and worked many years all over the world as an actress and director in theater and film. Anoek reads and writes poetry in several languages and has been published in Maintenant 7 and 8 published by Three Rooms press and other publications on line as well as hard copy. She has been a regular reader at Mike Geffner’s Inspired Spoken Word Events”, especially “Tittalating Tongues” She has read all, over the city including the Yippie Musuem and Cornelia Street Café

About Eve Packer...
Eve Packer: bronx-born, poet/performer/actress. 3 poetry books from fly by night press, the most recent, new nails. 5 poetry/jazz CD's--4 with saxophonist Noah Howard and others, the most recent with pianist/ocalist stephanie stone, featuring daniel carter. As actress just appeared at Medicine Show theatre as May in Beckett's Footfalls. Lives downtown, swims daily (flu permitting!).

About Efrayim Levenson...
Efrayim Levenson's poems have been published Nomad’s Choir, NYSAI Magazine, River Poets Journal, Parkside Poets Collection, What Happens Next?, ArtVoice, Poetica, and Medicinal Purposes, and other anthologies. Four chapbook collections have been published: For My Relations (Poetrymanz, 2000), Dances With Tears (Poets Wear Prada, 2007; 3rd Edition, 2013), Funhouse (Poets Wear Prada, 2013), and Book of Sparks: Psalms for a New World (Waterloo Cottage Press, 2014).

About Lehman Weichselbaum... Lehman Weichselbaum reviews and reports on culture and politics for mainstream and alternative publications, serves as associate editor of Home Planet News edited by Don Lev and is most recently the author of The Market Poems (Thin Air Media).

 

About Davidson Garrett...
Davidson Garrett was born in Louisiana and trained for the theater at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is a member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, and worked for many years in theater and film. His poetry and prose have been featured in The New York Times, The Episcopal New Yorker, Xavier Review of New Orleans, The Still Water Review, Sensations Magazine, First Literary Review East, Big City Lit, and in Podium, the online literary journal of the 92nd Street Y. He is the author of the poetry and prose collection, King Lear of the Taxi, (Advent Purple Press), and the chapbooks, To Tell the Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems, (Finishing Line Press), and Southern Low Protestant Departure: A Funeral Poem, (Advent Purple Press). He recently had a spoken-word play published in the performance art journal Nerve Lantern, titled: Conspiracy Theory: The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen. A Pushcart nominee, Davidson was awarded 1st Place in the 2nd Annual Juanita Torrence-Thompson International Poetry Competition by Amulet Poetry Magazine in 2014. Most recently, he was invited to perform his poetic monologue, Nine Meditations on the Nothingness of Now. for the 2015 Boog City Poetry and Music Festival in the East Village. Davidson has been a New York City taxi driver for over 37 years to help subsidize his art.

About Mitch Corber...
Mitch Corber has been performing his music-infused poetry throughout New York City for decades. His poetry has appeared in print and online in Vanitas, Long Shot, Columbia Poetry Review, BlazeVOX, ditch, E-ratio, gobbet, Blackbox Manifold 4, First Literary Review East and Polarity—and youtube. A NY Foundation for the Arts fellow, Corber is a fixture as director-videographer of NYC's poetry cable series, Poetry Thin Air (Wed. 8:30pm ch.67, MNN). Mitch is also video archivist of Thin Air Poetry DVD Archives (purchased by universities). http://www.thinairvideo.com/Corber_Poetry.html Mitch Corber, author of Weather's Feather (Fly By Night Press) and Quinine (Thin Air Media), occasionally sprinkles his songs into his feature readings.

About Jeff Wright...
Wright is best known as a poet. His 12th book, Triple Crown, is out from Spuyten Duyvil. His collages and artworks have been shown at Turtle Point Press Gallery and Tribes Gallery among other venues. In December of 2011 he curated "Occupy Wall Space" at AC Institute in Chelsea. Critical writing has appeared in Artnews, Chelsea Now, Art and Antiques. He reviews regularly for ArtNexus and The Brooklyn Rail. He sponsors monthly parties in the East Village's Dias y Flores Community Garden and hosts readings at La Mama, E.T.C. A long-time publisher, Wright currently produces an art and poetry showcase called Live Mag!.

About Steve Luttrell...
Steve Luttrell: was born and continues to live in Portland, Maine. He is a graduate of Franklin Pierce College and is the author of ten books of poetry, the latest being, Twelve Moons, Twelve Poems. His new book, Plumb Line, is published by North American Books and distributed by Random House. He is a former Poet Laureate of Portland, Maine and is the founding editor of The Café Review, a quarterly journal of poetry, art, and reviews that, in 2014, celebrated its 25th anniversary!

About Terry Kitchen...
Award-winning Boston singer-songwriter and author Terry Kitchen's songs are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. He has released ten CDs of original folk music since the 1990s, and his songs have won the Mid-Atlantic and USA Song Contests and been runner-up in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His new CD The Post-American Century is currently #20 on the national Folk-DJ airplay chart. His 2013 novel Next Big Thing, based on his experiences with his '80s band Loose Ties, was called "a great debut novel" by the San Francisco Book Review. More on Terry at www.terrykitchen.com "One of New England's finest songwriters"-The Boston Globe

About Steve Bloom...
Steve Bloom is a life-long social activist who lives in Brooklyn, NY, and works as a decorative painter and faux finisher. His poetry has been published on line by “roguescholars.com,” “Flutter,” “arthouseproductions.org,” “poetsagainstthewar.org,” and elsewhere. He was a featured poet of the week from September 1-8, 2008, on the Poetry Super Highway website, and has a page pending at eco-poetry.org. work has appeared in print in Caprice, the Poet’s Pen, Medicinal Purposes, Struggle, Soul Fountain, Against the Current, Fourthwrite, plus other literary and political journals. Performance venues include the Saturn Series, Bar 13, Phoenix reading and ABC NORIO in New York City, plus the Traveling Poets Reading Series, Bakersfield, CA and Robin’s Bookstore in Philadelphia, PA. Steve has no academic degrees and has won no prizes or awards. He has also recently returned to writing music, after a hiatus of almost 50 years.

 

About Joel Allegretti...
Joel Allegretti is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently The Body in Equipoise (Full Court Press, 2015), a chapbook on the theme of architecture and design. His second collection, Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press, 2006), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006.

He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books, 2015), the first anthology of poetry about the mass medium. Allegretti has published his poems in The New York Quarterly, Barrow Street, Smartish Pace, PANK,and many other national journals, as well as in journals published in Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and India. His fiction has appeared in The MacGuffin, The Adroit Journal,and The Nassau Review, among other literary journals. His performance texts and theater pieces have been staged at La MaMa Experimental Theater, Medicine Show Theater, the Cornelia Street Café, and SideWalk Café, all in New York.
 Allegretti is represented in more than a dozen anthologies, among them:

About John J. Trause...
JOHN J. TRAUSE, the Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of Eye Candy for Andy (13 Most Beautiful… Poems for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, Finishing Line Press, 2013); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round (Nirala Publications, 2012); the chapbook Seriously Serial (Poets Wear Prada, 2007; rev. ed. 2014); and Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996), the latter staged Off-Off Broadway.  His book of fictive translations, found poems, and manipulated texts, Exercises in High Treason, is forthcoming from Great Weather for Media.  His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies, including Local Knowledge, the artists' periodical Crossings, the Dada journal Maintenant, the journal Offerta Speciale, the Uphook Press anthologies Hell Strung and Crooked and -gape-seed-, and the Great Weather for Media anthologies It’s Animal but Merciful (2012) and I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand (2014).  Marymark Press has published his visual poetry and art as broadsides and sheets.  He has shared the stage with Steven Van Zandt, Anne Waldman, Karen Finley, and Jerome Rothenberg; the page with Lita Hornick, William Carlos Williams, Woody Allen, Ted Kooser, Victor Buono, and Pope John Paul II; and the cage with the Cumaean Sibyl, Ezra Pound, Hannibal Lector, Andrei Chikatilo, and George “The Animal” Steele.  He is a founder of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J., and the former host and curator of its monthly reading series.  His artwork has been exhibited in The Museum of Modern Art Staff Show (1995), at Il Trapezio Café (Nutley, NJ), and in the permanent collection of The Museum of Menstruation (New Carrollton, MD) to whose website he has contributed.  For the sake of art Mr. Trause hung naked for one whole month in the summer of 2007 on the Art Wall of the Bowery Poetry Club.  He is fond of cunning acrostics and color-coded chiasmus.

 

About Barbara Rosenthal...
A native New Yorker, Barbara Rosenthal is a prolific, idiosyncratic, highly original Media and Performance artist, referred to in print as a "Media Poet" by The Village Voice and elsewhere since the 1980s. She produced her first Performance/Installation in 1968, and Photography/Video in 1976, often mixing text with imagery, and such works are in the collections of MoMA, Whitney, Tate, etc. She’s a member of the Unbearables, been published in The Big Book of Sex, The MacGuffin Reader, Spit, Live and other Mags; writes reviews for Ragazine, and has read at Bowery, the NY Poetry Festival, Cornelia St, KGB, Parkside, etc. Her major books are "Clues to Myself", "Sensations", "Homo Futurus" and "Soul & Psyche”, all published by Visual Studies Workshop Press, Rochester, and this debut novel, 30-years in development, is hot off the press from Deadly Chaps Press, NYC. It has been nominated for several upcoming awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction; the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Novel; the National Book Award; and the Pushcart Prize. The novel is entitled “Wish for Amnesia”, and she’ll read a chapter for us now! Barbara Rosenthal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Rosenthal http://www.barbararosenthal.org/

About Ronnie Norpel...
Actress/writer RONNIE NORPEL produces and hosts the popular and eclectic variety show TRACT 187 CULTURE CLATCH bi-monthly on the Upper West Side and performs regularly elsewhere around town. You can find her ficto-memoir BASEBALL KARMA AND THE CONSTITUTION BLUES on Amazon. 

About Larry Littany Litt...
Larry Litt is a New York City born writer, poet and performer. His shamanically inspired poetic rituals are created to address historical and contemporary spiritual, political and social issues while suggesting how to strengthen the natural world around and within us. His work is documented in video and photography. In the 1993 Venice Biennale Litt performed the “VIDEO-MUDANG“ ritual, sharing the award winning German Pavilion with Nam June Paik and Hans Haacke. He has since performed this tribute to fluxus art worldwide. It tells the story of Korean and fluxus artists who integrated their personal shamanisms into contemporary art. His reprise during the “Fluxus Mediale Festival“ at Anthology Film Archives was hailed by critics as an interdisciplinary arts achievement. In his “BURN THE FOX“ ritual, Litt asked participants to burn the books of Rupert Murdoch and his conservative political pundits appearing on Fox News television. Soon afterwards the Fox TV network began to make big mistakes in their political and corporate fascist news reporting. Mr Litt still hasn’t apologized. Litt has a special interest in destroying the insidious book hoax “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” His “HATE BOOKS” “HOLY FIRES” full scale theater ritual performance, along with its talismanic collage series, has been seen at the 2007 Moscow Biennale, in New York City"s at Emily Harvey Foundation’s Blago Bung festival, Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire, Berlin’s Momentum at Bethanien, Istanbul Bienniale and at New York City’s MagnanMetz Gallery. “WE DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE; LONG AS YOU GOT MONEY!" A Mock Fundraising Art Auction for and by Artists was performed at Long Island City’s Dean Projects on May16, 2011. A photo installation and video accompanied the performance. Y Gallery in Jackson Heights NYC was the scene of Litt’s original ritual “MAKING GOOD LUCK-ARTISTS SUCCESS RITUAL" which asked artists to declare their desires for a New York gallery exhibition. Gallery locations were chosen from The Monthly NY Gallery Guide, shamanically empowered by Larry Litt, then burned to send their desires in a cloud of smoke to the gods of art’s chaotic nature. Live drumming rhythms awakened the Supernatural Forces of Art that decide who gets what shows. A mobile environmental performance titled, “STEEL CUP ART CARRY” is dedicated to reducing the world’s waste paper and discarded plastic cups at art gallery and museum openings. Reusable steel cups are given to participants at art events. They can carry them to openings for the rest of their lives. Since 2001 Litt has written and produced 30 short films as part of his “THE BLAME SHOW“ series. These films publicly examine everything from September 11th apocalyptic politics to religious hypocrisy and the global oil crisis. The videos were seen on Time-Warner cable television from 2005 to 2007. Beginning in 2008, Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery annually invites Larry to produce an annual political election night performance event titled Pratt Falls. It topically and poetically combines art and politics with artistic wit and fun. Larry Litt has performed in all eight “Blago Bung“ festivals including at Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire anniversary celebration with original sound, music and word art projects. “TRIBUTE TO CABARET VOLTAIRE“ was performed at NYC“ Emily Harvey Foundation and will be performed in Riga, Latvia on May 22, 2014. Larry Litt is represented by MagnanMetz Gallery in Chelsea NYC.

 

About Ron Price...
Ron Price is a Teaching Artist at the Juilliard School. His most recent collection is A True Account of the Failure of Bodies to Adequately Burn. Colette Inez has written of his work: "Musical, keenly seen and given...powerful poems of family life, loss and violence... Price's gift for language, his affinity for the natural world of hawk, river, oak, coupled with his story telling skills, mark him as a poet of vision and grace clearly deserving our praise."

About Kate Irving...
Kate Irving's poems have appeared in, among others, BigCityLit.com, qaartsiluni, Press 1, Over the Walls, What Comes Next, and Tamarind. She has work in The ANYDSWPE 2014 anthology Estrellas ēn ēl Fuego (Stars in the Fire), and a chapbook: 'Raising the Arsonist's Daughter from the Dead" 2014 from Finishing Line Press. Kate grew up in New York City and is grateful for that education.

About Simon Lichman...
Simon Lichman, born in London, lives in Jerusalem. He is Director of the Centre for Creativity in Education and Cultural Heritage which brings together Jewish and Arab communities through education programmes based on folklore. He has served as the Chairman of the Israel Association of Writers in English editing a number of issues of its journal, arc. His poetry has been published in Ars Poetica, Konch, Modern Poetry In Translation, Stand, and Tri-Quarterly, as well as in his book, Snatched Days.

 

About Carol Wierzbicki...
Carol Wierzbicki is a poet, editor and reviewer. Her publication credits include Long Shot, Public IlluminationEvergreen Review, Big BridgeMany Mountains Moving, and The Otter. Her book reviews have appeared inThe Brooklyn Rail and American Book Review. She has run poetry readings in New York City, and is a co-editor of the Unbearables anthologies. Her latest chapbook is Top Teen Greatest Hits (Poets Wear Prada, 2009).
About Jim Feast...
Jim Feast is a member of the Unbearables writers group. He is the author (with Ron Kolm) of the novel Neo Phobe and (with Gary Null) the health book Germs, Biological Weapons, Vaccinations: What You Need to Know.

About Meg Kaizu...
Meg Kaizu has lived in Tokyo, Moscow and NYC contributing reviews, articles and interviews for magazines such as Tokyo Art Beat, PingMag, Whitehot Magazine, Being A Broad, Metropolis and New York Art Beat. Her paintings, short story, and poetry have appeared in KD-Magazine, Avenue, Off-Yellow and Otter Magazine. She studied art at the University of Oregon and the Art Students League of New York.

About Ptr Kozlowski (As Himself) :0)
Ptr Kozlowski has been a taxi driver, a deliveryman, a poet and a printer, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He's been published in Hobo Jungle, Stained Sheets and Curare, in anthologies of Brownstone Poets and Great Weather for Media; and performed at CBGB's and Danceteria, Bowery Poetry Club and ABC No Rio, Cornelia Street Cafe, Yippie Museum Cafe and Barnes and Noble Park Slope, among others. 
With a quick wit and wry humor he questions idiomatic authority.
We welcome him back again to Saturn!

About Debbie Kuhn (The Shadow)...
The Shadow joking claims to hold several doctorate level degrees in dealing with malignant, narcissistic sociopaths. As a survivor of severe child abuse, rape, and domestic violence, she was driven to write in order to finally give voice to all her pent up rage and sorrow. She credits osmosis of her 20 plus years of life in the East village and the commingling of her blood, sweat, and tears with all the poets that have come before her and states that their roots pulled her in and kept her strong. The Shadow has loosed the beauty and the beasts of poetry at various venues in New York City and Portland, Oregon. She knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men … and women.

About Jeffrey Coffin (Mel Foop)...
Mel Foop appeared in early 1980s. Having played the streets and some venues in Montreal, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Quebec, Newfoundland, and Vancouver, Foop played bass in a series of San Francisco Bay Area punk bands: The Extremes, The Cranks, and False Idols. These bands all involved guitarist, Max Volume and singer/songwriter Buzzsaw Bill Vestal. In recent years Foop has performed at open mics in NYC at Otto's Shrunken Head, R Bar, The Back Fence, Postcrypt Coffeehouse, American Trash, Catweazle, Bar 82, etc.

You Can find them both on Facebook!

Remembrances of 9/11 This coming Friday, September 11th, at 6 pm at the Cornelia Street Cafe, Gordon Gilbert will be hosting a program of spoken word, song, music & performance. Participants will relate their own experiences, as well as those of others. Admission of $9 includes a drink. No open mic. Come hear the voices of poets, singers/songwriters and musicians:
Nora Balaban with special guest Chartwell Dutiro, Rose Bernal, Stephen Bluestone, Jay Chollick, J. Lois Diamond, David Elsasser, Art Gatti, Gordon Gilbert, Michael Lydon, Ellen Mandel, Mireya Perez, Su Polo, Bob Quatrone, Jennifer Rawlings, Anoek van Praag, and Mike Zettler.
Other special guest Edith Lettner will be playing original jazz compositions specifically created for this program. Together we will reflect on the tragedy of that day fourteen years ago.

About Diane Spodarek...
Diane Spodarek is a Canadian-American artist and writer of poetry, prose, plays, cartoons and song with a background in the visual and performing arts. Awards include artist's fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, three New York Foundation for the Arts, Creative New Zealand, and the Michigan Council for the Arts. She lives in Westbeth Artists Housing in New York City. http://tinyurl.com/dspodarek
www.dangerousdiane.blogspot.com

About Susan Maurer...
Susan H. Maurer has published six chapbooks and two collections, Perfect Dark (ungovernable press) and Josephine Butler (Phoenix International). She has had three broadsides published: Clamshell Press, Center for Book Arts,and Marymark Press. She has had five Pushcart nominations and has been published in fifteen countries. Among her anthology appearances are the Unbearables' Help Yourself (Autonomedia,) and Off the Cuffs (Soft Scull Press). Magazine credits include Virginia Quarterly Review, Confrontation,Gargoyle, and Volt. Susan has read at venues such as Poets House, St. Mark's Poetry Project, The National Arts Club, New York Public Library, and the Brooklyn Bridge. She was interviewed on Poetry Thin Air by George Spencer. You can watch this interview on Youtube.

About Bonny Finberg...
Bonny Finberg's novel, "Kall's Day", was published in 2014 by Autonomedia/Unbearable Books. She is the recipient of a 2014 Acker Award For Fiction. Her work has been translated into French, German, Hungarian and Japanese. Other publications include a short story collection, How the Discovery of Sugar Produced the Romantic Era (Sisyphus Press, NY) and a poetry and collage collection, Déjà Vu (Corrupt Press, Paris). Publishers' Weekly wrote that her work has a "Stunning sensual sensibility". Finberg is included in many literary journals and anthologies, including The Brooklyn Rail, Evergreen Review, Sensitive Skin, A Gathering of Tribes, Long Shot and a number of French literary journals. She lives in New York City and is working on her second novel.

About Carl Watson...
Carl Watson is a poet and fiction writer who splits his time between NYC and a barn in the Catskill Mountains. His most recent book of poems is Astral Botanica, published by Fly By Night Press/Gathering of the Tribes. Last year he published the novel Backwards the Drowned Go Dreaming, Sensitive Skin Press. The Hotel of Irrevocable Acts is a novel published by Autonomedia/Unbearables Press and Beneath the Empire of the Birds, a book of short stories was published by Apathy Press in 1995. Watson has been a regular columnist for The Williamsburg Observer and The Ninth Threshold, along with other online and print journals. He is the recipient of the Kathy Acker Award for Fiction in 2012.
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About Ron Kolm...
Ron Kolm is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin and the editor of the Evergreen Review. He is the author of The Plastic Factory, Divine Comedy and Suburban Ambush. Ron’s papers were purchased by the New York University library, where they’ve been catalogued in the Fales Collection. He works in bookstores.

About Paul Fairall...
Paul Fairall and Linda Danz write songs together. Paul studied under world-renowned guitar player, Joe Pass and performed with various members of FAMILY, including Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney and Rob Townsend. Whilst on tour with the London-based band SWIMMING IN SAND, he met his future life and songwriting partner—Linda Danz—an American artist in Paris. He emigrated to America in 1989. Paul has self-produced a number of musical projects and has played clubs like: Rockwwod Music Hall, The Living Room,The Gaslight Cafe, CBGB’s, The China Club, The Bitter End, Kenny’s Castaways and many more. Paul has worked with artists like, James Maddock, Joy Askew, Randy Burns, Chris and Craig Bennelli, Laura Berman, Gregg Gerson, Mark Christensen, and Andy Newmark. Linda Danz is a Native New Yorker who was born on the lower eastside before it was trendy. Along with collaborating with Paul, she has written a full-length screenplay, a novel, numerous short stories.

About Claire Trevien...
Claire Trevien was the reader's choice in the Guardian's First Book Awards last year with her first collection The Shipwrecked House (Penned in the Margins). The Shipwrecked House is currently being developed thanks to Arts Council England funds into a one-woman show. The Huffington Post named her one of 5 British poets to watch in 2014. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous magazines, newspapers and anthologies including POETRY, The Sunday Times, The Forward Book of Poetry 2014, Best British Poetry 2014, Magma, Poetry Salzburg, etc. She is the editor and founder of Sabotage Reviews, a website specializing in reviews of small presses and spoken word nights, and the first digital poet-in-residence for the Poetry School. More info on her website: clairetrevien.co.uk (Claire tweets at @ctrevien).

About Howard Pflanzer...
Howard Pflanzer is a poet and playwright. He has performed his edgy short poetic plays and poetry, Dead Birds or Avian Blues, (published by Fly By Night Press in 2011) at KGB, The Living Theatre, Theaterlab, A Gathering of the Tribes, , LaMaMa and the Cornelia Street Café in New York. His hybrid performance piece, Walt Whitman Opera, adapted from Whitman’s poetry with music by Constance Cooper, was presented at the undergroundzero festival in New York this past July. Featured poet in November 2013 of The Poetry Company. His award winning plays and musicals have been performed at LaMaMa (The House of Nancy Dunn with Steve Weisberg/Andy Craft), Playwrights Horizons, Symphony Space, Medicine Show, Kraine Theater (Cocaine Dreams), The Living Theatre and broadcast over WBAI and WNYC FM. His multi-media theatre piece, Alien, created in collaboration with Teatr Palmera Eldritcha in Poland was presented at the 2011 Malta International Theatre Festival. Residencies: VCCA, Ragdale Foundation and Fundacion Valparaiso.
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About Michael Visceglia...
Native New Yorker Mike Visceglia got his professional start touring with Welsh rocker John Cale (Velvet Underground.) Since then he has recorded and/or performed with Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Avril Lavigne, Jonatha Brooke, Jorma Kaukonen, Phoebe Snow, Dar Williams, Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler, and currently Christopher Cross. Mike has been (and continues to be) the primary bassist for Suzanne Vega since 1985, and played on her breakthrough album “Solitude Standing,” which featured the hit song “Luka.” He is also playing nightly in the orchestra for the multi-Tony and Grammy winning show “Kinky Boots” on Broadway, when not touring.

About Francine Witte...
Francine Witte is a high school English teacher at Norman Thomas High School. She has been teaching for almost 16 years. Her poems and flash fiction stories have been in numerous journals such as Passages North, The Saranac Review, The Paterson Literary Review among others. Her one-act plays have been performed at several off-off broadway theaters including the Riant, Love Creek and Pulse Ensemble theaters. She has been a semi-finalist three times in the Sam French off-off Broadway theatre festival. She is the author of two chapbooks, “The Wind Twirls Everything” a collection of flash fiction stories, published by MuscleHead Press, and “First Rain” a collection of poetry that was published by Pecan Grove Press as the winner of their 2009 chapbook contest. She has been nominated four times for a Pushcart prize. Most recently her poem “In My Poems, Sometimes, I Have Children” shares this year’s second prize in the Allen Ginsberg poetry contest.
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About Ron Price...
Ron Price is a teaching artist at the Juilliard School. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Leviathan Quarterly (U.K.), The Painted Bride Quarterly, Poetry, Revista Forum (Mexico), and Zone 3. Nominated twice for a Pushcart Award, he is the author of Surviving Brothers and A Crucible for the Left Hand. A Small Song Called Ash from the Fire, his last collection, was nominated for a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in NYC. His recent publication: A True Account of the Failure of Bodies to Adequately Burn
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About Ptr Kozlowski...
Ptr Kozlowski played guitar with J.D. Rage in a New Wave band called Baby Boom and contributed songwriting on their 1984 release "Basket Case". He's had poetry published in Hobo Jungle, Stained Sheets and Curare. And has read at ABC NoRio, Bowery Poetry Club, Cornelia St Cafe, Saturn Series, Yippee Museum Cafe and other NY venues. We welcome him back to Saturn with great anticipation!

About Peter Chelnik...
Peter Chelnik (Go-Cat-Go Jazz Poetry), featured reader with Bob Feldman (Tenor Saxophone) , featured musician

Peter Chelnik a Poet and playwright and has been the host of Prairie Fire Poetry over the course of many years. He performs his poetry accompanied by tenor saxaphonist Bob Feldman. One of Peter's recent publications is STRAWBERRY HARMONY New Poems by Peter Chelnik (Little Sky Press, March 2010) His work is full of Americana in all it's flavors, elements and glory. A satisfying and thought provoking time capsule celebrating the great U.S. of A. - not to be missed. is a true American poetic voice for the 21st Century. His books include Railroad Heart, East Coast Line, Manhattan Wilderness, Eternity Road and Wildflower Serenade. He has had seven plays produced Off-Off-Broadway. These dramatic works include Street Rag, Prairie Fire, Parking Lot, Woodstock Fires, Scarsdale Station and Tremont Vortex. Peter has also written Trick Bag, a novel of the 1960's. Yes, he does believe the word will set you free.

About Bob Kramer...
Robert Kramer is a widely published playwright, poet, and translator of European literature. Serving in the United States Army, he was trained by the 82nd Airborne, Paratroopers, but became an officer in the Chemical Corps, where he specialized in chemical weaponry and radiation defense. After studying at various universities in the United States and Europe, he became a college professor in the field of European Cultural History. In the early years of the civil rights movement, he accepted a teaching position at Xavier University in New Orleans. There, in addition to teaching, he played piano in the bars and cafes of the French Quarter, and it was also in New Orleans that his daughter Karen was born. He has since presented many papers and published numerous books and articles on the history of literature and art. For several years he served as Director of International Studies at Manhattan College in Riverdale. He has received six awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has been a Fulbright Scholar for a year of research in Munich, Germany, and a Swiss Government Scholar for a year in Bern, Switzerland. He has been a guest professor at various colleges, such as the University of Connecticut, Syracuse University, and Haverford College, and has lectured at such institutions as the Smithsonian, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Therapist Association. He has given readings of his poetry and translations on radio and television on both coasts, and at such colleges as New York University, The University of California, and Harvard University. He is a former Director of the New York Poet’s Cooperative, and currently a semi-retired professor of Art History at Manhattan College.

About Mitch Corber... Mitch Corber, author of Quinine, has appeared in Vanitas and Columbia Poetry Review, and online in BlazeVOX, Blackbox Manifold 4, ditch, Listenlight, E-ratio, gobbet, First Literary Review East and Polarity. A NY Foundation for the Arts fellow, he's the multi-tasking producer of Poetry Thin Air, NYC's long-running poetry cable show. Mitch is videographer of Thin Air Poetry DVD Archives (purchased by universities). Mitch presents his new book, Weather's Feather, published by Fly By Night Press. http://www.thinairvideo.com/Corber_Poetry.html

About Lehman Weichselbaum... Lehman Weichselbaum reviews and reports on culture and politics for mainstream and alternative publications, serves as associate editor of Home Planet News edited by Don Lev and is most recently the author of The Market Poems (Thin Air Media).

About Anoek van Praag...
Anoek van Praag was born in The Netherlands, moved to New York City in 1980 She began writing poetry when she was in her teens and performed regulary in many countries. She is a Counselor,,Massage Therapist, Teacher and Mediator She teaches Healing of Trauma and Chromic Pain and runs a Trauma support group weekly. She has a private practice in Manhatten and is an inspirational speaker. Her company is called Soul Works Anoek has a background in classical ballet, jazz, ballroom and 5 rythms Dancing and is currently teaching dance . She earned an acting/directing degree in The Netherlands and worked many years all over the world as an actress and director in theater and film. Anoek reads and writes poetry in several languages and has been published in Maintenant 7 and 8 published by Three Rooms press and other publications on line as well as hard copy. She has been a regular reader at Mike Geffner’s Inspired Spoken Word Events”, especially “Tittalating Tongues” She has read all, over the city including the Yippie Musuem and Cornelia Street Café
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About Cheryl Moskowitz...
The poetic voice of Cheryl Moskowitz resonates with intimacy; it is tender, as well as vivid... subtle and quite particular. Her voice is uniquely clear - more universal than Jewish, more worldly than American...' (Judith Robinson, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle). Cheryl is a US born prize-winning poet, translator and novelist who lives in the UK. Her poems have been published in several literary journals including UK publications Poetry Review, Magma, and Artemis and US magazines Drunken Boat and World Literature Today. Her debut collection The Girl is Smiling was published by Circle Time Press in 2012.

About George Spencer...
George Spencer is a writer, film producer and director, and visual artist presently working on a large installation combining found objects, reconfigured furniture, soft sculpture, sound, video and lighting. He is a Director of Millennium Film Workshop. His most recent book of poetry, Unpious Pilgrim, was published by Fly by Night Press/Gathering of the Tribes.

 

About Anthony Moscini...
Actor, poet, poetry workshop facilitator at Riverside Library, host and curator of The Riverside Poets at the NYPL Riverside Branch--Anthony is a compelling poet whose unique delivery borders on "sprechgesang," speech bordering on song.

About Fred Simpson...
Eclectic best describes Fred Simpson’s percussion experience, while he is strongly rooted in African, Latin, and Jazz traditions. Fred has given private lessons, accompanied African & Caribbean Culture and Dance classes on the college level and has been member and guest of various music groups in and around New York. Songwriter and accomplished percussionist, he enjoys accompanying his own poetry readings and those of others with his drumming. Fred’s book, Just Another Sunrise, Poems to the Sun, inspired by New York City’s East River views, is available in print and eBook on Amazon.com

About Bernard Block...
Bernard Block’s poems have appeared in the NY Quarterly, the Minnesota Review and the Colorado Review.
He has published four chapbooks: Quest; Prometheus Returns; Portraits; and To Music.
Born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, he attended Cornell University and Brooklyn College. Hitch-hiked out to California in 1965 and lived in the Haight-Ashbury through 1967. Gave poetry readings at the I and Thou Coffee Shop, City Lights Bookstore and Golden Gate Park. He returned to NYC and studied with the poet Colette Inez in the mid '70's. Read at Speakeasy, Emilie Glen’s, Henry St. Settlement and The New School. Recently he has read at Saturn Series, Cornelia St. Café, Bowery Poetry Club, Brownstone, Green Pavilion, Phoenix, SOB’s, TOMI Jazz (a Japanese jazz club), Penny’s, StringPoet and Molloy College. He is presently organizing his many recent poems into thematic collections for future publications.
Bernard reads 9 poems; 17 minutes: "Whitman to Ginsberg..." Feb. 21, 2014 (videographer--Ptr Kozlowski)
Bernard Block at 7th Ed. Whitman to Ginsberg Poetry Reading
Bernard Block performs his poetry at Cornelia St. Cafe on 3/30/14

About Robin Greenstein...
Robin Greenstein. "A musician who mixes everything from blues to old-time banjo into a thoroughly contemporary mix." (Dave Palmater, WUMB-FM, Boston)
Robin is a singer-songwriter from NYC whose music is a mix of folk, pop, rock, blues, country and jazz. She calls her music "Acousticness." Imagine a female James Taylor; strong finger-picking, soulful, rootsy songs with sophisticated pop influences. Stong soulful singing and memorable original songs make a lasting impact on her audiences. Her songs have been recorded on Fast Folk and Atlantic Records. She was picked for a finalist spot at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriting competition (1989) in Texas on her very first application. Robin was also signed to Bob Dylan's publishing company as a writer for two years. She has performed in over 43 states and several countries including China, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Denmark.

For the past 20 years Robin has been performing extensively for college audiences across the U.S. in addition to playing at various folk venues. Her first album "SLOW BURN" was released initially as an independent in 1989. It was subsequently picked up for release in Europe by Swiss label BRAMBUS Records and received rave reviews. Robin did her first European tour in 1994 and has part of every summer for the rest of that decade touring Europe, especially Denmark. She had a CD "Slow Burn" released on Brambus Records in Europe. In 1997 Band Together Records re-released SLOW BURN on CD in the USA. Robin's second CD "Acousticness" was released in 2000. Her third CD "Images of Women", is the first in a series of volumes which explore folk and blues songs about women, as an adjunct to her concert-lecture of the same name (see below)

Robin has won music competitions at the Riverbank/Walden Radio Folk Festival and the NJ Folk Festival, and showcased at both the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, the NJ Folk Festival, The Napa Folk Festival and Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. But her favorite gig of recent years was singing the national anthem at Madison Square Garden in NYC for her beloved New York Knicks!

Robin plays both guitar and banjo. Her superb musicianship, powerful songs, strong singing and relaxed performing style win over audiences everywhere. She majored in Music at SUNY-Stony Brook with a concentration in Classical Guitar). Describing her music as "Acousticness", Robin mixes many styles of music - folk, pop, rock, jazz and blues- in an acoustic base. In a show, you might hear a jazz standard, a blues song, or a instrumental banjo dance tune scattered among her original compositions. Her music has the musical sophistication of James Taylor with the lyrical sensitivity of Joni Mitchell, and strong vocals like Linda Ronstadt or blues-influenced like Bonnie Raitt.

About Vicki Lorio...
Poetry is what Vicki Iorio does. Poetry is how she sees the world. Everything in her life goes into the poetry stew-trauma, drama, belly laughs and belly slaps. It's all there, it's a process, an issue and like they say, it's complicated. You can read Vicki’s work in various on line and print publications such as Hellstrung and Crooked, Great Weather for Media anthology, I Let Go Of The Stars In My Hand, The Brownstone Poets Anthology, The San Pedro Review, The Mom Egg, Crack the Spine. Poems from the Dirty Couch is Vicki’s first full length collection.

About Pete Dolack...
Pete is an activist, writer, poet and photographer. He is the writer of Systemic Disorder. His degree is in journalism, "so if I can understand economics, so can you." He is the author of the forthcoming book It’s Not Over: Lessons from the Socialist Experiment, a study of some of the attempts organized to create societies on a basis other than capitalism with an eye toward an understanding of today’s world and finding a path to a better world tomorrow. His photographs are currently in the"Phantasm" group show at the Friday Studio Gallery for the month of March. The gallery is located on the main floor of 56 Bogart Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Take the L train to Morgan Avenue, get off at the Bogart Street exit (toward the back if you traveling from Manhattan or Williamsburg toward Carnarsie). 56 Bogart is right across the street from you, the building with about a dozen galleries in it. Come by and say hello. A bit more detail at this link. The studio is open only on Fridays from 3 to 8 p.m., thus the name. It's Brooklyn's smallest gallery, and the downsized successor to the CCCP Gallery. He is also, for the next two weekends, in the massive group show at Sideshow Gallery, Sideshow Nation III: Circle the Wagons. Joanne, Bruce Weber, Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo are also in this one, along with more than 500 artists. This has got the biggest show of the year; just getting that many works of art on the walls is a work of art itself. Sideshow is at 319 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, between South 2nd and South 3rd streets. Pete continuies to write about the economic crisis, and the political myopia behind it, at the Systemic Disorder blog. https://systemicdisorder.wordpress.com



Robin does a concert-lecture entitled "Images of Women," a look at women's lives thru traditional Anglo and Afro-American folk songs, as well as family and children's programs (see "Other Shows"). She is eligible for Meet The Composer grants as well as BOCES. She was a performer-clinician for Martin Guitars and teaches privately in the New York City area when she's not on the road (lessons in guitar, banjo, uke and voice).


For further information, please e-mail ReachRobin@robingreenstein.com

About Isaac Wheeler...
Isaac Wheeler is a poet and translator from New Hampshire. He studied Russian and creative writing at Haverford College and then took a master's degree in translation at Columbia. His interests include early 20th century Russian literature, the poetics of mysticism, and the structure of metaphor. In addition to poetry, he translates contemporary Russian fiction, criticism, and journalism.

Isaac has a strong voice and exciting style of writing. Please welcome him to his first feature at Saturn!

About Mark Aaron James...
Born in California and raised in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Mark Aaron James seemed an unlikely candidate for the Nashville songwriter scene. With a strong pop-rock background in tow, he enrolled in Music City's reputable Vanderbilt University and soon became a popular fixture on the "porch party" circuit that years earlier supported the Indigo Girls, Ben Folds and Hootie and the Blowfish. Mark brought that following into the local venues where the famous "in the rounds" gave him a new challenge. Now sharing the stage with Nashville's hit writers, Mark realized, "If you don't have a song as good as the writer before and after you, then you are the bathroom break. It really provoked me to focus on craft, along with inspiration." The results lead to co-writes with top songsmiths and his compositions being performed by everyone from Jimmy Buffet to the World Peace Choir. Please read more about Mark at his bio site here: http://markaaronjames.weebly.com/about.html
... And Check www.markaaronjames.com for tour dates, pics, info and online CD purchases.
Please visit him on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook as well.

About Fred Simpson...
Fred Simpson... Eclectic best describes Fred Simpson as songwriter, poet, and percussionist. He has given percussion workshops, accompanied African & Caribbean Culture and Dance classes on college level, been member and guest of various music groups and enjoys accompanying his poetry readings and those of others with his drumming. Fred’s poems appear in such publications as Mobius, the Poetry Magazine’s 29th & 30th Editions, The Venetian Hour/Dinner with the Muse Vol.II, Estrellas en el Fuego 2014 Anthology and Riverside Poets Vol. 13 & 14. His book, Just Another Sunrise, Poems to the Sun, is available on Amazon.com.

About Erica Mapp...
Erica Mapp, originally from Trinidad, is a long-term New York resident with poems in The Avocet, 360 degrees, (recently published by the Circle of Poets in Trinidad), Commonweal magazine, MOBIUS, WORDS magazine, (published by the School of Visual Arts in New York), Dinner With the Muse, an anthology edited by Evie Ivy, COLUMBIA magazine and the former LAKE EFFECT. She is a graduate of Cave Canem, a black writers’ group. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, from The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City and a Master’s Degree in Art Education, from New York University, School of Education. Her continuing education includes thirty credits in poetry at the graduate level, from the Graduate English Department, Queens College of the City of New York, (C.C.N.Y.), where she studied with the acclaimed poet, Marie Ponsot for almost two years. She also studied poetry with Marie Ponsot privately, for many years and with Grace Schulman at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. In more recent years, she studied with Cave Canem teachers, Jacqueline La Mon and Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer prize winning author and poet. She has taken part in many poetry readings both here and abroad and is seeking publication for her two completed poetry manuscripts and an uncompleted book of essays. Please see this wonderful article about Erica: http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2012-11-29/poet-seeks-help-shape-culture-through-writing

About Lorin Roser...
Lorin Roser is a multimedia artist, composer and animator whose work has the expression of mathematics utilizes algorithms in his compositions and physical simulations in his 3D architectural  animations exhibited at Plum Blossoms, Crossing Art, Flushing Town Hall. His recent music is created with realtime manipulation of polynomials began years ago. His animated video and painting series called Mythical Montage, are a "unique interplay... evoking new cyber forms that are montage into an abstracted mental way. As a musician, Roser has performed at CBGB's, Emily Harvey Foundation with Larry Litt, White Box with Elliott Sharp, events for curator/performance artist A. Schloss at Remote and Puffin Room. His architecture works into his drawn sounds as well.
www.cloudspace.com  search: https://soundcloud.com/strangeattractor  also see his animations on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user852895

About Mindy Matijasevicr...
Mindy Matijasevic, a Bronx woman, teaches, writes, acts, and does stand-up comedy. She performed in the 3rd Annual Unboxed Voices Short Play Festival this summer. She has read her poetry throughout NYC, most recently in the Dance of the Word event at the Cornelia Street Café. Mindy writes and performs her stand-up comedy which has been called "alarming, especially to husbands and other tradition-bound people."
She writes a regular blog on Tuesdays the most recent can be seen here: http://www.shesofunny.org/2015/03/heres-to-luigi.html and has been performing with the "Divorced Divas of Comedy."

About Larry Litt...
Larry Litt is a New York City born writer, poet and performer. His shamanically inspired poetic rituals are created to address historical and contemporary spiritual, political and social issues while suggesting how to strengthen the natural world around and within us. His work is documented in video and photography.
In the 1993 Venice Biennale Litt performed the “VIDEO-MUDANG“ ritual, sharing the award winning German Pavilion with Nam June Paik and Hans Haacke. He has since performed this tribute to fluxus art worldwide. It tells the story of Korean and fluxus artists who integrated their personal shamanisms into contemporary art. His reprise during the “Fluxus Mediale Festival“ at Anthology Film Archives was hailed by critics as an interdisciplinary arts achievement.
In his “BURN THE FOX“ ritual, Litt asked participants to burn the books of Rupert Murdoch and his conservative political pundits appearing on Fox News television. Soon afterwards the Fox TV network began to make big mistakes in their political and corporate fascist news reporting. Mr Litt still hasn’t apologized. Litt has a special interest in destroying the insidious book hoax “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”  His “HATE BOOKS” “HOLY FIRES” full scale theater ritual performance, along with its talismanic collage series, has been seen at the 2007 Moscow Biennale, in New York City"s at Emily Harvey Foundation’s Blago Bung festival, Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire, Berlin’s Momentum at Bethanien, Istanbul Bienniale and at New York City’s MagnanMetz Gallery.
“WE DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE; LONG AS YOU GOT MONEY!" A Mock Fundraising Art Auction for and by Artists was performed at Long Island City’s Dean Projects on May16, 2011. A photo installation and video accompanied the performance.
Y Gallery in Jackson Heights NYC was the scene of Litt’s original ritual “MAKING GOOD LUCK-ARTISTS SUCCESS RITUAL" which asked artists to declare their desires for a New York gallery exhibition. Gallery locations were chosen from The Monthly NY Gallery Guide, shamanically empowered by Larry Litt, then burned to send their desires in a cloud of smoke to the gods of art’s chaotic nature. Live drumming rhythms awakened the Supernatural Forces of Art that decide who gets what shows. A mobile environmental performance titled, “STEEL CUP ART CARRY” is dedicated to reducing the world’s waste paper and discarded plastic cups at art gallery and museum openings. Reusable steel cups are given to participants at art events. They can carry them to openings for the rest of their lives.
Since 2001 Litt has written and produced 30 short films as part of his “THE BLAME SHOW“ series. These films publicly examine everything from September 11th apocalyptic politics to religious hypocrisy and the global oil crisis. The videos were seen on Time-Warner cable television from 2005 to 2007.
Beginning in 2008, Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery annually invites Larry to produce an annual political election night performance event titled Pratt Falls. It topically and poetically combines art and politics with artistic wit and fun.
Larry Litt has performed in all eight “Blago Bung“ festivals including at Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire anniversary celebration with original sound, music and word art projects. “TRIBUTE TO CABARET VOLTAIRE“ was performed at NYC“ Emily Harvey Foundation and will be performed in Riga, Latvia on May 22, 2014.
Larry Litt is represented by MagnanMetz Gallery in Chelsea NYC.

About Maria Lisella...
Maria Lisella, an award-winning writer/editor whose work has appeared online and in print in AFAR, FoxNews.com, and Travel and Leisure. She conducts publicity for two nonprofit organizations: the Italian American Writers Association (iawa.net) and the Vito Marcantonio Forum (vitomarcantonioforum.org). Her Pushcart Poetry Prize-nominated work appears in Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada). Her latest collection, Thieves in the Family was published by NYQ Books in 2014.

Thieves in the Family @ books.nyq.org/title/thievesinthefamily

"In Thieves in the Family, Maria Lisella premiers as an expansive and multi-faceted poet in a book that is sure to be widely read. As a child of immigration, her voice will steal your heart with its transatlantic romance from the past to the present. These "second generations" will never be done telling their stories but it is always new when bracingly written, gaining power from the great tradition of narrative lyricists. Historical wounds are healed by poetry because Lisella portrays even the smallest acts of victory with clarity and honesty at perfect pitch. It takes courage to talk about family, and then turn it into art. This book is a testament to what a poet loves; making love bigger than it was before. To her credit, Lisella can create an entire dramatic scene within one small poem, changing our view forever of what America is and what poetry can be."
—Grace Cavalieri, author of Sounds Like Something I Would Say

About Blair Reeve...
Blair Reeve is a New Zealand performance poet. He's been living in Asia for the past 15 years and recently completed his MFA in fiction at the City University of Hong Kong. His poetry style has been variously compared to such disparate elements as a machine gun and Dr. Seuss. Since his baby daughter began making her first utterances, Blair was inspired to dabble in a form of nonsense poetry that echews content and conveys meaning (or attempts to convey meaning) through sound and tone alone.

About John J. Trause...
JOHN J. TRAUSE, the Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of Eye Candy for Andy (13 Most Beautiful… Poems for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, Finishing Line Press, 2013); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round (Nirala Publications, 2012); the chapbook Seriously Serial (Poets Wear Prada, 2007; rev. ed. 2014); and Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996), the latter staged Off-Off Broadway. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies, including the artists' periodical Crossings, the Dada journal Maintenant, the journal Offerta Speciale, the Uphook Press anthologies Hell Strung and Crooked and -gape-seed-, and the Great Weather for Media anthologies It’s Animal but Merciful (2012) and I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand (2014). Marymark Press has published his visual poetry and art as broadsides and sheets. He has shared the stage with Steven Van Zandt, Anne Waldman, Karen Finley, and Jerome Rothenberg, the page with Lita Hornick, William Carlos Williams, Woody Allen, Ted Kooser, and Pope John Paul II, and the cage with the Cumaean Sibyl, Ezra Pound, Hannibal Lector, Andrei Chikatilo, and George “The Animal” Steele. He is a founder of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J., and the former host and curator of its monthly reading series. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2009 – 2011, 2013).

About Susan Weiman...
Susan Weiman writes literary nonfiction, memoir, poetry and vignettes based on the complex cultural tapestry of the Big Apple. Her work has been published on Citylore.org, in Run-to-the-Roadhouse Nellie.com, on her blog, S.C.Weiman: NY Notebook and the Home Magazine blog, Hometeam to the Rescue where she wrote about art. Her piece, “DollarBill,” will be published this fall in the Anthology, From Somewhere To Nowhere; The End of the American Dream, Unbearable Books/Autonomedia. She is a co-founder of the "Third Friday, Queens Series," in Astoria, NY.

About Richard Pearse...
Richard Pearse’s four books of poems were the basis for his Private Drives: Selected Poems 1969-2001. His poems and stories have appeared in over forty magazines. Recently his microfiction has been published in several magazines and anthologized in Sudden Stories. He is retired from teaching at Brooklyn College and NYU. He lives in New York City. His address is: Ripearse@aol.com

About Jill Rapaport...
Jill Rapaport’s collection of fiction, Duchamp et Moi and Other Stories was published by Fly by Night Press/A Gathering of the Tribes in 2014. Her work has appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies, among them Found Object, Resister, IKON, Red Tape, Sensitive Skin, New Observations, and others. She has read her work and had it performed in many venues in New York and other places. She is the editor and publisher of the I.H.I.Y.W. Newsletter, which specializes in analysis of contemporary developments.

About Chuck Joy...
Chuck Joy will be reading from and available to sign Said the Growling Dog, a collection of selected and new poems from Nirala Publications (New Delhi, India). He will also feature poems from All Smooth, a tiny chapbook from Destitute Press (Buffalo, NY), and Every Tiger Wants To Sing, a chapbook from Poets' Hall Press (Erie, PA). Chuck's poems have appeared in Great Lakes Review, Crisis Chronicles, Rattapallax, Medicinal Purposes, and Lilliput Review. He has read his poems at Mahall's 20 Lanes, Mac's Backs, Woodlawn Diner, Dog Ears Bookstore, Blue Planet Cafe, the Orange Bear, and every Snoetry. Chuck hosted Poetry Scene, a weekly poetry event at the Erie Book Store.

About Ellen Lytle...
ellen 'windy' aug lytle is working towards a book of short fiction; has 3 books of poetry of which her latest(2014) was just re released by NYQ press, and 1 book of fiction, she teaches creative writing and is involved in animal welfare..

About Michael Lytle...
michael 'elewhale' lytle has played clarinets for over 50 years and has been an improvisational musician since grad school. he’s in three nyc orchestras, tours europe regularly and is with the band dr. nerve. lytle is also a sound engineer.

About Carolyn Wells...
Carolyn Wells studied French and Linguistics at Mt. Holyoke and NYU. She holds a BA in contemporary French Literature from NYU. She has studied and worked in France and Italy. Wells is Executive Chef/ Manager at St. Bernards's School in NYC. She is a member of Brevitas, an on-line group dedicated to the short poem and is a regular contributor to Alimentum Journal, a literary gastronomic publication. Her poems deal with love of nature, family exploration and all that shapes one's vision of the world. She is currently working on a book of vignettes about food and travel. In her spare time she forages for food in the woods and rides her horse Sam. She lives in Brooklyn.

About David Austell...
David B. Austell is Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Global Services at New York University in New York City, where he is also an Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School (adjunct). David has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education focusing on International Education. In 1992, David was a Fulbright grantee in Japan and Korea. The love of poetry grows from deep roots, and in David's case from his parents: his mother who sent poetry, sacred and secular, to him all through college with her letters, and his father who read Shakespeare and Coleridge to him as a child. David's books include Little Creek (2011), Garuda (2013) both published by Nirala Press, and his third book, The Tin Man, which is expected in 2015, also published by Nirala Press. David's poetry has also appeared in The Red Wheelbarrow, and Infusion.

About Yuyutsu RD Sharma...
Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator.

He has published nine poetry collections including, Nine New York Poems: A Prelude to A Blizzard in my Bones, (2014), Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, New Delhi 2012), Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014) and Annapurna Poems, 2008, Reprint, 2012). Yuyutsu also brought out a translation of Irish poet Cathal O’ Searcaigh poetry in Nepali in a bilingual collection entitled, Kathmandu: Poems, Selected and New (2006) and a translation of Hebrew poet Ronny Someck’s poetry in Nepali in a bilingual edition, Baghdad, February 1991 & Other Poems. He has translated and edited several anthologies of contemporary Nepali poetry in English and launched a literary movement, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis) in Nepali poetry.

Two books of his poetry, Poemes de l' Himalayas (L'Harmattan, Paris) and Poemas de Los Himalayas (Cosmopoeticia, Cordoba, Spain) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively. Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café London, Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry, Belfast, New York University, New York, The Kring, Amsterdam, P.E.N, Paris, Knox College, Illinois, Whittier College, California, Baruch College, New York, WB Yeats' Center, Sligo, Gustav Stressemann Institute, Bonn, Rubin Museum, New York, Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin, The Guardian Newsroom, London, Trois Rivieres Poetry Festival, Quebec, Arnofini, Bristol, Borders, London, Slovenian Book Days, Ljubljana, Royal Society of Dramatic Arts, London, Gunter Grass House, Bremen, GTZ, Kathmandu, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Gannon University, Erie, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.

About JAY CHOLLICK...
Jay Chollick has been reading his poetry in and around NYC area for many years and continues to surprise us with new exquisite works weekly. His poetry has appeared on-line at Poetz.com, theshoutoutatottos.blogspot.com, Poetry Central and Big City Lit, and is included in the anthology Cat Breath, edited by Miriam Stanley among many other places. He has published several chapbooks of his poetry and most recently "Colors" published by Exot books. http://jchollick.wordpress.com/

About SU POLO...
Su Polo is a multitalented artist. A native New Yorker, she is a writer of poems and stories, singer/songwriter with guitar and dulcimer, Jazz vocalist, photographer, painter, sculptor and computer graphic artist. Her book of poems and stories, Turning Stones, is available at St. Marks Books. She is the founder and host of the Saturn Series poetry reading in its 21st year every Monday night in NYC. Su is also the set designer for the last 10 years of the New Years Day Poetry Extravaganza. More info can be found at http://www.supolo.com

About Taurus Poets Party...
Around Su's birthday it's a tradition at Saturn to share the celebrating with everyone who comes especially other Taurus Poets. So Please come and enjoy the reading, read your work, order something to drink or eat and during the break we will have some Key Lime Pie for dessert. Thanks to all!

About Cornelius Eady...
Born in 1954, Cornelius Eady was raised in Rochester, New York. He attended Monroe Community College and Empire State College. He is the author of Hardheaded Weather (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2008); Brutal Imagination (2001), which was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award in Poetry; the autobiography of a jukebox (1997); You Don't Miss Your Water (1995); The Gathering of My Name (1991), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; BOOM BOOM BOOM (1988); Victims of the Latest Dance Craze (1985), which was chosen by Louise Glück, Charles Simic, and Philip Booth for the 1985 Lamont Poetry Selection of The Academy of American Poets; and Kartunes (1980).

In 1996, Eady and the poet Toi Derricote founded Cave Canem, a nonprofit organization serving black poets of various backgrounds and acting as a safe space for intellectual engagement and critical debate. Along with Derricote, he also edited Gathering Ground (University of Michigan Press, 2006). He has collaborated with jazz composer Deidre Murray in the production of several works of musical theater, including You Don't Miss Your Water; Running Man, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1999; Fangs, and Brutal Imagination, which received Newsday's Oppenheimer Award in 2002.

About his work, the poet June Jordan has said, "Cornelius Eady leads and then cuts a line like no one else: following the laughter and the compassionate pith of a dauntless imagination, these poems beeline or zig-zag always to the jugular, the dramatic and unarguable revelation of the heart."

His honors include the Prairie Schooner Strousse Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has served as director of the Poetry Center at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, and has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, City College of New York, The Writer's Voice, The College of William and Mary, and Sweet Briar College. He currently holds the Miller Chair in Poetry at University of Missouri. more info at his website: http://www.corneliuseadyandroughmagic.com

Rough Magic is a New York-based band sprung from Cornelius Eady’s long and celebrated literary life, and from his desire to extend the boundaries of language expression to include the songs he had produced over the years and those that had emerged from a renewal of his musical creativity. In January of 2013, Eady released Book of Hooks, a two-CD and chapbook set of original tunes on Kattywompus Press. Almost by “magic,” a group of poet-musician-composers converged who shared Eady’s vision that text, melody, harmony, and rhythm all have an equally strong place in artistic expression. Rough Magic calls upon troubadour traditions and evokes the sounds and storytelling of blues greats like Muddy Waters, folk legends such as Woody Guthrie and the unexpected grooves and subject-matters of the Talking Heads. At the same time, band members hold a keen sense of innovation, as they are all working text-and-music makers engaged in building new combinations of words and sounds.

Robin Messing is a poet and fiction writer. Her short story “Drive-by” was a 2011 nominee for a Pushcart Prize. Her novel, Serpent in the Garden of Dreams, was published in May 2008 by The Permanent Press Lee-Lucas Press published her poetry chapbook From Temporary Worker. Along with Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and John Ashbery, she is a featured reader on John Giorno’s Dial-a-Poem Poets recording, Sugar, Alcohol, and Meat. Her fiction and poetry have been published in The Brooklyn Review, The Baltimore Jewish Times, The Black Buzzard Review, The Catamaran Literary Reader, Distillery, Drunken Boat, The North Atlantic Review, Shaking Like a Mountain, The Sycamore Review, Telephone, Washington Square, and others. A singer all her life, Rough Magic is Robin's first professional collaboration.

Guitarist Charlie Rauh has been awarded grants from such organizations as Meet The Composer, The Fractured Atlas Group, The Untitled Artists Group, The Herndon Arts Council, The Queens Arts Council, and The International Studios at Denkalschmeide Hofgen. Master improviser Connie Crothers notes Rauh as "a true musician with an originality that is deep and personal", while virtuoso composer/pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn describes his creative approach as "a rare combination of discipline, attention to detail, and impeccable taste." In collaboration with choreographer Megan Harrold he has served as composer in residence at The Klaustrid Foundation-Iceland (Sept. 2010), The Chen Dance Center-NYC (Oct./Nov. 2011),Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theater-NYC (April/May 2012), and Le Feuil-France (Aug./Sept. 2012). Rauh has worked with such artists as Tom Rainey, Abigail Breslin, Ken Coomer, and Ingrid Laubrock - His compositions have been featured on NPR's Live in Studio C program and WUSB's Jazz On The Air program as well as in venues such as Merce Cunningham Studio, The Kitchen, Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center, The Chocolate Factory, The Stone, The Rubin Art Museum, and the Ailey Citigroup Theater.

About Miriam Stanley...
Miriam Stanley has been published in numerous anthologies internationally. She also has featured at Dixon Place, Blue Stockings, The Nuyorican Poets Café, The Bowery Poetry Club, The DUMBO Arts Festival, Exit Art, The Union Square Summerstage, and on WBAI. She has three poetry collections, published by Rogue Scholars Press. She was a member of Rogue Scholars (poetry troupe) and The Fatooshe Ensemble. She has performed in the United States and Israel

About Babette Albin...
Babette Albin is reliving her childhood (which is considerably better than the first one). She gets to be the grown-up and stay up late. If only she weren't so tired by 11:30. She is married with grand-children (MWG), a proud of the fact that her children live in exciting cities: NYC, Toronto, LA & Jerusalem. The youngest, who remains as a member of the Boomerang Generation, is preparing for the LSAT and educating his parents on the finer points of whatever is on his mind. Babette is grateful for the vital, international poetry scene which she has proudly shared since 1997 when she visited Saint Petersburg, Russia and read a poem "The Road to Bergen-Belsen". Her second feature was for Robert Dunn, editor and friend extraordinaire.

About Robert Kramer...
Robert Kramer is a widely published playwright, poet, and translator of European literature. Serving in the United States Army, he was trained by the 82nd Airborne, Paratroopers, but became an officer in the Chemical Corps, where he specialized in chemical weaponry and radiation defense. After studying at various universities in the United States and Europe, he became a college professor in the field of European Cultural History. In the early years of the civil rights movement, he accepted a teaching position at Xavier University in New Orleans. There, in addition to teaching, he played piano in the bars and cafes of the French Quarter, and it was also in New Orleans that his daughter Karen was born. He has since presented many papers and published numerous books and articles on the history of literature and art. For several years he served as Director of International Studies at Manhattan College in Riverdale. He has received six awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has been a Fulbright Scholar for a year of research in Munich, Germany, and a Swiss Government Scholar for a year in Bern, Switzerland. He has been a guest professor at various colleges, such as the University of Connecticut, Syracuse University, and Haverford College, and has lectured at such institutions as the Smithsonian, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Therapist Association. He has given readings of his poetry and translations on radio and television on both coasts, and at such colleges as New York University, The University of California, and Harvard University. He is a former Director of the New York Poet’s Cooperative, and currently a semi-retired professor of Art History at Manhattan College. Robert's new book, WORDGLASS will be available and also through Poets Wear Prada press at http://pwpbooks.blogspot.com

About Paul Foglino...
I used to want to be Bob Dylan. Now I want to be Dave Van Ronk. http://www.reverbnation.com/paulfoglino

About Art Gatti...
Art Gatti studied poetry under Milton Kessler and Stephen Stepanchev at Queens College in the activist sixties, corresponded with Robert Bly and was the recipient of the CUNY-wide Dwight Durling Award for a Manuscript of Poetry. He has been published in The New Mexico Quarterly, America Sings, The East Village Other, PiF, The New York Hangover, And Then, Image9, Allegro and the 224-page international anthology, From Neza York to Nueva York. He chaired a poetry and short fiction workshop at WestBeth for two years, and had a regular column, “Misadventures in Poetry,” in WestView News, a West Village monthly. An SDS community organizer right out of college, he was absent from the poetry scene for many years, during which he used to toss his sparse poetic output into a bin in the corner—sort of the way people separate their recyclables--while engaged in other writing and journalism. Through his screenplay writing he is a member in good standing with the Producer-Writers Guild of America. Now, finally out of his self-imposed exile from poetry, he has come crawling back to the Muse.

About Roberto Mendoza Ayala...
Ultrasound is a book that presents the recent poetry of Roberto Mendoza Ayala (Mexico, 1958). The poems gathered here represent an underground journey to the urban core, where the author found in urban and in everyday life, the important events that are transforming lives. The book is divided into six parts, each devoted to a specific song: Luponia is a declaration of poetic principles, it presented the general tone that the author will argue throughout the book: The night will magnificent and mean to undo everything to start again. Ultrasound is dedicated to the Mexico City metro, and poems make special reference to the railwayshaft transportation and city adventures

Roberto Mendoza Ayala has previously published individual poems the other stations (Ed. Nautilium, Mexico, 1992) and Negraluz (Ink New Editions, Mexico, 2001) and has also participated in collective Wings editions Rain (Brotherhood of Coyotes , Mexico, 2010) and where the skin Sing (Brotherhood of Coyotes, Mexico, 2011). In the field of narrative he has published a book of stories of God Cerquita (Dagger Editores, Mexico, 2006). He has participated in writing workshops with writers Bernardo Ruiz, Raul Renan and Maria Angeles Juárez. Since 1992 he has made numerous presentations and lectures, and has also participated in several meetings of writers in Mexico. In 1994, he was awarded the scholarship FONCA (National Fund for Culture and the Arts) and member of the group of poetry Nautilium. Poems, stories, essays and reviews have been published in his newspapers, magazines and literary supplements of Mexico, USA and Austria. In parallel, he has developed several professional and artistic activities, obtaining international prizes in the field of graphic design, as well as recognition for their participation in musical activities.

About Eric Lindell..
Multi-faceted writer, performer, educator, entrepreneur.
If there's one thread woven throughout these undertakings, it is that they are usually creative, branded by my novel take on things.


About Andy Comess...
NYC Poet/Musician the King of 14th Street.  We welcome Andy for a rare feature appearance at Saturn Series.
His books are available at St. Marks Books NYC where you may yet find a copy of Laughter after Laughter which is written
in his earlier style of "Mindswirl."
His work ranges from the raucous observer to charged assessments of societal ilk. His personal monsters, anger and fears
are examined with clamour and profane wisdom.
Some of his many book, chapbook and leaflet titles are... Poetry & Prozac; Mindswirl; Laughter After Laughter; Su; Heartbreak;
Jerk; Dry; NItwit; Poems; Baudelairian Holler; Ümit; Diner; Joe Jr.
He is published online at  http://faroutfurtheroutoutofsight.com
His website "Andy Comess - A Total Mind" is at www.AndyComess.com

About John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper...
John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper has survived this long. His checkered past goes in and out of fashion, but one trend he has stayed with always, besides determination his names continue to multiply, elaborates design his voice be heard, writing recognized the vital spring continually under him when all is said and done. http://aphorithms.blogspot.com

About Anoek van Praag...
Anoek van Praag was born in The Netherlands, moved to New York City in 1980 She began writing poetry when she was in her teens and performed regulary in many countries. She is a Counselor,,Massage Therapist, Teacher and Mediator She teaches Healing of Trauma and Chromic Pain and runs a Trauma support group weekly. She has a private practice in Manhatten and is an inspirational speaker. Her company is called Soul Works Anoek has a background in classical ballet, jazz, ballroom and 5 rythms Dancing and is currently teaching dance . She earned an acting/directing degree in The Netherlands and worked many years all over the world as an actress and director in theater and film. Anoek reads and writes poetry in several languages and has been published in Maintenant 7 and 8 published by Three Rooms press and other publications on line as well as hard copy. She has been a regular reader at Mike Geffner's Inspired Spoken Word Events”, especially "Tittalating Tongues" She has read all, over the city including the Yippie Musuem, Cornelia Street Café and Saturn Series.

About Heidi Schwartz...
Heidi lives in New York City. She is a poet, a yoga teacher, in addition to which she has had the opportunity to act in theater, and dance as well. Her favorite role was the Witch in Rapunzal.. In her yoga classes she has the opportunity to fuse these disciplines. She’s also a visual artist and has been involved in several group shows. Some of her publications include, "The Linear," "Poets Wear Prada," "The Saturn Series," and "The Poetry of Yoga." One of her greatest influences in life was the poet Galway Kinnell, with whom she studied while receiving a Masters in Creative Writing from NYU.

Tapping into NY: Writers R Tappers 2! - Next Date TBA ... 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Three of Cups lounge, 5th Street on 1st Ave.
Ghost City Tour – Come share your stories, poems, monologues, memories about your favorite NYC places that have disappeared.
Hosted by K, Music & Stories by Su Polo and Fred Simpson, Stories & Poems by Ron Kolm, Alice Klugherz, Armand Rulman - Special Guest Jill Rappaport
7:15 pm – Open Mike Signup - 15 open mike slots, plus Features - Show starts 7:30 SHARP, ADMISSION: $5
Three of Cups Lounge 83 1st Avenue Downstairs (@ 5th street) - Vintage East Village establishment: great pizza and Italian food and drink
For more information, contact: kradisman@yahoo.com and tentatively Tuesday, April 21, approx. same time
at Three of Cups
Check back for more specific info to come.

About Dorothy August Friedman...
Dorothy August Friedman is an award winning poet who has published three books of poems and co-founded The Helen Review literary magazine which featured articles, interviews and poetry with John Ashbery, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Woody Allen and Allen Ginsberg. She has won two New York Foundation of the Arts fellowships, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in numerous periodicals, most recently in Many Mountains Moving,  Unbearables Big Book of Sex, Brevitas, and Big Bridge. She also edits WHITE RABBIT, a zine and was an editor of TRIBES, Issue #14.. Her memoir THE BASTARD HEIRS was published in JEWS: A  PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE in 2013.  She also writes art reviews and is completing two poetry manuscripts THE L SHAPED ROOM and DRINKING ALASKA.  She teaches writing and literature at Empire State College.

About Steve Dalachinsky...
Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. He has been writing poetry for many years and has worked with such musicians as William Parker, Susie Ibarra, Matthew Shipp, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Mat Maneri, Federico Ughi, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Rob Brown, Tim Barnes and Jim O'Rourke. He has appeared at most of the Vision Festivals, an Avant-jazz festival involving many of these musicians. He also appears often at the Knitting Factory. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife, painter and poet Yuko Otomo. Dalachinsky's books include "A Superintendent's Eyes" (Hozomeen Press 2000), his PEN Award Winning book The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes From A Charles Gayle Notebook 1987-2006 (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006), a compendium of poetry written while watching saxophonist Charles Gayle perform throughout New York City in that time period, and "Logos and Language", co-authored with pianist Matthew Shipp (RogueArt 2008) and Reaching Into The Unknown, a collaboration with French photographer Jacques Bisceglia (RogueArt 2009). You can read his full bio on ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Dalachinsky

About Barbara Newsome...
Barbara Newsome was born in Harrisville, North Carolina. She wrote her first poem when she was 5 years old. She graduated from New York University where some of her poems were published in a magazine titled Icarus. She has read at the famous Apollo Theater, Barnes & Noble, The Schomberg Center, and many other venues. Some of Ms. Newsome’s poems focus on race and her memories of a Southern childhood. Her ultimate goal is to help people understand through her writing and artful performances how love can be a bridge to acceptance of ourselves and other people.

About Marianne McNamara...
Poetry crept into my life twenty years ago when I read a notice about a poetry workshop in my neighborhood. Naturally, I ran home and wrote a poem! Then traipsed to the workshop and was bedazzled by the poetry I was hearing. These people weren't kidding! From then on, neither was I.

I fell in love with poetry. And with poets! The honesty of their work was thrilling. No subject was taboo. No form unexamined. Pantoum? Villanelle? New words once in my poetic vocabulary but old friends now and forever.

About Joe Lobell...
Poet/Playwright/Performer multiple appearances at the Nuyorican Cafe, Knitting Factory, PS122, Theatre for the New City and other venues. Collaborated with jazz musician Butch Morris on musical theatre piece "Fire" produced by the Medicine Show Theatre. He also collaborated with and appeared backed by jazz musician Joe Gallant and his Body Electric Jazz Band and by Popa Chubby and his City Opus Bluesoetry Band. CMJ New Music Report compared his recording of "hardcore urban prose poems", with blues/rock music by Popa Chubby, to an "earlier Lou Reed" Joe will be at the Medicine Show Theatre in July in his latest poetry performance music show for two evenings dates to be set. Joe featured for us the first time recently and blew us all away, Looking forward to another great set of words.

About Armand Ruhlman...
Armand Ruhlman is a writer & filmmaker from NOLA who has lived in the East Village since the 1980’s.
See his website at: sites.google.com/site/armandruhlman/

Alex Galper & Igor Satanovsky are secret twins. They were born two years apart in Kiev, Ukraine, grew up in the same rough neighborhood, went to the same school, came to New York at the same time, and graduated from Brooklyn College. Both authored several volumes of poetry, and have been published in too many literary zines of dubious cultural significance in Europe & North America. Igor designs books and Alex enjoys a bit of an acting career. Igor can't beat the fact that Alex has a tiny part in the new HBO miniseries "Show Me а Hero", so he has to put Alex back in his place on stage!

About Igor Satanovsky...
Igor Satanovsky is a bilingual Russian-American poet, translator, visual artist, and an award-winning book designer. He authored one poetry collection in English, American Poetry (Free and How), and several poetry collections in Russian. Igor is a Senior Designer at Sterling Publishing; a co-publisher at Koja Press; and a Chief Editor of Novaya Kozha, Russian-language almanac of arts and letters.

About Alex Galper (Al Gal) ...
Alex (Brooklyn, New York) is Russian-American poet and actor. He has been writing poems and short stories since he could remember Immigrating to America at the age of 19 did not change it; to the contrary, majoring in “Creative Writting at Brooklyn College and being mostly influenced by American poets created a fusion of Russian pessimism, Jewish humor and Western literary traditions and philosophy Translations of his poems appeared in over 30 magazines in the USA and the UK In his homeland, he is considered a cult underground poet whereas mainstream Russian literary magazines ignore him for luck of respect for rhymes, heavy erotic imagery, and being “too American”.