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May 24: JANINE POMMY VEGA
June 2: SAPPHIRE, BRENDA COULTAS & EDWIN TORRES
Please help spread the word about two important reading presented by The New York Open Center, as part of the "Beats & Beyond" series.
(83 Spring Street, 1/2 block east of Broadway, 212 219 2527)
8pm Wednesday, May 24: JANINE POMMY VEGA Author of 15 books, including "Tracking the Serpent", will read from her new "Mad Dogs of Trieste", and perform in both English and Spanish with her band, Tiamalu.
8pm Saturday, June 2: SAPPHIRE, BRENDA COULTAS & EDWIN TORRES An Evening of Hot NYC Poetry and Prose. Three ground breaking writers from very different backgrounds rock the house:
Sapphire's has been one of the most widely acclaimed literary debuts in the last decade with her bold poetry collections American Dreams and (most recently) Black Wings & Blind Angels and her intense, award-winning novel Push. Novelist Fran Gordon describes her as (putting) "...her soul on the line in each verse...(with an) incendiary power to win hearts and singe minds."
Edwin Torres is a bilingual poet rooted in the languages of both sight and sound. The author of Fractured Humorous he is "...equal parts Joycean experimentalist, Nuyorican performance poet, New York School-style emoter and graphic concrete poet," writes Michael Scharf. Mingling textures of poetry with vocal & physical improvisation, he creates organic landscapes that exist beyond language.
Brenda Coultas, originally from rural Indiana, studied with Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg at Naropa, and is the author of Early Films. Her work has appeared in a very wide range of poetry journals. Coultas has been "conducting an in-depth evaluation of rural and semi-rural America for the last several years," and will read poems set in the East Village of NYC and from fiction set in rural southern Indiana.
Hope to see you there.