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Jul
30
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Extra Special Guest Host: Kat Georges from the fabulous Three Rooms Press

Celebrate the birthday of legendary goth author EMILY BRONTË at an afternoon of Contemporary Gothic Poetry and Fiction

073017-EmilyBronte-Bday-ParksideLounge-Flyer-simple-v3.inddThe event will feature the phenomenal poet and author Chavisa Woods, whose new book Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country, was described by Booklist as “This book is tight, intelligent, and important, and sure to secure Woods a seat in the pantheon of critical twenty-first-century voices.”

In addition, Deirdre Coyle (author of How to Talk to Writers at Parties), and Constance Renfrow (author and editor of Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Writers) will read from their work. We’’l also talk about the weird and mysterious life of Emily Brontë, whose only novel,Wuthering Heights, is considered a goth classic.

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Chavisa Woods is the author of three books of fiction: Things To Do When You’re Goth in the Country (Seven Stories Press, 2017) The Albino Album, (Seven Stories Press, 2013); and Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind (Fly by Night Press, 2009). The second edition of this book was released by Autonomedia Press under the Unbearables imprint in 2013. Woods has presented lectures and conducted workshops on short fiction and poetry at a number of academic institutions, including: New York University (NYU), Penn State, Sarah Lawrence College, Bard College, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Tech and the New School.

Deirdre Coyle is a goth living in Brooklyn. She is the author of the chapbook HOW TO TALK TO WRITERS AT PARTIES, and her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Hobart, Joyland, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter at @DeirdreKoala.

Constance Renfrow‘s writing has appeared in such places as Portland Book Review, Huffington Post, Cabildo Quarterly, Denim Skin, and Petrichor Machine. She is editor-in-chief of Three Rooms Press, and hosts a monthly open mic series at New York’s Merchant’s House Museum. Her first book, Songs of My Selfie, an anthology of millennial fiction, was a 2016 IndieFAB finalist. She is pursuing her MFA in fiction from Pacific University.

Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk, and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events worldwide, including readings, plays, workshops, and concerts.

Three Rooms Press

Aug
6
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring  Lynne DeSilva-Johnson and Jamie Lerner parkside lounge2

Hosted by Aimee Herman

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Lynne DeSilva-Johnson is a nonbinary artist and author working in performance, exhibition/installation, and publication in conversation with new media. She is a visiting assistant professor at Pratt, founder and Managing Editor of The Operating System, and Libraries Editor at Boog City. She is author of Ground, and Blood Atlas, and co-author of A GUN SHOW with Adam Sliwinski / So Percussion. Lynne also publishes zines and artist books under The Trouble With Bartleby; she recently released “Progeny Restoration Corporation,” as Vol.I of the Fighting Words series (May 2017).
Jamie Lerner is a musical comedian based in NYC and has performed at various venues, including Dangerfield’s, Broadway Comedy Club, Knitting Factory, The Standing Room, and more. She recently performed her solo comedy show, “Another White Girl Playing Ukulele” at The PIT and regularly produces the Mel’s Brewhaha Comedy Show on the Upper East Side.
Aug
13
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Jennifer Juneau and Rick Mullin

Hosted by David Lawton

Plus open mic

21+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.
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Rick Mullin 2Rick Mullin is a poet, painter and journalist whose poetry has appeared in The New Criterion, American Arts Quarterly, Measure, Epiphany, Unsplendid, and other journals, as well as in several anthologies including Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (New York Quarterly Press), and Meta-Lands (Poets of the Palisades). His books include Huncke, a romp through the American end-game inspired by Beat progenitor Herbert Huncke, published by Seven Towers, Dublin, Ireland, in 2010; and Soutine, a terza-rima life of the Belorussian painter Chaim Soutine published by Dos Madres Press in 2012. His Sonnets from the Voyage of the Beagle has since been published by Dos Madres, as have his collections, Coelacanth, Stignatz and the User of Vicenza, and Transom, which debuted earlier this year. His two chapbooks are Aquinas Flinched (Exot Books, New York, 2008) and the Stones Jones Canzones (Finishing Line Press, Germantown, KY, 2013).

 

Aug
20
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Andy Clausen, Pamela Twining, and Vincent Bad Stanza Mussemilla Andy Clausen 2016

Hosted by George Wallace

Plus open mic

21+

ANDY CLAUSEN has traveled and read his poetry all over North America and the world. (New York, California, Alaska, Texas, Prague, Kathmandu, Amsterdam and elsewhere) He was co-editor of, POEMS FOR THE NATION, with Allen Ginsberg and Eliot Katz (Seven Stories Press). He was an editor at LONG SHOT Magazine. Andy has written about his adventures with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Ray Bremser, Janine Pommy Vega, Peter Orlovsky, and many others of the Beat Generation. He is the author of 40th Century Man and Home of the Blues, among other books of poetry. His new book, The Latter Days of the Beat Generation: A First Hand Account will be published in the fall.

pamela twining 2016PAMELA TWINING has traveled the US with her partner, poet Andy Clausen, performing her work in California, Colorado, New York City, Michigan, Wisconsin and places in between. Her work has appeared in Big Scream, Big Hammer, poetrybay, The Café Review, Napalm Health Spa, and Heyday!, among others. With Andy Clausen, she is co-curator of  “The Invisible Empires of Beatitude” page at The Museum of American Poetics (www.poetspath.com). In addition, she is author of three chapbooks, i have been a river…, utopians & madmen and A Thousand Years of Wanting; the Erotic Poetry of Pamela Twining.

Aug
27
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Yael Baron, Damian Rucci, and Sykes Hartmann

Hosteyahl barrond by Thomas Fucaloro

Yael Baron is a Performance Artist and Mental Health Advocate and Activist whose goal is to Educate the public and highlight the more human side of those living with Mental Illness.

sykes hartmannSykes Hartmann began performing spoken word in 2010 and is the current slam master of the Jersey Shore Poetry Slam. His writing is the product of a steady intake of punk music, surrealist art, and post-modern literature, and touches on topics such as dreams, UFO sightings, and a love/hate relationship with the suburbs of New Jersey. Sun sign: Leo. Musical accompaniment of choice: singing bowl. Favorite movie: 1991’s Point Break. He maintains a blog at sykeoutpoetry.tumblr.com and distributes self-published zines at whatever slams and open mics he finds himself at.

damian rucciDamian Rucci is a writer and poet from New Jersey whose work has recently appeared in Beatdom, Eunoia Review, Horror Sleeze Trash, and basements and coffee shops across the country. He is the author of The Former Lives of Saints, Tweet and Other Poems, and A Symphony of Crows. Damian is the host of the Poetry in the Port reading series.

 

 

 

 

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Sep
3
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring  Oliver Baer and James McMenaminparkside lounge2

Hosted by David Lawton

Plus open mic

21+

 

Sep
17
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring ¡Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poetsparkside lounge2

Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro

Plus open mic, 21+

Sep
24
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Honoring National Translation Month with Soodabeh Saiedna and Sylvia Mae Gorelick Soodabeh Saeidnia

Hosted by David Lawton

Plus open mic

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