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  1. Whatcha doin’ on Friday night? Lookin’ for a little late-happy hour action?

    You’re in luck: I’m part of a huge book release event down at the Bowery — cuz I’m in the book! “Bowery Women” comes out on Friday, and this ain’t yer mama’s poetry, kids. And to reflect that, we’re throwing a huge shindig that’s FREE and has 2-for-1 DRINK SPECIALS. Dang… no better deal than that. Extra special bonus: you’ll see me on stage! Reading things! Performing!

    Details on the party and the book are below; hope to see yas there. Oh, and please feel free to spread the word, far and wide!


    Date: Friday, November 10, 2006
    Time: 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
    Location: Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery (bet. Bleecker and Houston) New York, NY
    Contact: 212-614-0505
    Admission: Free admission, 2 for 1 drinks
    Web Site: page

    Program: An all-star group of poets will read in a fast-moving ensemble piece with music and multimedia elements.

    From the editorial note: “So here you go, seventy-six women poets who’ve all read at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. One poet, one poem, one photo, that’s the recipe for this book. Poets were asked to send their Greatest Hit. (One poet wrote a wonderful Letter of Opposition about how you cannot reduce an oeuvre to a unit: I wish we had room to print it!) We look on this book as an introduction–a go-to starting point for the women who helped open the gates to the Academy of the Future of 21st Century Poetry. This is book so revolutionary and patterned by today’s time, the editors decided to alphabetize the poets by first names because computers do it that way and who says that patronyms win all the time anyway? So who’s your fave? Just remember to look for her by first name…”

    Participating poets: Amy Ouzoonian, Ann Enzminger with A Brief View of the Hudson, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Cynthia Kraman, Deanna Zandt, Donna Masini, Elaine Equi, Elinor Nauen, Fay Chiang, Gabriella Santoro, Jan Heller Levi, Janet Hamill, Jennifer Blowdryer, Kathryn Fazio, Kristin Prevallet, Leticia Viloria, Liz Maher, Lynne Procope, Maggie Dubris, Marie Howe, Marjorie Tesser, Marty McConnell, Mary Reilly, Melissa Christine Goodrum, Nancy Mercado, O'Debra Twins , Patricia Smith, Radhiya Ayobami, Regina Cabico, Sarah Herrington, Seren Divine, Simone Gorrindo, Suheir Hammad, Tara Betts, Tsaurah Litzky, Vicki Hudspith. Hosted by Bob Holman and Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz.

    Sponsors: The event is sponsored by Bowery Books, which is an imprint of Bowery Arts & Science, Ltd, a nonprofit organization seeking to preserve and enhance the oral tradition of poetry and to restore poetry to the center of our culture. Bowery Books gratefully acknowledges funding by New York State Council on the Arts.

    This is the 3rd book in a series which also includes Taylor Mead’s “A Simple Country Girl” and “Bowery Bartenders’ Big Book of Poems” featuring Shappy, Moonshine Shorey, Laurel Barclay and Gary Glazner.

  2. Official World Premiere Movie Event:
    The Adventures of Electra Elf: “Don't Worry Bee Happy”
    starring Reverend Jen, Reverend Jen's nephews, Faceboy and more!
    Directed by Nick Zedd
    Written by Reverend Jen
    With opening act, Amy Hills
    Tuesday, May 16th, 8:30 p.m.
    At Mo Pitkin’s, 34 Avenue A (212)777-5660
    8 BUCKS
    Followed by Faceboy’s Birthday Party in the lounge next door!

    Underground filmmaker, Nick Zedd, has once again teamed up with art star, Reverend Jen, to premiere a new cinematic masterpiece — episode 13 of their long-running cable access TV series “the Adventures of Electra Elf.”

    Set in a fictional metropolis called “Hummerville”, the wacky yet “jackable” superheroine adventure series stars Reverend Jen as Electra Elf, a spandex-clad ass-kicker who by day masquerades as mild-mannered reporter, Jennifer Swallows. Reverend Jen Junior portrays her sidekick, “Fluffer”, a talking Chihuahua who rides a flying skateboard and masquerades as a petite dog-clothes model by day. And you know what that means…lots of silly Chihuahua outfits!

    In "Don't Worry Bee Happy" evil mutant, Nimbus (played by an animated puppet) travels via spaceship to Hummerville along with Rastus and Skeeter, two mutant insect-children (played by Rev. Jen's 4 and 5-year old nephews) and a spider creature named Daddy Long Legs. When the mutants team up with supervillain, Maggot Master (played by Mike Amato) and proceed to terrorize Hummerville with artificially cooked up mega-insects and spiders, Electra Elf and Fluffer must save the day!  But what will happen when Electra Elf gets caught in a giant spider web and Fluffer confronts a roach five times her size?  I'll tell you what will happen — you'll be on the edge of your seat!!!

    Featuring an original rockin’ soundtrack, amazing fight scenes and heart stopping action, this is sure to be bigger than Batman, and unlike Spiderman, Superman or Batman, Electra-Elf and Fluffer aren’t the same old superheroes rehashed by entertainment moguls to fill the pockets of media conglomerates. These are original superheroes for the new millennium!  Don’t miss this unbelievable night, which will also feature live opening act, Amy Hills!

    Check out for a free trailer and cast extras!

  3. Oh my, my new favorite band ROCKS.

    Artsy pictures here. Blurry video here.

    Don’t miss their next show, the official debut: Sat., May 20 @ 8pm, Bowery Poetry Club.

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