NYC book release party: Bowery Women

NYC book release party: Bowery Women

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.