Monday, December 14, 2009

36th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading

January, 1st 2010
The Poetry Project
at St. Marks Church
131 E. 10th Street
New York NY 10003

Poets and performers this year include Ammiel Alcalay, Bruce Andrews & Sally Silvers, Penny Arcade, Arthur’s Landing, Ari Banias, Jim Berhle, Charles Bernstein, Anselm Berrigan, Edmund Berrigan, Ana Bozicevic, Donna Brook, Michael Brownstein, Franklin Bruno, Tyler Burba, Peter Bushyeager, Reuben Butchart, Callers, Yoshiko Chuma, Church Of Betty, Michael Cirelli, Todd Colby, John Coletti, CAConrad, Brenda Coultas, Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle, Mónica de la TorreMina Pam Dick, Steve Dalachinsky, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Maggie Dubris, Douglas Dunn, Marcella Durand, Steve Earle, Will Edmiston, Joe Elliot, Christine Elmo, Laura Elrick, Maggie Estep, Avram Fefer, Jess Fiorini, Corrine Fitzpatick, Foamola, David Freeman, Ed Friedman, Greg Fuchs, Joanna Furhman, Cliff Fyman, Kelly Ginger, Pepi Ginsberg, John Giorno, John Godfrey, Toby Goodshank, Nada Gordon & Gary Sullivan, Stephanie Gray, Ted Greenwald, Tim Griffin, Miguel Gutierrez, John S. Hall, Janet Hamill, Robert Hershon, Tony Hoffman, Lisa Jarnot, Paolo Javier, Patricia Spears Jones, Pierre Joris, Adeena Karasick, Erica Kaufman, Lenny Kaye, John Kelly, Aaron Kiely, David Kirschenbaum, Bill Kushner & Merle Lister, Susan Landers, Joan Larkin, Dorothea Lasky, Denizé Lauture, Joel Lewis, Brendan Lorber, Michael Lydon, Kim Lyons, Dan Machlin & Serena Jost, Filip Marinovich, Chris Martin, Gillian McCain, Legs McNeil, Tracey McTague, Taylor Mead, Jonas Mekas, Sharon Mesmer, David Mills, Rebecca Moore, Tracie Morris, Will Morris, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, Murat Nemat-Nejat, Jim Neu, Geoffrey Olsen, Dael Orlandersmith, Richard O’Russa, Yuko Otomo, Gary Parrish, Simon Pettet, Nicole Peyrafitte & Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Kristin Prevallet, Brett Price, Arlo Quint, Elizabeth Reddin, Evelyn Reilly, Ariana Reines, Citizen Reno, Bob Rosenthal, Douglas Rothschild, Tom Savage, Michael Scharf, David Shapiro, Frank Sherlock, Elliott Sharp, Nathaniel Siegel, Christopher Stackhouse, Stacy Szymaszek, Anne Tardos, Susie Timmons, Edwin Torres, Rodrigo Toscano, Tony Towle, David Vogen, Nicole Wallace, Lewis Warsh, Phyllis Wat, Simone White, Emily XYZ & more t.b.a.

This event will be held in the Sanctuary. General admission $18, Students & Seniors $15, Members $10.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Red Noir (Farfalla Press) Dec 7th -Jan 30 at the Living Theater


based on the writings of Anne Waldman

adapted & directed by Judith Malina


Performances December 7-January 30

Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm

Tickets are $20

(Wednesdays are Pay What You Can).

For reservations call 212-352-3101


Click here for Online Tickets!!!

The Living Theatre continues its 2009-10 season with acclaimed poet and experimental author
Anne Waldman's RED NOIR – a detective thriller based on film noir techniques and themes – with previews set to begin December 7 prior to an office press opening December 10 at The Living Theatre (21Clinton Street) in Manhattan.Judith Malina directs.

In RED NOIR, writer Anne Waldman combines metaphors of the film noir genre and reflections on modern life in our economically and ecologically trouble ridden war culture. Set on the Lower East Side, with an array of vivid characters whose lives intertwine, the play follows a female detective as she investigates a black market deal done by many greedy hands and pursues two men, each carrying a valise – one filled with a nuclear or toxic substance; the other filled with the seeds of the future.

Integrating Ms. Malina's direction and Ms. Waldman's vast and accomplished literary catalogue, RED NOIR exposes lists of toxic chemicals, reaches out to the Middle East, and expounds upon troubles in our worldly existence in an attempt to find ways toward revelation, revolution and redemption.

The ensemble cast of RED NOIR includes Camilla de Araujo, Brent Barker, Vinie Burrows,Maylin Castro, Ben Cerf, Sheila Dabney, Jay Dobkin, Luis Christian Dilorenzi, Erin Downhour, Eno Edet, Tjasa Ferme, Ondina Frate, Gemma Forbes, Maria Guzman, Home Hynes, Silas Inches Albert Lamont, Jenna Kirk, Celeste Moratti, Martin Munoz, Lucie Pohl, Marie Pohl, Erik Rodriguez, Judi Rymer, Anthony Sisco, Lori Summers, Enoch Wu, and Kennedy Yanko.

Since the 1960s, Anne Waldman has been an active member of the experimental poetry community as a writer, performer, collaborator, professor, editor, scholar and cultural/political activist. She has served as director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's and co-founded, with Allen Ginsberg and others, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where she remains a Distinguished Professor of Poetics and the Director of Naropa Institute's famed Summer Writing Program.

She has published more than forty books of poetry, including "Kill or Cure," "Marriage: A Sentence," "Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble," "Fast Speaking Woman" and epic "Iovis" trilogy. Her work has been widely anthologized, and her poems translated into French, Italian, German, Turkish, Spanish and Chinese. Ms.Waldman is also the editor of several volumes relating to modern, postmodern, and contemporary poetry. Her extensive historical literary, art and tape archive resides at the Hatcher
Graduate Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

assistant directed by Brad Burgess

lighting design by Richard Retta

set design by Judith Malina, Illion Troya, Richard Retta

musical direction by Sheila Dabney

To order a copy of Red Noir (Farfalla Press) by Anne Waldman click here

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bernadette Mayer, Dave Brinks and Jamey Jones

Zebulon Bar
258 Wythe Avenue
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
(pre-reading party 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.)

A Poetry Reading
featuring p--o--e--t--s
Bernadette Mayer, Dave Brinks and Jamey Jones
Host, Roger Van Vorhees / The Brooklyn Rail

Ed Bowes


A new film by Ed Bowes

December 11th, 8PM

The School of Visual Arts Theater

333 W 23rd St. NYC

Free to the Public

Entanglement is a story about how we think,
what we want, the ways of our visual memory, about the patterns and phrases that float through our minds.

Abigail, Rowena, Jun and Glance are the subjects and agents of the movie. Their entanglements with one another and with their worlds of image, ideas, sexual desire and retreat are its content.

Entanglement is Ed Bowes' tenth major film, his fourth in a series that focuses on the relationships between word and image. It is the second film he has written with poet Anne Waldman.

Bob Holman on Entanglement:
Entanglement is a walk-in poem, and when you're inside the only way out is to go further in. Finally you walk through Eleni Sikelianos's pupil and then- but I don't want to give anything away- well it has to do with the ambiguity of the human body, and beauty's stillness.

What's quite remarkable to me is Ed Bowes ability to allow the actors (Oona Fraser, Eleni Sikelianos, Michael Jones and Angie Yeowell) to speak lines of poetry (by Bowes, Waldman, Myles, and others) as dialogue; a world where poetry is spoken is the world of Entanglement. Richness and intellect, simplicity and mystery, love and terrifying beauty abound.”

Entanglement features the poets and performers

Eleni Sikelianos, Oona Fraser, Michael Jones and Angie Yeowell. Also includes the participation of Reed Bye and Akilah Oliver, and the poetry of Robert Creeley and Eileen Myles.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Little Theatre

Little Theatre @ Dixon Place:

Monday, December 7, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

THE GOLDEN VEIL: (excerpt)
by The National Theater of the United States of America

writing by Normandy Raven Sherwood
performance by Jesse Hawley
direction by Ryan Bronz


New Poems

An excerpt from THE MR. BUNGLE PROJECT:
written by Trish Harnetiaux, directed by Eric Nightengale.

Few know that way back in the day, 1993 to be exact, a text-based social network
‘mansion’ called LambdaMOO was hijacked by a “Mr. Bungle,” who singlehandedly
detonated the new world utopia by misbehaving most grievously at a virtual party.
Somewhat based on the real story of the first instance of virtual rape, the attempt to
deal with the perpetrator and the awkward Charlie Rose episode that followed, Mr.
Bungle and the Incident at LambdaMOO explores our fascination with hiding behind
a keyboard, the impulse to be bad, and the anonymity that made it all possible.


Further excerpts from a motivational PowerPoint lecture by Jon Keith Brunelle,
with video artist Daniel Vatsky.

CHRISTINE ELMO: in performance with some other amazing souls

there is no name right now.
it's a performance.


Monday, December 7, 2009 8:00 pm @ the new Dixon Place

161A Chrystie btw. Delancey & Rivington (F/V 2nd Ave; 6 Bleecker; JMZ Bowery)

Tickets $15.00 @ the door or online (
but just $12.00 with a printout of this message
1st come, 1st served, no reservations

Jon Keith Brunelle

Christine Elmo

Lewis Warsh