Sunday, February 21, 2010

Reading list: John Ashbery, Ambrose Bye, Marcella Durand, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Thurston Moore, Anne Waldman, Devin Waldman

Devin Waldman and Ambrose Bye - photo by GP

Monday, February 22

Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB Bar Spring 2010 Season Opener Featuring: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge & Anne Waldman 85 East 4th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC - 7:30 pm

Anne Waldman, is the co-founder, with Allen Ginsberg, of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Colorado. She was director of the St. Mark¹s Poetry project from 1968-1978. She is author of more than 40 books of poetry, most recently Manatee/Humanity. Read poems at:

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, is the author of 12 books of poetry, most recently I Love Artists, New and Selected Poems from The University of California Press and Concordance, a collaboration with artist Kiki Smith from Kelsey Street Press. Fog, another collaboration with Smith was produced as an artist's book in 2009 at the Brodsky Center. She lives in New York City and northern New Mexico. Read poems at

The Tenth Muse with John Ashbery

92nd Street Y, NYC 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Readings by Marcella Durand, Robert Elstein and John Gallaher

Living legend John Ashbery carries on a long-standing Poetry Center tradition by curating and introducing an evening of readings by three less-established poets. Marcella Durand's
Traffic & Weather"presents the city as an organism, often breaking down and always vibrant," wrote Cole Swensen. Robert Elstein's chapbook is The Hollandaise. John Gallaher's books of poetry include The Little Book of Guesses, winner of the Levis Poetry Prize and Map of the Folded World.

Tuesday, February 23

Riggio Forum: Anne Waldman with Ambrose Bye Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor, NYC - 6:30 pm

The well-known New York poet, activist and co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute, reads from Manatee/Humanity (Penguin, 2009) and her ongoing project Iovis: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment. She will be accompanied by her son, musician Ambrose Bye. Moderated by Robert Polito, Director of The New School Writing Program.

Riggio Forum events are presented by the Len and Louise Riggio Writing and Democracy Initiative at The New School.

Ambrose Bye, musician (keyboard, guitar, voice) and composer, grew up in the environment of The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, counting Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs as "poetic" godfathers. He graduated from The University of California, Santa Cruz and is has studied at the music /production program at the Pyramind Institute in San Francisco. His most recent CD is Matching Half with Anne Waldman and Akilah Oliver, produced by Farfalla,McMillen, Parrish.

Thursday, February 25,

White Columns 320 West 13th Street 212-924-4212 7-9 PM go to with Anne Waldman, Beat Poet. Thurston Moore, renowned & celebrated guitarist, songwriter, poet and composer musicians: Ambrose Bye, Devin Waldman (sax) musician and jazz composer, has his own band Brahja Waldman Quartet and has performed recently at the Bowery Electric, The Bowery Poetry Club and in many venues around the east coast. He makes his home in Montreal.

Anne Waldman's play RED NOIR Produced by the Living Theatre 21 Clinton Street Directed by Judith Malina With Sheila Dabney, Vinnie Burroughs & a superb cast & choral ensemble: Extended until Sat February 27th!!!! Shows Wed-Sat, 8 pm / Wednesdays: pay what you can

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