Self-Listings

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ABC No Rio
Sundays at 3 p.m. $3
156 Rivington St
Open
Hosts: J. D. Rage, Bob Hart, Carl Herr, Peter Kerns and Bruce Weber
Info: (718) 638-7039

Back Fence
Sundays at 3:15 p.m. One drink min.
155 Bleecker St
(212) 475-9221
Feature(s) + open.
Host: Brigid Murnaghan

Feb
04 Frank Lima and Vincent Katz
11 Rick Pernod and Andy Comess
18 David Portolano and Lone Monk
25 Poet-to-Poet TBA

Baggot Inn, Unnamable Poetry Reading [See Series on Series, January 2001 issue. Ed.]
Saturdays at 3 p.m. unless o/w noted. $5 ($2 discount on first drink.) Free for listeners.
85 W 3rd St (Sullivan/Thompson)
(212) 477-0622
Info: (718) 499-4517
(http://www.baggotinn.com)
Feature(s) + open.
Curators: Steve Bennett, Larry Mallory, David Mark Speer
[The series may be unnamable, but there's no end to the ingenuity its curators bring to naming the weekly sessions. Ed.]

Feb
03 Pablo Rosenblueth
10 David Mark Speer
17 Ice
24 Tim Wells and Ivan Pentaluna

Center for Book Arts, Phoenix Reading Series
Thursdays at 7 p.m. unless o/w noted. $3 contribution.
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor
Info: (212) 264-4792 (mvidibor@home.com)
Feature(s) + open.
Curators: Marlene Vidibor and Michael Graves

Feb
01 Evan Eisman, 2nd Prize, Lyric Recovery Festival™ at Carnegie Hall 2000 and Gary Keenan.
March
08 Nicholas Johnson and Richard Levine
31 UN Project "Dialogues Among Civilizations" Readers: Madeline Artenberg, Richard Levine, and others.

Cornelia Street Café [See Series on Series, February 2001 issue. Ed.]
Sundays at 6 p.m. unless o/w noted. $6 (first drink free)
29 Cornelia St (Bleecker/W 4th)
(212) 989-9319
Features only.
Curator: Angelo Verga

06 Paul Lisicky, Vicki Hudspith, Donna Masini
18 Tom Padilla, Frank Van Zant, Michael Broder, Ishle Park
21 Wed: Sharon Mesmer, Helen Tzagoloff, Richard Loranger
25 El Cortes, Merry Fortune, George Green
28 Wed: Fiction: NYC-area MFA students

Ear Inn
Saturdays at 3 p.m. unless o/w noted.
326 Spring St (west of Greenwich)
Info: Michael Broder (212) 246-5074

Feb
03 Daniela Gioseffi, Judith E. Johnson, Kathleen E. Krause
10 Peter Covino, Charles Flowers, Michael J. Klein
17 Rosalie Calabrese, Michael Howley, Emmy Hunter, Deborah Reich, Leona Mahler-Sussman, Helen Tzagoloff, Martin Younger
24 Cathy McArthur, Kathleen Ossip, Soraya Shalforoosh

Exoterica
The Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd (Riverdale, Bronx)
Feature(s) + open.
Director: Rick Pernod
Info: (718) 549-5192 (wubbies@earthlink.net)
Spring calendar of events: http://members.aol.com/exoterica

Feb
03 Sat. 8:30 p.m. $5
Features: Coleman Barks, translator of 15+ collections of Rumi's poetry, and Andy Bassford, lead guitarist for Toots and for The Maytals, "one of the top ten guitarists of all time" (The Illustrated History of Reggae)

Fourteenth 14th Street Y
344 E 14th St (1st Ave)
(212) 780-0800 x 255
Poet-in-Residence: Veronica Golos

Feb
11 Sun 7 p.m. $10 RSVP
SPECIAL EVENT: Benefit for The NYC Poetry Calendar
A portion of proceeds from the sale of books and CD's will go to the PoCal.
Hosts: Angelo Verga (Cornelia Street Café), Steve Cannon (A Gathering of the Tribes) and Veronica Golos
Features: Hettie Jones, Patricia Smith, Hal Sirowitz, Willie Perdomo, Guy Le Charles, Lynn Procope, Alix Olson, Veronica Golos, Angelo Verga, and others. Music by Rhythms of Aqua.

15 Thurs 7 p.m. $7 RSVP
Sol Goldman Y of the Educational Alliance: Inviting Artist Series
Sponsor: Rattapallax Press (www.rattapallax.com)
Features: Alfred Corn (The Poem's Heartbeat), Rachel Hadas, Michael T. Young (Transcriptions of Daylight) [See review, December 2000 issue. Ed.]

March
08 Thurs 7 p.m. $7 RSVP: Saffire, Molly Peacock (Int'l Women's Day)

A Gathering of the Tribes
Sundays, 5-7 p.m., unless o/w noted.
285 E 3rd St (C/D)
(212) 674-3778 (info@tribes.org)
Open.
http://www.tribes.org
[February schedule not available at press time. Check web site. Ed.]

KGB Bar ['Degrees of Apprenticeship' MFA series poets (Brooklyn College) recorded live 12/18. See Audio/CD. Ed.]
Mondays at 7:30 p.m., unless o/w noted. Free.
85 E 4th St
Features only.
Curators: Star Black and David Lehman

The Knitting Factory
Saturdays at 6 p.m. unless o/w noted. $5
74 Leonard St (IRT 1 or 9 to Franklin St)
Feature(s) + open.
Host: Yictove

Feb
03 Viviana Grell
10 Jonathan Listig
17 B.J. Ward
24 Yictove

Makor [See Series Review, January2001 issue. Ed.]
35 W 67th St
(212) 601-1037 (www.makor.org)
Eve Grubin, Poetry Series Curator (eve.grubin@makor.org)

Feb
22 Thurs 7:30 p.m. $7
Poetry & Mentorship Series:
Richard Howard and Lucie Brock-Broido
Seating limited. Advance sales: (212) 601-1000
Series info: www.makor.org/poetry.html

March
15 Thurs 7:30 p.m. $7
Poetry & Mentorship Series:
Agha Shahid Ali, Daniel Paley Ellison, Amanda Schaffer

Moroccan Star
Sundays at 1 p.m. $3 min. + $3 contribution
205 Atlantic Ave (Brooklyn Heights)
Feature(s) + open.
Hosts: Evie Ivy and Tom Oleszczuk
Info: (718) 789-3943

Ninety-Second 92nd Street Y [See Series Reviews, February 2001 issue. Ed.]
1395 Lexington Avenue
(212) 415-5500 (http://www.92ndStY.org)

04 Sun 7:30 $20
Roger Roseblatt & Friends: Writers of Sustance
With Alice McDermott, Frank McCourt, Jhumpa Lahiri and George Plimpton
[More description appears in Special Events. Ed.]

05 Mon 8 p.m. $15
Don DeLillo reads from The Body Artist (Simon & Schuster) and Chang-Rae Lee from his new work, A Gesture of Life (Berkley Publishing Group)
[DeLillo's only New York reading of his new novel. Ed.]

12 Mon 8 p.m. $12
Grace Schulman and Gerald Stern
First Y Reading of Schulman's poetry collection, The Paintings of Our Lives.

19 Mon 8 p.m. $15
A.S. Byatt and Peter Carey
First New York reading of Byatt's The Biographer's Tale (Knopf). Carey reads from his new novel, The True History of the Kelly Gang (Knopf).

26 Mon 8 p.m. $15
Amy Tan reads from her new novel, The Bonesetter's Daughter (Putnam Publishing Group).

Phoenix Reading Series
(see Center for Book Arts)

Pink Pony West Reading Series
Fridays at 6 p.m. unless o/w noted.
Cornelia Street Café (address, admission as above)
Feature follows open at 7:45 p.m.
Hosts: Jackie Sheeler and Maggie Balisteri
Info: www.poetz.com

Feb
02 Elizabeth Wilson (Pro Avis)
09 Quraysh Ali Lansana (Southside Rain
16 Maryellen Cammarosano
23 Ryn Gargulinski

Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church [See Series on Series, December 2000 issue. Ed.]
Events cost $7 unless o/w noted.
131 E 10th St (2nd Ave)
(212) 674-0910 (poproj@artomatic.com)
Readings: Monday (8 p.m. open, 7:30 sign-up), Wednesday and Friday (10:30).
Director: Ed Friedman / Program Coordinator: Tracy Blackmer
Details: (http://www.poetryproject.com)

Feb
02 Fri A Boog Odyssey, A Celebration of the Portable Boog Reader
Poets Andrea Ascah-Hall, Neal Climenhaga, Jen Coleman, Ethan Fugate, Wanda Phipps and others. Also featuring the Syrenz, an all-girl NYC breakdancing crew.

05 Mon Open Reading
07 Wed Todd Colby and Jayne Cortez

09 Fri What Will I Say Next? A Night of Improvisational Poetry
Poets Jen Abrams, Matthew Courtney, and others will perform improvisational poetry. Following the readings, the audience can compete for prizes for the best improvisational poem

12 Mon Stefani Barber and Karen Weiser
14 Wed Richard Hell and Vincent Katz

16 Fri Beyond Spring: Translations Read by Julie Landau
Beyond Spring: Tzu Poems of the Sung Dynasty (Columbia University Press, 1994).

19 Mon Chris Chen and Peter Neufeld
21 Wed Charlotte Carter and William Melvin Kelley
23 Fri A Night of Taboo-boos: My Most Embarrassing Moment
26 Mon Jenny Smith and Fanny R. Ferreira
28 Wed Magdalena Zurawski and Prageeta Sharma

Posman Books
Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m., unless o/w noted
One University Pl (NE corner, Washington Sq)
(212) 533-2665
Curator: Tom Padilla

Feb
18 Charlie Smith: Heroin And Other Poems (W.W. Norton) and Nick Flynn, Some Ether (Graywolf Press)
25 Michael Heller: Living Root: A Memoir (SUNY Press)

Saturn Series at Revival
Mondays at 7:30 p.m., unless o/w noted. $3 donation.
129 E 15th St
Feature(s) + Open
Hosts: John Chism, Su Polo and William Duke (www.poetrycentral.com)

Feb
05 Adam Feiled
12 Lawrence Miles
19 Tommas
26 Elizabeth Harrington

Unnamable
(See Baggot Inn)

Urbana
Sundays at 7 p.m., unless o/w noted. $5
CBGB's Gallery
313 Bowery (Bleecker) (www.cbgb.com/slamschedule.html)

Feb
04 Cute Boy Slam, w/ Scott Kirkpatrick
11 Open Slam, w/ Derrick Brown
18 Open Slam, w/ Walidah Imarisha
25 Slam Semifinals, w/ Bob Holman