Marathon Benefit Reading at
THE POETRY PROJECT
Friday January 1, 2010
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
This event will be held in the Sanctuary. General admission $18, Students & Seniors $15, Members $10.
This Friday night at the INhale Performance Series (7:30 pm at the CHI Movement Arts Center, 1316 South 9th St.), I will be showing an initial version of my new piece Banana Dance Machine.
It is a solo work based on a (Soma)tic Poetry Exercise by poet CAConrad. His "Exercise #16, your Banana Word Machine" asks the artist to "LOCK THE DOOR AND UNPLUG THE PHONE, ignite your BANANA WORD MACHINE, and once it gets started it doesn't like to stop, for anyone, for any reason! Strip down naked and BE THERE, slowly opening the banana skin, smelling, taking small tastes. SUDDENLY SIT UP inside your BANANA WORD MACHINE and write write WRITE! Yellow splendor!" Translate write to dance and the new Banana Dance Machine will take both audience and dancer on an exploration of the exotic, relationships with the cultural other and the freedom to be human.
I so hope to see all of you there!!
(TICKETS ARE $10, CALL 267.687.3739 TO RESERVE A SEAT!)
@ the queer community center
of the UPenn Campus
39th & Spruce Carriage House
Sarah Dowling is the author of Security Posture, winner of the 2009 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry
Julia Bloch is the author of Letters to Kelly Clarkson and other poems
Michelle Taransky is the author of Barn Burned, Then winner of the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize, selected by Marjorie Welish
CAConrad is the emcee for the event
1315 Spruce Street
5 to 15 dollar sliding scale
ALL money benefits Giovanni's Room
Philadelphia's own Liberty City Kings
Neil McGarry: Like a chocolate milk hangover
Kelli Dunham: Everyone's favorite ex-nun nerd stand up comic
Cassendre Xavier on screening your shrink
CAConrad's American Gluttony sketch (from The Seven Deadly Sins)
12th & Pine
our drag queen & drag king poets are:
Ebony Malaika Collier
Carlos Soto Roman
THIS IS A BENEFIT for The Global Women's Strike, one of the HARDEST working group of activists in Philadelphia who help poor, single mothers like few other groups! They're an international organization, see their site here: http://www.globalwomenstrike.net We're asking for 20 dollar donations, BUT IF YOU HAVE LESS, PLEASE COME ANYWAY and give what you can! NO ONE TURNED AWAY!
October 16th, 530pm
GIOVANNI'S ROOM BOOKSTORE
corner of 12th & Pine, Philadelphia
Mark Bibbins is the author of Sky Lounge and the brand new book The Dance of No Hard Feelings. He is the founder of LIT Magazine, and teaches at The New School in New York City.
Nathaniel Siegel is an anti-war activist, poet, photographer who lives in New York City. His book TONY is now available from Brenda Iijima's Portable Press. (psst, CAConrad wrote a (Soma)tic Reading Enhancement for TONY, which you can see at this link, it's the 2nd entry)
CAConrad will be reading some new (Soma)tic Poetry Exercises and their poems fuckt sideways
PLEASE PURCHASE THESE AND OTHER BOOKS AT GIOVANNI'S ROOM BOOKSTORE, IF YOU COME TO THE READING AND THERE'S A BOOK YOU WANT BUT IT'S NOT ON THE SHELF (NO MATTER WHAT IT IS) PLEASE ASK FOR IT TO BE ORDERED FOR YOU, GIOVANNI'S ROOM BOOKSTORE NEEDS OUR FULL SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER. THE WORLD'S LARGEST AND OLDEST LGBT BOOKSTORE! THANK YOU THANK YOU VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!
161 Chrystie St. NYC, Doors open at 7pm; event begins at 7:30pm sharp admission is $6 at the door
CELEBRATING THE WORK OF kari edwards
and the book release of her book BHARAT JIVA, and NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards (edited by Julian T. Brolask, Erica Kaufman, & E. Tracy Grinnell)
READING WILL BE:
Fran Blau, Anne Waldman, Lisa Jarnot, Bill Marsh, Brenda Iijima, Chris Martin, Marcus Civin, Tim Peterson, CAConrad, Rob Halpern
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: University City Arts League (4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA)
Cost: $3.00 (ALL MONEY GOES TO Philabundance)
What is Philadelphia Poetry? Who is Philadelphia Poetry? Where is Philadelphia Poetry? Why is Philadelphia Poetry? Join us as we consult some of the most moving and shaking poets in the Philadelphia area today as they discuss these and more questions over the next several months as part of PAPP's Symposium Series.
Our first panel of poets will address the question: What is a Philadelphia Poetics? This event will be moderated by Adam Meora. Panelists will include:
Debrah Morkun, founding member of the New Philadelphia Poets
CAConrad, author of Advanced Elvis Course and The Book of Frank
Tamara Oakman, director of the Light of Unity reading series and the Business of Words workshops
Sherod Smallman, host and organizer of Fuze at Infusion Cafe in Germantown
and Michelle Myers of Yellow Rage
Martin Segal Theater, CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave NYC
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities,
the GC Poetics Group, and Chax Press
READINGS BY CONTRIBUTORS:
Dorothea Lasky, Kate Broad, Uche Nduka, John Harkey, Thomas Fink, CAConrad, Benjamin Miller, Vincent Katz, Louis Bury, Anne Tardos, Emily Moore, Ari Banias, Paolo Javier,Stefania Heim, Kimberly Lyons, Emily Beall, Julian Brolaski, Sueyeun Juliette Lee
9/11 & 9/12
CAConrad & Frank Sherlock
Many thanks to everyone at Small Press Traffic & NON SITE COLLECTIVE for making this happen!
Details are below, HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE:
Friday, September 11th
EVENTS PAGE at this link
DIRECTIONS at this link
WORKSHOP / TALK is
Saturday, September 12th
co-sponsored by NON SITE COLLECTIVE and SPT
more information is HERE
Frank Sherlock is working on a more in depth description of his talk, and our collaborative talk and workshop, which you can see in the very near future HERE
Rob Halpern recently posted to the same site something I wrote in preparation for the workshop/talk, HERE
The Poetic Research Bureau presents...
CACONRAD & FRANK SHERLOCK
Sunday, September 13 2009 at 4:00pm
@ The Poetic Research Bureau
3702 San Fernando Blvd
Glendale, CA 91206
Doors open at 4:00pm
Reading starts at 4:30pm
$5 donation requested
ALL DETAILS here on Mongrel Vaudeville Website
(PSSST! I'M PLAYING AMERICAN GLUTTONY, AHHHHHHHH, HA! HA! HA! BON APPETIT FUCKERS!)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 9 TO 11PM
at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom
485 Dean St. @ 6th Ave.
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
2, 3 to Bergen, 4, 5, B, Q, D, M, N, R to Atlantic / Pacific
the world's largest, and oldest LGBT and feminist bookstore
This will be a hat-passing benefit with performances by
The Absinthe Drinkers, Ish Klein, CAConrad, Leda and the Swans, Medusa Sings the Blues, as well as Heather Henderson
THIS IS SPONSORED BY The Monday Night Club
AD Amarosi and Needles Jones host and present
MONDAY, AUGUST 10TH
starts at 9pm
at National Mechanics
22 S. 3rd St.
(that's 3rd between Market and Chestnut)
IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THE SHOW THEN PLEASE VISIT THE STORE AND SHOP! OR CALL THEM, OR EMAIL THEM TO PLACE AN ORDER! IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE BOOK YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THEY CAN ORDER IT, NO MATTER WHAT IT IS! CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE STORE'S ONLINE SITE, AND THANK YOU!
When poets met CAFÉ, it was love at first sight. Soon they moved in together. The romance goes on.
Poets sit, read, eavesdrop, write, or hide in CAFÉ; CAFÉ’s mood is set by its poets. Words are read, exchanged, gathered, and discussed.
Please come celebrate poets, CAFÉ, and their life together, on Thursday July 2, 5-8:30, in the café at The Phillips Collection, Washington DC.
Come and do what poets do: read, eavesdrop, play, eat, write, hide, or – whatever you like. There will be no requirement to read or to listen, and no open mic. There will be plenty of poets and opportunities to be poetic.
We also invite you to bring a book for donation to our BOOK collection: poetry or not, whatever you’d like to read in a café.
Please RSVP if you can come, and we will put your name on our POET list.
If you can't make it on July 2, but would like to donate a book, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
At The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington DC 20009, Phone: 202.387.2151. $-FREE-$
More about CAFÉ [this is not that] at The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, after the jump.
The Collection of Silence
Curated by Eileen Myles
Eileen Myles writes:
WHAT ?!: TUESDAYS ON THE TERRACE: THE COLLECTION OF SILENCE
WHERE: 155 St. & BWAY, NYC
WHEN: June 30, 7PM
WHY: PEACE, AIMLESSNESS, RELIEF, SOLDARITY, RESISTANCE, SOLACE, IRONY,
FRIVOLITY, HAD ENOUGH
Being invited by Dia to curate a performance for a summer evening vaguely in response to Zoe's show and the Hispanic Museum's collection. I have invited five poets who invited five other poets (so there's 25 of us, names below.) Invited as well are The Village Zendo, soprano Juliana Snapper, dancer Christine Elmo and four cohorts and about 40 kids from PS 4 conducted by poets Julie Patton and Christine Hou and finally a life drawing group from Brooklyn known as F>A>R>T>S (Friends of the Fine Arts) ; all will converge to sit, move, read and perform SILENTLY for one hour on the Hispanic Museum's incredibly spacious and evocative Audubon Plaza. You as audience are invited to come up and stroll amongst this silent happening at your own genial pace. You're urged to dress vividly & shamelessly as if you were attending a wedding or a renaissance fair or a nature hike, an art opening, poetry reading or to spray-paint things on your roof. At 8;15 the silence will end and morph into a decent party.
With Who: MONICA DE LA TORRE, CHARLES BERNSTEIN, STEPHANIE GRAY, TIM LIU, RACHEL ZOLF, JENNIFER BARTLETT, DANNY SNELSON, CA CONRAD, FRANK SHERLOCK, RENATO GÓMEZ, KIM ROSENFIELD, ANGELA JAEGER, JEREMY SIGLER, TIM PETERSON, LYDIA CORTES, NATHANIEL SIEGEL, PAOLO JAVIER, MARK BIBBINS, NICOLE COOLEY, LINDA GREGG, JEFFREY MCDANIEL, LILA ZEMBORAIN, TONYA FOSTER, RACHEL LEVITSKY, EMILY BEALL, CHRISTINE HOU, JULIE PATTON, STUDENTS FROM PS 4 AND EILEEN MYLES, PROJECT ORGANIZER
Friday, June 26th @ 8 PM
@ Rose Live Music
Hosted by Nicole Steinberg
$5 + one free drink
CAConrad (Advanced Elvis Course, The Book of Frank)
Tim Peterson (Since I Moved In)
Elsbeth Pancrazi (New York University)
Maria DiLorenzo (Hunter College)
Liza Monroy (Mexican High, Columbia University)
Rose Live Music is located at 345 Grand Street in Brooklyn, between Havemeyer and Marcy. Visit their website for directions HERE
EARSHOT is a bi-monthly reading series, dedicated to featuring new and emerging literary talent in the NYC area. Visit EARSHOT SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!
TO VIEW THE BOOK CLICK HERE
ELVIS SOLSTICE BOOK PARTY
FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH, 6PM
IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN PHILLY
MOONSTONE Arts Center
110A S. 13th Street
(on 13th between Chestnut and Sansom)
(right next door to the old Robin's Bookshop location)
HEATHER RAQUEL PHILLIPS took the photograph of CAConrad worshipping the giant blue E in the Elvis book, and she will have prints for sale, including prints of Elvis impersonators she has taken over the years.
ALL THIS FUN AND MORE INCLUDING PEANUT BUTTER BANANA SANDWICHES!
BRING BEER, BRING WINE, BRING SNACKS
IT'S A PARTY, IT'S A GOING AWAY PARTY
FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH, at 8pm
1211 ELLSWORTH STREET
DON'T FORGET TO BRING BEER, BRING WINE
DON'T FORGET TO BRING SOME SNACKS
IT'S A PARTY, IT'S A GOING AWAY PARTY
Sasha Fletcher is an amazing poet who is
about to move to NYC to attend college
let's send him off with a BIG loving bang
FRIDAY, MAY 15TH, 6:30PM & 8PM
ST. MARK'S POETRY PROJECT
131 E. 10th St., NYC
This special event is to honor seminal West Coast poet Jack Spicer (1925-1965). My Vocabulary Did This to Me (edited by Peter Gizzi and Kevin Killian) is a landmark publication of this essential poet’s life work, and includes poems that have become increasingly hard to find.
6:30pm: Panel in the Parish Hall with Dodie Bellamy, Samuel R. Delany, Kevin Killian & Jennifer Moxley. Moderated by Kevin Killian.
8:00pm: Reading in the Sanctuary with Dodie Bellamy, Anselm Berrigan, Julian T. Brolaski, CAConrad, Samuel R. Delany, Peter Gizzi, Kevin Killian, Basil King, Douglas A. Martin, Deborah Remington, Harris Schiff, Rod Smith, George Stanley, Lewis Warsh & Karen Weiser.
Co-presented with Poets House.
TO BE PERFORMING
WITH THE MARVELOUS
DAVID GROLLMAN (ON DRUMS)
and VALERIE KUEHNE (ON CELLO)
THIS IS A CD RELEASE PARTY FOR THEIR VERY LIMITED HAND PAINTED CDS
PLEASE JOIN US
THURSDAY, MAY 14TH
6pm to 8pm
131 Chrystie St., NYC
(phone is 212.226.4555)
NOTE FROM GOODBYE BETTER BRAINCHILD BEN MALKIN:
Tuesday, April 21st, Goodbye Better is putting on a very special FREE show @ Zebulon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we’d be honored if you’d join us for what will no doubt be a classic of the period, a drunken jamboree, and a thrilla in Zebulon-illa.
This little party/show is also to celebrate the release of the first Gracefully cd, out on Goodbye Better that very night. 500 copy limited edition new ten song full-length self-titled cd from Ben, Lee, Padden, Veronika, Khaya, & Victor.
Performing April 21st will be GB extended family:
I Feel Tractor (in full on 4-piece band mode)
Yesterdays News (all 5 original Lumipad members reformed)
as well as DJ Merc (de Ifwhen) throwing down original psychedelic jungle excursions b/w sets (perfect club music for those who see the world in swirls).
For full artist descriptions please scroll down.
Zebulon is located at 258 Wythe Ave. (b/w North 3rd and Metropolitan) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 11211.
This show is FREE.
Directions: Take the L to Bedford Ave. Wythe is two blocks over from Bedford. Walk down three or four blocks. Zebulon is b/w N. 3rd and Metropolitan on Wythe, #258.
Thank you, Much love,
CAConrad is the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He escaped to Philadelphia where he lives and writes with the PhillySound poets (http://PhillySound.blogspot.com). He is the author of Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), (Soma)tic Midge (FAUX Press, 2008), The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2008)(winner of THE GIL OTT BOOK AWARD), advanced ELVIS course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled THE CITY REAL & IMAGINED: Philadelphia Poems (Factory School Press, 2009). He invites you to visit him online at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com
I Feel Tractor - If you threw Woody Guthrie's guitar, a Royal Trux ep, a few pages of a Paul Celan book, and a few socio-political traumas into a boiling cauldren, you might just end up with Once I had an Earthquake, the first full-length collection of I Feel Tractor's space folk musings. http://www.myspace.com/ifeeltractor
Gracefully - An ambient rock band from NYC, Gracefully is the phoenix rising out of the ashes of the Brooklyn band So L'il. http://www.myspace.com/solil
Below is the track listing for their new self-titled full-length cd. Side one brings the rock, Side two the ambience.
The Underground Sundae
Spank Me Slowly
Inside Trois - featuring Honeychild Coleman
Fell On Us
Dear Whipping Boy,
Follow That Bliss
Yesterday's News - all five original members of Lumipad have gotten back together to form Yesterday's News, something like sailing in the dark and dreaming about nothing in particular, like Nyquil on redbull. Lumipad was one of the best and most original bands this city has ever seen, and it is beyond a pleasure to have them back together this night.
DJ Merc (de Ifwhen) - From an article I wrote about them in Cock-Now and Perfect Sound Forever "Ifwhen, the very name itself implying what's coming next, seeks to shatter that ordinariness, shatter what makes you feel comfortable. Headfuck you, to put it bluntly. This is not a bad thing. In fact, it's as fresh as fresh can be because it makes you see the world through new eyes."
Tonight Merc will be presenting his new solo psychedelic jungle excursions b/w sets, perfect club music for those who see the world in swirls.
David Buuck, Erica Kaufman, and CAConrad
Sunday March 29 @ 7:30pm
L'Etage (above Beau Monde)
624 S. 6th Street PHILLY
HOSTED BY FRANK SHERLOCK
David Buuck lives in Oakland, California. He is the author of THE SHUNT, coming this spring from Palm Press, and _Buried Treasure Island_ (BARGE/YBCA 2008). He is contributing editor at *Artweek* & teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute and Bard College. More info at davidbuuck.com/barge and buuckbarge.wordpress.com.
Erica Kaufman is the author of Censory Impulse (Factory School 2009) and co-curates Belladonna
CAConrad is the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He escaped to Philadelphia where he lives and writes with the PhillySound poets. His latest book The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009) received The Gil Ott Book Award. He is also the author of Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), (Soma)tic Midge (FAUX Press, 2008), and two forthcoming books, advanced ELVIS course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined: Philadelphia Poems (Factory School Press, 2009).
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
HOME SWEET HOME
131 CHRYSTIE ST., NYC
7 PM SHARP
HOSTED BY LAUREN IRELAND
CAConrad is the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He escaped to Philadelphia where he lives and writes with the PhillySound poets PhillySound.blogspot.com. His latest book The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009) received The Gil Ott Book Award. He is also the author of Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), (Soma)tic Midge (FAUX Press, 2008), and two forthcoming books, advanced ELVIS course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled THE CITY REAL & IMAGINED: Philadelphia Poems (Factory School Press, 2009). He invites you to visit him online at CAConrad.blogspot.com
Ian Dreiblatt is a poet, translator, & musician. he is the author, with Kerry Downey, of hoc me fefecit / image, a collaborative book of art & poetry, and has published translations of Mandelstam &, most recently, Tolstoy's The Death Of Ivan Ilich. the poet Robert Kelly has said, "listening to Ian's poems, because he has that magic intuition that all poetry is language poetry... you can feel a tremendous upwelling of words in other languages, other englishes within the english." he writes a sonnet every day & lives with Lauren near the c & g trains.
@ Pete's Candy Store, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Pete's Reading Series with CAConrad, BEN MALKIN & JENNIFER KNOX
RELEASE of CAConrad's THE BOOK OF FRANK
RELEASE of COCK NOW MAGAZINE from Ben Malkin's GRACEFULLY
SATURDAY, February 21st, 2009 @ 8pm
@ 99 Sutton St., Apt. 404, Brooklyn
CAConrad, Bela Shayevich, Ben Lansky, Laura Jaramillo, Brandon Holmques
HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OF THESE TWO EVENTS,
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT TIME THIS WEEKEND AND HOPE CAN BE PART OF IT!
FEBRUARY 15TH, 2009
GIOVANNI'S ROOM BOOKSTORE
(corner of 12th & Pine)
CLICK HEREFOR BOOK DETAILS
INTRODUCTIONS BY JIM CORY
SHORT READING BY CACONRAD
LOTS OF DARK CHOCOLATE
AND OF COURSE THE BOOK
SEE YOU THERE!
Wenesday, January 28th
GULF OF MAINE BOOKSTORE
134 Maine St., Brunswick
Thursday, January 29th
in the Skelton Lounge in Chase Hall
56 Campus Avenue Lewiston
Friday, January 30th
UMAINE OF ORONO
I LOVE SNOW
SNOW AND POETRY
2 FAVORITES OF MINE
many THANKS to everyone
who made this trip possible!
come celebrate the NYC launch of ON Contemporary Practice 1 tomorrow at St. Mark's Church with CAConrad, Alan Gilbert, Brenda Iijima, Andrew Levy, Julie Patton, Tim Peterson, Kyle Schlesinger, Katie Yates, Thom Donovan and others...
St. Mark's Poetry Project
Monday January 5th, 2009 @ 8:00
ON features twenty-one essays by poets on poets of their approximate generation. Come find out what's going on and celebrate this new publication featuring exchanges on contemporary poetry and poetics. Contributors include Taylor Brady, Brandon Brown, CAConrad, Jason Christie, Michael Cross, Thom Donovan, Eli Drabman, Rob Halpern, Jen Hofer, Alan Gilbert, Brenda Iijima, Andrew Levy, Edric Mesmer, Sawako Nakayasu, Tenney Nathanson, Richard Owens, Tim Peterson, Andrew Rippeon, Kyle Schlesinger, Jonathan Skinner, Dale Smith, Suzanne Stein, Ali Warren, Katie Yeats ON Arakawa/Gins, Taylor Brady, CAConrad, Michael Cross, Beverly Dahlen, Michael deBeyer, Mark Dickinson, kari edwards, DJ/Rupture, Thom Donovan, Belle Gironda, Brenda Iijima, CJ Martin, Emily McVarish, Yedda Morrison, Hoa Nguyen, Sawako Nakayasu, Julie Patton, Lauren Shufran, Suzanne Stein, Dana Ward, and Ali Warren. Confirmed readers include CAConrad, Thom Donovan, Alan Gilbert, Brenda Iijima, Julie Patton, Tim Peterson, Andrew Levy, Kyle Schlesinger and Katie Yates.
Copies of ON will be available for $12.
Also available from Small Press Distribution and Cuneiform Press
Submission guidelines and more available at this link
The Poetry Project is located at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street at Second Avenue
New York City 10003
Trains: 6, F, N, R, and L.
Admission is $8, $7 for students/seniors and $5 for members (though now those who take out a membership at $95 or higher will get in FREE to all regular readings).
We are wheelchair accessible with assistance and advance notice. For more info call 212-674-0910