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Some special events this month:

NYC Regular Series:

ABCNoRio Gallery and Performance Space
Sundays at 3 p.m. $3
156 Rivington St
Feature + Open
Hosts: J. D. Rage, Bob Hart, Carl Herr, Peter Kerns and Bruce Weber
Info: (718) 638-7039 /
Check website for complete music, poetry and gallery info.

Albany & Upstate

[See "Upstream"]

Aviatrix Reading Series

Flying Bridge Community Arts Ctr
522 Court St
(F train to Smith/9th St)

Back Fence

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

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
Feature(s) + open.
Curators: Steve Bennett / David Mark Speer
series may be unnamable, but there's no end to the ingenuity its curators bring to naming the weekly sessions. Ed.]

<Series is on summer break.>

Bar 13

13th St (B'way/Univ Pl) upstairs

02 Tue 9 p.m. $5 House of Pernod. Rick's Pernod's poems have been called "linguistic pinball machines." Preceded by open mic at 7:30.

Bluestockings Women's Bookstore and Café

172 Allen St (at Stanton/ F train to 2nd Av)
Events begin at 7 p.m. and are free unless o/w noted.
(212) 777-6028 / fax: 777-6042 (info@)
Contact: Mick Walsh

12 Thur Amy Fusselman (The Pharmacist’s Mate)
22 Sun Comedy with Emmy Gaye.

6BC Botanical Garden

622 E 6th St between B & C
(212) 475-0656

13 Fri 7 p.m. Free. Gerry Gomez Pearlberg and John Del Peschio.
28 Sat 3 p.m. Free. Thad Rutkowski

The C-Note

157 Ave C (10th St)
(212) 677-8142
(no cover)

18 Wed 7 p.m. Peter Chelnik, Bob Feldman (tenor sax), Steve Grzeskowiak (guitar), and special guest, Angelo Verga (poet): "East Coast Jazz Poetry Explosion" Info: 289-8312.

Caffè Taci

2841 Broadway (110th Street)
Venue for most BigCity LitTM mid-monthly recording sessions. Spacious, high-ceilinged Tuscan ambience, succulent food, live opera on weekends. Info: (212) 864-2823.

CBGB's Gallery
303 Bowery

CCS Reading Series
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
$7.00 suggested, $5.00 students, seniors.
Civic Center Synagogue, 49 White Street, NYC.
3 blocks below Canal, between Church / B'way.
Founding Executive Director: Martha Rhodes
Director: Soraya Shalforoosh
Program Assistants: Patrick Donnelly / Cathy McArthur

<Series is on Summer break.>

Center for Book Arts, Phoenix Reading Series

Thursdays at 7 p.m. unless o/w noted. $3 contribution.
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor
(Ring #7 if door is locked.)
Info: (212) 264-4792 (
Feature(s) + open.
Curators: Marlene Vidibor and Michael Graves

05 Joel Allegretti, Readings from The Plague Psalms (The Poet's Press); Raul Maldonado

Cooper Union

51 Astor Place

Cornelia Street Café
[See Series on Series, February 2001 issue. Ed.]
Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 6 p.m. unless o/w noted. $6 (first drink free)
29 Cornelia St (Bleecker/W 4th)
(212) 989-9319 (
Features only except Fridays.
Curator: Angelo Verga
Friday night open (Pink Pony West). Curators: Maggie Balistreri and Jackie Sheeler (See separate listing immediately following.)
(Feature at 7:45.) Info:

05 Thurs INSTANT SHAKESPEARE: A Comedy of Errors
07 Sat Arab-American Writers: KAZIM ALI & SALADIN AHMED
08 Sun Big City LitTM records its feature, "The Dark" plus "The
Subterraneans: Kerouac and Kees." Readings from Kerouac's novel, plus
other poetry and music. George Wallace, creator of the four-city,
day-long marathon on Kerouac's Big Sur, will be among the guests. (See for details on that event.)
14 Sat Italian-American Writers
18 Wed Russian-American Writers, with ANDREY GRITSMAN
26 Thur INSTANT SHAKESPEARE: A Mid-Summer Night's Dream
28 Sat MARTINE DOMINIQUE presents CARIBBEAN WRITERS: the first of a new Cornelia series, equal parts poetry, prose, sea breeze and performance.

Pink Pony West at Cornelia (Fridays)

06 Luckydave
13 Diana Manister (contributing editor, Big City LitTM)
20 Paul McDonald (Louisville, Ky. Reviews and Interview, this issue.)
27 Jonathan Winell

The Drawing Center

35 Wooster St
(212) 219-2166

Ear Inn

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

[See Series Review, March 2001 issue.]
The Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd (Riverdale, Bronx)
3 p.m. Feature(s) + open.
Director: Rick Pernod
Info: (718) 549-5192 (
Calendar of events:

Fourteenth (14th) Street Y
[See Series on Series, December 2000 issue. Ed.]
344 E 14th St (1st Ave)
(212) 780-0800 x 255
Director: Wendy Sabin-Laker
Poet-in-Residence: Veronica Golos

A Gathering of the Tribes

(See "Tribes")

Housing Works Used Books & Café

126 Crosby St (B'way/Lafayette, Houston/Prince)
(212) 334-3324

Hunter College

68th St / Lexington Av
8th Floor Faculty Lounge
(212) 772-5164
Host: Elena Georgiou

Joe's Pub

425 Lafayette St
tickets @ telecharge 212-239-6200
dinner reservations & info: 212-539-8778

24 Tues 7:30 $15 Raw Materials: Real Matters
Poet/actor Alvin Seme transforms himself into seven characters each representing a stage of evolution in a young black man's road to enlightenment.

['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 (212) 505-3360
Features only.
Curators: Star Black and David Lehman

The Kitchen
519 W 19th St
Info: (212) 255-5793, ext. 11
Various theatrical performances and readings. Call for schedule.
[See review of Edwin Torres's
Gecko Suite in March 2001 issue. Ed.]

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

Korova Milk Bar

(See "Milk Bar")

Libraries in The New York Public Library System

[See Series Review, January 2001 issue. Ed.]
35 W 67th St (Lincoln Ctr)
(212) 601-1037 (
Eve Grubin, Poetry Series Curator (

Multiple Sessions:

Four Thursdays 7:00-8:30 p.m. July 05, 12, 19, 26. Poetry Writing and Reading Workshop Instructor: Eve Grubin. $60 for four sessions; $120 for eight.

11 Wed 7:15 p.m. $5 Meet the Democratic candidates for Mayor of New York.

19 Thurs 7:30 $5 Candidate Michael Bloomberg.


Proletkult Poetry Circus
Feature + open.
Events begin at 7 unless o/w noted. $5
Ave B/ 7th St
Info: (212) 459-2653 (

Milk Bar (Korova Milk Bar)

200 Avenue A (at 12th St)
Events at 7:30 unless o/w noted. $2 (one drink min.)
Info: (718) 389-2666
Monthly reading

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


Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse (165th St)
(718) 681-6000

Brooklyn Museum of Art

200 Eastern Pkwy

Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Ave (88th St)
(212) 423-3587

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue
(212) 570-3807

Museum of The City of New York

The New York Historical Society

2 W 77th St (212) 873-4300

New Millennium (Series for the)

The Lower East Side Ecology Center
East 7 th St (B/C)
(212) 260-6389
Open. Saturdays at 6 p.m. Free.
Musicians welcome.

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

29 Sun 3:00-4:30 p.m. $50 The "Grand Gonk" Hotel
Algonquin Round Table: Tea, Tales & Tour
Jim Pappas, actor, radio o personality and host of Author's Roundtable relives the legend of the Algonquin Hotel's round Table, the most celebrated literary group in the history of American letters: Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, George F. Kaufman.

Nuyorican Poets Cafè

236 E 3rd St (B/C)
Wednesday/Friday Slams

The NY Open Center

83 Spring St

The Orange Bear

47 Murray Street.
Poet to Poet
Sundays at 4 p.m. unless o/w noted $3 + $3 minimum
Info: 212.566.3705

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
(See listings under 'Cornelia Street.')

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 (
Readings: Monday (8 p.m. open, 7:30 sign-up), Wednesday and Friday (8:00 or 10:30).
Director: Ed Friedman / Program Coordinator: Tracy Blackmer
Details: (

[Poetry Project is closed this month, and resume workshops and events in September.]

Poets House

Seminar center and library co-founded in 1985 by Stanley Kunitz (U.S. Poet Laureate).

72 Spring St
Events are $7 / free for members unless o/w indicated.
(212) 431-7920

(The Poets House programming season is over for the summer. Information regarding fall programs will be available later in the summer. For more information, please call (212) 431-7920.)

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

[Posman held its last reading in April and has closed. We expect to carry at least one article shortly on this well-loved bookstore. Ed.]

Reading Between A & B

510 E 11th St
Unless o/w noted, free readings are Mondays at 8.
Curators: Meghan Cleary / Jonathan Thirkield

Saturn Series at Revival Bar
[See Series on Series, March 2001 issue. Ed.]
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 (

Shelter Island Summer Series, "Poems in the Garden"

Sponsored by Rebel Road
5 Rebel Road, Shelter Island, NY.
Info: (212) 966-1667,

21 Sat 6:30 p.m. Featuring Marcella Durand, Lila Zemborain, Edwin Torres.

Taci (see Caffè Taci)

Teachers & Writers Collaborative

5 Union Square. Info: 212.691.6590;


248 DeKalb Avenue
(718) 783-6140
9:00 p.m. Thursdays
Open mic hosted by Christine
$2 cover

A Gathering of the Tribes

Sundays, 5-7 p.m., unless o/w noted.
285 E 3rd St (C/D)
(212) 674-3778 (
Fridays 7:30-9:30 $3 Stoop Poetry Workshop. Participants bring several copies of one poem. Sundays 5-7 p.m. $3 Feature(s) + open.
[Check web site for complete schedule. Ed.]

The Underground Lounge

955 West End Ave (at 107th St)
Open mic, Mondays at 8, hosted by the Freestyle Family Orchestra.


(See Baggot Inn)


Sundays at 7 p.m., unless o/w noted. $5
CBGB's Gallery
313 Bowery (Bleecker) (

The West End Bar

2911 Broadway (113/114th Sts)
(212) 662-8830
Open: First Sunday of the month, 8 p.m.
Universal Spectrum Series: hiphop / poetry/ folk vocals / jazz / storytelling
Host: Zander


227 Smith St., Brooklyn
Thursdays at 7:30. Free.
Sponsored by: Marisa Simon
Info: (718) 260-9299


NYC Single Events:


(Hudson River Valley & Upstate)

Big City LitTM goes country! The magazine will be sponsoring a number of events and workshops in Greene and Southern Albany Counties during July and August.

Hudson Valley Manors: Special Events

(For complete details, consult