ORGANIZER: Swapan Basu CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org Rhyming Poets International, Meetup.com/Rhyming-Poets, will hold the 100 thousands poets for change event on Saturday, 26th November 2011 at 2-4:30 PM at Hudson Park Library 66 Leroy St, downstairs Christopher/Houston; 7th Ave /Hudson St. Greenwich … Continue reading →
ORGANIZER: Lola Koundakjian CONTACT: email@example.com Above the Bridge readings will be hosting a special event at the Ceres Gallery 547 West 27th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY at 3pm. Readers will be John Affleck, Lola Koundakjian, Stacey Linden, Angela Lovell, John Miller, Peggy Ann … Continue reading →
The Revolution is a State of Mind
Saturday afternoon September 24, 2:30 PM
6BC Botanical Garden (6th St. between Avenue B/C)
East Village, NYC.
DESCRIPTION: The ZenBeatz, Avant-garde duo of bass and word, will join in a global series of events “100 Thousand Poets for Change.” Spoken Word artist Jane Grenier B. brings her socially conscious words to help bring about change, accompanied by the improvised sound art of bassist Albey Balgochian.
We’re having an open mic this Sat. Sept 24 and anything goes…so come and enchant us with words, music, comedy, art…event will be from 3-7 pm at WORD UP…4157 Broadway @ 176 st….please send this to EVERYONE…this is in connection with 100 Thousand Poets for Change Organizes Largest Poetry Event in History!!
4- 5.30 pm Reading Poetry in original and translated language (also Hungarian Poetry) in English (poems by John Crowe Ransom, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kenneth Rexroth, Elizabeth Rivera de Garcia, Elisa A. Taber, Attila Jozsef, George Faludy, Roland F. Udvari, Paul Sohar, etc – Reading by Elisa A. Taber, Elizabeth Rivera de Garcia, Roland F. Udvari, Patrick Albino, Paul Sohar, Vinny Senguttuvan)
5.30 – 7 pm Reading Poetry in original and translated language in Hungarian (Poems by N. Scott Momaday, Jackie Kay, Kaar Kaas Soon, Ales Steger, Chitra Divakaruni, Krisztina Toth, Balint Dobai, Peter Kantor, Istvan Turbuk, Gabor Gyukics, Attila Jozsef, Dezso Tandori, Paul Sohar, etc – reading by Roland F. Udvari, Eszter Pakozdi, Istvan Turbuk, Pal Sohar)
The Mom Egg, an annual journal of poetry, fiction and creative prose by and about mothers, will be doing a benefit reading for the Museum of Motherhood, temporarily located at “pop-up” quarters 401East 84thSt.(at1stAve.LowerLevel) www.MOMmuseum.org, on Saturday, September 24 th … Continue reading →
Notes on the 1944 Rollo Whitehead and Yoko Snapple manuscript as it pertains to the Sept. 24, 2011, Poets for Change Reading, Unbearables division.
During the frantic and understaffed period of penology that occurred during the latter days of WWII, when coed prisons became the norm, alleged saboteur Yoko Snapple and car thief Rollo Whitehead found themselves detained in the same cell in Mule Creek state prison in California. It was there that they composed the famed and long-lost 1944 Agronomic & Philosophical Manuscripts, which along with handy tips on rice cultivation, set out a simple, 878-step plan to achieve world peace and universal sister- and brotherhood.
This MS had been considered destroyed until last year. Quite fortuitously two beatnik academics discovered a copy in deceased poet Allen Ginsberg’s archives, tucked away in a battered converse sneaker shoebox. The finding of this extraordinary MS has forced scholars to rethink the whole history of the 20th century, in fact, to question whether there actually ever was a 20th century!
To celebrate this monumental event, and in connection with the 100 thousand poets for change, the Unbearables will read poetry that reflects and refracts this ground-breaking manuscript on September 24, 2011, at A Gathering of the Tribes, from six to eight in the evening, as they attempt to usher in a new day. Jim Feast will host this event in his usual enlightening and energetic manner.
The list of readers includes: Steve Dalachinsky, Susan Scutti, Carl Watson, Jill Rapaport, Michael Carter, Yuko Otomo, Thad Rutkowski, Lynn Alexander, ValeryOisteanu, Tsaurah Litzky, Bruce Weber, Larisa Shmailo, Tom Savage, Dorothy Friedman, Ron Kolm, Daniela Gioseffi, Sparrow, Carol Wierzbicki, Mike Topp, Chavisa Woods, Danny Shot, John Farris, Vivian Demuth, Rami Shamir, Nancy Mercado and Brian Boyles.
FIVE 4 CHANGE: A 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE EVENT
Davida Singer, host
Andrea Wolper, vocalist-songwriter; Ken Filiano, bass; Jason Hwang, violin; Damiel Kelly, piano
LOCATION: Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York City
TIME: 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Improvisational mix of music and word, as part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a global series of events taking place on September 24th. Poet/performance artist Davida Singer mixes it up with vocalist-songwriter Andrea Wolper and jazz artists Ken Filiano (bass), Jason Hwang (violin) and Daniel Kelly (piano). Special “starving artist” raffle will award a weekend creativity retreat on Shelter Island.
At present there are 6 events being organized in New York City, details for all 4 events will be posted soon.
ORGANIZER: Valery Oisteanu
Jazzoetry for the Power of Imagination & Poetry afflicted by Jazz,
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Michael Rothenberg the editor of the “Big Bridge” magazine, created an extraordinary global event “100 Thousand Poets for Change” poetical planetary recite-tathon 24 September 2011.
Jazzoetry for Imagination” an event of poetry infflected by jazz and music organized and MC-ed by Valery Oisteanu.
“Jazzoetry for Imagination” is part of this important global event with the local poets bringing their voices and talent
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
First installment of “Jazoetry for Imagination” The Flowery-BOWERY 100TPC Sept 24 2011, at Bowery Poetry Club, pdf with poems by David St.Lascaux :
PS. here are two more poets from my: “Jazzoetry for Imagination” at BPC, 24 sept
1.Max Blagg was born in England and has lived in New York City since 1971. He is the author of four collections of poetry, and several other books. His most recent publication The Little Dress Book [Shallow Books, NYC 2010] was listed in About Poetry’s Top 20 small press publications of 2010. He has collaborated with various artists, including Alex Katz, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince and Keith Sonnier. With Glenn O’Brien Blagg co-edited the legendary art/lit/tit magazine, Bald Ego. He is a contributing editor to Oyster, BG and 10 Magazine, a Visiting Professor at the New School and a member of the faculty at the School of Visual Arts. A book of stories, Ticket Out, and new collection of poems, Slow Dazzle, are forthcoming.