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Monday, April 30, 2012

MANIC MONDAY Presents Puma Perl and Matthew Hupert Book   
Launch Party!

Monday, May 7th, 7-9



Manic Monday Presents a Book Launch Party!
Yippie Museum Cafe

9 Bleecker (bet. Bowery & Elizabeth)
Puma Perl will read from her new chapbook, Ruby True and Matthew Hupert will read from his, Clouds Gradually Undraping the Moon.

With special guest performers:

Cyndi Dawson & Henry Seiz of The Cynz
ane Ormerod
Jane LeCroy
David Lawton
Jess Cording

Hosted by Big Mike!

FREE Admission - if you can, please donate $3 to the Yippie Museum Cafe (9 Bleecker) who so generously provides space.

Food/Non-alcoholic beverages available.


Very limited open mic!

http://www.9bleecker.com/yippiecafe.html





Monday, March 26, 2012

RUBY TRUE now available!



My latest chapbook, Ruby True, published by erbacce press, has arrived in NYC.
Ruby True is the main character in a series of interwoven narrative poems.
Available directly from me, personally, or by mail through paypal, pumaperl@gmail.com.
Email me if you want to order directly from me by sending a check, money order or carefully hidden cash.
$10, plus $2 s &h, free shipping if you order from erbacce press, link on blog.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

DDAY AT THE BOWERY PRESENTS THE IDES OF MARCH



THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
8-9:30

DDAY AT THE BOWERY PRESENTS:

THE IDES OF MARCH!
BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 BOWERY (BET HOUSTON & BLEECKER)

POETRY, PERFORMANCES, & MORE!
HOSTED BY BIG MIKE
PRODUCED BY BIG MIKE, FAUX MAUX & PUMA PERL

FEATURING:

EMILY KAGAN TRENCHARD - BEGAN WRITING POETRY WHILE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, WHERE HER WORK WAS COMMISSIONED FOR AN ADDRESS TO THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2004. HER WORK HAS APPEARED IN PUBLICATIONS SUCH AS JMWW, THE NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, RAGAZINE, GET UNDERGROUND, THE SHINY GUN AND WORD RIOT. SHE ALSO RECEIVED HONORABLE MENTION IN RATTLE’S 2009 POETRY PRIZE, AND A PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATION IN 2011. EMILY HAS BEEN A FEATURED WRITER AND PERFORMER AT NUMEROUS READING SERIES AND UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND WAS A PART OF DEF POETRY JAM’S SEASONS 3 AND 4. THOUGH POETRY IS A LARGE PART OF HER CREATIVE LIFE, SHE HAS A MASTER’S DEGREE IN SCIENCE WRITING FROM MIT AND MAKES HER LIVING IN MULTI-MEDIA SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS, HELPING THE PUBLIC BECOME FASCINATED BY EVERYTHING FROM CHOLESTEROL TO COSMOLOGY. EMILY LIVES IN BROOKLYN WITH HER HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER.

JOANNA HOFFMAN - A SPOKEN WORD POET ORIGINALLY FROM SILVER SPRING, MD AND NOW LIVING IN BROOKLYN. SHE HAS BEEN ON THREE DC/BALTIMORE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM TEAMS. IN 2006, HER TEAM PERFORMED ON FINALS STAGE AND RANKED 4TH IN THE NATION. IN 2007, SHE WAS THE DC/BALTIMORE GRAND SLAM CHAMPION AND THE INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM REPRESENTATIVE FOR BALTIMORE. SINCE RELOCATING TO NEW YORK FOR GRAD SCHOOL, SHE HAS JOINED THE SPOKEN WORLD ALMANAC PROJECT AND FEATURED AT THE NUYORICAN POETS CAFE. MOST RECENTLY, SHE REPRESENTED THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB AT THE 2011 WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM, WHERE SHE PERFORMED ON FINALS STAGE AND PLACED 9TH OVERALL OUT OF OVER 70 POETS. SHE WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE 2011 URBANA SLAM TEAM, WHICH PLACED IN THE TOP 10 OUT OF 72 TEAMS AT THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM, AND WAS ALSO THE URBANA 2011 REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM, WHERE SHE PERFORMED ON FINALS STAGE AND RANKED 10TH OUT OF 72 POETS. SHE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN SPINDLE AND AS PART OF THE RECENT GIRLCHILD PRESS ANTHOLOGY, WOMEN’S WORK AND THE JEWISH LESBIAN POETRY ANTHOLOGY MILK AND HONEY. WHEN NOT PERFORMING POETRY, SHE WORKS AT A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION AND RUNS IN PROSPECT PARK.

ZITA ZENDA - 1ST GENERATION AMERICAN BORN FROM A HAITIAN MOTHER AND A HUNGARIAN FATHER, ZITA HAS YET TO MEET ANOTHER OF HER MIX. SHE WAS A US VIRGIN ISLANDS’ BABY, A SWISS ALPS CHILD
AN UPPER EAST SIDE TEENAGER, AND A COLLEGE DROP-OUT.
SHE HAS BEEN A FUR SHOWROOM MODEL, A GIN-SLINGER, A BIKER BABE, AND A TOPLESS DANCER. CURRENTLY WORKING AS A SECRETARY IN FINANCE, SHE IS A TATTOOED MAMA, A CLOSET ROMANTIC AND POWERFUL MANIFEST-TATOR.

PUMA PERL –POET/WRITER/PERFORMANCE ARTIST/PRODUCER/CURATOR AND CO-CREATOR OF DDAY PRODUCTIONS AND THIS EVENT - AUTHOR OF THE FULL LENGTH COLLECTION"KNUCKLE TATTOOS," THE AWARD WINNING CHAPBOOK "BELINDA AND HER FRIENDS," WIDELY PUBLISHED IN JOURNALS AND ANTHOLOGIES, INTERNATIONALLY!
http://pumaperl.blogspot.com/

BIG MIKE IS THE AUTHOR OF 2 BOOKS, 81 POUNDS AND SIBLING RIVALRY AND APPEARS IN THE ANTHOLOGY ONE MILLIMETER, ALL PUBLISHED BY PRETTY POLLUTION PRESS. BIG MIKE IS KNOWN FOR HIS PERFORMANCE ART AND WAS AWARDED BEST NEPTUNE IN THE 2004 MERMAID PARADE IN CONEY ISLAND.


$6 AT THE DOOR BUYS YOU A GOSHDARNED GOOD TIME!
3 MINUTE OPEN MIC - SIGN-UP AT 7:45

http://www.bowerypoetry.com/#Event/111891

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MANIC MONDAY!


MANIC MONDAY!
MARCH 5, 7-9

YIPPIE MUSEUM CAFE
9 BLEECKER bet Bowery & Elizabeth

AN ALL-FEATURE SHOW HOSTED BY BIG MIKE
PRODUCED BY BIG MIKE AND PUMA PERL!

FEATURED GUESTS:

Hala Alyan
Allegra Mira
Thad Jasonis
Craig Fishbane
Drew Boston
Dean El Negro
Nikola Kravitt
Angry Bob
Bob Bell
Van Asher
Charles Butler

& a very special performance by Puma Perl &
Big Mike!

VERY LIMITED OPEN MIC!

Yippie Museum Cafe requests a $3 Donation.

For More Info About the Yippie Museum: http://www.yippiemuseum.org/

To subscribe to our mailing lists, please send your requests to pumaperl@mail.com and receive information
about all our shows!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bullying Anthology



I am very happy and honored that my poem, "Girls," was included in this anthology.
Wish I could make the book launch, too far.
Kudos to Magdalena Gomez and Teatro Vida for making this happen, a long labor of love.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

DDAY AT THE BOWERY



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
8-9:30

DDAY AT THE BOWERY PRESENTS:

FELONIOUS FRAULEINS!
BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 BOWERY (BET HOUSTON & BLEECKER)

POETRY, PERFORMANCES, & MORE!
HOSTED BY BIG MIKE
PRODUCED BY BIG MIKE, FAUX MAUX & PUMA PERL

FEATURING:

ANNE HANAVAN - FRONT WOMAN HOT PUNK BAND TRANSGENDERED JESUS /WRITER /FILMMAKER/ LOWER EAST SIDE ICON! HER STORIES APPEAR IN THE NEWLYPUBLISHED “UNBEARABLES BOOK OF SEX”. HER BAND RECENTLY OPENED FOR LAURIE ANDERSON & PHILIP GLASS; READING VENUES INCLUDE THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB, WOW CAFE & MUCH, MUCH MORE!

LARA KONESKY - A 32 YEAR OLD PERSON FROM COLUMBUS, OHIO. SHE ENJOYS EXAGGERATIONS, WORKING WITH REFUGEES, BARBARIC AND REBELLIOUS CHILDREN, BURDENS, AND BEING VERY SOBER. AFTER EXTENSIVE PHILOSOPHICAL TRAINING, SHE DECIDED THE ONLY REAL LIFE WAS THE LIFE OF THE WRITER.

NICCA RAY - THE SUBJECT OF GEORGE SPENCER’S DOCUMENTARY PRESENTED BY THE ARTS (PERFORMING) AT TRIBES TITLED NICCA RAY: FROM HOLLYWOOD TO NEW YORK, A BAD TRIP. IT HAD ITS FIRST SCREENING ON JANUARY 2, 2012 ON THE MANHATTAN NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK AND CAN BE SEEN ON VIMEO. HER POEMS AND SHORT STORIES HAVE APPEARED IN THE UNBEARABLES BIG BOOK OF SEX, HANGING LOOSE, FAROUTFURTHEROUTOUTOFSIGHT, OCTOBER BABIES, AND WE LIVE FOR BLOOD AND GLORY. SHE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A BOOK ABOUT HER FATHER, FILM DIRECTOR NICHOLAS RAY.

PUMA PERL –POET/WRITER/PERFORMANCE ARTIST/PRODUCER/CURATOR AND CO-CREATOR OF DDAY PRODUCTIONS AND THIS EVENT - AUTHOR OF THE FULL LENGTH COLLECTION"KNUCKLE TATTOOS," THE AWARD WINNING CHAPBOOK "BELINDA AND HER FRIENDS," WIDELY PUBLISHED IN JOURNALS AND ANTHOLOGIES, INTERNATIONALLY!
http://pumaperl.blogspot.com/

BIG MIKE IS THE AUTHOR OF 2 BOOKS, 81 POUNDS AND SIBLING RIVALRY AND APPEARS IN THE ANTHOLOGY ONE MILLIMETER, ALL PUBLISHED BY PRETTY POLLUTION PRESS. BIG MIKE IS KNOWN FOR HIS PERFORMANCE ART AND WAS AWARDED BEST NEPTUNE IN THE 2004 MERMAID PARADE IN CONEY ISLAND.


$6 AT THE DOOR BUYS YOU A GOSHDARNED GOOD TIME!
3 MINUTE OPEN MIC - SIGN-UP AT 7:45

http://www.bowerypoetry.com/#February_16

Thursday, January 5, 2012

DDAY PRESENTS LES DEMOISELLES D'AVIGNON



DDAY at the Bowery presents Les Demoiselles D'Avignon
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
8-9:30 PM!

BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 BOWERY (bet. Houston & Bleecker)

POETRY, PERFORMANCES, & MORE!
HOSTED BY BIG MIKE
PRODUCED BY BIG MIKE, FAUX MAUX & PUMA PERL

FEATURING:

CYNDI DAWSON - International Word Rocker and front woman/co-founder for the post/punk, indefinable rock band “The Cynz”, she is constantly writing and recording new material with the group. The Cynz can be found performing at the Delancey, R-B, and many other metropolitan area venues.

The great Henry Seiz of the Cynz will accompany Cyndi on guitar!
Cyndi Dawson is also the author of 'Outside Girl', released July, 2010 by Poets Wear Prada Press. Her poetry has been published in over 50 anthologies & publications, and she has performed both in the United States and abroad. More about Cyndi Dawson and the Cynz here: http://www.reverbnation.com/thecynz and http://www.reverbnation.com/cyndidawsonwordrocker

T. C. GARDSTEIN - T.C. is a writer, copyeditrix, artist, southpaw, and native New Yorker who makes her home in Brooklyn. Her first novel, Circuit, is available on Xlibris.com and Amazon. T.C.'s erotic poetry has appeared on cleansheets.com. She was the best-selling author on the recently defunct Paper Bag Press with her two erotica eBooks, Sandwich Fillingand The Poetry Prostitute (also published as an audio book). Her poetry will be published by First Literary Review-Eastthis month and in March. Her anti-horoscope astrology website is http://pluto-rising-astrology.blogspot.com/. T.C. has given featured reading performances at such NYC venues as Galapagos, Madame X, Cornelia St. Café, Yippie Cafe, and Ding Dong Lounge.

ZOE HANSEN - At the age of 17, Zoe escaped her comfortable upbringing in London, England and, landed in NYC in 1984, where she became a hair and make-up artist for downtown celebrities and musicians. Her first published short story was for the highly acclaimed anthology Ho’s Hookers Call Girls and Rent Boys and she was recently included in the Unbearable’s Big Book of Sex. She is working on a novel about love, sex & NYC. and is the producer of a new reality show “Housewives of the East Village” (in the works). Zoe is an unabashed lover of filth and the written word, likes to talk to the dead, and strives for purity. She still resides in the East Village with her family. For more info, please visithttp://www.lzhansen.com/.

with:

PUMA PERL –Poet/Writer/Performance Artist/Producer/Curator and co-creator of DDAY Productions and this event - author of the full length collection"knuckle tattoos," the award winning chapbook "Belinda and Her Friends," widely published in journals and anthologies, internationally!
http://pumaperl.blogspot.com/

BIG MIKE is the author of 2 books, 81 Pounds and Sibling Rivalry and appears in the anthology One Millimeter, all published by Pretty Pollution Press. Big Mike is known for his performance art and was awarded Best Neptune in the 2004 Mermaid Parade in Coney Island.


$6 AT THE DOOR BUYS YOU A GOSHDARNED GOOD TIME!
3 MINUTE OPEN MIC - SIGN-UP AT 7:45

Watch Live on the Web!
http://www.bowerypoetrylive.com/


http://www.bowerypoetry.com/#January_19

PHOTO BY JODI LYNN CONCEPCION