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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