Friday, June 17, 2011

June 20: GENERATION BEAT at Yippie Museum Café in NYC

The Yippie Museum Cafe


Date: Monday, June 20, 2011

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
9 Bleecker Street
(near the Bowery)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 677-5918
Admission: $2

Host: Gordon Gilbert
Featured Readers:
(Reading Their Favorite Beat Writer
& Their Own Work)

ORION 0.62

Sorry, This is Not an Open Mic.

Beverage and Snacks Availalble at the Refreshment Stand.

for 4 pm screening of a Lawrence Ferlinghetti documentary by Chris Felver.

Mummy Cartoon
I'll be performing  "The Mummy Piece" by William S. Burroughs and "Mum's The Word" by me.

by William S. Burroughs

Good Afternoon. The most arbitrary, precarious and bureaucratic immortality blueprint was drafted by the ancient Egyptians.

First, you had to get yourself mummified, and that was very expensive, making immortality a monopoly of the truly rich. Then your continued immortality in the western lands was entirely dependent on  the continued existence of your mummy.

That’s why they had their mummies hid real good.

Here’s this plain GI Joe: He’s got enough baraka to survive his first physical death. He won’t get far. He’s got no mummy. He’s got no names. He’s got nothing. What happens to a bum like that? A nameless, mummiless jerk. Why, demons will swarm all over him at the 1st check point. He will be dismembered and thrown into a flaming pit, where his soul will be utterly consumed  and destroyed forever, while others with sound mummies and the right names dropped in the right places sail through to the western lands.

There are, of course, those who barely squeeze through. Their mummies are not in a good sound condition. These second class souls are relegated to third-rate transient hotels just beyond the last check point where they can smell the charnel house disposal of shit from their skimpy balconies.

Might as well face facts.  My mummy is going downhill. Cheap job to begin with. God! Maggots is crawling all over. Way that demon guard looked at me this morning. Transient hotels! And here you are in your luxury condo deep in the western lands. You got no security. Some disgruntled former employee sneaks into your tomb and throws acid on your mummy or sloshes gasoline all over and burns the heck out of it. OH, SOMEONE ‘S MESSING WITH MY MUMMY! Mummies are sitting ducks. No matter who you are, what could happen to your mummy is a pharaoh’s nightmare: the dreaded mummy-bashers and grave-robbers, scavengers, floods,  volcanoes, earthquakes. Perhaps a mummy’s best friend  is an Egyptologist: sealed in a glass case, kept at a constant temperature ... but your mummy is not even safe in a museum. Air raid sirens. It’s the blitz!

FOR RA'S SAKE! GET US INTO THE VAULTS! scream the mummies, without a throat, without a tongue.

Anybody buying in on a deal like that ought to have his mummy examined!

William S. Burroughs

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Monday June 13: Summer Gazebo Reading in Long Island

Summer Gazebo Reading

The Summer Gazebo Readings are back! Our 5th season promises to be spectacular--great authors and poets (twenty of whom will be making their Gazebo debut), generous sponsors--and delicious desserts waiting, all served up on Schoolhouse Green.

Next Monday, June 13, from 7pm to 8pm I will be reading with Tom Phelan, Lousia Calio and Steven Schimdt under the Gazebo at School House Green in Oceanside, New York.  

This summertime every Monday event is curated by Tony Iovino in June, July & August. (Except this year, our Independence Day Celebration is Tuesday, July 5!!)

Each evening 4 authors and poets share their work from our Gazebo on Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside, NY.

There is no admission fee. Free refreshments & desserts are provided.

Bring a lawn chair and a friend!

See you at the Gazebo!!

Contact:  Tony Iovino

Upcoming Schedule  

Tom Phelan Louisa Calio
Steven Schmidt Roxanne Hoffman  

Richard Vetere Cindi Sansone-Braff
Lloyd Abrams Darren Sardelli  

Robert Lipsyte Barb Reiher-Meyers
Gayl Teller Gail Goldstein  

7/5/2011 (TUESDAY!!!)
Independence Day Celebration  

Melissa de la Cruz Christina Rau
Jack Anderson Kio  

Ellen Meister Carol Hoenig
Robert Savino Peter Dugan  

Vicki Iorio Harriett Slaughter
Bruce Grossberg Jackie Sheeler  

Denis Gray Jane Ormerod
Vincent Maher Ed Stever  

Deborah Hauser Herb Siegel
Alix Strauss Linda Opyr  

Florence Gatto Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan
Jerry Zezima Doreen Spungin  

Gae Polisner Barbara Southard 

Beverly Kotch Annabelle Moseley
Paul Grossman Doug Swezey 


21st Century Appraisers
Anthony J. Santino, Councilman
Asip/Dagger Team/Century 21 American Homes
Bombino's Pizza & Restaurant
Bondi & Iovino, Attorneys-at-Law
Craig DeBaun, Fire Commissioner
Friends of Don Clavin, Receiver of Taxes
Friends of Judge Gary Knobel
Herb & Marian Brown
Home & Hearth Real Estate
Kimberly & Todd Garrity
Kiwanettes of Oceanside
Lion's Club of RVC
Long Island Pulse Magazine
Mary Jane McGrath, Attorney
Maryanne & SanderLehrer
Michael Schamroth and Family
Mindy & Roy Kaufman
Municipal Credit Union
Oceanside Federation of Teachers
Oceanville Mason Supply
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Tower's Funeral Home
Westron Lighting

BOOKSNJ 2011 Sunday June 12 at Paramus Library in NJ

 Sunday, June 12th
1pm - 5pm

Rain or Shine!

@ Paramus Public Library
116 East Century Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

Join us at BooksNJ2011: a celebration of books and the readers who love them, sponsored by BCCLS, Berkeley College, the Paramus Public Library, and the New Jersey State Library, Sunday, June 12 from 1pm-5pm.  The fair includes non-fiction authors as well as writers of  fiction, childrens books and poetry.

I will be featured at the Poetry Tent along with two authors published by my press, Joel Allegretti and John J. Trause as well as Elijah Brown, Teresa Carson, Sondra Gash, Roxanne Hoffman, Marcia Ivans, Diana Lockward and George Witte.  Please come by, say hello, introduce yourself, and listen to a poem or two from 1:00 -1:40PM MEET THE POETS, THEIR STYLES AND INSPIRATIONS.
Please come to the POETRY SLAM I am hosting from 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM.

I will also be participating as panelist  at 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM on E-BOOKS with Tracey Baptiste, Shirley George Frazier,  Dave White, and Charles Calde and at 2:45 PM - 3:25 PM on MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION with Diane Lockward and George Witte.

And leading the panel  WRITING POETRY IS EASY. RIGHT? BUT WILL FOLKS LISTEN? at 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM with panelists Elijah Brown, Teresa Carson, Sondra Gash and Marcia Ivans.

Local Celebrity Authors also be presenting at BOOKSNJ include Chris Grabenstein, Carol Higgins Clark, Mary Higgins Clark, Brad Parks, Mary Jane Clark, and Allison Fishman.

There will be many, many readings, discussions, booksignings and workshops, lots of opportunities to get up close and personal with published writers and of course many, many books for sale!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Saturday June 4 Underground Howl Event: 8pm at The New York Underground Museum

Symposia, Poetry & Party-ing”—w/Phoebe Legere & friends @ the Underground Museum on June 4thw/poetry by Taylor Mead, Dorothy Friedman & Richard West; slideshow of the LES by Shell Sheddy; 

Yours Truly will be participating in the UNDERGROUND HOWL EVENT hosted by Phoebe Legere and Dorothy Friedman August on Saturday, June 4th at 8 PM at Phoebe Legere's gallery, The New York Underground Museum, located at 221 E. 2nd Street (Between Aves. A & B) in Manhattan's Alphabet City.

I will be reading some poetry by Allen Ginsberg as well as my own.