Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights
The Brownstone Poets presents:
GPA the poetic unsub and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Saturday, February 5 at 2:30 p.m.
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. & Pineapple Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900
Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,
4, 5 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall
$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GPA the poetic unsub is a native of Chicago. He is the author of the best selling, critically acclaimed book of poetry entitled, The Confessional Heart of a Man., co-authored the erotic anthology The Chocolate Rose, and the upcoming The Book of 24 Orgasms.GPA has been featured on radio stations WGCI 107.5 FM and WVON 1390 AM, and the Chicago Sun Times. He is the winner of the Michael Baisden Radio Show Poetry Slam and the Waiting 4 the Bus Poetry Penthalon. He is a founding member of the League of Extraordinary Poets, P.O.E.T. (People of Extraordinary Talent), and the Waiting 4 the Bus poetry collective. GPA hosts an open mic at the Quaker House in Hyde Park.
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright studied with Ted Berrigan and Alice Notley at St. Mark’s Church. He also studied with Allen Ginsberg at Brooklyn College and received an MFA in poetry. Wright is the author of eleven books of poetry. His poems also appear in six anthologies including Out of This World from Crown Press and Thus Spake the Corpse from Black Sparrow Press. Wright's poetry and art criticism has appeared in ARTnews, Art and Antiques, ArtNexus and The Brooklyn Rail. In 2008 The monthly Rail instituted his ongoing column of poetry reviews called Rapid Transit. Wright started Live Mag! (www.livemagnyc.com) in 2007 and hosts related poetry events at the Bowery Poetry. He contributed poems and collages to online venues, including Bicycle Review, Beet, Reading Dance, and Tool: A magazine. In 2010, his visual and performance work was the subject of the solo, participatory exhibit The Good Outlaw at AC Institute. In an A-List preview of the show, The Villager described Wright as a "master collagist."