Annual Jewish Spoken Word (and more) Evening: A matzoh-ball soup of poetry, fiction, humor and song
Friday, July 19th, 2013
at The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia St., Greenwich Village, NY 10014, (betw. Bleecker & W. 4th Sts.)
6–8:00 P.M. (doors open ~5:45 PM, sign up for limited open-mic)
Host: Madeline Artenberg
$8 admission includes a free drink
Subway: A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West Fourth St. #1 to Christopher St.
For more Travel Info:
Madeline Artenberg Patricia Carragon GabrielLevicky Tsaurah Litzky Carol Schoen Sheryl H. Simler Miriam Stanley
Ken Wishnia Steve Wishnia
Sheryl H. Simler
Humor: Lots of it!
Venue Contact: www.corneliastreetcafe.com, 212-989-9319,
Event Contact: Madeline Artenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Madeline Artenberg’s poetry has appeared in many print and online publications, such as Vernacular and Rattle. She won Lyric Recovery and Poetry Forum prizes and was semi-finalist in the 2005 contest of Margie, The American Journal of Poetry. In 2006, Rogue Scholars Press published Awakened: poems by Madeline Artenberg and poems by Iris N. Schwartz. The play, The Old In-and-Out, based on Madeline’s poetry and Karen Hildebrand’s, directed by Kat Georges, garnered raves in June, 2013.
Patricia Carragon’s publication credits include Best Poem, BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Inertia, Möbius,ThePoetryMagazine, Lips, Marymark Press, Mad Hatters’ Review, The Toronto Quarterly, and others. She curates the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and edits its annual anthology. Her latest book is Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010).
Gabriel Ariel Levicky was born in the former Czechoslovakia to Holocaust survivors. Inspired by American Beats and music, he embarked on a search, publishing his first book of poetry. In 1979, he escaped to the US. In 1982, he ran poetry readings in San Francisco, got involved with a Beat magazine, Beatitude, and published his second book of poetry, The Unknown Poetry # 2. His poetry collection, B(lack) & W(hite) Wet Paint Poems, was published by Xlibris. He is also author of a farce/lampoon (as Emir Gabpashaberger, the founder and destroyer of Jews For Jihad, orgasmization).
Tsaurah Litzky is an internationally published multi-faceted writer who writes novels, plays, poetry, erotica and commentary. However, poetry is her heart. Her second major collection, Cleaning The Duck , was published by Bowery Books. Audible Book has recently acquired her memoir, Flasher, and a second memoir, Harborview is in the works.
Carol Schoen began writing poetry at the age of 82 and has been chugging along happily ever since, occasionally even getting some poems
Sheryl Helene Simler is an actively-featured, prize-winning poet from NYC. Her work has been widely-published, including a chapbook entitled Parenthesis, put out by Poets Wear Prada, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sheryl is also a singer-songwriter, a monologist, an artist and has acted in community-theater groups.
Miriam Stanley has been published in several anthologies and in many online and printed journals. She has two books published: Get Over It and Not to Be Believed. (Rogue Scholars Press). She has performed in Israel and the United States.
Kenneth Wishnia’s novels have been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Anthony and Macavity Awards, and made “Best of the Year” lists at the Washington Post, Library Journal, and The Jewish Press. His novel The Fifth Servant won a Premio Letterario awarded by the Italian chapter of the Women’s International Zionist Organization. He teaches writing, literature and other deviant forms of thought at Suffolk Community College on Long Island.
Steven Wishnia is a journalist, novelist, and bass player. He is the author of three books, most recently the novel When the Drumming Stops (Manic D Press). His essay/memoir “Wie Bist Die Gewesen Vor Punk-Rock?” is in Jews: A People’s History of the Lower East Side, Vol. 2.