Well, it IS an Acentos Tuesday, after all, and the host SHOULD be excited about the show, but this show in particular has me all kinds of prepared for love and rockets and everything in between. If anyone out there reads this blog, please come out for what is promising to be an AMAZING reading and celebration of an AMAZING poet and first collection (I've seen the book and it rules).
There will be food, booze, Latinos, Cave Canem fellows, one highly acclaimed mentor, yours truly, the Acentos crew, a book for sale, and much much poetry. What more do you need?
Be there or be squareish.
Tuesday, June 12th @ 7pm
ACENTOS Bronx Poetry Showcase, in association with Curbstone Press
Book Release Party for TEETH, by Aracelis Girmay
With an introduction of the author by Martín Espada, along with readings
by Ms. Girmay and invited guests Patrick Rosal, Ross Gay, Samantha
Thornhill, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Kamiliah Aisha Moon, John Murillo,
Dante Micheaux, Marcus Jackson, and a group of Ms. Girmay's young
AND...throughout the night, copies of the book will be available for purchase,
courtesy of Curbstone Press!
Aracelis Girmay writes poetry, fiction, and essays. Her work has been
published in Ploughshares, Salt, Bellevue Literary Review, Indiana Review,
Callaloo, and MiPoesias, among others. Her first collection of poems, Teeth,
is available from Curbstone Press, and her picture book was published by
George Braziller in 2005. Girmay teaches community writing workshops in New
York and her native California.
The Bruckner Bar and Grill
1 Bruckner Boulevard (Corner of 3rd Ave)
6 Train to 138th Street Station
Hosted by Rich Villar
FREE! ($5 Suggested Donation)
Coming from MANHATTAN:
At the 138th Street Station, exit the train to your left, by the last car on the 6.
Go up the stairs, to your right, to exit at LINCOLN AVENUE. Walk down
Lincoln to Bruckner Blvd, turn right on Bruckner. Walk past the bike shop.
The Bruckner Bar and Grill is at the corner: One Bruckner Blvd., right next
to the Third Avenue Bridge.
Coming from THE BRONX:
At the 138th Street Station, exit to your RIGHT, by the FIRST car on
the 6. Go up the stairs, to your right, to exit at LINCOLN AVENUE.
Walk down Lincoln to Bruckner Blvd, turn right on Bruckner. Walk
alongside the bridge, past the bike shop. The Bruckner Bar and Grill
is at the corner: One Bruckner Blvd., right next to the Third Avenue
Bx15 to Lincoln Ave. and Bruckner Blvd. Walk one block west, past the
bike shop, to the Bruckner Bar and Grill.
Bx1, Bx21, Bx32 to 138th and 3rd Ave. Walk five blocks south along
the left side of 3rd Avenue to the end (Bruckner and 3rd). The
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