Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Psyched beyond belief

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.

Rich.


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
students.


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:
By Train:
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
Bridge.
By Bus:
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
Bruckner Bar and Grill will be on the corner.

For more information, please call 845-598-8654.

3 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

Biby Cletus

Green Gypsy Dude said...

dang rich i hate to be a square but i
can't make it today....i really would like to but some family shizzz came up ...man, espada is going to be there...i would've loved to hear him speak... haven't been to acentos in ages....i'll try to be there next episode...
and come on...who else but Whitman could write that?!!!
I just finishing reading leaves of grass again...second time is better i like to think...I have one for you though....you answer me next time we meet...

who wrote this?
----------------------

" And maybe all was written in the book
but the book got lost

or someone threw it in the brambles
without reading it

no matter, that which was written
abides, even

hidden, another who has not lived
through all that

and without knowing the book’s language, will understand
each word

and when he has read it, something
of ours will yield

a breath, a kind of smile between the stones"

--------------------------

let me know next time we spreken in person and have fun tonight

..gypsy pete signing out

Francisco Aragón said...

Looking forward to your post on this evening's happening. Wish I could be there.