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Spoken Word Sundays NYC

  • The Parkside Lounge 317 East Houston Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)
Photo by Len DiLessio

Photo by Len DiLessio

Featuring Puma Perl and Friends

Hosted by George Wallace

Plus open mic


$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.

Puma Perl is a widely-published poet and writer, and has four solo collections in print including Retrograde from great weather for MEDIA. She is the producer and creator of Puma Perl’s Pandemonium, which brings spoken word together with rock and roll, and she performs regularly with her band Puma Perl and Friends. She writes for The Villager and has received three New York Press Association awards in recognition of her journalism, and is the recipient of the 2016 Acker Award in the category of writing.

Joff Wilson is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, ambassador of good will; he is the guitarist and lead singer for The Bowery Boys and Soulcake. Danny Ray, known for his "exploding sax," plays tenor saxophone with Jesse Malin and Mad Juana. Joff and Danny have been painting the music behind the words with Puma since 2012. They last appeared together at Spoken Word Sundays on 10/27/13, the day that Lou Reed died.

American poet, author, singer and lawyer John S. Hall is perhaps best known for his work with King Missile, an avant-garde band that he co-founded in 1986 and has since led in various incarnations. He was born in Brooklyn and grew up in the West Village. A part of the Lower East Side Poetry Scene since the 1980s, he has released two books, both on Soft Skull Press. The first, 1997's Jesus Was Way Cool, is a collection of 40 poems recorded on King Missile and Hall solo albums. The second, 2007's Daily Negations, is a dark-humored satire of self-help books. John’s work can also be found in the latest great weather for MEDIA anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums.

Earlier Event: October 14
Spoken Word Sundays NYC
Later Event: October 21
Suitcase of Chrysanthemums - Venice, CA