Featuring E Penniman James and Ivan Klein
Hosted by David Lawton
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
E Penniman James is a poet and performer living in Brooklyn since 1990. Active on the NYC theater and performance scene for 4 decades, E has directed or performed at Theater for the New City, Judson Church, The New Museum, Mustard, and internationally in Canada, Chile, Vietnam, Thailand, and across Europe. Concentrating on poetry in the last 10 years, he is a frequent participant at several jazz jam sessions in Brooklyn, where he reads his poems over improvised musical accompaniments, as well as GWFM’s open mic sessions at the Parkside Lounge.
Ivan Klein has published a book of poems, Alternatives to Silence, from Starfire Press and a chapbook, Some Paintings By Koho and a Flower of My Own, on the Japanese brush painter Koho Yamamoto from Sisyphus Press. A book of poems, Toward Melville – Poems From the Life and Work of Herman Melville, was published this past summer by New Feral Press. He has been published in Leviathan, Long Shot, Flying Fish, The Jewish Literary Journal, and featured in the Forward. His most recent publications were in Urban Graffiti, Arteidolia, Otoliths and the recent holocaust issue from the Poetry Super Highway. He is currently at work on a novel-length meditation on chance, fate and mutability with the working title The Jew Who Believed In The I Ching.