Featuring Alex Aguirre, Olivia Mardwig, and K. Hank
Guest hosted by Mad Gleam Press
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
Alex Aguirre is a playwright and poet who writes in the tradition (or rather, non-tradition) of surrealism. His work deals with the internal and the secretive. He makes frequent use of abstraction in an attempt to tackle various modes of being that are free from the constraints of ordinary perception. The anguish of striving for fulfillment is one of his central themes. He is currently directing his first full-length play, "The Cosmic Thrust", which will premiere in late July. It is a comedic journey through two separate dimensions in which the characters attempt to seek knowledge of a special sort.
Olivia Mardwig is a writer from NYC.
Born on a far-flung arm of the Milky Way, K Hank learned to speak eating mud in a trailer park, learned to imagine by drinking swamp water, and learned to write by listening to God apologize for entropy. After a sermon from a free-jazz reverend he dropped-out of music school to pursue the original sound, that of the Word, and currently bathes in its cloudy revelations and thick truths. He aims to remind you that endings are not beautiful, that you are still the ape you forgot you were, that creation and eternity are your birthrights, that time passing slowly is not a tragedy, and that we're all children orphaned by the universe
Mad Gleam Press is a traditional small press publisher based in New York City and Paris, which publishes various genres of literary and visual art, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art books.
The founding members of Mad Gleam Press are the American poets/performance artists Craig Kite and Brian Sheffield and the French visual/graphic design artists Claire Durand-Gasselin and Margaux Taleux.
"Mad Gleam Press was created to demonstrate the constant dialogue that exists between the visual, literary, and performance arts through the working collaborations of its editors and contributors. With the participation of hundreds of artists in NYC, Paris and internationally, we curate high quality print publications and live showcases which conjoin the powers of text, image, speech and physical movement in visual/poetic pieces, performances, dialogues on arts and ideas, and excerpts of artist books. We also want to celebrate, document and foster the physical communities that come together around small press publications in our respective cities and help connect them. We hope to offer a space for visual, literary and performance artists, in and outside of the art institutions, to compliment each other’s work and to make new connections across mediums, genres, cultures and demographics."