Three Rooms Press is proud to present the book launch for Ism Is a Retrovirus by Matthew Hupert. Hupert a multi-media artist, writer, and that rarest of birds — the Native New Yorker. He believes the primary role of the Artist is to be the stick that your Zen master smacks you in the head with. His poetry has been published in The Formalist, the contemporary dada poetry and art journal Maintenant, and the anthology 150 Contemporary Sonnets.
Ism is a Retrovirus has been lauded by Mondo 2000 editor R.U. Sirius, and raved about by Jack Kerouac and Grateful Dead biographer Dennis McNally, who notes “[Hupert] sees how the words work, listens to them working, feels their meaning and spits ’em out. I love his poetry.”
Emily F. Keller is a journalist, creative nonfiction writer and poet whose work mixes personal stories with social commentary. She writes about relationships, New York City, childhood and seasons. She lives in Brooklyn and performs at the Louder Arts Project, the Cornelia Street Café and the Bowery Poetry Club. You can learn more about her at www.emilyfkeller.com.
The featured reading follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet & sultry mistress of ceremonies Kat Georges hosts. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the open reading begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $7, which includes a free drink.
Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, between W. 4th Street & Bleecker, just around the corner from the W. 4th Street subway station. Phone: 212-989-9319. www.corneliastreetcafe.com
FRIDAY, December 17, 2010
6 PM | CORNELIA STREET CAFE
SON OF A PONY POETRY SERIES
Matthew Hupert (Book Launch)
Emily F. Keller
NYC’s Best Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges