Featured reader: Michael T. Fournier; Spotlight poet: Lisa Panepinto
PLUS NYC’s Sensational Open POETRY Mike; Hosted by Kat Georges
Friday, February 10, 6 pm
Three Rooms Press is pleased to present the New York City book launch for Michael T. Fournier’s thrilling futuristic new cyberpunk work, Hidden Wheel (Three Rooms Press, 2012), along with his favorite emerging poet Lisa Panepinto. PLUS, our open reading will give you a chance to share your LOVE poems in honor of Valentine’s Day! Poetry, punk and love: Join us for one hell of a romantic evening!
MICHAEL T. FOURNIER is a poet, novelist and essayist, who’s new novel, Hidden Wheel (Three Rooms Press) explores the conflict and resolutions between art and technology from a futuristic perspective. His book-length discussion of the Minutemen’s 1984 album “Double Nickels On The Dime” is the 45th installment of Continuum Press’s “33 1/3” series. His writing has appeared in Pennsylvania English, Stolen Island Review, Pitchfork, Fluke, Chunklet and the Boston Phoenix. He has taught literature and punk rock history at Emerson College, Tufts University and University of Maine. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife Rebecca and their cat.
LISA PANEPINTO is the author of Island Dreams, a chapbook published by Cabildo Press. She lives in Orono, Maine with her partner Ryan, and publishes the website, whocanbemyemerson.blogspot.com.
The featured reading follows the renowned Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe, hosted and curated by the dynamic Kat Georges. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; 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