Three Rooms Press presents
The Launch Pad @ LPR
A Series Celebrating New Books on Three Rooms Press
Session 6: TRIPLE THREAT
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Doors open 6:30pm | Showtime 7pm
featuring author readings of new books on Three Rooms Press, including
On This Borrowed Bike, by Lisa Panepinto
It Starts from the Belly and Blooms, by Thomas Fucaloro
Tales from the Eternal Cafe, by Janet Hamill
plus special guests
A legendary evening of readings by phenomenal poets, Lisa Panepinto and Thomas Fucaloro, as well as exhilarating short story writer Janet Hamill, plus special guests is on tap for 6th installment of The Launch Pad @ LPR, a series created by Three Rooms Press in partnership with Le Poisson Rouge, which brings newly published work of established and emerging poets from around the world to the New York spotlight.
In her stunning new book, On This Borrowed Bike, poet LISA PANEPINTO offers lyrical, heart wrenching poems that National Book Award for Poetry Finalist Patricia Smith raves are “bound to rattle the canon.” Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award winner Annie Finch exclaims, “Panepinto’s voice is so assured and pure, so confident and directed, that to follow it on its intricate and profound journeys can bring serious joy.”
THOMAS FUCALORO offers a strong dose of Bukowski, Breaking Bad, and brilliance in his new poetry book It Starts from the Belly and Blooms. Intense and gripping, with splashes of outlandish humor, it is a full frontal assault on the challenges of modern life. As award-winning poet Mark Bibbins raves, “Thomas Fucaloro is here and he is showing you his big messy heart. (Actually, if you’re looking for other body parts, you’ll find most of them in this book.).” Poet Corrina Bain (louderARTS project) applauds the work: “It Starts from the Belly and Blooms dives facefirst into the glory and wildness of life, combining fearless authenticity, humor, and a gut-punching ear for images. All the reader can do is hope that Fucaloro be accorded what he deserves: a lasting mark on the face of American poetics.”
Tales from the Eternal Café, author JANET HAMILL‘s debut short story collection, offers a thrilling, unwinding trail of tales that excite and mystify, drift then deliver a powerful punch that readers will devour. Seventeen stories lure readers into a labyrinth of surprise and suspense, with humor lurking just on the other side of pathos, a tear just moments away from bright, well-deserved laughter. As National Book Award winner Patti Smith notes in her introduction, Hamill “conjures the atmosphere of a plethora of eras, laying out mysteries both decadent and divine . . . Through these tales, we gain entrance to the history of a world where madams rub shoulders with mystics and visionaries with vagabonds.”
The Launch Pad @ LPR, Session 6: TRIPLE THREAT is Wednesday, October 23. Doors open 6:30 pm; showtime: 7 p.m. Admission is free; reservations are highly recommended. Le Poisson Rouge is at 158 Bleecker Street (at Thompson). Additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org.