Lolita & Gilda's Burlesque Poetry Hour

Poets taking it off (the last Monday of every month at Bar Rouge in Dupont Circle -- 1315 16th Street NW Washington, DC at 8 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

We're Ready to Kick Off the Take it Off!

Please join Lolita and Gilda in welcoming Kim Addonizio and Deborah Landau burlesque style to Bar Rouge in Washington D.C. What will be taken off and what will be revealed? Come find out for yourself on Monday January 30th. Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.


Kim Addonizio's debut novel, Little Beauties, was described by O magazine as "a wonderfully optimistic, quirky testament to the power of chance encounters" and was chosen as a Best Novel of the Month by Book of the Month Club. Addonizio's several books of poetry include Tell Me, a finalist for both the National Book Award and PEN USA West Book Award; and most recently What Is This Thing Called Love. With Dorianne Laux, she co-authored The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. She has also published a book of stories, In the Box Called Pleasure, and co-edited an anthology about tattoos, Dorothy Parker's Elbow. Her awards include two NEA Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Deborah Landau is the author of Orchidelirium, winner of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Columbia, Grand Street, Barrow Street, The Antioch Review, and Prairie Schooner, and she has published critical articles on contemporary American poetry. She is the Assistant Chair of the Writing Program at The New School and co-curates the KGB Poetry Reading Series.

All readings will take place at Bar Rouge which is located at 1315 16th street (between Mass. & O). Readings are free to the public but your patronage at the bar will be greatly appreciated. The poets will be “taking it off” and if you want to “have it (that being which is taken off),” you may want to anticipate having a few extra dollar bills as “having it” is not “free.”