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.)

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Bruce, David & Kim Take It Off

Bruce Covey warms us up.

Strip for Lolita! Off With That "Poetry Matters" shirt! Bruce's tee fetches $15 at auction.

David McAleavey wears a big hat as Lolita swoons.

At the last moment David pulls a switcheroo! That switch earns him $15.

Kim Roberts warns she'll be changing the pace.

Kim is such a tease! Her scarf brings in $20!

Another satisfied auction winner.

Another very sexy audience.

Monday, February 13, 2006

There's More Love in February at Burlesque

Celebrate the love with Lolita and Gilda burlesque style at Bar Rouge in Washington D.C. Bruce Covey, David McAleavey and Kim Roberts will read on Monday, February 27th. Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.

What will be taken off? How much will the garments fetch? Bring your cash -- when else will you have an opportunity to own a piece of these poets?

Bruce Covey teaches at Emory University and is the author of The Greek Gods as Telephone Wires and the forthcoming Ten Pins, Ten Frames (March, 2006)-both from Front Room Publishers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition to his recent work in Reb Livingston's groundbreaking anthology The Bedside Guide to the No Tell Motel, his recent poems appear or are forthcoming in 26, The Hat, Bombay Gin, Explosive Magazine, LIT, 88, Boog City, 580 Split, Pool, One Less Magazine, and other journals. He edits the web-based poetry magazine Coconut and curates the What's New in Poetry reading series in Atlanta.

David McAleavey teaches creative writing & American & English poetry & literature at GW, where he also directs the creative writing program. His most recent book is HUGE HAIKU, a compilation of 17 sets of 17 poems, each with 17 lines (grouped in 5-, 7-, and 5-ll. stanzas), each with 17 syllables (in groups of 5, 7, and 5 syllables). HUGE HAIKU appeared last year from Chax Press in Tucson, Arizona, and has just over 300 pages. He's recently gave readings from the book in Seattle and Portland OR. And as far as steps into intimacy go, he'll confess that a long time ago he went to a striptease show, in another country, where a dark-haired dancer played with scarves and her long gloves a great deal. He thinks he'll wear a scarf, or maybe a necktie, and a leather vest. If he had a necktie with an exotic dancer on it, he'd definitely wear it.

Kim Roberts is the author of a book of poems, The Wishbone Galaxy, and editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly. She has been trying, for many years, to get published in literary journals starting with every letter of the alphabet. With the acceptance of a poem in Yemassee Review (in an issue to be published in Summer 2006), she will have finally gotten the last remaining letter, and officially conquered the alphabet.