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.)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

More Gratuitous Nudity Coming Up in March

Don't miss the poetical peep show with Lolita and Gilda at Bar Rouge in Washington D.C. Gina Myers, Dustin Williamson, Shafer Hall and Henry Israeli will be taking it off on Monday, March 27th. Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.

Bring your cold hard cash to own a piece of these poets.

Gina Myers' chapbook Fear of the Knee Bending Backwards is forthcoming from H_NGM_N. Her poems have appeared in CARVE, The Canary, Cannibal, No Tell Motel, & elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn where she co-edits the tiny with Gabriella Torres.

Dustin Williamson is from Milwaukee, but has recently moved to Brooklyn. When not stealing office supplies from the construction company where he works, he edits the Rust Buckle chapbook series. Recent work has appeared in Lungfull!, Cannibal, Dodo Bird, Dusie, and the Harley-Davidson trade magazine, Hog Heaven. A chapbook, Gorilla Dust, is forthcoming (in that nebulous forthcoming sort of way) from Open 24 Hour Press. More importantly, according to the "Local News" section of Fascicle, he throws "notorious parties."

Henry Israeli's books include New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002) and Fresco: the Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku (New Directions: 2002)—which he edited and co-translated. He has been awarded fellowship grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Canada Council on the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council, as well as a residency at the MacDowell Colony. His poetry and translations have appeared in numerous journals, including Grand Street, The Iowa Review , Quarterly West, Tin House, Fence, Verse and elsewhere. Henry Israeli is also the founder of Saturnalia Books and the Literary Editor of Dragonfire, an online journal.

Shafer Hall is a Texan, bartender, and poet living in Brooklyn. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Jubilat, the Indiana Review, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. He is the curator of the Frequency Reading Series, and he is a senior editor of Painted Bride Quarterly.