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, May 30, 2006

Jamie and Daniel TAKE IT OFF

Burlesque mixes things up by holding the reading in the bar. Variety is the spice of life.

Lolita tends bar

Jamie Gaughran-Perez and his robot friend, Jon Lee

Jamie opens his package -- naughty naughty naughty!!! -- but what's inside?

The audience recoils in fear of what may be unleased --

-- CROTCH SOCKS!!! Gilda makes a new puppet friend -- and Jamie earn $10 on the auction block

Another satisfied Burlesque audience winner

Daniel Nester plays it coy

and teases the audience with more trouser sock mayhem

but in the end he sheds his shirt

for $40 -- close to beating the Burlesque record, but for now Kim Addonizio remains Burlesque Queen -- sorry Dan, you'll have to settle for "King"

Another memorable Burlesque audience

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Boys Gone Wild!

Expect to see flesh when Daniel Nester, Karl Parker and Jamie Gaughran-Perez show their stuff to Lolita and Gilda at Bar Rouge in Washington D.C. Monday, May 29th. Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.

Daniel Nester is the author of God Save My Queen (Soft Skull Press, 2003) and God Save My Queen II (2004), both collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen, as well as The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVOX, 2006). His creative work has appeared in jubilat, Crazyhorse, Open City, Spoon River Poetry Review, Best American Poetry 2003, among other places; he also writes for Poets & Writers, Time Out New York, and Bookslut. He publishes and edits the online journal Unpleasant Event Schedule and is Assistant Web Editor for Sestinas for McSweeney's. He is an assistant professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

Karl Parker currently teaches literature and creative writing at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva NY, having studied at Cornell and The New School. His work has appeared in Fence, Seneca Review, Spoon RIver, the tiny, MiPOesias, and No Tell Motel.

Jamie Gaughran-Perez lives in Baltimore and works in DC. He's also lived in Michigan, Virginia, and Massachusetts. Last year was the first time since 1999 that he filed taxes in only one state. These days he runs Rock Heals, a little online weekly mag with all sorts of stuff, and publishes little and littler books. His work has been in various small magazines, but many of them are since gone.

Updated Reading Schedule

May 29 - Boys Nite, aka Sausage Party

Daniel Nester, Karl Parker, Jamie Gaughran-Perez

June 26

Ken Rumble, Fred Pollack, Evie Shockley

July 31

Sandra Beasley, Joshua Corey, Christopher Salerno

August 28

Natalie Illum, Michael Schiavo, William Allegrezza

September 25 - FOURSOME!

Gwendolyn Mintz, Emily Lloyd, Moira Egan, Jeffrey Levine

October 30

P.F. Potvin, Maureen Thorson, Gianmarc Manzione

November 27

Chris Vitiello, Amy King, Deborah Ager