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, June 27, 2006

Evie and Ken TAKE IT OFF

This month we started with a little foreplay.

Sandra Beasley takes it nice and slow

Noah Raizman whispers sweet Pittsburghs in our ears

Evie Shockley reads like a goddess

and strips off her vagina tee shirt

There's more than one use for a vagina tee shirt -- it fetches $25 at auction!

Ken Rumble is devilish

wearing red silk pants

that were quite the hot property -- garnering $35!

Our wettest audience yet!


Monday, June 26, 2006

See You Tonight!

Come hell or high water -- we're doing everything we can to make tonight's reading happen. Slip on your rubbers and come out to hear Evie Shockley and Ken Rumble.

Monday, June 19, 2006

June Sizzles

The summer heat forces Evie Shockley, Ken Rumble and Fred Pollack to take it off for Lolita and Gilda at Bar Rouge in Washington D.C. Monday, June 26th. Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.

Evie Shockley is the author of a chapbook, The Gorgon Goddess (2001); a book of her poetry, a half-red sea, is forthcoming this fall (both with Carolina Wren Press). She also has published poems, short fiction, and critical essays in African American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, MiPoesias, Crab Orchard Review, Fascicle, Hambone, HOW2, nocturnes (re)view, Poetry Daily, Rainbow Darkness, and many other journals and anthologies. Shockley is a Cave Canem fellow and was awarded a residency at the Hedgebrook Retreat for Women Writers in 2003. She teaches African American literature and creative writing at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Ken Rumble's first book, Key Bridge, will be published by Carolina Wren Press in the Spring of 2007. A long poem about the history and geography of Washington, DC, sections of it have been published in journals such as Cutbank, Octopus, Wherever We Put Our Hats, Talisman, Carolina Quarterly, Cranky, and others. He is the director of the Desert City Poetry Series.

Fred Pollack is the author of two book-length narrative poems, The Adventure (1986) and Happiness (1998), both published by Story Line Press. His poems and essays have appeared in Hudson Review, Southern Review, Fulcrum, Salmagundi, Poetry Salzburg Review, Die Gazette (Munich), Representations and elsewhere. Most recently, his work has appeared in The Hat, Orbis (UK), Naked Punch (UK; print and Web), and several online journals: Snorkel, Hamilton Stone Review, Diagram, Words-Myth, Can We Have Our Ball Back ? and The New Hampshire Review. He is an adjunct professor of creative writing at George Washington University, Washington, DC.