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.)

Monday, July 31, 2006

Check Back Next Week For Reading Pics

Last night's photographs were so hot and naughty they didn't make it past the censors. Come back next week to see what they allow us to show the public.

Monday, July 24, 2006

July Swelters!

Can it get any hotter? We're swooning for Christopher Salerno, Sandra Beasley and Karl Parker to take it off for Lolita and Gilda at Bar Rouge in Washington D.C. Monday, July 31. Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.

Christopher Salerno's first book, Whirligig, was shortlisted for the Walt Whitman Award and was recently published by Spuyten Duyvil Publishing House (NYC). He is also the author of a chapbook, Waving Something White (Independent Press, 2003). His poems can be found in such journals as: Verse, LIT, Carolina Quarterly, Colorado Review, Jacket, Jubilat, The Tiny, New Hampshire Review, Free Verse, Forklift Ohio, Electronic Poetry Review, Barrow Street, River City, and others. Two of his recent poems are included in the anthology, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel and others will appear in the forthcoming Outsider Voices anthology. He currently teaches Poetry Writing, American Literature, and First-Year Writing at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He blogs.

Sandra Beasley lives in Washington D.C., where she earned an MFA at American University and served as Editor-in-Chief of Folio. She currently works on the editorial staff of The American Scholar, and as the acting Editor-in-Chief for press of the Word Works. Her poems can be found in recent ssues of journals such as Cimarron Review, 32 Poems, RHINO, Blackbird, Poet Lore, and Meridian, and have been featured on Verse Daily and the 2005 Best New Poets anthology. She has received fellowships from the Indiana University Writer's Conference, the Jenny McKean Moore Workshop, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts and The Millay Colony.

Karl Parker teaches English and Creative Writing at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in Geneva NY, where there is, among a few other things, a very large lake. Parker has performed graduate work at Cornell and at the New School, and his poems have appeared in journals such as Fence, Spoon River, Seneca Review, the tiny, No Tell Motel, and Mipoesias.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Updated Reading Schedule

July 31

Sandra Beasley, Christopher Salerno, Karl Parker

August 28

Natalie Illum, Fred Pollack, Ravi Shankar

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