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, October 23, 2006

It's HOTober at Burlesque

It's all treats in October AND awesome auction bonuses! Maureen Thorson, PF Potvin and Gianmarc Manzione are taking it off for Lolita and Gilda at Bar Rouge in Washington D.C. Monday, October 30. Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.

Maureen Thorson is sometimes a lawyer, often a poet, and currently Queen of the Spiders. She writes about oranges, sailors, meat, and other important topics. She has one chapbook, Novelty Act, that is available through Ugly Duckling Presse and another, Mayport, that is forthcoming from the Poetry Society of America. She also runs Big Game Books, the tiniest press in the world.

PF Potvin is a writer, musician, and ultramarathon runner who heralds from northern Michigan. His first collection, The Attention Lesson, was recently published by No Tell Books. He has taught at a variety of colleges and language schools in the U.S. and Chile. He holds a BA in English from St. John's, an MFA from Bennington College and travels whenever possible to support his writing. His work has appeared in The Boston Review, Sentence, No Tell Motel, Sleeping Fish, Free Verse, MiPOesias and other publications.

Gianmarc Manzione received an MFA in poetry from The New School in May 2004. Currently living in St. Petersburg, Florida, Gianmarc teaches composition at USF and also works as a freelance journalist. His first book of poems, This Brevity, was released in May 2006 by Parsifal Press. His poetry has appeared most recently in The Paris Review, Raritan, The Southern Review and The Modern Review.