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, January 30, 2007

Anne, Kate and Betsy TAKE IT OFF!

Anne Gorrick slips into the new year

Gilda is all thumbs

So Anne has to take it off all by herself

What in the world . . .?

A bra overflowing with text!

What would you pay for a poetic bra?

$28, that how much!

Kate Greenstreet builds on the momentum

Brings the audience into the mix

Makes them do her TAKE IT OFF bidding


Poetry Earning Power = $25

Betsy Wheeler shines

And primps

Gives Lolita a few tips

Blows kisses to her adoring fans

Leaving them something to remember

For the bargain price of $18

Friday, January 19, 2007

A New Year, A Sexier Burlesque

Join us for the first Burlesque Poetry Hour of 2007! Another all-girl review. Kate Greenstreet, Betsy Wheeler and Anne Gorrick are taking it off for Lolita and Gilda at Bar Rouge in Washington D.C. Monday, January 29. Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.

Kate Greenstreet is the author of case sensitive (Ahsahta Press, 2006) and Learning the Language (Etherdome Press, 2005). Visit her online at

Betsy Wheeler’s poems have appeared in Forklift OH, The Hat, No Tell Motel, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pindeldyboz, Octopus, GutCult, Can We Have Our Ball Back and elsewhere. Co-editor of Pilot, and Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University, she lives and writes in a little cottage in Lewisburg, PA.

Anne Gorrick’s work has been published in many journals including: American Letters and Commentary, the Cortland Review, Dislocate, eratio, Fence, Gutcult, Hunger Magazine, No Tell Motel, the Seneca Review, Sulfur, and word for/word. She has work in the anthologies The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, (No Tell Press, 2006) and Homage to Vallejo (Greenhouse Review Press, 2006). Collaborating with artist Cynthia Winika, she produced a limited edition artists’ book called “Swans, the ice,” she said with grants from the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY and the New York State Council for the Arts. She also curates the reading series Cadmium Text, featuring innovative writing from in and around New York’s Hudson Valley. More about the readings at

Sunday, January 07, 2007

2007 Moratorium

Burlesque readers are forbidden from shedding ties and scarves for auction during 2007. (soooooo 2006)

Any reader breaking this rule will be swiftly pantsed and photographed by Lolita and Gilda.

All poet-pantsing photos will be posted on this site.

2007 Burlesque Poetry Hour Schedule

January 29
Kate Greenstreet, Betsy Wheeler, Anne Gorrick

February 26
Detroit Night - Mariela Griffor, Daniel Padilla, Caroline Maun, James Hart III

March 26
Jill Alexander Essbaum, Patrick Herron, Marcela Sulak

April 30
Scott Glassman, Jordan Davis, Mairead Byrne, Alison Stine

May 28
No reading

June 25
Gwendolyn Mintz, Shanna Compton, William Allegrezza

July 30
Theo Hummer, Remica Bingham, Susan Cronin

August 27
Jess Mynes, Aaron Tieger, Jeffrey Lee

September 24
Jennifer L. Knox, Piotr Gwiazda, Dean Smith

October 29
Michael Schiavo, Peter Davis, Aaron Be1z

November 26
Laurel Snyder, Rod Smith, Mel Nichols

December 31
No reading

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year from Lolita & Gilda!

2007 Schedule Coming Soon . . .

Until then -- vote in our "Best Burlesque Rack" and "Best Burlesque Nether Region" of 2006 Polls!

Best Burlesque Nether Region of 2006

Ken "Plaid Crotch" Rumble

Jaime "Sock Monkey" Gaughran-Perez

Kim "Fresh Purple Thong" Addonizio

Best Burlesque Rack of 2006 - VOTE NOW!

Shafer "Talk to Daddy" Hall

Maureen "No Head" Thorson

Karl "Big Tease" Parker

PF "Twinkle Nips" Potvin