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, February 27, 2007

Bruce, Caroline and Daniel TAKE IT OFF

Stepping in at the last minute and playing for the DC team, Bruce MacKinnon reads his naughty verse

and boldly breaks the Burlesque "no tie" rule! Somebody's asking for a pantsing!

Lolita is furious! Tie fetches $15

Caroline Maun sings for supper

She really gets into it!

and strips off her hand-made one-of-kind silver necklace. What a performance! A new Burlesque record. $55!!!!!!!

Daniel Padilla takes us gently into that goodnight

and into ecstasy!

Go Lolita, Go! Sexy white button-down goes for $20.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Detroit Shacks Up with DC!

Please join us for the first ever "Detroit Night" at Burlesque Poetry Hour. Four readers venturing from half away across the country, Daniel Padilla, Caroline Maun and James Hart III are taking it off for Lolita and Gilda at Bar Rouge in Washington D.C. Monday, February 26. Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.

Caroline Maun is an educator and poet living in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. She is Assistant Professor of Critical Literacies in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Wayne State University, a post she assumed in 2004. She has published three books, The Collected Poems of Evelyn Scott (2005) The Sleeping (2006), the latter being a collection of her own poems, and Virtual Identities: The Construction of Selves in Cyberspace (2007). The Sleeping was published by Detroit's Marick Press, headed by Mariela Griffor. The Sleeping contains two poems nominated for the 2007 Pushcart Prize and won "Poetry Book of the Year" from Chickenbones. Prior to her appointment at Wayne State University, Maun was the founding Writing Center Director at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

James Hart III is author of White Holes (2006), published by Marick Press of Detroit, MI. He is the curator of the Zeitgeist poetry series and also the author of the watchable book (Weightless Press, 2003). His work has also appeared in the Café Review, Wayne Literary Review; Dispatch Detroit, Volumes 6 and 7; and

Daniel Padilla, both a visual artist and a poet, was born and raised in Michigan. He was co-founder of the literary magazine the furnace. He has studied at the Wayne State University's Writers' Workshop and the Kenyon Review's Summer Writers' Program at Kenyon College. He has read at the Grosse Pointe Artist Association, Izzy's Raw Art Gallery, and the DIA. He also has shown his art at Frameworks in Plymouth and Izzy's Raw Art Gallery. His first book of poetry, Solute, was published by Marick Press in 2006. Daniel Padilla now lives and works in Plymouth, MI.