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, March 20, 2007

It's Spring and You Know You Want to TAKE IT OFF

Or maybe just watch other people take it off. That's ok too! Please join us this Monday, March 26th as Jill Alexander Essbaum, Bernadette Geyer, and Marcela Sulak take it off! Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.

Jill Alexander Essbaum is the author of Heaven (University Press ofNew England, 2000) and Oh Forbidden (Pecan Grove Press, 2005). Hernewest book, Harlot, is forthcoming from No Tell Books (Fall 2007).Jill cites the following artists as indelible influences: SimonArmitage, A.E. Stallings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker,John Bunyan, and Nick Cave. Jill divides her time between Austin, TX, and Zürich, Switzerland.

Bernadette Geyer is author of the poetry chapbook What Remains (Argonne House Press) and was twice selected as a Jenny McKean Moore Poetry Scholar at George Washington University. Her poems have appeared in Hotel Amerika, South Dakota Review, The Midwest Quarterly, The Marlboro Review, 32 Poems and elsewhere. Geyer’s full-length manuscript, Dead Men, was a finalist for the OSU Press/The Journal Poetry Prize and for the Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize. She is editor-in-chief for The Word Works, a literary non-profit in the DC area.

Marcela Sulak teaches courses in modern world poetry, modern American poetry and translation. Her translation (from Czech) of Karel Hynek Macha's poem May has been published by Twisted Spoon Press in 2005. She has translated the Congolese Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha's book-length poetry collection, Bela-Wenda. She is currently working on a book entitled 1920s New York as a Construction Site for Modernist "American" Narrative Poetry. Her own poetry has appeared in such journals as Fence, Indiana Review, River Styx, The Notre Dame Review , and Quarterly West.