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, June 26, 2007

Gwendolyn, William and Shanna TAKE IT OFF

Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz . . .

. . . is too sexy for her little black dress

and her high heels!

They fetch $25!

Lolita introduces funny bunny William Allegrezza

and it was all pillowtalk

and unfastened belts

and the shirt off his back

and they paid him $27 for that!

Shanna Compton tucks us in

and gives everyone her phone number!

Text me y'all!

She's not really THAT kind of girl -- she sheds her one-of-a-kind FUTURE NEGLECTORINO cap

Very sporty! Earned $30 in auction!

The other hats glowed in envy!

See you next month, lovers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, June 16, 2007

June Re-ignites the Poetry Love

Please join us for poetry sparkage at this month's Burlesque Poetry Hour. Shanna Compton, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz and William Allegrezza are taking it off for Lolita and Gilda at Bar Rouge in Washington D.C. Monday, June 25. Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.

Shanna Compton's books include For Girls (Bloof Books, 2007), Down Spooky (Winnow Press, 2005), and GAMERS (Soft Skull, 2004). Her poems and essays have recently appeared in Absent, Tool, Ping-Pong, Dusie, and the Poetry Foundation website. Visit her online at

Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz is a poet and fiction writer. Her work has been published in various online and print journals, eight anthologies as well as on coffee mugs and coffee can labels. She has completed a poetry chapbook, "What I Share With You" and her fiction chapbook, "Mother Love," published by Unlikely Stories Press is currently available.

William Allegrezza grew up in Mississippi, moved to Texas, later Louisiana, but now he lives in Chicago and teaches at Indiana University Northwest. He edits the e-zine Moria, which publishes experimental poetry and poetics articles, and is the editor-in-chief of Cracked Slab Books. His poetry, articles, poetry reviews, and translations have been published in many countries, including Australia, Italy, the United States, the Czech Republic, Finland, and the Netherlands. He has published five chapbooks and three books of poetry, including Ladders in July and In the Weaver's Valley. His book Fragile Replacements is forthcoming with Meritage Press.