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, July 31, 2007

Jehanne, Scott and Theo TAKE IT OFF

Jehanne Dubrow is a stern mistress

and slips off her Banned Books bracelet.

Omigod it fetches $29!

Scott Glassman behaves himself

at first

What is he getting at?

Omigod, his snoopy tie!

But wait, there's a moratorium on ties for 2007 -- Lolita mad, oh no, attack of the 50 foot little woman!

The tie brings $24.

Theo Hummer classes up the joint

invites the always hot audience participation

and goes to town!

Omigod it's Gina Franco's feather boa!

It earns a scandalous $15!


Sunday, July 15, 2007

July Sizzles with Verse

Please join us for poems and spice and everything nice at this month's Burlesque Poetry Hour. Theo Hummer, Scott Glassman and Jehanne Dubrow are taking it off for Lolita and Gilda at Bar Rouge in Washington D.C. Monday, July 30. Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.

Theo Hummer has taught English in a Czech cigarette factory, freshman comp at Cornell University, and creative writing at Auburn Maximum Security Men’s Prison. She co-curates the SOON poetry reading series in Ithaca, New York, and is writing a dissertation on formal experiment, performance, and the linguistic production of race in twenty-first century American poetry. Her poems have appeared in Sentence, Vox, the Indiana Review, and on the Verse website, and in 2006 Anchorite Press published her first chapbook, The Parrot Bride.

Scott Glassman lives in New Jersey and is the author of chapbooks Exertions (Cy Gist Press, 2006) and Surface Tension (Dusie, 2006) with Mackenzie Carignan. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Jubilat, The Tiny, Iowa Review, 580 Split, CutBank, and others. He has been the curator of the INVERSE Reading Series in Philadelphia and is currently developing a self-improvement seminar that incorporates eastern wisdom and western psychology. His website is

Jehanne Dubrow was born in Italy and grew up in Yugoslavia, Zaire, Poland, Belgium, Austria, and the United States. She is a Ph.D. candidate in creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently as a Sosland Foundation Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, Gulf Coast, The New England Review, and Poetry Northwest. A chapbook of Holocaust poetry, THE PROMISED BRIDE, will be published by Finishing Line Press later this summer.