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, August 28, 2007

Jeffrey, Aaron and Jess TAKE IT OFF

Jeffrey Lee gets under our skirts

and slips into our hearts and off into

something more comfortable.

$13 never felt so great.

Aaron Tieger entraps us with his words

and gives us the key to his handcuffs

Arrestingly $18!

Woof -- I thought this was Burlesque . . . where's the boobies?

Jess Mynes has a secret

a hidden


tight-fitting secret

Let Gilda help with you with that

and show you how . . . how to make $20!

Bon Voyage, Lolita. Can't wait until your return!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Boys Will be Naughty in August

Please join us for an all male poet review at this month's Burlesque Poetry Hour. Jess Mynes, Aaron Tieger and Jeffrey Lee are taking it off for Lolita and Gilda at Bar Rouge in Washington D.C. Monday, August 27. Reading will begin at 8:00 p.m. in The Dark Room at Bar Rouge.

Jeffrey Ethan Lee published identity papers (Ghost Road Press, 2006), which is now a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for poetry. He also published invisible sister (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2004), which was praised as "a tour de force of persona and plot" by Denise Duhamel in American Book Review and called "a sledgehammer smeared with lipstick" by an unknown Amazon customer. He also published The Sylf (2003), which won the Sow's Ear Poetry Review Chapbook prize, and Strangers in a Homeland (Ashland Poetry Press chapbook, 2001). He also created identity papers (2002), a dramatic poem on CD with actress Lori-Nan Engler and percussionist Toshi Makihara. He won the first Tupelo Press Prize for literary fiction for The Autobiography of Somebody Else. He has published poems, stories, and essays in Many Mountains Moving, CrossConnect, North American Review, Crazyhorse, Crab Orchard Review, Washington Square, and American Poetry Review. He has the Ph.D. and MFA from NYU. Since 2005 he has been the poetry editor for Many Mountains Moving, a journal and small poetry press.

Aaron Tieger’s most recent chapbook is After Rilke (Anchorite Press, 2006). Other recent work includes February (Fewer & Further Press, 2006) and Coltsfoot Insularity (Fewer & Further Press, 2005), a collaboration with Jess Mynes. Other poems have appeared in 6x6, Asterisk, Past Simple, Turntable Bluelight, Effing, and several anthologies. Several chapbooks are forthcoming. He is the editor of the first American edition of the late British poet Richard Caddel’s book Uncertain Time, due out from Boston’s Pressed Wafer in November 2007. He lives in Ithaca, NY where he is co-curator of the SOON Productions Reading Series and the publisher and editor of CARVE Poems, a small magazine-and-chapbook press dedicated to innovative and under-the-radar poetry.

Jess Mynes is author of birds for example (CARVE Editions), In(ex)teriors (Anchorite Press) and Full On Jabber (Martian Press) a collaboration with Christopher Rizzo. His If and When (Katalanche Press), Sky Brightly Picked (Skysill Press) and Recently Clouds, a collaboration with Aaron Tieger are forthcoming this year. He is the editor for Fewer & Further Press and Asterisk. He also co-curates a local reading series, All Small Caps, in Western, MA.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Updated 2007 Schedule

August 27
Jess Mynes, Aaron Tieger, Jeffrey Lee

September 24
Piotr Gwiazda, Dean Smith, Remica Bingham

October 29
Jennifer L. Knox, Michael Schiavo, Peter Davis, Aaron Be1z

November 26
Laurel Snyder, Rod Smith, Mel Nichols, Hugh Behm-Steinberg

December 31
No reading