Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Samuel Menashe Reading and Book Party!

Dear All,
Mark your calendars: Samuel Menashe, the supreme New York-based poet, is giving a reading at the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery betw. Houston & Bleeker) on Sunday, December 17 at 6PM. The event is free tho' the experience is worth more than a Manhattan high-rise, haiku, or any other hi- and low-jinks. Please come out to celebrate the publication of his NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, published by the Library of America and winner of the Neglected Masters Award. Menashe's reading will rivet and rend you, and also revise your idea of a poetry reading. He is a living legend and the only author put out by Library of America who can sign copies of his books (folks like Poe, James, Dickinson, and Faulkner decided to throw in the mortal towel). Come on down for what will be a truly exceptional evening. Bob Holman, the venerable proprietor of said club, is also reading; his new volume, A COUPLE OF WAYS OF DOING SOMETHING, is published by Aperture. Come on down; you will not be turned down but you will be turned around. And around. Bravo maestro! jc