Thursday, September 24, 2009

Poetry Reading

Saturday, October 3, 2009, 7:00pm

CROWD at Cafe Orwell
247 Varet St.
Brooklyn, NY

Featured poets Todd Colby & Julian Brolaski
with a musical performance by Zachary Cale

Todd Colby is a poet, lyricist and actor. He has published four books of poetry: Ripsnort (1994), Cush (1995) and Riot in the Charm Factory: New and Selected Writings (2000), Tremble and Shine (2004), all published by Soft Skull Press. He has edited an anthology of cutting edge and new genre poetries: Heights of the Marvelous (St. Martin Press, 2000). Todd has performed his poetry on PBS, MTV and Canada’s Much Music Network. He has performed and read live at: The Whitney Museum of American Art, Performance Space 122, Lollapalooza, The Knitting Factory and Universities throughout the continental United States. He has produced many collaborative books and paintings with the artist David Lantow. These works are in the collections of the MOMA and Brooklyn Museum of Art. Todd has taught numerous poetry workshops, coordinated reading series at the Poetry Project with which he has long been associated. He keeps a daily blog at

Julian Brolaski is the author of the chapbooks Hellish Death Monsters (Spooky Press, 2001), Letters to Hank Williams (True West Press, 2003), The Daily Usonian (Atticus/Finch, 2004) and Madame Bovary’s Diary (Cy Press, 2005), Buck in a Corridor (flynpyntar, 2008) and the blog herm of warsaw. Xir first book gowanus atropolis is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2010. Brolaski lives in Brooklyn where xe writes poetry, serves as a Litmus Press editor, plays country music in The Low & the Lonesome, and curates Mongrel Vaudeville.

Zachary Cale's recent release WALKING PAPERS, is his sophomore effort and marks his leap from a four-track-bedroom-folkie to a songwriter of visionary scope. Recorded in 2005 in the legendary Bearsville Sound Studios by Marcata engineer, Kevin Mcmahon (The Walkmen, Titus Andronicus), WALKING PAPERS was granted a belated release in December 2008 on the burgeoning Brooklyn-based label, All Hands Electric.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't wait! please give me another chance to hear "cake"...

12:08 PM  

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