I teach a class at NYU about generative, procedural and conceptual writing. This is the final performance event for the class. It's a poetry reading where computer programs generated all of the poems. More information and poster here. [more inside]
Cool Date: I'll be reading a monologue by your dad (who loves you kids very much, and who's maybe cooler than you kids give 'im credit for) at Cake Shop. Also appearing: @arealliveghost, @leh0n, @PIZZASHAMAN, @dry_hugs, and an in absentia piece by @THPD. The whole thing seems like it'll be a mixture of standup, poetry, and performance art, which frankly sounds like a perfect nightmare to me. It's seven bucks and 21+. You can RSVP on Facebook if you like.
I've been hosting these readings at Rancho Parnassus for a few months now. It's a fun venue with good food and beer, and these poets are great. [more inside]
Join Ambit magazine for an evening of poetry and prose with readings from Sonja Besford, Anthony Howell, Abigail Parry and Penelope Shuttle. Entry is free (although a suggested donation of £3 would be much appreciated), and readings from the floor are welcome! [more inside]
I'm hosting a free reading with poet Lee Ann Roripaugh (who's coming all the way from South Dakota for the reading!), poet and critic Kaya Oakes, and wildly inventive saw musician Cynthia Weyuker. A good time will be had by all. [more inside]
I'm hosting a free poetry reading at Rancho Parnassus in San Francisco. Featured readers are Carrie Hunter, Della Watson, and Jessica Wickens.