Join us as we celebrate the release of his new work,
‘The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon‘
Plus, the infamous Peoples Open Mic that is now a home for established poets, rite of passage for emerging poets, and meeting ground for ALL artists!
Spinning on the wheels is the supertalented producer and DJ, Brooklyns own ♫ DJ Cocotaso, & Hosted by PaPo Swiggity
This takes place at CASA CAPICU, our location right in the back of Evilolive Pizza Bar Pizza Bar- serving up all day every day bar specials: $20 for a pitcher and a pie!
This show is sponsored in part by the School of Poetic Arts #LaSopa at Boricua College
Adonde? Where @?
Friday April 11th, 2014
The EvilOlivE Bar
198 Union Avenue (between B’way and Montrose)
Williamsburg Brooklyn NY 11211
Doors open at 7 PM- Open Mic list closes at 8pm
**SHOWTIME at 8PM!**
Right across from the 90th Precinct
18 & Over
J, M to Lorimer Street (Lorimer/Bway exit, walk straight up B’way, right on Union ave)
From Uptown: take 2,3,4,5,A, or C train to Fulton St./ Broadway Nassau station, transfer to J or M train to Lorimer St.
L train to Lorimer Street- transfer to the G train and take 1 stop to Broadway (leaves you on corner)
G train to Broadway
From Jersey: Path to 14th Street and transfer to the Brooklyn bound L train. Transfer to the G train and take 1 stop to Broadway (leaves you on corner)
About Our Feature:
Willie Perdomo is the author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon, Where a Nickel Costs a Dime, a finalist for the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award and Smoking Lovely, winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award. His poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, BOMB, Mandorla, and African Voices. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a former recipient of the Woolrich Fellowship in Creative Writing at Columbia University, and two-time New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow. He is a member of the VONA/Voices faculty and is currently an Instructor in English at Phillips Exeter Academy. www.willieperdomo.com
About his new book:
“In these poems, Perdomo gathers the shards of what has been broken or lost and forges a relentlessly lyrical language out of the fragments, reminding us that this, when done lovingly, urgently, astutely, is a way to both recover and survive history. This is a gorgeous, historically engaged collection of poems from a poet in the depths of his language and practice.”
-Araceli Girmay, author of TEETH and KINGDOM ANIMALIA.