Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The Inspired Word on Thursday, June 3 - Jane LeCroy, Puma Perl, SoSoon + Open Mic!
Mike Geffner presents The Inspired Word, featuring Jane LeCroy, Puma Perl, SoSoon, and a 10-slot open mic!
Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Phone: (212) 598-9126
Time: 7pm (open mic signup starts at 6:30pm; ask for Adrian or Marvin)
Cover Charge: $10 (students with valid ID half price!)
Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID.
Jane LeCroy is a poet, home-birthing mother of 3, teacher, atheist, vegetarian and front-woman of the avant-pop band TRANSMITTING trying to navigate her way in this world of limited norms and mores- has lots of recordings and books available- the most recent: book of poetry NAMES published by Booklyn, as part of their award winning ABC chapbook series and the TRANSMITTING CD “Dark and Full of Life” on Delphy Records. Jane works as a poet in the schools and performs all over, especially in NYC and you can get on her mailing list and receive poems fresh off her brain with each show invite and find out more about her at http://www.janelecroy.com/
Puma Perl’s poetry and fiction have been published in over 100 print and online journals and anthologies. Her first chapbook, Belinda and Her Friends, published in 2008, was awarded the Erbacce Press 2009 Poetry Award in a field of over 1400 applicants; a full length collection, knuckle tattoos, was published in early 2010. She performs her work in many venues, in and out of New York City. She lives and writes on the Lower East Side and has facilitated writing workshops in community based agencies and at Riker’s Island. She believes in the transformative and healing power of the arts.
SoSoon AKA the Sound Of Something Out Of Nothing is the self proclaimed Spike Lee of Hip Hop. His brand of music primarily focuses on heavy use of imagery to depict the stories of metropolitan cities all over the world. Primarily inspired by the diversity of early to mid 90’s Hip Hop, SoSoon’s drive as an emcee is to create a balance between the subgenres of Hip Hop, while showing the world outside of New York exactly what lies in between the two extremes that most New York emcees direct their focus: the realities and perils of living in a state of poverty, and a life of excessive wealth. From his director’s chair, SoSoon pans the camera, peeling away the glamour of both the ghetto and glamorous imagery, to uncover what it is really like to live in New York.
Erik "Advocate of Wordz" Maldonado
Open Mic Mistress