Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Robin & The Lady Poet, Poet Eliel Lucero + Open Mic @ The Inspired Word - Thursday March 24
Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word features The Robin & The Lady Poet (the duo of musician Robin Andre and poet Erica Miriam Fabri) and poet Eliel Lucero + 15-slot open mic (open to poets, spoken word artists, fiction/nonfiction writers, comedians, monologists, singers, and musicians).
Eliel Lucero is a native New Yorker of Afro Dominican Decent. He is a poet and a DJ. His work appears in the International Poetry Review (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro ) and in Barber Shop Chronicles (penmanship press). He has performed his work, all over NYC, The Bay Area, Eugene Oregon, Baltimore, D.C. Honolulu and a few other places. He has served as co-editor of the Acentos Review, an Urban Word Mentor, a facilitator with the Alzheimer's Project, and as Production Manager of the Bowery Poetry Club, among other jobs and tasks he performs all over the city.
The Robin and the Lady Poet are a hybrid-mix of music, poetry and performance. Robin Andre (musician, singer/songwriter and performer) and Erica Miriam Fabri (poet and performer) are NYC-based artists and partners in love. Their work embraces romantic and political storytelling and a touch of sexy humor and genuine heart goes into all that they do.
Robin Andre is a Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter, performer and recording artist. He was signed to RCA records for his debut album “Paper Bag” and has recorded, performed and toured in 32 different countries world-wide with multi-platinum artists such as The Dave Matthews Band, The Fugees, Mariah Carey, Lil Flip and Inaya Day. His solo work is a tight blend of rock, hip-hop and reggae sensibility. His newest hit-sensation single, “Betty,” is featured on itunes and he recently completed filming the colorful and funky music video by director, Jose Infante. Robin Andre, a natural entertainer, has also starred in off-Broadway musical theater productions, and worked as a commercial actor and professional dancer. He writes, performs and tours solo as well as in the duo “The Robin and the Lady Poet” and also can be seen performing live every week in his hometown with the iconic house band at the legendary “Village Underground” in Greenwich Village, NYC.
Erica Miriam Fabri is the author of “Dialect of a Skirt.” She is a writer and performer and a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She received her MFA in Poetry from The New School. Her work has been published in numerous journals and magazines and she has facilitated workshops and seminars at Cooper Union School of the Arts, New York University, Columbia University and Penn State University. She has worked on projects as a writer, editor and performance director for The New York Knicks, HBO and Nickelodeon Television. Erica has been awarded a writer’s residency at the Omega Institute, has been a featured and/or visiting poet/performer for drug rehabilitation centers, prisons and hospitals. Her first book, “Dialect of a Skirt,” was included on the list for: The Best Books of 2009 at About.com and made the Small Press Distribution’s bestseller list for June 2010 as well as the Poetry Foundation’s bestseller list for October 2010. She is currently a spoken word mentor and curriculum writer for Urban Word NYC, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing spoken word, poetry and hip-hop arts to inner-city teens. She also teaches Performance Poetry at Pace University, Creative Writing at The School of Visual Arts and a variety of Poetry courses at Baruch College and Hunter College of The City University of New York (CUNY).
For more info, please visit http://ericafabri.wordpress.com/
When: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Phone: (212) 598-9126
Cover Charge: $10