Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Good Poetry for Bad People Press

In 2001, God/publishing gave us Legally Blonde the book:

In the same year, 2001, God/Hollywood gave us Legally Blonde, the blockbuster movie.

In 2003, God/Hollywood didn't want to let go of a "good" thing and gave us Legally Blonde II:

In 2007, God/Broadway gave us Legally Blonde: The Musical:

In 2008, God/MTV gave us Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods, the reality TV show. As the name indicates, it is a reality show about selecting the star of the Broadway musical.

This reality show filmed an episode outside of my office and when I went out for lunch, it looked like this:

Reality television extends the shelf life of things that shouldn't have existed to begin with.

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I'm sorry if I traumatized you with the above images. So much pink & blonde, I know.

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I'm going to try and do this Friday:

Friday august 22nd 7:30 pm

85-101 N. 3rd St. #508
between wythe and berry
347-563-2060
take the L to bedford

open mike, three minutes--pls bring something to read!

Dan Magers has poems published in the tiny and Red China Magazine, and his chapbook Exploitation Poems published in 2007. He is a co-founder and editor of the online literary magazine Sink Review, and works in publishing. He lives in Brooklyn.


Eileen Kelly recently appeared on the "Today" show and headlined the L.A. Comedy festival. She was a semi-finalist in Nick at Nite's "Search for the Funniest Mom in America," was one of Toyota Comedy festival's "NY's Funniest Women." Her solo show, My Pony's in the Garage, premiered at the NY Fringe Festival where reviewers called it, "One of the best-written and best-performed shows in the festival" and likened it to "a middle-class version of `The Royal Tenenbaums' and 'Arrested Development.'" Her writing is featured in several joke books, including She's So Funny – 1,001 Jokes from the Best Female Comics.

Steven Karl is the author of the chapbook, Lovers' Last Go Around (Peptic Robot Press, 2005), and forthcoming chapbook State(s) of Flux which is a collaboration with the artist, Joseph Lappie (Peptic Robot Press, 2008). His poems, reviews, and articles have appeared or are forthcoming from No Tell Motel, Zoland Poetry Anthology, KNOCK, Teachers & Writers Magazine, Sawbuck, Sink Review, Real Poetik, Eleven Eleven,Vanitas, Euphony, Twenty Years of the Pig, and Cold Front Magazine. He lives in New York City.

The lovely Chel O'Reilly will be our resident musician.

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On Saturday I'm going to go see Yndi Halda amongst other bands (Pianos bar). I'm very excited. Yndi Halda makes me calm, sad, and exuberant all at the same time. And on Sunday I am going to see Faun Fables amongst other bands (Knitting Factory).

If you feel like coming, you should.

If you have feelings, you should come.

You need a little more music in your system. It's like vitamin B for your stomach-heart emotions.

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I bought some Kale and a giant red pepper at the farmer's market today. I left home super early this morning just to get there before work/the crowds came. That's how you end up with sprightly kale and peppers as big as yo' face.

2 comments:

steven karl said...

Yum Kale. I've been going crazy with purple bell peppers. Thxs 4 posting the reading.

Julia Cohen said...

I'll be at the reading. Oh boy, will I ever.