December 12, 2017
First Floor Theatre | 74A E 4th Street; 1st Floor
Tuesday at 7:30PM
Curated by William Electric Black
Hosted by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
An evening of Righteousness with Mr. Wright
In conjunction with Live Mag! Issue #14
Featuring Readings and Performances by
Darryl Alladice, Akeem Duncan, Cliff Fyman, Barbara Henning, Jennifer Juneau, Annabel Lee, and Ilka Scobie
With art by Luigi Cazzaniga
Plus very Special Guest Stars
SHARON MESMER and ANDREI CODRESCU
About the Artists
Darryl Alladice is a writer from New York currently living in New York. His work focuses on growing up in Harlem and Brooklyn, having Sickle Cell Anemia. He has performed at various venues, City College of New York, Queens College, Boston Public Library, Schomburg Research Center, numerous times at Cornelia Street Cafe, 440 Gallery in Brooklyn. He along with several others have formed a non-profit organization called One Breath Rising whose mission is to produce quality artistry in intimate settings, i.e. jazz, spoken word, and world music. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Jaundice and Measuring in Liters. www.deealladice.com
Andrei Codrescu new poetry book is The Art of Forgetting (Sheep Meadow Press, 2016). His recent books include Bibliodeath:My Archives (with Life in Footnotes), So Recently Rent a World: New and Selected Poems, 1968-2012, Whatever Gets You Through the Night: a Story of Sheherezade, The Poetry Lesson, and The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess. Andrei is an homme-de-lettres whose poetry, novels, and essays have been infiltrating the American psyche since he emigrated from his native Romania to Detroit in 1966. He is the author of forty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and the founder of Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Life & Letters (www.corpse.org). He has received a Peabody award for his film Road Scholar, and has reported for NPR and ABC News from Romania (1989) and Cuba (1996). He has been a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered since 1983. His lives in New Orleans, the Ozarks, and New York.
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is the author of 15 books of verse, including most recently Blue Lyre from Dos Madres Press and Radio Poems from The Operating System. He has an MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College where he studied with Allen Ginsberg and also taught. For many years, Wright ran Cover Magazine. New work is included in New American Writing, 2017. Wright stages events at KGB and La Mama in conjunction with Live Mag!
Hailing from the southeast section of the Bronx, Akeem K. Duncan is inspired by an off-kilter harmony of love, drugs, instinct and generational existentialism. His work usually comes in the form of what he affectionately refers to as "receipt poems," brief but sweet excerpts scribbled on the back of pieces of paper. He is also an entrepreneur, an aspiring curator and currently heads a grassroots art magazine titled Quiet Lunch.
Cliff Fyman rides a bicycle over the 59th Street bridge to Long Island City and a garage where he rents a yellow taxi he drives at night in Manhattan.
Barbara Henning is the author of three novels and eleven collections of poetry. Her most recent books of poetry are A Day Like Today (Negative Capability Press 2015) and A Swift Passage (Quale Press, 2013). She lives in Brooklyn and teaches for Long Island University and for writers.com. barbarahenni