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The Year of the Ox-Asian Lunar New Year January 26, 2009

Wishing all my readers good fortune in the year of the Ox!
—Lisa at urbanseashell—a collection.

Years: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Positive Character Traits: Dependable, trust-worthy, patient
Negative Character Traits: Stubborn, hot-tempered in an argument
Most Compatible with: Snake, Rooster, Rat


Tuesday, January 27
Book Party
at 7:30pm

Perch’s own, Pamela L. Laskin celebrates the publication of her newest poetry collection, SECRETS OF SHEETS. Please come out and celebrate with her!

Family Dinner
Wednesday, January 28
The Charismatic Megafauna

Come for the great poetry, music, food and drink at
The Perch Cafe
F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)

The 3rd Annual
Fulton Prize for Short Fiction
sponsored by
The Adirondack Review &
Black Lawrence Press

About The Fulton Prize: The winner will receive $400 and publication in The Adirondack Review. Entrants whose stories receive honorable mention will also have their stories published in The Adirondack Review. In addition, they will be awarded an honorarium of $30. Deadline is January 31st.


Lit Noire Publishing

Danny Simmons - reknowned painter, author and poet (I Dreamed My People Were Calling)
DuEwa Frazier - award nominated poet, author and performer (Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees)
boice-Terrel Allen - novelist and musician (Screwball Comedy)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
at 7:30pm
Perch Cafe
Park Slope - Brooklyn, NY
$5 cover at the door

Danny Simmons is an accomplished artist, widely exhibited both domestically and internationally and in world-renowned collections including those of Deutsche and Chase banks. An activist and community leader, Simmons serves on the boards of prominent cultural and learning institutions including the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Brooklyn Public Library. The acclaimed poet is the co-creator of the award-winning HBO series, Def Poetry Jam and author of the novel, Three Days as the Crow Flies published by Atria Books. Simmons is the owner of both the Rush Gallery in Chelsea, NY and the Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn, that exhibit the works and projects from less conventional and under represented artists. Committed to supporting and perpetuating a genuine appreciation for the arts, Danny Simmons founded the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, along with his brothers; entrepreneur, Russell Simmons and Run DMC s Joseph (Rev. Run) Simmons. Visit his website at

Poet, author, and performance artist DuEwa Frazier began making her mark as a poet, in Summer 1999 when she featured at the Multi-State Poetry Slam in Philadelphia, PA. Since then DuEwa has been called a "gifted and conscious performing poet" and "one of the illest wordsmiths breathing!" Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, this young artist has featured at slam venues, colleges, festivals, public schools, museums and other institutions including: Bowery Poetry Club and the famed Nuyorican Poet's Cafe (NYC), University of Pennsylvania, Howard University, Legacy Bookstore & Cafe (St. Louis), Temple University, Wesleyan College, and others. DuEwa earned the B.A. degree in English at Hampton University and the M.S.Ed. degree in Curriculum & Teaching at Fordham University. She is the author of two volumes of poetry: Shedding Light From My Journeys and Stardust Tracks on a Road. DuEwa is the Editor of the 38th NAACP Image Award nominated anthology, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees (July 2006), featuring the work of fifty internationally/nationally known women poets from across the U.S. and abroad.
Visit her website at

boice-Terrel Allen is the author of the novels, Screwball Comedy, Janet Hurst and The Daughters of a Mother and the editor of Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction & Poetry by Multicultural Writers. He holds degrees from both the University of Pittsburgh and New York University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Allen has been the recipient of grants and scholarships from the Multicultural Arts Initiative, the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation. He has also turned his eye to fashion by designing a collection of graphic tees. In 2005, Allen exhibited his first art installation, based on Screwball Comedy/Stories Going Steady, at the Mattress Factory museum in Pittsburgh. Visit


The Dream of the Ants
Thursday, February 5, 2009

A new chamber ensemble led by
guitarist Terrence McManus

They will be performing a new multi-sectional,
through-composed work entitled, The Machine.
The piece is divided into seven overlapping sections,
and is highly influenced by the work of
Morton Feldman, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Bela Bartok.

Terrence McManus-classical guitar
Ellery Eskelin-saxophone
Gerry Hemingway-drums

Issue Project Room
The (OA) Can Factory
232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215


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