British singer/songwriter JOY ASKEW will be the musical guest and New Jersey poet JOHN BARRALE will be the featured reader for the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ monthly reading Friday, June 29.
It’s our third anniversary so come join the festivities! An open mike with generous reading times will follow at the event, which starts at 7 PM at GainVille Café, 17 Ames Ave., Rutherford NJ.
JOY ASKEW has a new CD she will be featuring called Drunk On You. She has played and toured with many of the greats of classic rock, including Peter Gabriel, Jack Bruce, Joe Jackson, and Laurie Anderson.
JOHN BARRALE will be debuting his new book of poetry, SHAKESPEARE’S MOTHS and has had poetry published in The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, Journal of New Jersey Poets and many other publications. Heis a regular at Red Wheelbarrow Poets readings and workshops in Rutherford.
The last Fridays of both November and December fall into the holiday season, so the Red Wheelbarrow Poets will hold only one reading in these two months. But it should be a memorable one! On Friday, Dec. 16, JIM KLEIN will read his new chapbook of poetry, Trinis Talk Like the Birds. Jim is the author of the classic Blue Chevies and a previous chapbook on his experiences in Trinidad. He leads our weekly workshop. Our musical guest will be the fine jazz guitarist GERMAN GONZALEZ, who will help me present a 60th birthday tribute to the maestro of the bass guitar, Jaco Pastorius. Some amazing music and an extraordinary and tragic life story. An open mic will follow and close the event, to be held 7 PM at GainVille Café, 17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford. A $6 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.
DON ZIRILLI will be the featured poet and New York City songstress MARION LOGUIDICE will be the musical guest as the Red Wheelbarrow Poets present their monthly poetry reading Friday, Sept. 30, 7 PM at GainVille Café, 17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford. Don Zirilli is editor of Now Culture, an online literary magazine, and has been a frequent contributor to the Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow and a reader at many local poetry readings. Marion Loguidice is a singer-songwriter of tremendous passion whose songs manage to be mainstream and highly original at the same time. She has just appeared with Pete Seeger at a Sept. 11 memorial and has dueted with Cyndi Lauper. An open mike with generous reading times follows. $5 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.
JOHN J. TRAUSE will be the featured poet and LAURA FAY LEWIS the musical guest as the Red Wheelbarrow Poets mark the second anniversary of their monthly reading series at GainVille Café in Rutherford Friday, June 24 at 7 PM. An open mic with generous reading times will follow the feature. JOHN J. TRAUSE has had his poetry published in many magazines as well as his collection Seriously Serial. He leads the monthly reading series sponsored by the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative at the Williams Center in Rutherford. LAURA FAY LEWIS is a multi-talented artist. In addition to being a singer-songwriter she is also a poet, actor, artist, dancer, director, screenwriter, filmmaker and frontwoman for the fine New York City band The Blisstones. GainVille Café is located at 17 Ames Ave., Rutherford. A $5 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert. Come help us celebrate our anniversary!
ZORIDA MOHAMMED will be the featured poet and TEDDY JUDGE the musical guest for the Red Wheelbarrow Poets‘ monthly reading at GainVille Cafe, 17 Ames Ave., Rutherford on Friday, May 20 at 7 PM. An open mic with generous reading times will follow. Zorida is an accomplished poet whose insightful work has appeared in more than a dozen journals. One of her lines neatly encapsulates poetic readiness and was used to theme our last anthology: “I was open and at the mercy of the unexpected.” Singer/songwriter Teddy Judge has recorded a batch of new songs since his GainVille appearance last summer. We’ve been making magic at GainVille for the last two years: come and see the unexpected! $5 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.
The Red Wheelbarrow Poets invite you to enjoy an evening of Irish music and poetry on Friday, March 18, 7 PM at GainVille Café in Rutherford (17 Ames Avenue). BRENDAN FOGARTY will play Irish reels and jigs on the Irish bagpipes and the tin whistle. The featured poets will be Irish-American poets MICHAEL O’BRIAN and MARK FOGARTY, reading their own work and the words of the great Irish poets like Yeats and Seamus Heaney. An open mike with generous reading times will follow the feature. $5 admission includes coffee/tea and dessert. We’re making magic at GainVille Learning Center & Café each month—join us as we bid you in the Gaelic words “Fleadh agus Failte”—welcome and celebrate!
Ready for a break from the icy grip of winter? MELANIE KLEIN will be the featured poet and dazzling violinist CHRISTINE SCHREMPP from New York City will perform at the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ reading at GainVille Learning Center & Café (17 Ames Ave., Rutherford) on Friday, Feb. 18 at 7 PM. (Snow date Feb. 25.) An open mike with generous reading times will follow.
Klein will read from her new book of poems There Was a Gathering Darkness, an elegy for her grandfather that brilliantly weaves in pieces of his occasional writing into found poetry. Schrempp will play from her extensive repertoire of classical and improvisational pieces. We are making history in our residency at GainVille Learning Center & Café—come be a part of the legend!
The Red Wheelbarrow Poets now hold their workshop every Wednesday night (except for the First Wednesday of each month when they convene at the Williams Center) from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the GainVille Cafe, 17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford, NJ. The workshop is open to all. There is no cover charge, but dessert, soup, and beverages are available for purchase. For additional information, email them at email@example.com.
On Sunday, April 25th 2010, The Red Wheelbarrow poets read from their anthologies at The Red Harlem Readers, at the Indian Cafe in New York City.
Below are some pictures from the event, courtesy of Richard Gaffield.
Many thanks to Anne Gefell and the Series Associates and to Sondra Singer Beaulieu who hosted the event.