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Monday, December 6, 2010

Sat Dec 11: NJLS Holiday Concert w/ LUCIANNO & ALLEGRETTI in Teanack NJ

Sat., Dec. 11, 2010
North Jersey Literary Series 
Holiday Concert
+ Open Mic
The Classic Quiche Café
330 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201 692-0150
Hosts:  Paul Nash & Denise La Neve

Sat., Dec. 11, 2010: The North Jersey Literary Series will feature a special Holiday musical performance in two sets by Roy Lucianna and Joel Allegretti at The Classic Quiche Café, 330 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck , NJ. The event will begin promptly at 8 PM.

An open mike will follow the first set, during which participating poets, musicians and storytellers will have the opportunity to share their work. Finally, Roy and Joel will return to perform their second set.
We encourage our guests to take advantage of the excellent and affordable cuisine offered by The Classic Quiche Café http://www.classicquiche.com/ 201 692-0150. Come early and enjoy a relaxing meal – their Quiches are famous.

7:00 - 8:00pm: Come early and enjoy a relaxing dinner
8:00 - 8:20pm: First set by Roy and Joel
8:20 - 8:30pm: Short break
8:30 -10:00pm: Open mike
10:00 - 10:20pm: Second set

Joel Allegretti and Roy Lucianna are both well-regarded poets and musicians. Their musical collaborations include original compositions by Joel Allegretti, as well as new arrangements of folk and blues pieces, and even some Middle Eastern tunes. Joel plays acoustic guitar, oud and harmonium. Among Roy’s instruments are wooden flutes, harmonicas and Tibetan drums.

Paul Nash and Denise La Neve host this series, now in its 13th year.


Dear Family and Friends,

Please join me and my fellow writers, Janet DenBleyker and Julia Roberts, in an unusual program of readings and author interviews. This is designed especially for those of you who want to know more about John J. Trause.

The Literary Lounge
Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 6:30 p. m.
Janet DenBleyker, Julia Roberts & John J Trause

Luna Stage
555 Valley Road
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 395-5551
Hosted by Mike Traynor
A $5 Suggest Donation Benefits the Featured Writers

For more details, please see the program flyer attached to this message as a JPG.


In the world of JOHN J. TRAUSE :

  • A visit to the barber is a trip to Auschwitz or a glimpse at a gangland slaying.
  • Walter Hudson is not really the 1,200 lb. man on Long Island, but a giant pre-hibernating dormouse.
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine gets caught up in mirrors and mazes.
  • Animals are found in the zoo and outside the zoo, and owls whisper.
  • The Emperor Caligula loves (no, I mean really loves) bridges.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe never grows old, and Rose Kennedy never dies.
  • Sappho and Lewis Carroll perform cunning stunts, and Nico, Lou Reed, and theBrothers Grimm interface. John Giorno reveals all.

John J. Trause


Read Karen Neuberg's poem "Tremendous Idea" in Issue 6, Fall 2010 of SUPERSTITION REVIEW:


SUPERSTITION REVIEW is The Online Literary Magazine at Arizona State University.   This month issue also contains 2 non-fiction works by Paul Lisicky (http://superstitionreview.asu.edu/n6/bio.php?author=paullisicky&bio=nonfiction)  among the works of the 66 artists and authors who are featured in our latest edition. To read more, go to: http://www.superstitionreview.com/

Karen Neuberg's work has appeared in Barrow Street, Columbia Poetry Review, Diagram, and Phoebe, among others. She's a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, holds an MFA from the New School and is associate editor of Inertia Magazine. Her chapbook, Detailed Still, was published in 2009 by Poets Wear Prada Press. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn and West Hurley, New York.

Shakespeare Anyone?

David Morneau's "No Pianos Allowed" concert is on Wednesday, 12/8.

David will be presenting three songs from his LOVE SONGS PROJECT:

  • "Behind Corneal Gates," Shakespeare's Sonnet 56 with poetry by Patricia Carragon
  • "Music In Me," Shakespeare's Sonnet 8 with poetry by Susan Maurer
  • "Now I Love You Best," Shakespeare's Sonnet 115 with poetry by Roxanne Hoffman

These will be performed by Mary Hubbell (soprano), Roberta Michel (flute) and Ernesto Ramos (guitar).

LOVE SONGS is a new songwriting project that pairs sonnets by William Shakespeare with poems by contemporary writers. Each collaborating poet selects one sonnet and pairs it with a work of their own—an existing poem or one written especially for the project.  David is setting each pair to music.
You can preview "Behind Corneal Gates"  at the 5OF4 website: http://5of4.com/love_songs/sounds.html

The text for all 3 pieces as well the other pairs selected for the project can be read at the 5OF4 website:

Also Robert Voisey and David Morneau will performing MONKEY LAB.

Wednesday, December 8, 9:30pm
The Tank
354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
$10 ($7 - students)

 (212) 563-6269

Take the 7, N, Q, R, 1, 2, 3, A, C, E to 42nd Street Times Square

For more information about David Morneau and various projects visit:

Check Out George Held's New Blog! And In Person This Friday in NYC.

PWP Author George Held has a new blog:  http://georgeheld.blogspot.com/  A frequent book reviewer for Small Press Review, as a well a regular columnist for INFAUXTAINMENT,  George has posted his review of Nicole Cooley's MILK DRESS (Alice James Books, 2010),  Saturday December 4th.

George will be the featured reader at the Son of Pony Friday Night Open Mic at The Cornelia Street Cafe this Friday, December 10th.

Friday, December 10th, 2010
Open Mic (3 minute limit)
6pm - 7:45pm
(arrive by 5:45pm to secure spot at the open)
The Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014
$7 cover includes 1 house drink
Host: Jackie Sheeler

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The following titles are available on LULU:

THRUM: Poems by Joel Allegretti

DEAD RECKONING: Poems by Gene Auprey

GATHERED AT HER SKY: Life Poems by Tantra-zawadi

OUTSIDE GIRL by Cyndi Dawson