Archives for May 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2:00 pm: Leon/Mattraw/Wickens – Poets

Poets Raina Leon, Alexandra Mattraw, and Jessica Wickens will be reading from their recently published books. Dr. Raina J. Leon, Cave Canem graduate fellow (2006) and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published … [Read more...]

Sunday, June 16, 4:30 pm:
The Peter Barshay Trio
with Grant Levin & Bryan Bowman

Peter Barshay is a fine bassist with a long and impressive track record, not to mention a beautiful tone & musical intelligence. With Grant Levin on piano and Bryan Bowman on drums, this will go down in your personal annals as one of the best … [Read more...]

Saturday, June 15, 6:30 pm: POETBOOK, a reading from the illuminated manuscripts

Editor/Illuminator Brian Lucas is joined by a cohort of contributors to his ongoing illuminated book project, about which one might find more here: Readers will include Micah Ballard, Gillian Conoley, Patrick James … [Read more...]

Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Afro-Cuban poet & essayist
Nancy Morejon

Nancy Morejon is likely the best known and most widely translated woman poet of post-revolutionary Cuba. Born in 1944 in Havana to a militant dock worker and a trade-unionist seamstress, Morejón graduated from Havana University.  She has received the … [Read more...]

Pugsley Buzzard is Back!
Stride Piano Champ from Down Under
Sunday June 2nd, 4:30-6:30 pm

Don't miss the rockin' wonder from Down Under known as Pugsley Buzzard, playing his third solo show at Bird & Beckett.. Pugs is at once a rollicking stride piano master and a gravelly voiced singer, plumbing the extremes of dark fate and wry, … [Read more...]