Thursday, May 28, 2009

If You're in NYC This Weekend:

Saturday May 30th 6pm at The Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker St and West 4th St), New York City
$7 includes one house drink

Emotional Rescue

Lust, anger, and confusion. Four poets and performers face their audience.

R. Nemo Hill, Precious Jones, Ada Limón, and Jason Schneiderman shake up the
downtown scene with this interactive reading. The audience names an emotion,
the performers react. Bliss, obsession or melancholia? You decide!

Hosted and Curated by Jane Ormerod

R. NEMO HILL lives in New York City, but travels extensively in Southeast
Asia each year, where his experiences have run the gamut from intestinal
bleeding to intellectual ecstasy.  He is the author of a novel, Pilgrim¹s
Feather (Quantuck Lane Press, 2002), a book-length narrative poem, The
Strange Music of Erich Zann (Hippocampus Press, 2004), and also a chapbook,
Prolegomena To An Essay On Satire (Modern Metrics, 2006). His poetry and
fiction have appeared in such publications as Poetry, Sulfur, Smartish Pace,
The Literary Bohemian, 14 by 14, Shit Creek Review, The Chimaera, and

PRECIOUS JONES  is a native Brooklynite whose work can be found in print and
online publications such as WordRiot, Gay Black Female Magazine, Coloring
Book, 1-42 Magazine, and The Brownstone Poets Anthology. She has featured at
numerous venues and events including Cornelia Street Cafe, the Fashion
Institute of Technology, and "Art Stroll", a celebration of Washington
Heights. Her writing tackles issues of race, sex, and sexuality, among other
things, with honesty and wit. She gives thanks to June Jordan, Chrystos, and
Neruda: three loving and passionate writers who fed her hunger for good

ADA LIMÓN  won the Autumn House Poetry Prize with her first book, lucky
wreck, and her second, This Big Fake World, was the winner of the Pearl
Poetry Prize. She¹s also won the Chicago Literary Award and fellowships from
the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the New York Foundation for the
Arts. She is the Creative Director for Travel + Leisure Magazine and teaches
a Master Class for Columbia University. Her third book of poems Sharks in
the Rivers, will be published by Milkweed Editions in 2010.

JASON SCHNEIDERMAN is the author of the poetry collection, Sublimation
Point, a Stahlecker Selection from Four Way Books.  His work has also
appeared in The Best American Poetry 2005, The American Poetry Review, Tin
House, Poetry London, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, among many other
journals and anthologies.  Jason has received fellowships from Yaddo, The
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Bread Loaf Writers'
Conference. His website is


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