Tuesday July 21 at 6PM: Clausen and Twining. 7PM: Weekly Open Poetry Reading
6PM: Clausen and Twining
ANDY CLAUSEN has travelled and read his poetry all over North America and the world. (New York, California, Alaska, Texas, Prague, Kathmandu, Amsterdam etc.) He was co-editor of, POEMS FOR THE NATION, with Allen Ginsberg and Eliot Katz (Seven Stories Press). He was an editor at LONG SHOT Magazine. Andy has written about his adventures with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Ray Bremser, Janine Pommy Vega, Peter Orlovsky, and many others of the Beat Generation. He is the author of â€ś40th Century Manâ€ť (Autonomedia 1997), â€śWithout Doubtâ€ť (Zeitgeist Press 1990), â€śThe Iron Curtain of Loveâ€ť (Long Shot Press 1984), â€śSongs of Bo Babaâ€ť (Shivastan Press 2004) and his latest work, â€śHome of the Bluesâ€ť Museum of American Poetics Publications 2013), among others. His bio is found therein.
“The frank friendly extravagance of his metaphor and word-connection gives Andy Clausen’s poetry a reading interest rare in poetry of any generation.”
“â€¦I would take a chance on a president Clausen.”
~ Allen Ginsberg
â€śAndre Clausen is a true heart son of Allen Ginsberg and his own force at that. The poems soar and rage, but ultimately reside in empathy and tenderness for the woes and joys of the human realm. Clausenâ€™s possessive oeuvre is a reminder that poetry comes from the street and struggle, and not the confines of academia and privilege. An innate delicate music and aspiration residing here, in the poems, in the heart.â€ť
~ Anne Waldman
PAMELA TWINING lives in Woodstock, NY, where she raised her children and studied organic farming and healing with herbs. She has read her poetry in many venues, alongside Andy Clausen, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Mikhail Horowitz, Anne Waldman, Antler, Jeff Poniewaz, and Charles Plymell, to name a few, often accompanied by Cosmic Legends. Over the years she has developed a very personal style, sometimes tender and lyrical, sometimes brutally frank, resonating with the wisdom of her partially Native American heritage. Her work has appeared in Big Scream, Napalm Health Spa, The CafĂ© Review, Big Hammer, Poetrybay and others. Pamela is the author of â€śi have been a riverâ€¦; Selected Poems of Pamela Twiningâ€ť (DancinFool Press 2011), â€śutopians & madmenâ€ť (DancinFool Press 2012) and â€śA Thousand Years of Wanting: the Erotic Poetry of Pamela Twiningâ€ť (Shivastan Press 2013).
â€śPamela is a poet of the highest order, a wonderful work.â€ť ~ Donald Lev, Home Planet News
â€śAfter hearing this poetry, Iâ€™ve learned something new about Desire.â€ť ~ Reed Bye
â€śThe poems remind me of Whitman, DiPrima, Emily D out of the attic, JP Vega, Lenore Kandel, traditional Native American campfire verse, the Virasaiva and Sufi poets, Hafiz in particular.â€ť ~ Lee Buliay
7PM: Weekly Open Poetry Reading – hosted by Joseph Braun.