Fri, April 3rd and Sun, April 5th!


Fri. April 3rd, Coffeehouse: Got the blues?

Friday, April 3, 2009 at 8pm come to PeaceSmiths’ Topical, A-Typical Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse.

Got the blues? Come organize. It makes you feel better. We have a table full of info on local music, politics, petitions and community concerns. Come bring some literature and promote your favorite cause (or band!)

This month, featuring:

Poet Amy King: Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere
Phil Minissale: The Blues Boy of Long Island

Open Time – Maybe you!

Our PeaceSmiths coffeehouses are held at:

First United Methodist Church in Amityville
25 Broadway/rt110 (Southmost end near Merrick Rd/Montauk hwy)
This is a short car trip from the Amityville Train Station. (A little too far for most people to walk.) If you call a day or so in advance, we can arrange a pick up at the train station: (631) 798-0778, leave a message.

$7 suggested donation
Less if necessary, more if possible.
Includes healthy munchies.


Sunday, April 5, 2009
4 pm (special time)

Janice Erlbaum
Amy King
Joy Ladin

Downstairs at CAKESHOP
152 Ludlow Street
(between Stanton & Rivington)
Manhattan, NY

Trains to:
Delancey-Essex Sts (F, J, M, Z)
2nd Ave-Houston St (F, V)
Grand St (B, D)


TEACHING – Oh No, Performers Coming Into Audience

SHAME – Valparaiso University removes lesbian from minority seat on student senate!

COMING OUT Ana and I have been watching Guidling Light online.  It’s true.  Ask Otalia.

KUDOS – Margaret Atwood rejects festival over gay book controversy

MUSIC EXCELLENCE – Two brand new:  1) Indigo Girls – Poseiden and the Bitter Bug and 2) Bonnie Prince Billy – Beware

VIDEO — 1)  Peaches – “Boys Wanna Be Her” 2) The Elderly Try to Go Digital! 3) War Crimes? on Rachel Maddow & 4) Facebook in Reality

ORGASMIC — Our new press, Weekend Press, is underway!



AMY KING View All →

Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

3 Comments Leave a comment

  1. A poetry reading in Amityville? That church is a few blocks from where I went to high school. In fact, they once let my band use their rehearsal space (I think the bass player was a Methodist).

  2. I’d love to come, but I’ll be in Massachusetts this weekend. I miss bumping into you on campus. Hope to see you soon — I think I’ll be on campus in a few weeks — I’ll let you know when.

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