Mr. Hip Presents: Le Poisson Rouge

Hey You,

Thanks for checking out this event and we hope you can join us in making poetry hip in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge on September 7th beginning at 7:00PM. 

Below, you will find the smiles and bios of our upcoming readers. We can't wait for you to join us at our second #MrHipNYC event. We promise you the hippest possible Sunday evening with poetry, spoken-word, music, and art. 

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series


Smiles & Bios

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Paige Taggart's first book Want for Lion (Trembling Pillow Press) is here (!) and Or Replica is forthcoming November 2014 with Brooklyn Arts Press. Her chapbook of translations, I am Writing To You From Another Country; Translations of Henri Michaux will be released with Greying Ghost Press. She makes jewelry: & tweets as mactaggartjewel. Check out a tumblr she administers: Poets Touching Trees. 

Randall Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award and most recently a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature. Randall is a Cave Canem Fellow, a member of the Affrilachian Poets and a member of The Symphony: The House that Etheridge Built. Randall is Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Haven. An excerpt from his memoir titled Roxbury is published by Kattywompus Press. Triquarterly/Northwestern University Press in the publisher of his latest poetry collection Pitch Dark Anarchy

Nicole Callihan writes poems, stories and essays. Her work has appeared in, among others, The L Magazine, Cream City Review, Forklift, Ohio and Painted Bride Quarterly. Her books include the 2012 nonfiction Henry River Mill Village, a documentation of the rise and fall of a tiny mill village turned ghost town in North Carolina, which she co-wrote with Ruby Young Keller, as well as, SuperLoop, a collection of poems published by Sock Monkey Press in early 2014. She teaches at NYU and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughters.

Emily Skillings is a dancer and a poet. She is the author of two forthcoming chapbooks: Backchannel (Poor Claudia) and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants (No, Dear). Skillings dances for The Commons Choir (Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik) and presents her own choreography in New York. She lives in Brooklyn, where she is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective and event series. She recently co-curated the exhibit “John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things” with Adam Fitzgerald at Loretta Howard Gallery. This fall she will begin her graduate studies at Columbia University.

Sparrow lives at the foot of Mount Romer, in Phoenicia, New York. He plays ocarina in the neo-Aristotelian pop band Foamola. Sparrow has been published in the New Yorker, Monster Trucks and the Phoenicia Times. He has run for President of the United States six times.

Erica "Rivaflowz" Buddington is a Jill of all trades. HBO Def Poet, Brave New Voices Champion, freelance writer (Ebony, MadameNoire, etc.), graphic designer, and blogger. That's all by night. During the day, she's the Manager of Curriculum Enrichment for the entire agency of Harlem Children's Zone, an educational pipeline program that covers 100 blocks of Harlem and serves 6,000 students. She's also a not-too-shabby chef and amateur Instagram photographer. She's got no published items to sell, but she gives away free hugs. It's a new phenomenon, to her. Say hi.

April Ranger is a 2008 National Poetry Slam finalist, a three-time member of Boston Cantab’s National Poetry Slam team, and recipient of the Nicole Dufresne Playwriting Award. Her poems have appeared in Muzzle Magazineapt, the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls (Writebloody, 2014.) She directed the premiere of her short play, Civilized Rituals, at the 2013 Dorchester Fringe Festival. April grew up in Maine and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Musical Guest: Jazmin Yvonne, born Jazmin McCray is a native of Poughkeepsie, NY. Jazmin had the honor of attending the top music school in the world, Berklee College of Music where she studied Music Business and Management. Also while enrolled she had the opportunity to perform and participate with some of the schools top ensembles. Jazmin is a vocalist and poet that is very excited about the future. Jazmin lives and breathes art in all forms, she is very grateful to express herself through music and poetry. Jazmin feels that it is a privilege and honor to be a musician and doesn't take it for granted. She is determined to share her story with the world, and thankful to everyone that is taking the ride with her.

We hope you to see everyone on Sunday, September 7th. It's going to be a hip evening for all.


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