“Howl” at LA: Poetry & Beer Spectacular

This Wednesday, the first Wednesday of the month, Poetry and Beer is planning all kinds of special performances including a group recitation of a Diane DiPrima poem and Ginsberg’s “Howl.” And then, as bonus, you’ll also hear from two poets from LA in a mini feature: Brendan Constantine and Peggy Dobreer. Plus the slam and open mic. That’s 8pm Wednesay April 6th at Blackbird Buvette, pass the hat.

Later you can catch Brendan and Peggy as they join Lisa Gill and Mitch Rayes for a full set at the Outpost Performance Space 210 Yale SE at 7:30 pm on Saturday April 9th. $15/10 admission comes with a new cd by Lisa Gill, Dino J.A.Deane, CK Barlow, and Joseph Sabella. The night, titled Echo-Locution promises an earful with straight poetry in set one and conducted improvisation involving multiple voices, sampler, live sampling, percussion and drums in set 2.

And if you find yourself appreciating Brendan’s poetry aesthetics, you’ll be able to hear him talk about craft—ALONG WITH ADAM RUBINSTEIN—-at Acequia Booksellers 4019 Fourth Street NW on Sunday at 3pm.

Adam sent word that he’s been writing up his talk for when he joins the dialogue with Brendan. This is one of Albuquerque’s last chances to hear Adam before he leaves town to do some extended research for his years-long-epic-poetry-cycle. Be sure to come support the two poets who are baring their aesthetic souls in the new series P(EAR): Poetics and Poems. I know it’ll be a thought-provoking good time.