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 Post subject: "The Women" Poetry Reading and Performance
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:27 am 

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Saturday, March 14, 6 PM: Poetry Reading and Performance, Admission $10

Poets: Patricia SpearsJones, Nicole Cooley, Kristin Prevallet and


The poetry reading is couched amid the great exhibit celebrating
Women's History Month: The First Biennial "Women Forward" art exhibit
with Special Guest Artists: Judy Chicago, Faith Ringgold, Toshiko
Takaezu plus Yoko Ono's "Imagine Peace" See the opening ceremonies on

At the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, "Women Forward, a
terrific exhibition of Women artists...will explore the importance of
female artists in contemporary society" Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of
the City of New York, March 7, 2009

"As this show proves, Brooklyn is at the forefront of recognizing not
only the enormous contribution women have made to the visual arts -
but also the obstacles and hardships that women have had to overcome
to get their due in the male dominated art world." Marty Markowitz,
Brooklyn Borough President, March 7, 2009

96 page full color catalogue for the "Women Forward" show with essay
by internationally renowned critic, Robert C. Morgan is available. "It
reads like a great book, with enlightening statements by this diverse
group of outstanding women artists. A must for anyone interested in
the scholarship of women in the arts."

PATRICIA SPEARS JONES has lived in New York City since the mid-1970s
where she has been involved in the city's poetry and theater scenes as
poet, editor, anthologist, teacher and former Program Coordinator for
the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church and working with Mabou Mines,
the internationally acclaimed theater collective. She is author of two
collections: The Weather That Kills published by Coffee House Press
(1995) and Femme du Monde from Tia Chucha Press (2006) and two
chapbooks: Repuestas! Belladonna Books (2007) and Mythologizing
Always, Telephone Books (1981) both now out of print. She has
received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York
Foundation for the Arts, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the
Goethe Institute for travel and research in Germany. She has received
fellowships to Yaddo, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Bread Loaf
Writers Conference, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the
Millay Colony for the Arts.

NICOLE COOLEY grew up in New Orleans. She has published two books of
poetry and a novel and her fourth book, a collection of poems, Breach,
about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, is forthcoming from LSU
Press next year. Her awards include The Walt Whitman Award, the Emily
Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America and a National
Endowment for the Arts Grant. Her poems have appeared in The Nation,
Poetry, Court Green, LIT and other journals. She directs the new MFA
Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College-
City University of New York.

KRISTIN PREVALLET is a poet, essayist, and translator who is working
in the tradition of Charles Olson’s Curriculum of the Soul in both her
writing and teaching projects. Born in Denver and raised by her
mother, a radical feminist Catholic nun, Prevallet's literary focus is
to integrate political and personal consciousness into radical poetic
forms. Prevallet has published a number of chapbooks and has four full
length collections: I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time (Essay Press,
2007); Shadow Evidence Intelligence (Factory School 2006); Scratch
Sides: Poetry, Documentation, and Image-Text Projects (Skanky Possum,
2002); Perturbation, My Sister: A study of Max Ernst's Hundred
headless woman (First Intensity Pr., 1997)

LILI BITA, renowned author, actress, and musician, has been one of
contemporary Greece’s foremost cultural ambassadors. The brilliant
interpretations of Greek culture and history in her acclaimed one-
woman shows, “The Greek Woman Through the Ages” and “Freedom or
Death,” have brought the legacy off Hellenism around the world. Her
own poetry and fiction have won praise from such figures as Nikos
Kazantzakis, Anais Nin, and Kenneth Rexroth. Tasos Athanasiadis, the
former director of the Greek National Theater, calls her “among the
most talented women of her generation.”

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