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PLU Open Mic featuring Stephanie Marcella

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Open Mic last night was filled with the beautifully delicate and strong songs of Stephanie Marcella. Matt opened round one with gut-wrenching yet funny poems about the army interventions in taliban-heavy regions and monkey king figurines in China. Jonathan turned in a silent, awkward and hilarious performance entitled “the melancholy existence of a page turner.” Thomas, who’d seen an advertisement for a watch called Jardin du Palais Royal that touched on the heat of another person’s epidermus, went full anatonomical in his love poem to someone’s medically-correctly-cited organs. Ed hefted his heavy-looking electric piano onstage, then failed to turn it on, and fell back on that mainstay of stage performance, latin poetry declaimed in latin. Zoé read from a poem scrawled on a multitude of little papers scotched one to another, hinting at love, insisting that “le désir n’a...

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PLU Open Mic with Filippa Bahrke

Posted on 3 Feb 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Come and join us on February 9, 2017, when we celebrate our weekly open mic with our featured performer Filippa Bahrke! Sign-up starts at 8pm, the stage comes to life around 8.30/45pm. Filippa Bahrke is 24, and recently released her debut poetry chapbook “Elsewhere”, published by Corrupt Press. Her poems have previously featured in an anthology and various magazines, and she was the winner of the 2016 PNSEL Poetry Prize. Originally from Sweden, she earned her degree in Literature with Creative Writing in London, and currently resides in...

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PLU Open Mic with Maysan Nasser

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 in PLU Open Mic, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Open mic was a transportive experience with an amazing feature by Maysan who stunned the attendance into a wondrous silence with the most compelling poetry ever. Round one opened with Fred comic-ing away on themes of sleep, showing one’s underwear, seatbelts and penis enlargement. Jac delivered a poem with empty bottles next to beds, crying, not crying, talking to oneself. Drnb transformed the stage onto a dancefloor with his stunning bright orange led belt lighting up the place to the tune of “You love me some days but it’s not all days”. Lara A asked if everyone had Tinder but already knew the answer and explained about looking for gold. She has a dramatic mind. She takes photos of people crying. Charlie offered everyone fin-sized m&ms and used issues of the New Yorker, before delivering a poem about a...

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PLU Open Mic with Jason Stoneking

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 in PLU Open Mic, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Join PLU Jan 26 for an evening of intoxicating words and a decent bar. We have the pleasure of welcoming as our featured performer Jason Stoneking, a man of honest expression and flowing verses. Jason Stoneking is a poet, essayist, and occasional performance artist who has been reading his work live for more than 25 years. He is the author of two volumes of poetry and four essay collections, a handful of screenplays, and one punk rock album (that he knows of). He divides his time between writing, playing chess, and generally making trouble for the good people of Paris. Additional information about him can be found in more places than he would like to admit. (Photo by Sabine...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Marin Fouqué

Posted on 15 Jan 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Join PLU Jan 19th for a special hardcore session with French poet, rapper and badass Marin Marien. For everyone else, sign up is free and open to all forms of expression, starting at 20h. Marin Marien est un jeune poète et artiste plasticien. Considère la prose comme combat, les vers en mitraille. Dans sa bouche : rap, râles et poésie-à-pompe. Né dans le 77, au milieu des champs, monte sur la ville, jeune, découvre le rap, étudie cinq ans dans une école, obtient un permis pour faire de l’art, pratique la vidéo, l’installation, le parcours de performance, forme un binôme appelé Les Bauréales avec Eden Tinto Collins, attaque la poésie-action, rentre dans l’Armée Noire, continue en solo avec des projets comme Marin Marien, Marien CRS, Le Mutin, Marin, Marin Fouke, collabore avec Marius Loris, fait de la B.D. avec Michel, anime...

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PLU Open Mic with Matt Longabucco

Posted on 6 Jan 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Matt Longabucco is the author of the chapbooks The Sober Day (DoubleCross Press, 2016) and Everybody Suffers: The Selected Poems of Juan García Madero (O’Clock Press, 2014). Other work has appeared recently in Prelude, Haunt, and The Brooklyn Rail. He is a co-founder of Wendy’s Subway, an independent library and meeting space for writers, artists, and readers. He teaches at New York University and Bard College, and lives in...

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PLU Open Mic with Elia Cohen

Posted on 29 Dec 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

This week’s (January 5) says bonjour to 2017 (please, 2017, don’t be a stinky shit like 2016) in the best way with our anyone-welcome* open mic PLUS featured performer, the uber-talented musician and lyricist ELIA COHEN!! Sign-up for the open mic (poetry, prose, words, no words, theatre, art, whatever) starts at 8pm, your host will be the Em C of the RK, and we’ll kick off the new year with whatever you feel like around 8.30/45…. * Just don’t be an intolerant shit. That said, even if you are a little stinky (we’re all a little rotten),  you are still more than welcome and maybe we can wash your soul with creativity and love  🙂 Singer/songwriter, Elia’s first insight into music came through the discovery of Indian traditional Raga. Since then, and with a renewed interest in traditions and pop music, Elia created RORSHA:...

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PLU Open Mic with Pépin

Posted on 21 Dec 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

  Come hear the sound of the joyous ukulele this Thursday 21st of December with Pépin! Entre 4 accords de Ukulélé et Le Double de Grimaces, Pépin kidnappe tes oreilles et leur susurre des Histoires. Des chansons farfelues plein les valises, Ici on parle cul, alcool et coup de gueule mais attention, en rimes et avec le sourire ! On t’invite à poser ton anus entre deux chaises: Le tabouret haut du comptoir, ou se mêlent confidences et révoltes, et le banc du chapiteau ou se succèdent clowneries et...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Lara Azar

Posted on 14 Dec 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Open Mic was a blast last Thursday 15/12 with the cringe-happy standup comedy of feature Lara Azar. Round One started with Nasser reading poems in both Italian and Spanish. Then Gene read a story about the Costellos’ restaurant experience, interspersed with a bluesy song he belted out on guitar, with that haunting lyric “Let her go, God bless her.” Rebecca read a piece that combined white russians and lubricious thoughts. Ap Cooper flatly stated that he hated the English government and proved it in a song that mentioned letters to the BBC that he will never send, then another one about rivers catching fire and ice and a Japanese revolt. Elynn read a poem from Mahmoud Darwish, “A Soldier Dreams Of White Lilies”. Jennifer, who was a photojournalist in Kenya, read from her frontline account of covering the Westgate...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Rufo Quintavalle

Posted on 5 Dec 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

This Thursday (Dec 8) why don’t you join us onstage or by the bar to welcome back our featured performer Rufo Quintavalle, celebrating the launch of a brand spanking new book! Signup starts at 8, the Bell rings for round one at 8.30/45. Rufo Quintavalle was born in London, studied at Oxford and the University of Iowa and lives in Paris. He is the author of eight books of poetry, the most recent of which, hhereenow, is available from corrupt press in Luxembourg. He was formerly the poetry editor for the online magazine, nthposition, and has served on the editorial board of Upstairs at Duroc, Paris’ longest running English language literary journal. From 2011 to 2013 he ran the reading series, Poets Live, and from 2013 to 2015 taught creative writing at NYU Paris. His work has been nominated for...

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