Poetry and prose at P&T Knitwear

May photo by Stacie Joy

Longtime East Villager resident Wayne Kral, who co-produced a series of readings from 1995 to 2015 from the Telephone Bar, then Bar 82, dba and 2A, launches a new series at the newly opened P&T Knitwear bookstore in 180 Orchard St. between Houston and Stanton.

The first is this Monday (July 11) from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. He will do this every two weeks at P&T. Here’s information on the first attendees via the stag do inbox…

• Phil Gammage is a New York-based fiction writer and musician best known for his eight solo albums. Drawing inspiration from the railroad cars, burlesque houses, endless roads and folklore of 20th century America, Phil’s stories and songs are inspired by his life as a musician, historian and historian. fiction writer. “Beatniks, Broads, and Burlesque” is a reading from an ongoing collection of short stories that Phil is writing.

• Phillip Giambri aka ‘The Ancient Mariner’ left home at 18 and never looked back. He has seen and done what others dream or fear. That’s how he lives and that’s what he writes. Her 2020 short story, The Amorous Adventures of Blondie and Boho, is a story of love, survival, and gentrification in New York’s East Village.

• Jonathan Berger used to read his little poems every Monday night at the Sidewalk Cafe until he couldn’t take it anymore, then he read his little poems every Monday night at Gran Torino until he couldn’t take it anymore, then he read his little poems at Bar Freda until he didn’t want to anymore and now he comes to this.

• Linda Kleinbub is curator of Fahrenheit Open Mic, founder of Pen Pal Poets and editor of Pink Trees Press. Linda was one of six local poets invited to read at the 2021 Americas Poetry Festival in New York. Some of her work can be found in America’s Best Poetry, Brooklyn Rail, the Observerand Sensitive skin Magazine. His first comprehensive poetry book COVER CHARGE is an insufferable Autonomedia title.

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