January 22, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Poetry Ville Express II
All Aboard! The Poetry Ville Express returns to KGB for a Friday night run. Be transported as Live Mag! comes around the bend with another highballing roster of talents. Count on more lightning-infused whisky poems full of sex, sagacity and sophistication. Check out the tricked out anthems chock a block with wit and style. So meet us at the station for a fun “HEY” ride with four fervent fomenters of PoMo Romantic illusionism!
Allan Kaplan
Wanda Phipps
Marc Sloan
and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Allan Kaplan passes many hours following sports and watching TV, when he should be reading, revising and cooking for lovely wife, but nonetheless has managed: Two books: Paper Airplane (Harper & Row) Like One of Us (Untitled) and to appear in journals of various persuasions over the years; i.e.  Poetry, Apalachee Quarterly, Paris Review, Iowa Review, Quarterly Review of Literature, Washington Square Review, Barrow Street, Wind, Folio, Gulf Stream, Nimrod, Bad Penny, L’Allure des Mots, Hanging Loose and Live Mag!

Wanda Phipps is a writer/performer living in NYC. Her books include Field of Wanting: Poems of Desire and Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems. Her poetry has been translated into Ukrainian, Hungarian, Arabic, Galician and Bangla. She has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Theater Translation Fund, and others. As a founding member of Yara Arts Group she has collaborated on numerous theatrical productions presented in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Siberia, and at La MaMa, E.T.C. in NYC. She’s curated reading series at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church and written about the arts for Time Out New York, Paper Magazine, and

Marc Sloan b. 1955 Cincinnati, Ohio, is a composer of music, lyrics, poems into world genre both traditional acoustic & electric. Sloan records and tours internationally, studied at City College NYC with Ron Carter and with Hilly Crystal at the infamous rock music club CBGBs. Marc recorded extensively with Ritual Tension, various L.E.S. bands, works w/ guitarist composer Elliott Sharp, played for Rhys Chatham’s ‘Crimson Grail’ @ Lincoln Center & will perform with Glenn Branca February 2016

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is an artist, critic, eco-activist, impresario and publisher, but is best known as a poet. He received his MFA in Poetry after studying with Allen Ginsberg. From 1987 to 2000 he ran Cover Magazine, the Underground National. He is art editor of Boog City and for many years, poetry reviewer for The Brooklyn Rail. In 2014 he won Theater for the New City’s poetry contest. Recent books include Triple Crown, Sonnets from Spuyten Duyvil and Party Everywhere written during a residency with EMediaLoft. He also produces events at KGB and La Mama ETC with Live Mag!