Drunken! Careening! Writers! celebrates National Poetry Month, Thursday, April 15, 7:00pm, at KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. and Bowery/3rd Ave.)

The event is Free and features poets Guillermo Castro and Ron Drummond with a short play by Kathleen Warnock about a street poet in the East Village read by actors Jim Nugent and Karen Stanion: “The Last Dream of Arky Malarkey”


About the writers:

The illegitimate child of Eva Peron and Fidel Castro, Guillermo Castro was born and braised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work appears in Quarterly West, Court Green, The Bellevue Literary Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Otoliths, Ducts.org, LaFovea.org, EOAGH, Barrow St, La Petite Zine, among others, and the anthologies My Diva, This Full Green Hour, Saints of Hysteria, and more. His translations of Olga Orozco, in collaboration with the Excelente Poeta Ron Drummond, appear in Guernica, U.S. Latino Review and Visions. Castro’s second chapbook, Cry Me a Lorca, is forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press.

Ron Drummond‘s Why I Kick at Night was a Portlandia Press Chapbook Competition winner. His work is represented in the Penguin textbook Literature as Meaning, the anthologies Poetry Nation, Poetry After 9/11, This New Breed, Latin Lovers and Saints of Hysteria, as well as in many literary journals. His translations, in collaboration with Guillermo Castro, have appeared in U.S. Latino Review, Terra Incognita and Guernica. He has received writing fellowships from Ragdale Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Blue Mountain Center, and was one of the founding editors of Barrow Street. Poems are forthcoming in Borderlands Texas Poetry Review and Bellevue Literary Review.

Kathleen Warnock is a playwright and editor. Her short play, “The Adventures of…” will be part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival in Ireland in May. Her play “Some Are People,” has been produced in New York, Dublin, and Milledgeville, GA, and is published by United Stages. She is currently in the throes of editing Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 for Cleis (forthcoming this December).


About the reading series:

Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series curated by Kathleen Warnock based on the proposition that readings should be by 1) good writers; 2) who read their work well; and 3) something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts). And 15 minutes tops.

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