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New Torn Page Website Up!!!!

In Uncategorized on October 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Announcing the beta launch of the new Torn Page website! Still under construction but looking good:

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Transatlantic Poetry Reading: Susan Howe and Peter Manson – This Labor Day Weekend! SUNDAY MAY 25th 230pm-5pm

In Page 22, Page Poetry, Poetry Reading on May 24, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Susan Howe Peter Manson

Page Poetry Parlor

is again excited to host UnAmerican Activities Transatlantic Poetry Reading Series

This Sunday May 25th we will have Susan Howe live in person here in NYC and Peter Manson live via video chat from London

Torn Page 435 w 22nd street 2pm Floor  230 door 3pm start 5pm end

Free          Donations gratefully accepted             Bring snacks and drinks



Page Poetry Parlor Presents: MICHAEL RUBY + SUSANA GARDNER – Sunday May 18th at 3pm

In Page Poetry, Poetry Reading on May 13, 2014 at 11:22 am

Ruby Gardner


MICHAEL RUBY is the author of five full-length poetry books: At an Intersection (Alef, 2002), Window on the City (BlazeVOX, 2006), The Edge of the Underworld (BlazeVOX, 2010), Compulsive Words (BlazeVOX, 2010) and American Songbook (UDP, 2013). He is also the author of a trilogy, Memories, Dreams and Inner Voices (Station Hill, 2012), and two chapbooks, The Star-Spangled Banner (Dusie, 2011) and Close Your Eyes (Dusie, 2013), and the editor of Bernadette Mayer’s forthcoming collected early books from Station Hill. A graduate of Harvard College and Brown University’s writing program, he lives in Brooklyn and works as an editor of U.S. news and political articles at The Wall Street Journal.

Author page at UDP:

SUSANA GARDNER is the author of the full-length poetry
collections HERSO (Black RadishBooks, 2011) and [ LAPSED INSEL WEARY ] (The Tangent Press, 2008). Her third book, CADDISH, Black Radish Books, 2013. She has published several chapbooks, including Hyper-Phantasie Constructs (Dusie Kollektiv, 2010) and Herso (University of Theory and Memorabilia Press, 2009). Her poetry has appeared in many online and print publications including Jacket, How2, Puerto Del Sol, and Cambridge Literary Review among others. Her work has also been featured in several anthologies, including 131.839 slög með bilum (131,839 keystrokes with spaces) (Ntamo, Finland, 2007) and NOT FOR MOTHERS ONLY: CONTEMPORARY POEMS ON CHILD-GETTING AND CHILD-REARING (Fence Books, United States, 2007). She has recently repatriated from Switzerland to the USA and lives in RI with her young daughter. She is also the editor of DUSIE,

FENCE BOOKS PARTY: Sasha Steensen, Philip Jenks & Laura Sims – Saturday, May 17at 7:30pm

In Page Poetry on May 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

Fence Hair


Page Poetry Parlor presents: Sasha Steensen, Philip Jenks & Laura Sims co-sponsored with FENCE BOOKS 

Sasha Steensen is the author of House of Deer, The Method, and A Magic Book, all from Fence Books, as well as several chapbooks, including Waters: A Lenten Poem (Free Poetry) and The Future of the Illusion (Dos Press). Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Omniverse, and Jubilat. She serves as one of the poetry editors for Colorado Review, and she teaches Literature and Creative Writing at Colorado State University.

Philip Jenks lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Chicago Review, Cannibal, Typo, Fence, Cultural Society, H_NGM_N, Canarium, LVNG, and elsewhere. His books include On the Cave You Live In (Flood Editions), My First Painting will be ‘The Accuser’ (Zephyr Press), a collaborative volume of poetry with Simone Muench, Disappearing Address (Blazevox Books). He has toured and recorded with Neil Michael Hagerty as a member of The Howling Hex. Beyond writing, his specializations are in gender studies, animal rights, and political philosophy. He teaches English at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Political Philosophy at Lewis University. He likes good music and pinball.

Laura Sims is the author of My god is this a man, Stranger and Practice, Restraint, all from Fence Books, and of Fare Forward: Letters with David Markson (Powerhouse Books, 2014). She co-edits Instance Press and teaches literature and creative writing in NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Page Poetry Parlor Presents: PETER CULLEY + SOPHIE SEITA poetry reading + book party SUNDAY MAY 11th 3pm-5pm

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2014 at 7:05 pm




Most excellent new poetry:
Sophie Seita writes poetry, short plays, translates German poetry, makes videos, and performs in the UK, US and Germany. She is the author of Fantasias in Counting (BlazeVOX 2014) and the chapbook 12 Steps (Wide Range 2012). Individual texts have appeared or are forthcoming in magazines and anthologies by Shearsman, Paper Nautilus, Pen America, Gauss PDF, halfcircle, onedit, No Prizes, Emergency Index, Archive of the Now, and others. Her PhD research focuses on avant-garde little magazines and she co-curates the unAmerican Activities Transatlantic Reading and Pamphlet Series.

Peter Culley’s Parkway completes his “Hammertown” trilogy, a fine-grained portrayal of life on the margins of his hometown Nanaimo, BC. Hammertown (2002) and The Age of Briggs & Stratton (2008) are the first two volumes.

Here’s one great site for Pete:


Tea will be served – please bring anything else you might want to consume – Happy Mother Day – Travel / Light donations welcome

TORN PAGE     435 W 22nd Street NYC  2nd Floor


Page Poetry Parlor Presents: Mayer, Good & Warsh w Lisa Robertson – Sunday May 4th at 2pm

In Page 22, Page Poetry, Poetry Reading on April 30, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Hibernation Collaboration


Page Poetry Parlor Presents Bernadette Mayer, Phil Good & Marie Warsh in collaboration (Hibernation Collaboration) w artwork by Sophia Warsh. AND the incredible Lisa Robertson before she goes back to France!

Sunday May 4th @2pm

TORN PAGE 435 West 22nd Street, New York, New York 10011

Admission Free  – Donations gratfully accepted – Please bring food and drink to share!

Page Poetry Parlor Presents: Shakespeare Songs + Sonnets in Concert

In Page 22, Page Poetry, Poetry Reading, Theater on April 23, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Shakespeare Bday


To celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday / Steven Taylor (composer), Lee Ann Brown,(poet) & Cleek Shray (fiddle) will perform traditional settings and new re-imaginings of Shakespeare’s songs and sonnets! Birthday Cake provided Donation: $15 (sliding scale available)

One Hour Parlor Concert followed by BIRTHDAY CAKE & English Tea.

Intimate parlor setting. Seating is limited.

Questions? Contact Lee Ann Brown, or call 646.734.4157

by Page Poetry Parlor +
Melinda Hall of

Sunday, April 13th, 3-5pm, Page Poetry Parlor Presents: unAmerican Activities—Virtual Cabaret II

In Page 22, Page Poetry, Poetry Reading on April 12, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Virtual Cab II

—Thom Donovan—Uljana Wolf—Christian Hawkey—Samantha Walton—Jow Lindsay—Verity Spott—

*Virtual Cabaret*, 6 poets, 3 in New York and 3 in London, will give short readings, alternating between the two venues. The pamphlet published to coincide with the reading collects work by the 6 poets involved.

Lock-keepers Cottage, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

NYC: 3pm
at Torn Page 435 W22nd St, between 9th & 10th Avenue, in Chelsea, NYC

Page Poetry Parlor Presents JEROME ROTHENBERG + JANET HAMILL: Sunday April 6th at 3pm

In Page Poetry on April 3, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Tales eternal cafe


This Sunday, join us for a double reading of newly published work by Jerome Rothenberg and Janet Hamill, and a welcoming party for Jerome and Diane Rothenberg at the start of their April visit to NYC.

JEROME ROTHENBERG is an internationally known poet with over eighty books of poetry and twelve assemblages of traditional and avant-garde poetry such as Technicians of the Sacred and, with Pierre Joris and Jeffrey Robinson, Poems for the Millennium, volumes 1-3. Recent books of poems include Gematria Complete, Concealments & Caprichos, A Cruel Nirvana, A Poem of Miracles, and Retrievals: Uncollected & New Poems 1955-2010. His most recent big book is Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader, co-edited with Heriberto Yépez, and he is now working on a global and historical anthology of “outside and subterranean poetry.”
ethnopoetics web site:
j.r. in spanish:

JANET HAMILL was born in Jersey City, NJ. For her first five years, she gazed across the Hudson from the Palisades in Weehawken before her family moved to New Milford in Bergen County. She attended Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in south Jersey, where she earned a BA in English. After graduation, she made New York City her base, interweaving jobs in bookstores with travels across the U.S.A. and down into Mexico. She took a freighter across the Atlantic and travelled through southern Europe, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. Upon her return, Janet’s first book of poetry was published in 1975. Troublante (Oliphant Press), was followed by The Temple (Telephone Books), Nostalgia of the Infinite (Ocean View Books), and Lost Ceilings (Telephone Books).
A fifth volume of poems, Body of Water, published by Bowery Books, in November 2008, was nominated for the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Prize.

Janet’s poem “K-E-R-O-U-A-C,” included in the widely praised anthology, Bowery Women Poems (Bowery Books 2006), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Tales from the Eternal Cafe is her most recent book with a preface by Patti Smith.

NC in NYC Poetry/Music/Art Throwdown at Page Poetry Parlor: Sunday 3-5

In Uncategorized on March 14, 2014 at 8:43 pm



w Poets L. LAMAR WILSON (Sacrilegion, winner of Carolina Wren Press Book Prize), LEE ANN BROWN (Crowns of Charlotte, Carolina Wren Press + In the Laurels, Caught from FENCE). fiddler and sister BETH BROWN AL-RAWI and artist RAED AL-RAWI in from Charlotte, NC!
+ Happy Birthday to LAMAR! Just ring bell at 435 West 22nd Street between 9th & 10th Avenue, in Chelsea, NYC.
Free! (Please consider buying Books or Art!)