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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: 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

Apt 929 Actor Training and Productions @ Torn Page

In Apt. 929, Film, Page 22 on November 14, 2013 at 4:12 am

Clark Arizona

APT 929 is a film and theater production company, as well as the home base of Clark Middleton’s unique Acting for Film classes and private coaching sessions. Since 2012, all of Apt. 929’s NY-based Acting for Film classes, their new Meisner classes and an actor’s meditation class will be held at Torn Page. We will also be collaborating in the presentation of a reading series of new plays as well as performances. APT 929 is planning some international workshops as well, in Copenhagen, Paris, Prague and Vienna this year, with what we hope will be more cities in the future.

We hope you enjoy the information you’ll find exploring the official Apt. 929 website, and encourage you to write directly to with any questions.

Page 22 Archive

In Apt. 929, Page 22, Page Poetry, Speakeasy Cinema on November 4, 2013 at 3:33 am

Lee Ann Brown & Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

In addition to our classes with Apt 929 we have several different ongoing programs at Page 22

PAGE POETRY PARLOR, curated by Lee Ann Brown (pictured, with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge),  presents writers from around the globe here at Page 22. We have presented Jerome Rothenberg, Ariana Reines, Stephen Boyer, Philip Good, Nicole Brossard,  Kimberly Lyons, Laynie Browne, Deborah Poe, Dia Felix, Jen Blauvelt, jennifer blowdryer,  Xeňa Stanislavovna Semjonová, Sophie Seita, Luke McMullan, and many others.

GRRRLS ON FILM! celebrated the work of women, trans people, and genderqueer filmmakers, writers, performers, and other creators, especially but not exclusively those whose work has been influential to or stems from riot grrrl and queercore movements. Every week began with a performance/reading salon and then we showed a film, except for the first week which was a double feature!

GRRRLS ON FILM! featured work by Amanda Davidson, Ariana Reines, Caroline Contillo, Chavisa Woods, D’hana Perry, Dia Felix, Erin Markey, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Gerry Visco, K8 Hardy, Larkin Grimm, Marie Losier, Margarita Shalina, Margaret Tedesco, Sadie Benning, Silas Howard, Talya Epstein, Trisha Lowe, Xeňa Stanislavovna Semjonová and many more amazing people helped make GRRRLS ON FILM! a very special and magical weekly happening for 10 consecutive weeks. GRRRLS ON FILM! took place during the Fall 2012 and was organized by Ben Rosenberg and Stephen Boyer.

GRRRLS ON FILM! poster 1

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Page 22 Fall Play Reading Series presents: Robert Wray

In Apt. 929, Page 22, Theater on September 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm


On Sunday, September 22nd at 8pm, Page 22 will present a staged reading of Robert Wray’s play ALL IS ALWAYS NOW, Directed by Chad Larabee.

Space is extremely limited. You MUST RSVP to to reserve a seat. $11 suggested donation. Page 22 is located at 435 W 22nd Street in Chelsea, NYC, on the 2nd floor of a Chelsea townhouse.

MARIA ISABEL BENET: Renaissance in the Supermarket & the Rebirth of Fidelia APRIL 19-22 Friday-Monday 8pm

In Page 22, Theater on April 1, 2013 at 11:57 pm


Maria Isabel Benet‘s “Renaissance in the Supermarket – The Rebirth of Fidelia” is a hilarious, raucous, and playful story about one woman’s adventures after divorce, her erotic transformation and the unexpected liberating surprises she finds in the aisles of her local supermarket.

This performance is dedicated to GERALDINE PAGE, Ms. Benet’s beloved teacher.

Page22 – in association with CONACULTA and The Mexican Cultural Insititute Of New York


“Renacimiento en el Super”
“Renaissance in the Supermarket & the Rebirth of Fidelia “
A tragi-comical musical  theater monologue
Written, designed and performed by María Isabel Benet

English Translation by Maria Isabel Benet in collaboration with Virginia Grise (Dramaturg, New York City) and Guillermina Olmedo and Vicky Torres (Translators, Mexico City).

Acting Coach for this reading: Ms Aline Menasse

Grandmother Chocolate Abuelita MASK  by artist Vicente Rojo

435 W 22nd St NYC

Suggested Donation $22

Monday’s Performance includes a special post show celebration of the legacy of GERALDINE PAGE
with special guests

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In Apt. 929, Page 22, Theater on April 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Back By Popular Demand!

Cowles Red Shirt


as read by the Author, Matrimonist and Adventurer Matthew Cowles

directed by Clark Middleton

Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, at 8:00

Matthew Cowles brings his wonderous Moto-Tales and Cycle-Sagas to Page 22 (435 W 22nd St bet 9/10). Please join us for stories and songs about Mr. Cowles adventures aboard his trusty iron steed Fatima. Suggested donation $16. RSVP here!

Page Poetry Parlor Presents: LEAST WEASEL CHAPBOOK LAUNCH! Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 7 PM

In Page 22, Page Poetry, Poetry Reading on April 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Least Weasels series 3 invite

Please join us for the chapbook launch — reading by the poets
Cara Benson, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Carol Mirakove, Debrah
Morkun, and Kristin Prevallet.
Page Poetry Parlor is located @
435 W 22nd Street, New York, NY

Cara Benson is the author of Cara Benson and the books (made) and Funny.Considering how heated it was. She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative
and teaches poetry and poetics in a NY State Prison.

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA. She edits Corollary
Press, a chapbook series devoted to multi-ethnic innovative writing, writes reviews
for The Constant Critic, and is a contributing editor at EOAGH. Her books include
That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Press) and Underground National (Factory
School). Her Least Weasel chapbook is entitled Primary Mother. You can find her at
Carol Mirakove is the author of Mediated (Factory School), Occupied (Kelsey St.
Press), and, with Jen Benka, 1,138 (Belladonna). She and Dutch musician bates45
released the electro-house single “temporary tattoos,” and she’s a member Collective
Task. She is a certified ScrumMaster, a practitioner of Capybara and Cucumber, and lives
in New York City.
Debrah Morkun believes in near death experiences and prays to the old gods. She
is the author of The Ida Pingala (BlazeVOX, 2011) and Projection Machine
(BlazeVOX, 2010) as well as several chapbooks. She lives in Philadelphia, where she
curates The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series, and co-curates (with Kim Gek Lin Short) The
General Idea Series. Visit Debrah at
Kristin Prevallet was a Vaudeville singer in Marseilles and had many near-death
experiences. She is the author of five books including Everywhere Here And In
Brooklyn (Belladonna, 2012) and I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time (Essay
Press, 2007). She works as a hypnotherapist and teaches workshops onTrance Poetics.
Visit Krisin at and
Michael Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries,
University at Buffalo. He performs his work as a solo poet and in ensemble with BuffFluxus.
Among his recent books of poetry are Learning Poem About Learning About
Being A Poet (Press Board Press – 2012) and Trailers (BlazeVox – 2011). Although
he won’t be able to join us for the reading, his chapbook, Piglittuce, is a delight to
This, the third series of Least Weasel Chapbooks from Propolis Press, features
the work of contemporary poets with letterpress covers printed by artist-publisher-poet
Karen Randall. For more information please visit us at