No Tell Motel – Monday/lundi 19th May

In English…
Spoken Word and The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel Second Floor anthology invite you to a poetry reading from the anthology followed by an open mic on the theme of Eros, desire, sex & sensuality.
Monday, May 19th 8pm downstairs at the Highlander, 8, rue de Nevers, (southwest of Pont Neuf) Métro Saint Michel ou Pont Neuf.
En français…
Spoken Word et l’anthologie ”The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel Second Floor” vous invitent au soirée de poésie commençant par un lecture de textes de l’anthologie par les poètes eux-mêmes, en anglais, suivi par un scène ouvert sur le thème de Éros, désir, sexe et sensualité.
Lundi, 19 mai 20h au cave à The Highlander, 8, rue de Nevers, Métro Saint Michel ou Pont Neuf.

20h00 No Tell Motel anthology Readings by the poets (in English)/Lecture par les poètes de l’anthologie en anglais
21h00 Open mic/scène ouvert (bilangue anglais-français)
(17h-20h Happy Hour: come early and have a drink with the No Tell Motel poets)
More info:
A double-bill poetry reading to celebrate spring, agape, and eros featuring poets Evie Shockley, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Lea Graham, and Timothy Bradford from The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, Second Floor anthology (No Tell Books, 2007) followed by an open mic with David Barnes and the Spoken Word reading series. The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, Second Floor, edited by Reb Livingston and Molly Arden from poems that appeared on their on-line journal No Tell Motel, explores the multi-faceted aspects of desire, love, sex, and sensuality. The anthology and No Tell Books can be found at <>. A link to the anthology at Lulu, which offers an online preview, can be found at <>. BIOS: * Evie Shockley is the author of two poetry collections: The Gorgon Goddess (2001) and a half-red sea (2006), both with Carolina Wren Press. A Cave Canem fellow and the recipient of a residency at Hedgebrook retreat center for women writers, Shockley teaches African American literature and creative writing at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. * Jill Alexander Essbaum’s first book, Heaven, won the 1999 Bakeless Prize. Her second book, Oh Forbidden, is a collection of erotic sonnets (Pecan Grove Press). Her latest book, Harlot, is available from No Tell Books. A fourth book, Necropolis, (neoNuma Arts), is forthcoming in spring 2008. She splits her time between Zürich, Switzerland, and the States.* Lea Graham’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Notre Dame Review, American Letters & Commentary, Mudlark, Shadow Train, and The Worcester Review. Her chapbook, Calendar Girls, was published in the spring of 2006 by above/ground Press in Ottawa. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. * Timothy Bradford’s poetry has appeared in Bombay Gin, CrossConnect, DIAGRAM, H_NGM_N, Mudlark, No Tell Motel, and Runes, among other journals. Currently, he is an associate foreign researcher with the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent as he finishes researching and writing a novel based on the history of the Vélodrome d’Hiver. AT: The Highlander, 8 rue de Nevers, just southwest of the Pont Neuf, 75006, Metro St-Michel. (Happy hour from 5-8. Come early and have a glass with us.)
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