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About This Event

Minimum Age:


Doors Open:

7:00 PM

Show Time:

7:00 PM


Featuring author readings of:

On This Borrowed Bike, by Lisa Panepinto

It Starts from the Belly and Blooms, by Thomas Fucaloro

Tales from the Eternal Cafe, by Janet Hamill

plus special guests


A legendary evening of readings by phenomenal poets, Lisa Panepinto and Thomas Fucaloro, as well as exhilarating short story writer Janet Hamill, plus special guests is on tap for 6th installment of The Launch Pad @ The Gallery at LPR, a series created by Three Rooms Press in partnership with Le Poisson Rouge, which brings newly published work of established and emerging poets from around the world to the New York spotlight.


This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.


Three Rooms Press presents The Launch Pad 8: Gerard Malanga

About César Vallejo
César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza was a Peruvian poet, writer, playwright, and journalist. Although he published only three books of poetry during his lifetime, he is considered one of the great poetic innovators of the 20th century in any language. Thomas Merton called him “the greatest universal poet since Dante”. Always a step ahead of literary currents, each of his books was distinct from the others, and, in its own sense, revolutionary. Clayton Eshleman and José Rubia Barcia’s translation of The Complete Posthumous Poetry of César Vallejo won the National Book Award for translation in 1979. The late British poet, critic and biographer Martin Seymour-Smith, a leading authority on world literature, called Vallejo “…the greatest twentieth-century poet in any language.”
About Gerard Malanga
Gerard Malanga is an acclaimed as a poet, photographer, and filmmaker. He was born in the Bronx in 1943. He is the author of a dozen poetry collections, the most recent being No Respect: New & Selected Poems, the four-volume fanzine set: AM: Archives Malanga, and Tomboy & Other Tales. His photography books include Resistance to Memory and Screen Tests Portraits Nudes. He was a founding editor of Interview magazine, alongside Andy Warhol. Malanga lives in upstate New York.
Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts. Three Rooms Press books are distributed in the U.S. and internationally by PGW Perseus.
photo (c) Asako Kitaori

Lisa Panepinto

Lisa Panepinto is a poet, writer and editor of Cabildo Quarterly, an online and print literary journal. Originally from Spokane, WA, she relocated to Orono, Maine, where she worked with tribal elders of the Penobscot Nation, led poetry workshops for youth in foster care and served as a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Her volunteer efforts earned her a President’s Volunteer Service Award. She has also been a weekly radio show host at WMEB. She currently lives in Pittsburgh

On This Borrowed Bike:
A stunning first collection full of lyrical, heartwarming poems by the remarkable Lisa Panepinto. Her remarkable words touch on the suffering of the disenfranchised was well as the beauty and power of nature.

Thomas Fucaloro

Thomas Fucaloro is an NYC poet and editor for Great Weather for Media. His first book, Inheriting Craziness is Like a Soft Halo of Light was released on Three Rooms Press in 2010 to rave reviews. He has been on two National Slam Teams and is currently an MFA student in creative writing at the New School.
It Starts from the Belly and Blooms
Poetry has never been more compelling. Intense and gripping, with splashes of outlandish humor, it is a full frontal assault on the challenges of modern life for outsiders. Part Bukowski, part Breaking Bad, 100 percent exciting to read.

Janet Hamill

Janet Hamill is a novelist, poet, musician and painter, affiliated with the international neo-surrealist movement. She has published five poetry collections, including Troublante (Oliphant Press), The Temple (Telephone Books), Nostalgia of the Infinite (Ocean View Books), Lost Ceilings (Telephone Books), and, most recently, Body of Water (Bowery Books) in November 2008, which was nominated for the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Prize. Her poem “K-E-R-O-U-A-C,” included in the widely praised anthology, Bowery Women Poems (Bowery Books 2006) and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Tales from the Eternal Café
Tales from the Eternal Cafe and Other Stories, author Janet Hamill’s debut short story collection, offers a thrilling, unwinding trail of tales that excite and mystify; drift then deliver a powerful punch that readers will devour. Like Karen Russell, George Saunders, José Luis Borges and Isabel Allende, Janet Hamill’s writing lures readers willingly into a labyrinth of surprise and suspense, with humor lurking just on the other side of pathos; a tear just moments away from bright, well deserved laughter.

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