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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.


Launch Pad: Maintenant 8, Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art

About MAINTENANT 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art:
A stunning annual collection of contemporary Dada writing and art by an international array of sensational artists. Provocative, disruptive and essential for collectors of contemporary radical art. Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art (ISBN: 978-0-9895125-1-0, Three Rooms Press, $15.95) is the seventh edition of an annual collection of contemporary Dada work inspired by Dada instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan. Since 2008, the Three Rooms Press series has collected outsider art, poetry, mail art, collages and more from around the world. Maintenant 8 features art and visual poetry by a wide range of internationally recognized creators and provocateurs including William S. Burroughs, Jerome Rothenberg, Charles Plymell, Grant Hart, Mike Watt, Exene Cervenka, Pontus Carle, Irene Caesar, Volodymyr Bilyk, John M. Bennett, Giovanni Fontana, S.A. Griffin, Fausto Grossi, Patrice Lerochereuil, Gerard Malanga, Kazunori Murakami, Paolo Pelosini, Johan Reisser, Poul Weile and many more. The series has been recognized worldwide as a leading source of contemporary Dada art and writing, with editors invited to present material from the journal with contributors at events in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Berlin.
What the heck is Dada?
The original Dada movement peaked from 1916-1922, primarily involved visual arts, literature—poetry, art manifestoes, art theory—theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchist in nature.
and remember:
Maintenant 8 on Three Rooms Press

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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