Three Rooms Press presents Part 2 of the 7th Annual

NYC Dada Poetry and Performance Salon

featuring the NYC launch of

Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art
Silent Auction of Original Drawing
by French/American Artist MARY BEACH

Wednesday, May 7, 7 pm in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge

Admission free

Modern day Dada poets, collagists, performers and artists are creating disruptive, controversial and thrilling works that continue the spirit of the avant garde art movement sprung from the horror of World War I. Their work will be featured the 2nd of two NYC Dada Poetry and Performance Salons on May 7 in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge. Additional information and reservations: Costumes encouraged! The event will feature readings and performances by Los Angeles-based performance artist Doug Knott, British-American sound-visual poet Jane Ormerod, world-renowned beat-jazz poet Steve Dalachinsky, DADA-NYC founders Robert Hieger and Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike, the Dude of Dada Peter Carlaftes, art by avant-garde photographer Philip Scalia plus a silent auction of original artwork by famed French/American artist Mary Beach.

Original drawing by Mary Beach to be auctioned 5/7

About the SILENT AUCTION of Mary Beach original artwork

ORIGINAL DRAWING by MARY BEACH (1989) will be available at Silent Auction on Wednesday May 7th at The Gallery @LPR (7-9:30pm). Three Rooms Press is excited and honored to present this rare opportunity to own an original work of art from one of the most accomplished women artists of the latter-part of the 20th Century. The bidding will start at $500.

Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach met in 1962 and, until Claude’s unfortunate passing in December of 2002, shared an exemplary rich and creative life. Traveling extensively while living primarily in Paris, New York and San Francisco, their existence was a bohemian adventure during which they ceaselessly explored and continuously created: With a keen and graceful eye they deconstruct, critique and reinterpret the classical and contemporary worlds of art and media, while creating striking new works of wit and beauty — drawing subconscious associations that are both mysterious and poetic. Long hailed in Claude’s native France as the natural inheritors of the Surrealist legacy (a direct line has been drawn by French critics from Picasso and Braque to Schwitters and Duchamp to Warhol and Pélieu), their works are highly prized and respected. However, in Mary’s native America, the pair remains relatively unknown, their work still awaits discovery by both mainstream critics and collectors. Additional information about Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach here.

Maintenant 8: A 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.

A.D. Winans: 3 POEMS in Children’s Anthology

I’m pleased to announce I have three poems in a new poetry anthology for Children:A unique and culturally diverse anthology of poetry for children and youth by over 50 San Francisco poets. It Includes an appendix of 26 poetry lessons for teachers and parents based on poems in the book. Copies of the book have been distributed free of charge to all the public elementary and middle schools in San Francisco as well as all the branch libraries of the city system through a public fundraising campaign.

A portion of the proceeds from sales goes to support poetry workshops in schools and community centers.

Feather Floating on the Water is fully illustrated with black and white drawings by Jack Micheline, Adrian Arias, Claire Bain, Virginia Barrett, and Ravenna Osgood. The cover image is by San Francisco artist Marius Starkey.
Feather Floating on the Water-poems for our children
published by Jambu Press-Studio Saraswati
San Francisco, California, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9824673-8-1
Library of Congress Catalogue Number: 2014932647
Paperback. 212pp.
$15 (normal retail price is $18), plus $3 shipping and handling.
Payment may be made through Pay Pal.

If shipping address is different than pay pal account information, or you wish to order internationally, please email publisher at:

Site de Boris Darnaudet

Vincent Laik

En 2013, j’ai sorti Projet Obis, un roman de science-fiction inspiré par mes lectures de Philip K. Dick, certains films de Carpenter ainsi que de mon experience vidéo-ludique.
Lors de la rédaction de ce texte, j’ai bénéficié des nombreux conseils de Philippe Ward, le directeur de collection de Rivière Blanche, la collection SF de Black Coat Press créée par Jean-Marc Lofficier.

Gerard Malanga: The Poetry Club, Glasgow – live review by BMX Bandit Duglas T. Stewart

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Duglas T. Stewart

Gerard Malanga

The Poetry Club, Glasgow

April 4th 2014

Gerard Joseph Malanga is an American poet, photographer, filmmaker, curator and archivist most famous, perhaps, for his work with Andy Warhol during the artist’s most creative period in the mid-Sixties. He was recently in Glasgow as the “official poet” of that city’s International Festival and while there he visited The Poetry Club to exhibit some of his photographic work, show a short documentary and to recite some poetry. For Louder Than War, BMX Bandit and long time fan of Gerard Malanga’s work, Duglas T. Stewart, describes how the evening unfolded.

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The Center for the Humanities: William S. Burroughs Centennial Conference

John M. Bennett
Ann Douglas
Oliver Harris
Barry Miles
Jed Birmingham
Charles Plymell
Geoffrey D. Smith
Anne Waldman
Regina Weinreich
Jan Herman

Held in honor of the centennial of William S. Burroughs’s birth, and the WSB@100 Festival in New York City scheduled for the entirety of the month of April, 2014, this conference will explore the life and works of one of the most innovative and influential twentieth-century American writers and artists. Join us for a series of talks and roundtables by editors, artists, and scholars on a range of issues from the problem of gender in Burroughs’s writings to his role in postwar America little magazines, his still unpublished archival materials, cut-up experiments and novels, and his photography.

« Listen to my last words any world. Listen all you boards syndicates and governments of the earth. And you power powers behind what filth deals consummated in what lavatory to take what is not yours. To sell the ground from unborn feet. Listen. What I have to say is for all men everywhere. I repeat for all. No one is excluded. Free to all who pay. Free to all who pain pay. » – William S. Burroughs

This conference is free and open to the public.

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9:30AM  Coffee

Editing Burroughs with John Bennett and Geoffrey Smith

Burroughs and Literary Magazines with Jed Birmingham, Charles Plymell, and Jan Herman

12:30PM Lunch

Biography and Photography: Barry Miles in conversation with Oliver Harris

Gender Trouble with Anne Waldman, Regina Weinreich, and Ann Douglas

5:15PM Coffee Break

Keynote:  Oliver Harris Cutting up the Trilogy


John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials.

Charles Plymell is a poet, novelist, and small press publisher.

Anne Waldman has been an active member of the “Outrider” experimental poetry

While working at City Lights Books as the poet-publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s assistant, Jan Herman…

Cosponsored by the English Students Association, Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, the PhD Program in English, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, the Doctoral Students’ Council, and the WSB@100 Festival.