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 Dear Devotees of the Muse-


 Please, join us as our protean houseband introduces 3 essential poets this Thursday, November 17th, at 8:00pm.

Once again, Unnameable (615 Vanderbilt Ave , near the corner of St. Marks) Books is our gracious host . We'll join with the bushes, fencing, lights, concrete and avian luminaries to enjoy 3 terrific poets & the opening music of Downtown Girls with special guest Tetya Motts:

Brenda HillmanKnows what to say as she grabs a pen or reaches for a keyboard as the loose sugar pours from her fingers onto the page or the screen creates a space for the letters to assemble & jockey for meaning often hidden in the ashes left by the fire of creation

Evelyn Reilly  incorporates an anthropocene bent to use the plastic nature of styrofoam to stave off the impending Apocalypse like a mad yo yo on hiatus, walking the dog in the eternity of the spinning omniverse


Elinor Nauen- Hails from a state that features not one but five famous figures carved into the granite peaks and does quite bit of her own metaphysical carving in the pomes & prose of her career tossing a mean fastball along with a few curves to catch us in life's levity
 
Other Arc Enesmble listens to the streams of one another as if multiple rivers conjoin to form a ring around the hands that bind, the keys that find, the cicatrix that keeps us playing, the notes as sutures to heal the wound, salve for the day's ailments, hoozah.

This event is free. The meet n greet begins at 8:00 as the band plays with the call & response of the wind & ambient street / sky noise. We plan to commence the series at 8:30 sharp with a quick hello, followed by the introduction to the 1st poet/ performer.

Please keep in mind that this Thursday November 17th bodes for a chilly evening with temperatures in the 40's!  Dress with long johns, head coverings, gloves & scarves in mind as we see if the bookstore can source some heating lamps for the Muse's return.

There is limited seating in the new backyard (about 30 seats). There is no basement reading space - so if the weather turns to rain we will have to huddle inside - or cancel - more on that if it becomes a necessity; As always we look forward to seeing old & new faces.

Listen for the bang of the drum or the rattle-shake of the chekere.

X's to your O's,
Jeffrey Joe

GREETINGS 11/10/22 7:00 PM




Dear No Longer Deer in the Headlights: Please join us as our protean houseband introduces 3 wonderful poets this Thursday, November 10th, at 7:00pm.


Once again, Unnameable (615 Vanderbilt Ave , near the corner of St. Marks) Books is our gracious host . We'll join with the bushes, fencing, lights, concrete and avian luminaries to enjoy 3 terrific poets & the opening music of Downtown Girls with special guest Tetya Motts:


Cliff Fymanpratices the life of the pome everyday whether driving the cab or watching the knickerbockers, the park across the way, the falling leaves, the way a syllable lodges in the throat, nylon sunlight against the wall with the sun at its strongest when the ground is covered in leaves or snow or poems.
Garrett CaplesKnows about the extrasensory wires that connect us beyond the ying & yang of politics or genetics, a poet equally at home with the Faces as he is the many faces of hip-hop visiting from the area of the Bay to flip the switch on the city of lights


Wendy Xu- Like many of us, is a charter member of the past forming into the present moment, an acknowledgment that both she & us are not dead but becoming a somewhere quicker than the wind can wipe our name off the surface of the river


The Dan Veksler Experience has been known far & wide to ford rivers, cross mountains, echo philosophical brickbats across great divides, bandy randy tales around campfires, inflate dirigibles and stop prude technocrats in mid keyboard strike - yezzzz, so bring yr evening attire & leave yr galoshes at home as Dan brings his wry wit & geetar to the Greetings whet stone

Drunken Lovers of Tomorrow are a band of troubadour poets who translate their poems into long jams both ethereal & gnostically inclined like a bean curd sandwich inside a deli's plate glass facade each of them musically omnivorous like Galactus without the superpowers each one a grain of sand in the overall schema of future cocktails like skates on the ice of lovers


This event is free. The meet n greet begins at 7:00 as the band plays with the call & response of the wind & ambient street / sky noise. We plan to commence the series at 7:30 sharp with a quick hello, followed by the introduction to the 1st poet/ performer.


Please keep in mind that this Thursday November 10th calls for lots of sun (64 during the sunshine) but it will get chillier especially as the day turns to the magic hour and evening's cloak falls over our shoulders.. So don't be afraid of your Autumn Sweaters or come without shirt sleeves, the backyard does not discriminate tho 54 is predicted for the evening!


There is limited seating in the new backyard (about 30 seats). There is no basement reading space - so if the weather turns to rain we will have to huddle inside - or cancel - more on that if it becomes a necessity; however the cast of the fore bodes well for night lows to mid 50's so dress as you see fit. As always we look forward to seeing old & new faces.


Listen for the bang of the drum or the rattle-shake of the chekere.


X's to your O's,
Jeffrey Joe

GREETINGS 11/3/22 7:00 P.M.

 

Dear Coping With New World-Old World Feelings Surge::

Please join us as our protean houseband introduces 3 wonderful poets this Thursday, November 3rd, at 7:00pm. 

Once again, Unnameable (615 Vanderbilt Ave , near the corner of St. Marks) Books is our gracious host . We'll join with the bushes, fencing, lights, concrete and avian luminaries to enjoy 3 terrific poets & the opening music of Downtown Girls with special guest Tetya Motts:

Annabel Lee:  innovation comes naturally for this titan of the small press printing & publishing world, who’s done extensive traveling in both the greater & lesser vehicle, the train that doth ride, carrying so many readers to the shores of satori & back
 John Yau Appreciates the glimmer of the ephemeral, as his pomes & prose have attested to long live life’s little moments; his poetry is as prolific as his art criticism and we heard tell he can play a mean set of drums as well

Christie Towers  drops us right into the world we left several centuries ago hoping we'd come back in a more benevolent form & whether that be true or not we'll just have to sit tight and bend our ears so that her visions travel down the auricular path to settle upon our brain

Ghost Shepherdstravel the roads between cloud & sand, grassy knoll & glass shards scattered over rough concrete of city sidewalk streets, not necessarily a sheep they herd but thoughts turned into music notes run deep down the slope past the wolf's den to pool about the base of mountains forming streams of connectivity the willing may sup from & thus become revitalized 

This event is free. The meet n greet begins at 7:00 as the band plays with the call & response of the birds. We plan to commence the series at 7:30 sharp with a quick hello, followed by the introduction to the 1st poet/ performer. 

Please keep in mind that this Thursday November 3rd calls for lots of sun (68 during the sunshine) but it will get chillier especially as the day turns to the magic hour and evening's cloak falls over our shoulders.. So don't be afraid of your Autumn Sweaters or come without shirt sleeves, the backyard does not discriminate.

There is limited seating in the new backyard (about 30 seats). There is no basement reading space - so if the weather turns to rain we will have to huddle inside - or cancel - more on that if it becomes a necessity; however the cast of the fore bodes well for night lows to mid 55's so dress as you see fit. As always we look forward to seeing old & new faces. 

Listen for the bang of the drum or the rattle-shake of the chekere. 

X's to your O's,
Jeffrey Joe

 

Dear Somewhat More Open Beings::

Please join us as we convene to ring in this Thursday with 4 wonderful poets this Thursday, October 20th, at 7:00pm. 

Once again, Unnameable (615 Vanderbilt Ave , near the corner of St. Marks) Books is our gracious host . We'll join with the bushes, fencing, lights, concrete and avian luminaries to enjoy 3 terrific poets & the opening music of Downtown Girls with special guest Tetya Motts:

Alex Tatarsky: understands the Theatre is not closed! All the actors may be sick, but the clown did not go home, instead they had a good idea & got excited and so here we waiting for the shoe to drop when out comes a revolution!

 Basie Allen tests the fabric of the paper, the tensile pull of the muse to pick up the pen or the brush & excavate from raw experience & feeling the object we shall see & hear, the idea come actually to physical space to fruit & inhabit the space & places between our ears

Karen Weiser  chips away the layers upon layers to discover the kernel made when we were 3 or 6 or 9, now forming a logic that is unconscious and knows no bodily bounds


Marko Pogacar is a brother in a storm as he listens in a canary suit below the wind howling as we will listen to him tonite illuminated, set aglow by residue of a Neon South dogging his most pleasurable trail

The Red Kremlin: are really a group of guys who never took the opportunity to be communists so the music may morph into something other than it usually does or maybe not! That's the beauty of jazz Psych improvisation, it goes where the evening & players takes it, so take your seat & listen as the tunes lace into early evening bird call.

This event is free. The meet n greet begins at 7:00 as the band plays with the call & response of the birds. We plan to commence the series at 7:30 sharp with a quick hello, followed by the introduction to the 1st poet/ performer. 

Please keep in mind that this Thursday October 20th calls for lots of sun within the high fifties but it will get chillier especially as the day turns to the magic hour and avian cousins get chirpy... So don't be afraid of your Autumn Sweaters or come without shirt sleeves, the backyard does not discriminate.

There is limited seating in the new backyard (about 30 seats). There is no basement reading space - so if the weather turns to rain we will have to huddle inside - or cancel - more on that if it becomes a necessity; however the cast of the fore bodes well for night lows to mid 55's so dress as you see fit. As always we look forward to seeing old & new faces. 

Listen for the bang of the drum or the rattle-shake of the chekere. 

X's to your O's,
Jeffrey Joe
Jed Shahar

Email Newsletter

 You can now sign up for our emailed Events Newsletter via tinyletter, 

https://tinyletter.com/unnameablebooks

which will be sent out roughly once a month with info on all upcoming readings, though they may occasionally also be posted here,

thank you

 

Dear Believers in Second Chances:
Let us gather as spring turns to summer to celebrate the passing now in all its ephemeral beauty, why just sit at home & watch paint dry when you can journey into Brooklyn's magic hour & watch the poetry get wet beneath the first blurry stars of evening this Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 7:00pm.
Unnameable has a slightly new location (615 Vanderbilt Ave , near the corner of St. Marks) and a new backyard. We'll join with the bushes, fencing, lights & concrete to continue making a go of our new home-space, in this new spring with these 3 terrific poets & the opening music of The Ghost Shepherds:
Chuks Ndulue: Knows that a Sunday Morning Christian is more than you can hope for when 3 Cheers for the Good Guys brings the devil round the bend. Of course once you hear his pomes you'll Fall to Pieces, Busted with A Little More Time you can Take It & Go, glad to know you left the Chokin Kind behind. So don't let Too Many Rivers stand in your way of experiencing the unexpected results of Chuk’s words for yourself - & don't be surprised if On Your Way Down he picks you right up!
Emma Wippermann: has been a traveling round this planet for some time. One of her last stops was visiting razorback country where the Ozarks meet the mountains, where visions have been reported by one J of A, born anew into a vegan French Onion sloop, moving through the waters of life one oar stroke at a time, with a gusto & patience that makes each of her pomes an incredible taste bud experience.
Matvei Yankelevich - Is not one to scratch any old itch, no siree this poet, who's family struck the itch from their name long ago & only recently had to deal with the itch coming back, like a bounty hunting poetry boomerang, knows what the nose knows, that here & forever after the pome begins in Winter to be thawed in Spring and thus bloom slightly late in Summer, that golden chime ringing clear like a trumpet selecting notes with the cares of M. Dewey Davis through a Cherry Blackwell headboard.
The Unnameable Ambassadors: guide us through the second to last days of now before the burghers of the Hill displace us into patches of exburb boogieland with special trumpet guest!
This event is free. The meet n greet begins at 7:00 as the house band will be playing. We plan to commence the series at 7:30 o'clock sharp with a quick hello, followed by the introduction to the 1st poet/ performer.
Please keep in mind that this Thursday June 9th calls for rain during the day but bodes clear skies in the evening. So don't let the sight of rain early dismay ya - we gots hope for the riders to beat the clouds out to Berry town & beyond before the show starts.
There is limited seating in the new backyard (about 25 seats). There is no basement reading space - so if the weather turns to rain we will have to huddle inside - or cancel - more on that if it becomes a necessity; however the cast of the fore bodes well for nigh 50's to mid 60's so dress appropriately. As always we look forward to seeing old & new faces.
Listen for the bang of the drum.