Different different but same, same same but different

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To kick off 2014 in style, the Belles of Hell, are teaming up with Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, founder of The Calypso Muse Reading Series, and Pushcart Prize nominee, Shira E, and special guest a rawlings, luminous interdisciplinary artist, for intimate performances across two nights in New York.

  • Thursday 16 January 2014, 7.00pm
    Different Different But Same
    She Stole My Every Rock and Roll
    with Cheryl Boyce-Taylor
    Bluestockings Bookstore
    172 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
  • Friday 17 January 2014, 6.00pm
    Same Same But Different
    Chosen Family
    with Shira E and special guest a rawlings
    Poets House
    10 River Tce, New York, NY 10282
    This event is made possible by Poets
    House’s Literary Partners Program.

We are absolutely grateful to be sharing the stages with three incredible poets, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Shira E and a rawlings. They are fine writers and collaborators in the spirit of challenge and change and beautiful language.

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, is a poet, and founder of The Calypso Muse Reading Series, and The Glitter Pomegranate Performance Series. Her poems have been published in ALOUD: Voices From the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Bowery Women, Making the Trees Shiver, The Mom Egg, and upcoming in Adrienne and The Encyclopedia Project. The author of three collections of poetry, Raw Air, Night When Moon Follows and Convincing the Body, she earned an MFA in poetry from Stonecoast: University of Southern Maine, and has taught poetry at: Urban WordNYC, Bowery Poetry Club, Poets & Writers,and Poets House.

Shira Erlichman is a nationally acclaimed poet, musician and artist. A Pushcart Prize nominee who has toured the country with some of the nation’s leading performers and writers, her prolific and unique style has brought her acclaim as “one of the most original and compelling voices in performance poetry.” Her poetry has been featured in NARAL’s National Pro-Choice campaign Free.Will.Power, as well as set to motion by the dancers of the Sound Dance Company. Her award-winning music has appeared in multiple independent films, NPR and national TV. She has shared stages with Ani Difranco, Mirah, TuNe-YaRds and Coco Rosie. She has been independently recording and releasing her records for over 10 years. Originally from Brookline MA, she now lives in Brooklyn NY in an indoor treehouse.

a rawlings is a poet, arts educator, and interdisciplinarian who has presented and/or published work in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, and the United States. Her first book, Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006) received the Alcuin Award for Design. The book is currently being adapted for stage production by experimental puppeteer Sigga Sunna Reynisdóttir and composer Valgeir Sigurðsson. rawlings is an active collaborator and improvisation enthusiast. She works frequently with Maja Jantar and Matt Ceolin. She is also currently penning a reactive libretto for Longitude in collaboration with composer Davíð Brynjar Franzson and new media artists Davyde Wachell and Halldór Arnar Úlfarsson.

a rawlings received a Chalmers Arts Fellowship in 2009 and 2010, enabling her to research Icelandic, improvisation, nordicity, and volcanology for the development and presentation of new work in Belgium, Canada, and Iceland. Most recently, she was selected the 2012 Queensland Poet-in-Residence; during her tenure, she spent three months in Australia developing Gibber, an interdisciplinary project that combines poetry, acoustic ecology, and counter-mapping. In 2013, her work Áfall / Trauma was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrghts. She is finishing a Masters in Environmental Ethics and Natural Resource Management at the University of Iceland.

sidence; during her tenure, she spent three months in Australia developing Gibber, an interdisciplinary project that combines poetry, acoustic ecology, and counter-mapping. In 2013, her work Áfall / Trauma was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrghts. She is finishing a Masters in Environmental Ethics and Natural Resource Management at the University of Iceland.

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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