Not sure what to do? / oh, here’s something: Poetic Songs by Ethan Philbrick

imageEthan Philbrick will perform Not sure what to do? / oh here’s something on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:30 pm at 186 Carpenter St. This performance is the culmination of months of work combining Philbrick’s songwriting skills with his love of various poets, from C.P. Cavafy and Audre Lorde to Gwendolyn Brooks and Elizabeth Bishop. “They are songs of loss and sex, deviance and death, pleasure and nostalgia for something you never actually had,” Philbrick says. Each song corresponds to a certain poet and invokes their work through Philbrick’s unique interpretation. Philbrick is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in performance studies at NYU. Read more about his project here.

Sarah Gerard and Kit Schulter Reading at Ada


Sarah Gerard, who has recently published Binary Star (at Two-Dollar Radio), will be reading from her novel at Ada Books on Friday, Feb 27th, at 7pm. She will also have books to sell and sign upon, if you are up for that.
Kit Schulter — local poet, translator, and impressario — will also be reading some words aloud.
Admission is free, and there will be snacks and drinks for the taking. Do come!

literary lunchtimes in downtown Prov

Next week, head down to the RISD Museum at lunchtime (12 – 1 pm in the Contemporary Art Gallery) to hear writers read in the series Choose Your Words: Poetry & Prose.

The series is curated by Frequency instructor Kate Schapira.

tumblr_inline_mn2ehoeOGO1qz4rgpOn Aug 14th, Frequency instructor Tina Cane is reading!

Schedule for the rest of the week:

8/13: Serena Putterman
I will be telling stories and so will my puppets.

8/15: Kate Colby
I will read my long poem of cumulative qualifying statements called “I Mean.”

8/16: Andrew Colarusso
Andrew E. Colarusso will be reading from “American Mikhtams”. A series of New World Psalms that explore the intersectionalities of the right to bear arms, the right to wear strap-ons, violence in the classroom, mass exodus and how it is possible to love in the midst of it all.

8/17: Joanna/Joanna: Joanna Howard with Joanna Ruocco
Joanna Howard and Joanna Ruocco will read from our collaborative hybrid text entitled “Field Text.”

8/18: Danielle Vogel
A Library of Light: Poet and book artist Danielle Vogel will project a series of short, incantatory films, which explore the relationship between syntax and topologies of light and sound.

Beat The Winter Blues!


Have you been hibernating?
Shake things up this Thursday night and support the arts by
attending The Sweet Little Variety Show at The Roots Cafe!

Frequency poet and intern Kat Murphy will be reading poems
amidst a grab bag of talent and fun including live music,
comedy, and a few surprises!

For more info about the event check out their Facebook page!

Speaking of facebook, let’s hear it for Amish Trivedi, Frequency’s very own facebook wizard.
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