Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St. between West Fourth & Bleecker Sts.
Friday, January 6, $7 (includes free drink), 6:00 - 8:00
If the massive New Year’s Day marathons at the Poetry Project and the Bowery Poetry Club were a little too much for you to take all at once, the Cornelia Street Cafe is holding its fourth annual tribute to the rather iconoclastic, eclectic, and iconic Charles Bukowski, author of such books as Factotum, Barfly, Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8 Story Window, Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live with Beasts, and Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit. Hosted by Kat Georges, the evening includes poetry readings and performances by Peter Carlaftes, Thomas Fucaloro, Angelo Verga, George Wallace, and Ron Singer, videos of Bukowski, prizes, book giveaways, and, appropriately, one free drink with admission. Also appropriately, a post on the bukowski.net forum notes that this is “an event that would have made Bukowski wretch.” And if you want to read your own favorite piece by Bukowski or your own poem inspired by the writer, you can sign up to participate as well, but you need to get there before six.