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Jeffrey Cyphers Wright &Friends

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright &Friends

September 7, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 28, 2021

Every Tuesday in September at 8 PM
September 7, 14, 21, and 28

Continuing Howl’s &Friends series, we welcome poet and publisher JEFFREY CYPHERS WRIGHT, founder of LiVE MAG!! An artist, critic, and eco-activist, he is best known as a New Romantic/Post Surrealist poet. Under the rubric “The Fun Doctrine,” Wright brings together a lively mix of performance poetry, art, and film by colleagues and friends. 

The &Friends series features weekly programs curated by one notable creator, with the voices, commentary, music, art, films, and writing of friends they admire and work with. “For me, collaboration is the foundation of community and community is paramount to success, survival, and happiness,” says Wright. “No one is an island, as they say. The people around me in the creative fields are like touchstones. In them and their work, I find support and inspiration—and hopefully, return the same.” The series continues every Tuesday in September on Howl TV.

September 7: Lips of the Unsyncable—Live Mag! contributing artists and writers Ama Birch, Charles Borkhuis, Kathe Burkhart, Mike DeCapite, Editor JCW, plus singer/songwriter Roger Manning.

September 14: A Blinkfest—Films from the Alterverse
Featuring puppets by Wright. Plus Rita Barros, Luigi Cazzaniga, Kathe Burkhart, and Lili White.

September 21: Crazy (like a quilt), Live Mag! co-editor Ilka Scobie &Friends with art, performance, fiction, and poetry featuring Penny Arcade, Helixx Armageddon, Bonny Finberg, JCW, and hip hop emcee Uptown GI (Jo Sé).

September 28: The Fundamentals—Grande Finale with Wright’s new puppet film, art by Chris Lee, and literary haymakers Andrei Codrescu, Ron Kolm, Sharon Mesmer, David Mills, and John Reed.

About Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Wright is an artist, critic, eco-activist, impresario, and publisher, but is best known as a poet associated with New Romanticism and the New York School. He received his MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College where he studied with Allen Ginsberg and also taught. He served on the Poetry Project Board of Directors at St. Mark’s Church and also taught there. From 1987 to 2000 he ran Cover Magazine, the Underground National. During this time he also served on the Board at Mason Gross School of the Arts. He is the author of 17 books of verse, including most recently Blue Lyre from Dos Madres Press, Radio Poems from The Operating System, and Fake Lies from Fell Swoop. Wright contributes criticism regularly to American Book Review and ArtNexus. He is a long-time resident of the East Village in New York City where he raised his two sons. Recently he received a Kathy Acker Award for writing and publishing. Currently, Wright produces literary events in NYC at La Mama ETC, Howl! Happening, and KGB Lit Bar in conjunction with his annual art and poetry journal, LiVE MAG!

About LiVE MAG! 

LiVE MAG! was born to run at the Bowery Poetry Club. Conceived by Bob Holman and Jeff Wright as a performance publication event created specifically for the Club, earlier events from 2007 to 2010 featured editors of other publications as guests — eg,   Hannah Winarsky, editor of Princeton University Press, William Electric Black of La Mama ETC., Michael Andre of Unmuzzled Ox, Bob Hershon of Hanging Loose and the late Akilah Oliver, the Monday night coordinator of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church — who read their own works, some favorites, and then solicited poems from the audience to read. LiVE MAG! has evolved as an equal mix of art and poetry. In a unique partnership with La Mama, ETC, the magazine hosts an annual print publication party.

About DJ Jo Sé

HipHop artist/Geoscientist Uptown G.I. (Jo Sé ) is a bilingual (English/Spanish) emcee with range from urban socio political poet, to slick dance rap, multiple entendres entertainer. With two celebrated releases as MC/DJ duo SpicHop, alongside Dj ShortWiz, bringing experimental afrocaribbeat rap to local and int’l exposure. Appearances on mixtapes with legendary Dj Ron G among others, featured in rap documentaries in Paris and Berlin representing NYC HipHop, on a solo debut “Guilty Innocent” considered by many a must have underground self release. Collaborating in the activist collective eXtaOrdinary Individuals (XOI) with veteran emcees Zookness (RIP) and Will E.Survive and DJ Mister Hall for live shows, performing in Zuccotti Park during Occupy Wall Street, and as part of activism art installations at El Museo Del Barrio and This Red Door galleries. While in academia recording a pioneering single on scientific theory released to and used in educational programs. Taking full advantage of the time quarantined preparing a much anticipated duo release “Ghetto Intellect” and a Spanish language rap en español “Generó Individuo” with Grammy award winning mix engineers. A follow up full length multimedia project “Gentle Illness” to be made available on NFT platforms. A true multicultural HipHop experience.

About Ilka Scobie

About Rita Barros

About Luigi Cazzaniga

About Mike DeCapite 

About Lili White


About Howl TV
Howl TV is a channel to the artistic creation of myriad artists, performers, poets, dancers, and thought-leaders who exemplify the spirit of the East Village and Lower East Side. Featuring original programming and live streaming 24/7, our website was designed to give viewers a sneak peek of exhibitions and events, as well as live and recorded original programming. Howl TV brings a selection of hundreds of past programs by legends of the downtown scene, activists, and artists who continue the legacy of creativity which is the hallmark of the neighborhood.

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