Monday, January 21, 2013

Yours truly reading for the first public!

Well, it had to happen sometime, I guess, and I can say for sure it will be an interesting experiment--I will be reading aloud from a short story entitled Still Life With Tampon (a humor piece, just in case you couldn't tell) at NYC's literary bar, the KGB, on Jan. 24, at 7 pm. If it's not ungodly cold in the Big Apple and you can make it out, I'd love to see any and all! Here's the official invite from the very talented Leslie Goshko, who will be hosting (check out her Web site at!
Award-winning storyteller and Huffington Post blogger Leslie Goshko hosts tonight’s curated evening of original poetic works that's sure to Kick Assonance! Join co-creators Kyle Erickson ("Enduro’s Lament") and Steven Leyva ("Low Parish") as they welcome fellow authors Jeff Simpson, Mary Cool, and Andrew Schep for an evening of original poetry that Time Out New York magazine named a “Critics' Pick.”

Tonight's Readers:

KYLE ERICKSON (co-creator Kick Assonance, author "Enduro's Lament" - a collaboration w/author Christian Ericson, "Top 101 NY Blog"

STEVEN LEYVA (co-creator Kick Assonance, author "Low Parish", winner of 2012 Cobalt Review Poetry Prize)

JEFF SIMPSON (author "Vertical Hold", National Poetry Series finalist, Poets & Writers Magazine)

MARY COOL (, creator

ANDREW SCHEP (Oberon Poetry Magazine, upcoming issue of "The Healing Muse.")

So stop on by for a drink, some poetry, and some laughs (yes, we'll have those too).


Be sure to arrive early to snag a seat; they go fast.