Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Typewriter Girls!

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Good friend and Leaving Shangri-LA correspondent Emily-HyperFaerie attended a Typewriter Girls show in Pittsburg at my behest. Here's what she had to say:

The Girls had an old-school typewriter set up at the entrance and encouraged audience members to add onto an Exquisite Corpse poem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_corpse) which would be read at the end of the show. After much futzing with the typewriter, I added some lines from my old poems and a few lines of "red rum" for good measure, and Julianna put in one of her favorite song quotes...

The show itself was fantastically wild and stunning, with belly dancers, local poets reading bizarre snippets from their books, a gorgeous androgyne Eros-boy go-go dancing in wings and a Speedo, burlesque performers, and the TGs themselves in drag as Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot. When the performance itself ended, the Girls put on music and the audience had a wild dance/makeout party...

Read the full account at her blog: Poetic Cabaret is Freedom.

2 comments:

Penny Lane said...

i must go to this place... i must live there forever and ever...

hyper-faerie said...

W00t!! Thanks for posting it!

 
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