"Puma Perl is a remarkable poet and an exciting performer. Retrograde is a true contemporary masterpiece." —John Sinclair, poet, former manager of the MC5, radio host, political activist
great weather for MEDIA is thrilled to announce the publication of "Retrograde" by Puma Perl. This is great weather for MEDIA’s first single author poetry collection and who better to kick off the series?
Come along for a terrific night of spoken word and music featuring Puma Perl and Friends (Joff Wilson, Danny Ray, Walter Steding, and Angello Olivieri), plus special guests Verless Doran, Aimee Herman, and The Bowery Boys.
ENTRY IS FREE (please buy drinks, alcoholic or non.)
In the mid-70s, Puma Perl happened by the Nuyorican Poets Café on its second night of existence. Along with countless other Lower East Side residents, she discovered that the transformative power of poetry and performance was accessible to her, regardless of class and academic achievement. Decades later—still living in New York City—she is a widely published poet, writer, performer, producer, and photographer.
Puma is the author of two chapbooks, the award-winning "Belinda and Her Friends" and "Ruby True", and the full-length collection "knuckle tattoos". Her poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including "It’s Animal but Merciful" (great weather for MEDIA, 2012), "The Understanding between Foxes and Light" (great weather for MEDIA, 2013), "Maintenant", "Rattle", "The Chiron Review", "Have a NYC" (Three Rooms Press), and "Bullying: Replies, Rebuttals, Confessions, and Catharsis".
She was the co-creator, co-producer, and main curator of DDAY Productions which mounted shows in many New York City venues and highlighted emerging artists. Her newest venture is Puma Perl’s Pandemonium, which brings together poetry with rock and roll. As Puma Perl and Friends, she performs regularly with a group of excellent musicians. She continues to be transformed.
Published by great weather for MEDIA June 1st 2014