Tribes 13 Party
Featuring Readings By
Melanie Maria Goodreaux
And to close musical guests
Reuben Brock (piano)
Brian Homa (guitar and trumpet)
Janet Hamill is a poet and spoken word artist. Her poem "K-E-R-O-U-A-C" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her fifth collection, "Body of Water," was nominated for the William Carlos Williams Award by the Poetry Society of America.
On February 9, 2011, Hamill opened for Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye at St. Mark's Church to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their first performance together.
Hamill presently resides in New York's lower Hudson Valley with her husband, writer and musician Joseph Csida. She is an instructor and member of the board of advisors at The North East Poetry Center's College of Poetry, in Warwick, NY.  She is also a member of the Seligmann Foundation in Sugar Loaf NY, an organization located at the estate of Surrealist painter Kurt Seligmann, dedicated to his ongoing legacy and the legacy of Surrealism.
- is a writer of plays, fiction and poetry. His volume of fiction, Pancake Hollow Primer, is published by Codhill Press, who also published his micro-fiction book, The Wytheport Tales. He is the editor of Riverine: An Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers and the co-editor of WaterWrites: A Hudson River Anthology, also from Codhill. His fiction and poetry has been published throughout the U.S. including Home Planet News, Rockhurst Review, Out of Line, and For Enid With Love. Over 20 of his plays and theatre pieces have been produced in NYC, regionally and in Europe. He received a BFA from Ohio University and a Masters Degree from The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. He teaches Dramatic and Creative Writing at SUNY, New Paltz, NY. www.newpaltz.edu/larrycarr
Fay Chiang - has been a poet, visual artist, community and cultural activist in NYC Chinatown and the Lower East Side for the past 40 years. At the Basement Workshop (the first Asian American nonprofit multidisciplinary cultural organization in NYC and the east coast) she began as a volunteer for the Yellow Pearl project and Bridge Magazine and moved on to coordinate and develop Amerasia Creative Arts in 1973 and became its executive director from 1974 to 1986. Director of Henry Street Settlement’s Asian American Outreach Program; project manager/special sections editor in NY Newsday’s Public Affairs Office, and director of Poets & Writers’ Readings/Workshops state-wide re-grant program, she joined Project Reach in 2000 and is currently working in program development, crisis counseling for young people at risk and supporting youth and adults living with HIV/AIDS.
Dennis Doherty - is author of three volumes of poetry: The Bad Man (2004, Fugitive (2007), and Crush Test (2010). Stories, essays and poems appear throughout the literary press. He is director of the creative writing program and chair of the poetry board at SUNY New Paltz, where he teaches creative writing and literature.
Melanie Maria Goodreaux
George Wallace- is author of Poppin Johnny, Summer of Love and other chapbooks of Poetry. He hosts poetry readings at the Bowery Poetry Club and Greenwich Village Bistro, is writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, and teaches at the downtown campus of Pace University.
Kat Georges - is a poet, playwright, director and publisher. Her poetry collections include "Punk Rock Journal," and "Slow Dance at 120 Beats a Minute" (Three Rooms Press). Her first full-length collection, "Our Lady of the Hunger" will be released in early 2012. Georges hails from Southern California where she established several poetry reading series in the late 1980s. In the 1990s she relocated to San Francisco, opening the renowned Marliyn Monore Memorial Theater and tearing up the SF poetry scene. In New York since 2003, she has directed numerous Off-Broadway plays, curates and hosts a bi-weekly poetry series at Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village, and is poetry editor of A Gathering of the Tribes magazine and Maintenant (annual contemporary dada poetry and art journal). She is also the founder & publisher of Three Rooms Press.
Thomas Fucaloro - likes rainbows, hippos and the color pink.
Ron Kolm is one of the founding members of the Unbearables literary collective, and an editor of several of their anthologies; Crimes of the Beats, Help Yourself! and The Worst Book I Ever Read. He is also the co-author, with Jim Feast, of Neo Phobe, and the author of the Plastic Factory and Welcome to the Barbecue. Kolm’s papers were purchased by theNew York University library, where they’ve been catalogued in the Fales Collection as part of the Downtown Writers Group. He has worked in most of New York City’s independent bookstores, including the Strand, St. Mark’s Bookshop and Coliseum Books, which crashed and burned on 42nd Street a couple of years ago. He currently works for PosmanBooks in Grand Central Station.
Reuben Brock (Piano)
Brian Homa (Guitar and Trumpet)