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Loretta Auditorium Presents The Body of Loretta - Texts and notes by J.P. Slote

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Loretta Auditorium Presents The Body of Loretta. Three plays on the pornography of power, free will on the free market, and arousal in the public realm. An experimental theatre company from NYC’s Lower East Side (1980s) travels between East and West Europe before the fall of the Iron Curtain; the rise of human trafficking with the triumph of the West; the story of Loretta; the story of the collective creation of three plays. With color photos from productions. Texts and notes: J.P. Slote. With a foreword by Martin Reckhaus.

Fly by Night Press. Publication date: April 15, 2019. 156 pages. Price: $20.

ISBN-13: 978-1-7321260-3-9

Upcoming Fly By Night Press release: LIVING WITHOUT SKIN by Gabriel Don

Upcoming Fly By Night Press release: LIVING WITHOUT SKIN by Gabriel Don

This is Gabriel Don. Her light cannot be kept in a jar. Her words turn lead into gold. Don’t mess with her babies — she will G check you without a posse. She is Queen Elizabeth I encamped at Tilbury, she is Isis piecing Osiris together, she is dangerous and vulnerable and powerful. Powerful because vulnerable. This is Gabriel Don’s first collection and she doesn’t mean business; she means “Oh Henry you can’t be so clumsy with your cock.” Don’t let the politeness fool you.

- Sharon Mesmer, Polish-American poet, fiction writer, essayist and professor of creative writing

BLACK JELLY Launch Party January 25th!

BLACK JELLY Launch Party January 25th!

Fly By Night Press, a subsidiary of A Gathering of the Tribes, will be publishing Black Jelly, a new book of poems by Melanie Maria Goodreaux and photographs by Nikki Johnson in January 2019.

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday

          Steve Cannon is an ambassador and guardian for Jazz. Late at night in his apartment on East 6th st, in between thinking about the cosmos and the next chapter of his memoirs, he bangs on the piano. But mostly Steve keeps jazz alive by running his damn mouth. How many times have I heard the tale of him bumpin into Miles at the Village Vanguard, and bein Mr. Enthusiasm, going right up to Miles to ask if he'd played Kinda Blue yet, and Miles coming back with a minor note- “I played it. Didn’t you hear it?”.

"Word: An Anthology" now at the Smithsonian Libraries

"Word: An Anthology" now at the Smithsonian Libraries

We at A Gathering of the Tribes are happy to announce that our latest edition "Word: An Anthology" can now be found at the Smithsonian Libraries' National Museum of African American History and Culture Library.

Tribes wants YOU to apply to work with us!

We are a multicultural arts organization that runs an online magazine and publishes books of poetry on demand.

We are searching for an office administrator who is tech savvy to assist our director, a blind retired professor in day-to-day tasks. Tasks will include taking dictation, sending emails, updating website, keeping books and reading to professor. Candidate should know SquareSpace, book keeping and be able to take dictation. Ability to write grants and write html is a plus. 

Interested candidates should call (212) 777-2038 or email gatheringofthetribes@gmail.com

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Children’s Books Missed These Immigrant Stories. So Students Wrote Them. (NYTimes)

Children’s Books Missed These Immigrant Stories. So Students Wrote Them. (NYTimes)

Greatness surrounds Melissa Cabrera when she attends classes at Bronx Community College. That should not be surprising, because the campus is home to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, where busts of scientists, scholars and statesmen, among others, line a grand colonnade that wraps around Gould Memorial Library, an architectural treasure designed by Stanford White.

The Path

The Path

After two and a half years, a Gathering of the Tribes is proud to announce its Anthology of 50 poets and 50 artists called WORD, has been released into the world. And due to popular demand, Tribes is in the process in doing a second printing of the above.