Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope)

Wednesday, OCTOBER 30th

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The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series is pleased to announce that our reading scheduled for Wednesday, October 30th will feature Joel Allegretti, Mark T. Conrad, and Ryan Joe.

The reading will occur at Jimmy’s No. 43 at 7:30 PM. The event is FREE and open to the public

Joel Allegretti ( is the author of four collections of poetry: Europa/Nippon/New York: Poems/Not-Poems (Poets Wear Prada, 2012), Thrum (Poets Wear Prada, 2010), Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press, 2006), selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006, a list that included novels by Cormac McCarthy and Thomas Pynchon, and The Plague Psalms (The Poet’s Press, 2000). He is the editor of the anthology Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, forthcoming in 2013 from Poets Wear Prada. Allegretti’s poems have appeared in Smartish Pace, PANK, The New York Quarterly, MARGIE, Fulcrum and many other national journals, as well as in The Best American Poetry blog and journals published in Canada, the United Kingdom and India. Allegretti’s fiction has appeared in Think Journal, The Adroit Journal, autolycus: rogue literary journal and Petrichor Machine, among other periodicals. His Aqua: A Play in One Repeated Act was a semifinalist in the 2010 KNOCK International Play Contest. He wrote the texts for three song cycles by Frank Ezra Levy, whose work is released on Naxos American Classics. Allegretti is a member of the Academy of American Poets and ASCAP.

Mark T. Conard earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Temple University in Philadelphia, and is now Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. He’s the author of the suspense novels, Dark as Night, and Killer’s Coda, published by In addition to writing fiction, he’s the co-editor of The Simpsons and Philosophy (2001), and Woody Allen and Philosophy (2004), both published by Open Court Press; and is editor of The Philosophy of Film Noir (2006), The Philosophy of Neo-Noir (2006), The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese (2007), The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers (2008),and The Philosophy of Spike Lee (2013), all published by The University Press of Kentucky. He listens to jazz, is known to drink bourbon, and enjoys fine cigars. He in fact does have a friend, believe it or not, and his favorite invaders of Rome are the Visigoths. In addition, he’s fond of loud, piercing noises, boating accidents, and non sequiturs.

Ryan Joe is a writer living in Manhattan. He is a senior editor at a marketing magazine and has contributed to Publisher’s Weekly, Lit Pub and Tottenville Review.


Jimmy’s No. 43
43 East 7th Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Take the 6 train to Astor Place or the R/N train to 8th Street/NYU or the F train to 2nd Avenue

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