AMP | Archive | 2017
August 2, 2017
Bobby Miller, Emily XYZ & Myers Bartlett
An Evening of Readings
is a performance poet, writer, actor and photographer. He is the author of four books of poetry; "Benestrific Blonde", "Mouth of Jane", ”Troubleblonde” and "Rigamarole". He has been published in many magazines and periodicals including Verbal Abuse, Vice Magazine, UHF Magazine and The Village Voice. He is included in The 1995 American Book Award- winning "Aloud: Voices from The Nuyorican Poets Cafe", "Verses That Hurt; Pleasure and Pain from the Poemfone Poets, and “The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry”, listed on the top ten Poetry National Bestseller List. Mr. Miller’s book, "Fabulous! A Photographic Diary Of Studio 54" 144 black and white photographs with text was published by St. Martin's Press in September 1998, He is also the author “A Downtown State of Mind: NYC 1973 – 1983”, “Wigstock in Black & White: 1985 – 2005”, “Jackie 60 Nights”, “Amina”, “Queer Nation”, “PORTRAITS: Volumes 1 – 3”, ”Ptown Peeps” Volumes 1 , 2 and 3, “Forget Them Not”, ”Fetish and Fairytale Folk”, “Diva’s, Dudes & Dandies”, and “Fabulous! A Photographic Diary of Studio 54: REDUX” with 37 color plates added for the 37th Anniversary of Studio 54. All of his books can be purchased at www.blurb.com/user/store/TroubleBlond.
His is work has been exhibited in NYC, Palm Springs and Provincetown at AMP Gallery, and Woodman Shimko Gallery. Bobby has been taking photographs since 1974. His first influence was his mother Dorothy C. Miller, a prolific amateur photographer. His first contemporary influences were Christopher Makos, Robert Mapplethorpe and Jimmy De Sana. He studied photography with Lisette Model in 1976 in NYC at The New School during the last year of her life. As a hairdresser and make-up artist he has worked with photographers Lynn Goldsmith, Francesco Scavullo and Robert Mapplethorpe and many others.
As a poet and spoken word artist he has collaborated with recording artist DJ Dmitry of the band Dee-Lite on a recording of “My Life as I Remember It to Be” released in 2015 and can also be heard on Epic Records CD Home Alive with Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Joan Jett, and others performing his “Keep Your Mouth Off My Sisters”.
is the author of The Emily XYZ Songbook: Poems for 2 Voices
(Rattapallax Press, 2005). Anthologies include: A Day in the Life: Tales from the Lower East
(Contact II Publishing, 1990), Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe
(Henry Holt, 1994), The United States of Poetry
(Abrams, 1996), Up Is Up But So Is Down: New York's Downtown Literary Scene 1974-1992
(New York University Press, 2006), and Verses That Hurt: Pleasure and Pain from the POEMFONE Poets
(St. Martins Press, 1997.
received her BFA in Theater from Boston University and is a professional actress and voiceover. She began her partnership with Emily XYZ when the poet spotted her in an off-off Broadway production playing a mod Natasha in Chekhov's, Three Sisters
. (it was a revision set in the 60's complete with a Beatles score...) They hit the ground running and the duo has performed in NYC from the lower east side to Lincoln Center. Their touring years took them across the country, to Germany, and as far away as Australia. Her successful voiceover career began at a show with Emily, when a casting director asked her to come in for an audition. Over the years she has voiced ads for Pantene Shampoo, Lancome Cosmetics, Marshalls, Slimfast, Evian and Snapple to name a few. She is very happy to be a part of this reading and to spend a few days in beautiful Provincetown.
July 6, 2017
Doggerel, shanties, bromides and sob stories.
Reading, 7 PM
"I just want to make enough to buy this town and keep it rough."
: "I write I draw I scan the horizon. Painter, cartographer, human ecologist, elegiac dystopian. 25 years in the Provincetown Hook, 10 years of coastal surveys, 500 paintings, 5000 trail miles jogged, a string of failed relationships, couple hundred friends, a kayak, a bike, a guitar and a killer lamb curry. Just trying to get it right."
MARK ADAMS is a painter, printmaker, and a cartographer with the National Park Service and has been based on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard since 1987. He exhibits regularly at The Schoolhouse Gallery where he has focused on works of art that use layered images of maps, personal notebook pages, text, data and images of animals and friends in light accumulation on paper and wood panels. Adam’s work is about things that imperfectly represent the nature to our society, harvesting curiosity, wonderment and a little biology as source material.
He has taught at the Provincetown Art Association, Castle Hill Center for the Arts (Truro MA), and the Provincetown School Academy program and as a guest in the MFA program of the Fine Arts Work Center/Massachusetts College of Art. He has studied ecology, landscape architecture, printmaking and photography at University of California, Berkeley, California College of Arts and Crafts and studied with artists at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He also worked as a wildlife field biologist, scientific illustrator, forest fire fighter, gymnastics coach. His current interests include geologic time, taxonomies, coordinate systems and layering of information in maps.
Mark Adams is represented by the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown.
June 24, 2017
Sarah Johnson, Sheila Carter-Jones, and Alden Jones
is the author of The Lightkeeper’s Wife
(Sourcebooks), The Very Telling, The Art of the Author Interview
, and Conversations with American Women Writers
, all published by the University Press of New England. Her interviews appear in The Writer’s Chronicle, Glimmertrain Stories, Provincetown Arts
, and The Writer
. She is the recipient of residencies in fiction from Jentel Artists’ Residency Program and Vermont Studio Center. She lives and writes in Provincetown, MA.
is a fellow of Cave Canem, Callaloo, and a 2015 Walter E. Dakin Fellow of the Sewanee Writer’s Conference. She is the 2012 winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Book Award and a 2013 runner up for the New York Center for Book Arts Chapbook Contest. Sheila is a long-time participant in the Madwomen in the Attic program at Carlow University. She has been published in Pennsylvania Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, City Paper, Tri-State Anthology, Crossing Limits, Blair Mountain Press, Flights, Cave Canem Anthology, Pittsburgh Poetry Review
, several anthologies of Voices in the Attic
, the Jewish Chronicle
and other journals. Sheila is a former public school teacher and university professor.
is the author of three books: a travel memoir, The Blind Masseuse
; a story collection, Unaccompanied Minors
; and The Wanting Was a Wilderness
, a hybrid work of literary criticism and personal essay, forthcoming in 2018. Her awards include the New American Fiction Prize, the Lascaux Book Prize, two Independent Publisher Book Awards, the Foreword Book of the Year Award, and the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award longlist. She teaches creative writing and cultural studies at Emerson College and is the co-founder and co-director of the Cuba Writers Program.
June 15, 2017
"Scream Along with Billy: Never Washed", a documentary by Anne Stott, starring Billy Hough & Susan Goldberg
World Premier Screening, (60 min.) + Talk back with Billy & Sue | During the Provincetown International Film Festival
"Scream Along with Billy: Never Washed" is a one hour video documentary about the underground music duo Scream Along with Billy. Conceived as a late night bar band at the Grotta Bar in Provincetown, MA, SAWB has become a staple of the New York City underground music scene with Billy Hough on piano and vocals and Sue Goldberg on bass and eye rolls. Part punk aficionado, part committed nerd, Billy can take a night of SAWB from covers of Patti Smith, Robert Johnson, and Lucinda Williams, to musings on the connection between Siouxsie Sioux and 18th century french philosophers. "Scream Along with Billy: Never Washed" combines interviews with Billy and Sue and live footage from the summer of 2015 performances at the Grotta Bar in Provincetown, MA to tell the story of how this unlikely “valedictory lap” evolved into a downtown New York must see cult favorite.
is the producer/director of "Scream Along with Billy: Never Washed". As an indie rock singer/songwriter and actor herself, Stott has released two full length albums: Pennsylvania (2010) and Love Never Dies (2015). Love Never Dies played on radio stations around the country and peaked at #19 on the Relix Magazine/Jambands radio chart. As an actor, Stott’s most recent appearances were as The Whore in “Nevermore" (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, dir Christopher Ostrom) and Jack/Ernest in "The Importance of Being Earnest" (Provincetown Theater, dir David Drake). In 2012, Stott self published Everything is Different All Over Again
, a limited edition collection of poems, thoughts, and sketches. Stott also produced and hosted "Word on the Street", a Provincetown TV series featuring interviews and performances with Provincetown’s street musicians. On Donald Trump’s 100th day in the presidency, she released a musical rant and video entitled "Not For Long Motherfucker" which can be viewed on youtube. www.annestott.com
June 3, 2017
Voices of Poetry brings Tina Cane, Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr., Michael Klein, Philip Matthews, and Chev Hardy
Readings + Music
5-7 PM, suggested donation $10
is the founder and director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI and is an instructor with the writing community, Frequency Providence. Her poems and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including The Literary Review, Two Serious Ladies, Tupelo Quarterly, Jubliat
and The Common
. She is the author of The Fifth Thought
(Other Painters Press, 2008); Dear Elena: Letters for Elena Ferrante
, poems with art by Esther Solondz (Skillman Avenue Press, 2016); and Once More with Feeling
(Veliz Books, 2017). In 2016, Tina received the Fellowship Merit Award in Poetry from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island.
Elizabeth T. Gray
– in addition to being an expert in complex corporate negotiation – is also a poet and translator of Persian and Tibetan literature. Her poetry and translations have been published, or are forthcoming, in Little Star, The Kenyon Review Online, Poetry International, The Harvard Review, The New Orleans Review, The New England Review, Beloit Poetry Journal,
and other publications. Her sequence of poems, SERIES | INDIA
, was published by Four Way Books in April 2015. Her translations of Iran’s major mystical poet, Hafiz-i Shirazi (d. 1389) were published in 1995 by White Cloud Press. In concert with Iranian musicians, she has performed Hafiz’s work in multiple venues and produced a CD. Translations of contemporary Iranian poetry can be found in Iran: Poems of Dissent.
’s poetry collection, The Talking Day
(Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013), was a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and the Thom Gunn Award. His first book of poems, 1990
(Provincetown Arts Press, 1993), tied with James Schuyler to win the Lambda Book Award. His memoir, Track Conditions
(University of Wisconsin Press, 2003) – also a Lambda Award finalist - was about his experiences as groom to Kentucky Derby winner, Swale. Michael has also published a book of essays, The End of Being Known
(University of Wisconsin Press, 2009), and edited Poets for Life: 76 Poets Respond to AIDS
(Persea Books, 1993), winner of the Lambda Book Award; Things Shaped in Passing
(Persea Books, 1997) (co-edited with Richard McCann); and In the Company of My Solitude
(Persea Books, 1995) (co-edited with Marie Howe). His newest book, When I Was a Twin
, was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2016. Michael teaches in the MFA Program at Goddard College, and at Hunter College in NYC.
is a poet from eastern North Carolina. He is working on two poetry manuscripts — Radii
and Petal Book
— as well as a collection of lyric essays. From 2016 to 2017, Philip was a Writing Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Curator of Public Projects at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, MO, where he curated cross-disciplinary projects including major commissions by Claudia Rankine and Bhanu Kapil. Philip’s poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Prodigal, Grimoire
, and Tammy
, among other journals, as well as in Sibling Rivalry Press’s anthology If You Can Hear This: Poems in Protest of an American Inauguration
. His collaborative project with photographer David Johnson, Wig Heavier Than a Boot
, was on view at the Beverly Gallery in St. Louis in 2016, and online at Lenscratch in 2017. He received his MFA in Poetry from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 and BA in English from Tulane University in 2009.
is a jazz vocalist and lover of "well-aged" pop, in the tradition of great vocalists like Sarah Vaughan. Her rich contralto weaves effortlessly through her eclectic repertoire of blues, Broadway, pop and jazz ballads. She has performed at venues throughout the Cape, including “Feed Your Love” at Wellfleet Preservation Hall; Provincetown Theater, The Mews Restaurant & Café and Tin Pan Alley in Provincetown; St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and UU Meeting House in Chatham; and the annual “Yule for Fuel” charity event at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.
Voices of Poetry
was founded by poet and poetry activist Neil Silberblatt. Since 2012, VOP has presented a series of poetry (& music) events - featuring distinguished poets & writers - at venues throughout CT, NY and MA, including Brewster Ladies’ Library; Addison Art Gallery and Main Street Wine & Gourmet in Orleans; Eldredge Public Library and St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Chatham; and The Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth.