Wednesday, February 10, 2010


literary uses for religious text: a reading

You are invited to an evening of work in response to religious texts (or to religion as text) -- from Gilgamesh to Buddha to Biblical woman to 18th century American hymns, watch the sacred and the profane mix and mingle before your very eyes for a one-time-only living room show overlooking Kedzie Boulevard in beautiful Logan Square, Chicago.

7pm Friday, February the 12th
free / donations accepted

2253 N. Kedzie Boulevard
Apartment #2 (buzzer: Murfin/Wooten/Bean)
btw Belden & Lyndale, s. of Fullerton
CTA Logan Square Blue Line

The evening's entertainments will include
the religo-linguistic stylings of:

HV Cramond
Daniel Godston
Nicholas Alexander Hayes
A D Jameson
Jennifer Karmin
Heather Momyer
Ira S. Murfin
Sherrie Weller
Alicia Jo Rabins
We are welcoming the Brooklyn-based poet & musician to town and celebrating the release of her her art-pop song cycle about Biblical women, Girls in Trouble. She is the violinist in klezmer-rock band Golem, and her album Girls in Trouble was released on Jdub Records in November 2009. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, 6 x 6, Poems of Brooklyn (NYU Press) and Horse Poems (Everyman's Library).

Of her appearance at The New Tentacle she says,
"My performance will definitely involve live violin looping, singing about obscure Biblical women, and perhaps reading from an ongoing series of surreal instruction manuals."