next acentos

the ultra talented ms sarah gambito will be rockin da house. y’all should really come and check this one out as i expect to be in a euphoric headspace. jus a hunch on my part ;-)

here are your details…

Tuesday, September 27
@ 7:00pm
The Bruckner Bar & Grill
1 Bruckner Boulevard
(Corner of 3rd Ave)

Poetry in the Bronx lives and breathes at Acentos at the Bruckner Bar and Grill and on Tuesday, September 27, we set it off with the Uptown’s best open mic, along with featured poet Sarah Gambito.

ACENTOS @ The Bruckner Bar & Grill
6 Train to 138th Street Station
Hosted by Oscar Bermeo
FREE! ($5 Suggested Donation)

Coming from Manhattan: Exit by the last car on the 6. Take the exit to your left, go up the stairs to your right to exit at Lincoln Avenue. Walk down Lincoln about 5 blocks to Bruckner Blvd, turn right on Bruckner past the bike shop, the Bruckner Bar & Grill is on the corner. For more directions, please call 718.665.2001 or click here for an e-map

Sarah Gambito

Sarah Gambito is the author of Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, The New Republic, Quarterly West, Fence and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Creative Writing Program at Brown University. She teaches in the creative program at Rutgers University and is Executive Director of Kundiman, a not-for-profit organization serving emerging Asian American poets

Immigration 2

My heart eats cake, Veronica cake that hates yoga
And lets me be crazy in the goldbar city.
So what if I don’t love you.
My problems don’t even happen to me

But to three girls grandstanding by the Potomac.
Respectively: your mother, her mother and her mother.
Three bitches in front of a trashcan.
Desirous of psychotherapy and a split lip courtesy of me.
Because I didn’t ask to be born here.
Didn’t ask to learn the language.
And don’t know how to save you.

Am I frightening you?
I’m frightening you.

Good and good and good and good.

© Sarah Gamibito

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  1. Can I just say how tired I am of your asses? Sarah Gambito is not the best thing that’s happened since sliced bread. Get over yourselves.

  2. stalker:
    lets get this clear, if you really have something important to say, you can say it to my face at any of the events i regularly attend. i am not hard to find, not hard to find at all.

    if that should prove to be problematic, just sign the comment so that we can have a proper conversation.

    re: your comment
    as the featured reader at the next acentos, sarah gambito will be treated as if she is even better than sliced bread because thats how i roll.


  3. hey 2:06–
    sarah g. IS bettah than sliced bread~~ She is the muffin, the sweet danish, the whole bakery to boot! Dog, if you be “tired of [our] asses, then quit readin’ the dag blog! Our love won’t stop. peace.

  4. Can I just say how tired I am of your asses?

    um, no actually, you may not.

    this is rich villar. you can find me at my venue every second and fourth tuesday. you can find me on monday nights at bar13. hell, you can email me. rich at louderarts dot com.

    get at me however you like, 2:06. identify yourself and i will be happy to list every reason why sarah IS the shit and why YOU are not.

    but the fact of the matter is that your opinion and a dolla will buy you half a crying towel and a pack of now-and-laters.

    and we’ll still have a show to do.

    sweet dreams, sugarpuss.

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