Koenig McCarthy

ANGELS AND DEMONS AT PLAY: Poetry Readings by Steve Koenig and Robin Small McCarthy

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ANGELS AND DEMONS AT PLAY: Poetry Readings by Steve Koenig and Robin Small McCarthy
July 30, 2013 7:00 PM
July 30, 2013 9:00 PM
Greg Newton
646 457 0859
July 15, 2013
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
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Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
Koenig McCarthy


Poetry Readings by Steve Koenig and Robin Small McCarthy



Steve Koenig, a third generation Brooklynite, writes about growing up queer in NYC and the cultural and racial spirits of Mexico, jazz, and everyday shamans. He is a poet, educator, music journalist, and Editor of the arts and culture magazine, as well as co-founder of the Acoustic Levitation music collaborative and record label (.com). He has been a queer activist since his teens, and co- founded the Baruch College Gay Students Association in 1977.  Much of Steve’s poetry has been in collaboration with painters, sculptors, and improvising musicians from around the world, especially Mexico City.  His poetry volume Among The Powder will be followed by the forthcoming Collected Poems: Ants Eating Through Brick and CD release It Was The Fingers.  Steve has been published in Sensations Magazine, Diseased Pariah News, Poetry In Performance, Brooklyn Day Of The Poet, Unbearable Assembling, Q Review, planetAUTHORity. and Outside.


small-mccarthy.robin.portraitRobin Small-McCarthy, a transplanted New Yorker, lives in Pelham Parkway (the Bronx), teaches in Midtown, and performs and plays in the Village. She writes about the fluidity of racial, cultural, gender, and sexual identity–embracing the interconnectivity of all life. She is a well-known poet and performing artist in the New York City underground poetry and music scene.  She is the author of two books of poetry and song, Love During Wartime and Cold Winter Days and Dark Nights of the Soul: The Madison Chronicles.  Robin has been a featured performer in such venues as the Bowery Poetry Club, the Cornelia Street Café, the Green Pavilion, the KGB Bar, Bluestockings, and the Yippie Museum Cafe.  Robin is the founder and co-host of Kairos Poetry Café.  She has adjudicated poetry slams in Madison, Wisconsin. Her writing–poetry and literary criticism–has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Cultural Studies, Discourse,Nomad’s Choir Poetry Journal, and The WisCon Chronicles.  She has performed on two CDs:  Kairos Poetry Café Presents Selections of Poetry and Music (AB Film Productions) and Beauty Keeps Laying ItsSharp Knife Against Me (Logochrysalis Productions).  Robin has taught and directed theatre at Syracuse University, the University of Illinois, Technical Career Institutes, the BRLT Actor’s Workshop, and City Lights Youth Theatre.  Her play, Starseed: The Journey Home, is currently in production. Robin is also an English instructor at Technical Career Institutes and the New York Institute of Technology.  A compassionate activist and cultural worker at heart, in all that she creates and wherever her journey finds her, Robin’s ultimate goal and hope is to be a conduit of peace, love, and social justice.