Dunn & Rau poetry 6/7/08


Saturday, June 7, 2008


The Farmingdale Public Library

116 Merritts Road


(516) 249-9090





Hosted by: Yolanda Coulaz


(Members of the audience are invited to share their own poetry, musings or music)

Writer/artist Robert Dunn is the author of such books as Zen Yentas in Bondage, Horse Latitudes, Baffled in Baloneyville, and The Sap Songbook, plus the poetry/music CD, Sickly Minutes. He is the editor of Asbestos Poetry Journal and has served as Editor of Medicinal Purposes Literary Review and The New Press Literary Quarterly. Dunn’s poetry has appeared around the world, which is more than you can say for him. His comic strip, Knish & Carob, currently runs in Street News. Dunn has recently been named the Poet Laureate of Pluto. (Some people will do anything to get him off the planet.)

Christina M. Rau is the founder of Poets In Nassau, a reading circuit on Long Island , NY . Her poetry has appeared in the 2007 issues of Blue Fog Journal, New Graffiti, Apollo’s Lyre, and The Verse Marauder, and she placed first in the Performance Poets Association annual contest. To pay the bills she teaches yoga, aerobics, college English, and manners for money. She loves moonbeams, puppies, and sarcasm.

*Yolanda Coulaz is a poet, photographer, editor, and founder of Purple Sage Press. She teaches poetry workshops to middle and high school students throughout Long Island. She edited and published the anthology For Loving Precious Beast to help benefit Loving Touch Animal Rescue. Her first book of poetry Spirits and Oxygen has been acquired by SUNY Stony Brook to be used in an advanced course in poetry.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from

The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Directions to Farmingdale Library:

From East or West:

  • Take the Long Island Expressway (495) to:
  • Exit 44S (Rte. 135 Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway)
  • Proceed to Hempstead Turnpike (exit 7 East).
  • Go East for approximately 1 mile to Merritts Road.
  • Make a right onto Merritts Road.
  • Library is about 1/4 mile on the right hand side.

From the Southern State Parkway:

  • Take Southern State to Bethpage State Parkway North.
  • Go to 1st Exit (Boundary Avenue).
  • Go about 2 blocks to Merritts Road.
  • Make right onto Merritts Road.
  • Library is 1/4 mile on the left hand side.

Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway:

  • Take the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (Rte. 135) to
  • Hempstead Turnpike (exit 7 East ).
  • Go East on Hempstead Turnpike to Merritts Road.
  • Make right onto Merritts Road.
  • Library is 1/4 mile on the right hand side.

For information phone or email Yolanda @ (631) 420-0425 or yolandacoulaz@msn.com

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