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Friday, April 21, 2006

Mad Hatters' Review
Edgy & Enlightened Literature, Art & Music in the Age of Dementia
Poetry, Prose & Anything Goes Reading Series
Curated & Pickled by Publisher/Editor Carol Novack
2nd Reading
Thursday, June 1st, 7 – 9 pm
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, N.Y.C.
Dawn Raffel
Dawn Raffel is the author of a story collection, In the Year of Long Division (Knopf) and a novel, Carrying the Body (Scribner). Her work has appeared in various periodicals and anthologies, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Interview, The LA Times, Conjunctions, Open City, Fence, The Quarterly, NOON, Epoch, and the Anchor Book of New American Short Stories. She lives in Hoboken, NJ with her husband and sons.

Edwin Torres
Edwin Torres ( has received poetry fellowships from NYFA, and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, and has taught at Naropa University, Bard College and The Poetry Project among others. He's included in The Best American Poetry 2004 (Scribner) and his releases include the books "The All-Union Day Of The Shock Worker" (Roof Books), “Fractured Humorous” (Subpress), and the CDs “Holy Kid” (Kill Rock Stars) and “Novo” ( He is co-editor of the poetry journal,Rattapallax ( and he's currently writer-in-residence at The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Edwin’s next collection “Electrobabblist: thepopedology of an ambient language” will be released by Atelos Books in 2006.

Doug Shapiro
Doug Shapiro is an extremely versatile professional actor who is pleased to be joining Mad Hatters' Review to bring our far-off contributors' writings to life. He usually plays a crowd and has done so recently with multiple roles in IRON CURTAIN (Prospect Theater Company, NY) and workshops of FINDING NEMO: THE MUSICAL (Disney Theatricals, slated to open in the Florida Park November 2006). Doug has also been a company member of The Barnstormers in Tamworth, NH and will be returning for his sixth season after his honeymoon. For more info, see

Live Music to be performed by MHR musician/composer Brian Hutzell
A limited edition of signed "Homeland Security" posters (our cover artwork for Issue 5) created by contributing artist & writer Marty Duane Ison will be on sale.
For further info, email:
(type READINGS in the subject line)

Edgy & enlightened writers interested in being featured in the series should show up on June 1st bearing a couple of writing samples

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