heatheriswatching: COOL DATE 3 will be on July 24 at Cake Shop NYC. It’s 21+ and the cover is going to be $7. I’d love for it to be free and all ages, but this is how it goes. I hope that anyone who’s interested is able to make it.
Pencil it in: Cool Date 3 is coming in late July. Exact date TBA soon.
Also featuring Cool Date alumni: “Weird Twitter: The Oral History” on Buzzfeed
Cool Date poets @aRealLiveGhost and @heikojulian (formerly @PIZZASHAMAN) are on Thought Catalog’s “The 50 Greatest Tweets of All Time”!
Cool Date is taking a nap right now, but in the meantime you might wanna check out this unaffiliated but probably cool event: Rebel Girl NYC “A special night of goofs and gags with some of the hottest teen stars from nationally-known website Twitter, headlined by San Francisco rapmaker Satellite High at his first NYC performance in decades. Featuring readings and performances by...
Former Cool Date poets are getting nice press in 2012 roundups: - @leh0n is #76 in Mandatory’s 100 Funniest Tweets of 2012 - @aRealLiveGhost and internet poetry in general are one of Hyperallergic’s “10 Pivotal Moments for Digital Art in 2012”
@000___000's set presented at Cool Date 2
Part 1 — a poem Parts 2 & 3 — a resume September 26, 2012 Cake Shop, NYC video provided by Vince Eckert
product review by @virgiltexas -- presented at...
product review Part 1 Part 2 September 26, 2012 Cake Shop, NYC video provided by Vince Eckert
"Product Review: Ortho 'Kill & Contain' Mouse...
“Product Review: Ortho ‘Kill & Contain’ Mouse Trap: Five Very Enthusiastic Stars Out of Five” September 26, 2012 Cake Shop, NYC video provided by Vince Eckert
"The Idea of Marriage in a Bay Area Denny's" by...
“The Idea of Marriage in a Bay Area Denny’s” September 26, 2012 Cake Shop, NYC video provided by Vince Eckert
@avatavista reading excerpts from "the map is not...
Excerpts from “the map is not the territory” September 26, 2012 Cake Shop, NYC video provided by Vince Eckert
"Ghost Car" by @2tonbug - presented at Cool Date 2
“Ghost Car” September 26, 2012 Cake Shop, NYC video provided by Vince Eckert
"ATTN: FASHIONISTAS!" by @2tonbug - presented at...
“ATTN: FASHIONISTAS!” Part 1 Part 2 September 26, 2012 Cake Shop, NYC video provided by Vince Eckert
The second Cool Date is TONIGHT, September 26! Cake Shop NYC, 152 Ludlow St. Doors are at 8 p.m. Readings are at 9 p.m. 21+ These fine Twitter poets will be sharing their work…. 1st: @2tonbug 2nd: @avatavista 3rd: @apollilaire read by @tylermenzel 4th: @ingmarbirdman 5th: @virgiltexas 6th: @000___000 More than 80 people have RSVP’d on Facebook! Try to arrive early to...
I recently learned about a Twitter poetry series taking place in NYC called Cool Date and was amazed to discover that the weird and expressive online world that I frequent is extending offline and taking some kind of embodied form. As a student of New Media, I wanted to find out a little more about the series so I contacted the curator, Heather Rasley, for a short interview. A New Media major...
Cool Date 2 is coming!
Cool Date A night of Twitter poetry, featuring… @000___000 @ingmarbirdman @virgiltexas @2tonbug @avatavista (formerly known as @facecloud) + a video by @lizard_wizard77 and @rappindad ++ Italo disco & new wave by DJ The Beatles, starting around 10 p.m. Wednesday, September 26 Doors at 8 p.m. Readings at 9 p.m. 21+! Please bring I.D. Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St., NYC RSVP...
CD2 Lineup Update
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, @graeyalien can’t make it to New York for Cool Date 2. Luckily, we have two great additions to the lineup: @000___000 and @avatavista (formerly known as @facecloud) + visuals for DJ The Beatles’ post-reading set in the works!
I’ve always thought ‘wholesome’ subject matter is really the...– @2tonbug in his interview on Wake the Deaf
RSVP to CD2!
The Cool Date 2 lineup is being finalized and a rad poster is in the works. In the meantime, RSVP on Facebook to show your support! It’s going to be a fun night, featuring… @graeyalien @ingmarbirdman @virgiltexas @2tonbug a video by @lizard_wizard77 & @rappindad + more + DJ The Beatles will be spinning Italo disco, new wave and more starting around 10 p.m. Wednesday,...
The whole reading was loose and fun, but there was also a renegade aura to it. Each of these writers probably have a larger audience than most writers I know, yet none of them, as far I know, has ever attended an MFA program and no one hawked their new novel. Roshan Abraham wrote a nice, comprehensive review of the first Cool Date, complete with photos.
Cool Date 2 Sneak Peek
Planning for Cool Date 2 is still underway, but I couldn’t resist sharing some confirmed poets with you. Mark September 26 on your calendar, ‘cause you’re going to want to catch… @graeyalien @ingmarbirdman @virgiltexas @2tonbug + a DJ afterwards. Be prepared to move your awkward, atrophied body (after having plenty of beer).
Cool Date is now on Twitter as @CoolDateNYC. Follow! ♥
@aRealLiveGhost’s complete set from the first Cool Date, July 10 at Cake Shop. Video provided by Vince Eckert.
The second Cool Date has been booked! Please save the date: Wednesday, September 26, 9-11 p.m. at Cake Shop, NYC. Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks!
@leyawn’s “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Beach Dad,” presented at Cool Date, July 10 at Cake Shop video by Vince Eckert
The first half of @dry_hugs’ “Letters to Penthouse” set at Cool Date, July 10 at Cake Shop video by Vince Eckert
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Excerpt from the set @aRealLiveGhost presented at Cool Date: arealliveghost: m4w: you are one person out of 7 billion and so am I m4w: I died before time travel was commonplace and you were born after it became passé m4w: you are one person out of 2.1 billion and so am I m4w: our memory chips got switched at the hospital and I can’t stop thinking about your childhood bedroom
Cool Date Update!
Cool Date is almost here! Join us TONIGHT, July 10, at Cake Shop NYC for a fun night of poems, stories and more. NEWS: @leyawn will be taking the place of @important_celeb tonight. Come catch his poem! Here’s the full lineup: @dry_hugs @leyawn @leh0n two short pieces by @TPHD read by @tylermenzel @gregerskine @aRealLiveGhost @PIZZASHAMAN Readings start at 9:15 p.m. See you...
Poets find new platform in Twitter →
Cool Date: A Night of Twitter Poetry
New York! I’m excited to announce the launch of Cool Date: A Night of Twitter Poetry, July 10, 9 p.m. at Cake Shop. The lineup will include… @aRealLiveGhost @gregerskine @leh0n @PIZZASHAMAN @dry_hugs @important_celeb + a short piece by @TPHD It’ll be a fun night of stories, poems, and an audio-visual piece or two. There’s also a bar. And air conditioning. ...