Ecstatic about this review from Cindy Hochman in First Literary Review East   Welcome to the Museum of Cattle

“Four decades after the Beatles landed in America came another British Invasion; to wit, the arrival of Jane Ormerod on the New York poetry scene in 2004, an event which was no less swoon-and-gasp-worthy. Suffice it to say, we Yankees are mighty glad she crossed the pond.

So, welcome to the Museum of Cattle, indeed. Welcome to a bawdy barnyard of a book that renders Orwell’s Animal Farm as tame as a petting zoo. Wherein our heroine, in the guise of a Cockney cowgirl, throws out enough red meat to raise cholesterol levels, while simultaneously raising the literary bar. Seemingly spawned from the loop-and-surprise prose of John Ashbery, with a bit of Gertrude Stein’s playful rhythm, Jane Ormerod adds her own fierce and urgent glossolalia. You will find no swaying grass or gentle heifers lowing here; despite the title, this is poetry drawn from the fist of the city, in all its swagger and grit and grandeur. Naysayers of experimental poetry be damned- Ormerod delightfully assaults our senses with language turned on its ear, and the result is a stunning salvo of sonics. Yet, for all her oblique bent and disparate juxtapositions, Ormerod sets a tone which creates a connective chain of lucid thought and meaning. Methinks that Shakespeare would say there’s a “method to her badness.” He would also, as a fellow Brit, proclaim her simply brill.”

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Thrilled to be reading out in at the poetry barn in Huntingdon with Geraldine Green and David Baratier. Hosted by George Wallace

Photo by Jay Franco

Friday July 18 2014

8:00 pm

Conklin Barn
2 High St
NY 11743
An open mic follows the features.

A Highly-Disruptive Performance Event Hell Bent on Blowing Minds

Another celebration for the the tremendous anthology Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary  Dada Writing and Art from Three Rooms Press. I’m thrilled to be involved in both east and west coast launches. 062114-LaDiDaDa-BeyondBaroque

Featured performers include performance artist-musician Exene Cervenka (X, The Knitters), famed playwright-poet Doug Knott (Last of the Knotts), performance poet extraordinaire Linda J. Albertano, award-winning Los Angeles poet-performer Laurel Ann Bogen, Mike M. Mollett and Neal Skooter Taylor (LA Dada), Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike and Robert Hieger (dadaNY), and New York-based British/American performance poet Jane Ormerod. Additional performers include poet-playwright Jan Michael Alejandro, poet Marie Lecrivain, Fluxus artist Bibiana Padilla Maltos and poet-performer Christian Georgescu. Three Rooms Press co-directors and New York-based performance artists Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host.

Saturday June 21 @ 3:30 to 6:00 pm

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

Special Admission: General $10, Students, Seniors & BB Members $5.

Hyped to be joining the Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts crew again. Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts

Thursday June 19
6:30 to 8:45 pm

Donald Wright Auditorium
Pasadena Main Library
285 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA 91101


Ooh, I’m excited about this… Epic 12


E.P.I.C (Every Performer/ance Is Collaborative) 12 Collective is bringing you a whole new cast of 12 (musicians, singer/songwriters, poets, comedians) in our FINAL season show before we bridge gaps internationally. $10 cover 100% of proceeds go to the performers.
Our year in review/past shows

Who’s who this season:

Hosted by Big Pony Comedy Show’s Mike Brown and Molly Austin

$10 cover


Thursday June 26 @ 6:30 pm
The Parkside Lounge
317 E Houston St (@Attorney)
New York, NY 10002


Santa Monica, CA, Friday June 20 2014

June 2, 2014

Super-excited to perform at The Third Friday Salon at The Rapp Saloon. Music features include Tom Gramlich, Carol MacArthur, and Guido Friday June 20, 8:30 to 11:00 pm The Rapp Saloon Poetry Reading 1436 2nd St Santa Monica, CA 90401 Free Poetry / Spoken Word / Music open mic    

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The Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY, Fri June 6 2014

June 2, 2014

Thrilled to be featuring with Donald Lev and Bruce Weber  Friday June 6, 8:00 pm The Howland Cultural Center 477 Main St Beacon, NY $5 admission  

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Maintenant 8 – publication and NYC book launch reading May 7 2014

April 25, 2014

Thrilled to be included in Maintenant 8 from Three Rooms Press - an annual journal that features the most significant contemporary Dada writing and art from around the world. Maintenant 8 features art and visual poetry by a wide range of internationally recognized creators and provocateurs including William S. Burroughs, Jerome Rothenberg, Charles Plymell, Grant Hart, Mike Watt, Exene [...]

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601 Tully, Syracuse NY, Thursday May 15 2014

April 10, 2014

A great weather evening in Syracuse, NY     great weather for MEDIA is delighted to feature at the wonderful 601 Tully arts center in Syracuse, NY. Featuring anthology contributors and editors Michelle Bonczek Evory, Robert Evory, Matthew Hupert, Karl Roulston, and Mary McLaughlin Slechta, plus editor Jane Ormerod, Plus poetry open mic. Come along, meet us, and [...]

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Five Against the House (Marsh Hawk Press Review, Spring 2014)

February 20, 2014

I love Marsh Hawk Press so I am thrilled to be included in their online Spring 2014 Review.  Read “Five Against the House” here

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My Three Rooms Press Author Page

February 18, 2014

Here is my very lovely author page. And make sure you check out all the amazing Three Rooms writers. Please do consider leaving a review on amazon or Goodreads – it really helps indie authors and presses.      

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