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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So excited to be part of this exciting and unique event again.1463759_10152826211323770_6784111742206813033_n

9:00 to 10:00 pm

Magnet Theater
254 W 29th St
New York, NY 10001


New York’s finest improvisers join forces with New York’s finest poets in a unique format that is part comedy show, part poetry feature and completely unpredictable.

It all begins with an exquisite corpse written collaboratively, line-by-line by the audience beforehand. The improvisers then delve in, building an entire world around the themes and imagery of the poem and inhabiting it with a cast of characters that are wildly funny, heartbreakingly tragic, and everything in between.

Along the way, the show is fueled by the amazing work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the country and across the globe, shaking the rafters and rousing souls with original poetry that is raw, personal and profound.

The whole show ends with the performance of a brand new poem written on the spot and inspired by the entire show. It’s comedy, it’s poetry, it’s theater and art. It is everything you came to this New York to see.

The cast includes performers and poets with credits from This American Life, NPR, The Onion, The Second City, The Truth Podcast, Reductress and Story Pirates.

Poets: Jane Ormerod, David Lawton, Anoush Froundjian and Thomas Fucaloro

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Thrilled to be reading twice in Charlotte, NC

Thursday March 12

With Christopher Davis . Jane Ormerod bw

Hosted by  M. Scott Douglass (Founder & Managing Editor of Main Street Rag Publishing) and Jonathan K. Rice (Editor/Publisher of Iodine Poetry Journal) and followed by open mic.

7:oo pm

Vin Master
Atherton Mill
2000 South Blvd, Suite 610
Charlotte, NC


Sunday March 15

With Beth Ann Cagle and Chad Weeden. Followed by limited open mic.

4.00 pm

FABO Coffee Art Bar
Quail Corners Shopping Center
8428 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC

featured guest Kat Georges

Poet, Writer, Performance Artist and Co-Director, Three Rooms Press
plus special guests Jane Ormerod & Karen Hildebrand
Join us for Poetry! Stories! Dreams! and more. Show starts promptly at 8 pm. EST
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Kat Georges is a poet, writer, performance artist, designer and co-director of Three Rooms Press, a fierce, New York-based independent publisher fueled by dada, punk and passion. She is the author of the poetry collection Our Lady of the Hunger, and the host of the creative salon The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe, which brings together writers, artists and scientists to discuss a provocative topic each month.
Jane Ormerod’s books include Welcome to the Museum of Cattle and Recreational Vehicles on Fire (both Three Rooms Press). She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA, an independent press focusing on unpredictable poetry and prose, and performs her work across the United States and beyond.
Karen Hildebrand is a poet and magazine editor. Her play, “The Old In and Out,” cowritten with poet Madeline Artenberg, was directed by Kat Georges and produced by Three Rooms Press in NYC in 2013. Her work appears in Poet Lore, Meridian, Fourteen Hills, A Gathering of the Tribes, Maintenant, Blue Earth Review, Crack the Spine and other journals.

Back on home turf! I’m delighted to be reading with Florida poet Lenny Dellarocca at great weather for MEDIA‘s Spoken Word Sunday reading series.Parkside Lounge

Sunday January 18th

4-6 pm

The Parkside Lounge
317 E Houston St (@Attorney)
New York, NY 10002

Details and map
Hosted by George Wallace

+ open mic


$2 donation appreciated, 2 drink minimum


New interview and poem

December 19, 2014

Thrilled to be interviewed by Mary Mackey. Lots of publishing and reading info  here, plus new poem.

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The Inspired Word’s 5-Year Anniversary Extravaganza Saturday January 17, 2015

December 17, 2014

The Inspired Word’s Big 5-Year Anniversary Extravaganza will be an epic, unforgettable celebration of live arts in New York City – with an all-star lineup of 25+ of NYC’s best poets, singers, comedians, and spoken word artists. January 17 2015 COFFEED 37-18 Northern Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101 7:00 pm to 1:00 am General [...]

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Mini European Tour! Winter 2015

December 8, 2014

Can you tell how excited I am about these events? Two UK readings in Norwich and Manchester are in colaboration with great weather for MEDIA and then it’s the EuroStar to  the Paris Lit Up series.     Tuesday January 27th 2015 7 to 9:30 pm Norwich Arts Center (Cafe Bar) Saint Benedicts Street Norwich, Norwich, [...]

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New Year’s Day Alternative NYC Spoken Word Extravaganza

December 8, 2014

Love this! Coming up to my tenth year too!  2 pm to midnight, a crazy amount of crazy talented poets and performers all on stage for 3 mins max each. I’ll be on stage sometime between 2 and 4. Nuyorican Poets Cafe 236 E 3rd St (betwen Ave B & C) New York Free!  

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New Orleans show with John Sinclair! Thursday November 20th 2014

November 13, 2014

THRILLED to be part of this!   A very special evening with John Sinclair    Special guests: David Lawton, Russ Green, and Jane Ormerod   WHEN: November 20, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm WHERE: Gold Mine Saloon 701 Dauphine Street New Orleans, LA 70116 Map & details   JOHN SINCLAIR is a poet, writer, and activist [...]

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Kiss.Punch.Poem Saturday November 15 2014

November 13, 2014

Poets: Elliot Smith Vacek, Eric Alter, Jane Ormerod, and Meghann Plunkett     Saturday November 15th 2014, 9:00 to 10:00 pm   Magnet Theater 254 w 29th St @ 8th Ave New York, NY 10001 New York’s finest improvisers join forces with New York’s finest poets in a unique format that is part comedy show, [...]

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