Upcoming Readings and Performances: Brooklyn and London, Brighton

May 2017

READING: May 27th, 2017, 6-10 p.m.

Alien God closing reception

Gallery Petite, 114 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY

“Poet Michael Tyrell curates a reading fit for an Alien God.

Come hear the trippy sounds of Roarke Menzies, in outer-space.

Soundscapes of our world by Nova the Wraith heard through the ears of our ancestral, alien gods.

And space out on the live, psychedelic imagery created by Valeria Divinorum.

Artists: Roxanne Jackson, Andy Diaz Hope, Gazoo “To The Moon”, MP Landis, Sonomi Kobayashi,

Ryan Michael Ford, Dasha Basanova, Giamo, Matta Tripoli, Amunet Shah, Gina Ruggeri, Cordy Ryman

READING: MAY 31ST, 2017: Kill Genre
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
8 p.m. 

“Kill Genre is a quarterly reading series based in New York, NY. The first series of its kind, it showcases groundbreaking works that push the boundaries of form and flirt dangerously with hybridity, integrates musical performance, and includes the audience in innovative ways. Kill Genre is curated by Matthew Daddona, Caroline Hagood, and Matt Petronzio and hosted by Le Poisson Rouge.

Come see the best and most original writers in New York brandish their skills in other genres—from fiction to essays to memoir to more experimental forms—because, when it comes to genre, it’s kill or be killed.”


Amanda Calderon
Rachel Lyon
Michael Tyrell
and the music of Pete Mancini


June 2017:

READING JUNE 12th, 7 p.m.: Spoonbill and Sugartown,

Spoonbill’s Studio

99 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn NY

Poetry 99 Monday

with Denver Butson, Stu Watson, Sarah Jean Grimm, AND Michael Tyrell


Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers presents an excellent night of stellar poets and poetic camraderie at Spoonbill’s Studio. Featuring Stu Watson,Denver Butson, Sarah Jean Grimm, Candace Williams, Michael Tyrell
Hosted by JC Hopkins – Wine and Commiseration”


London and Brighton, UK Poetry Readings and Appearances, June 2017:

17th at Blacks club in Soho http://www.blacksclub.com

20th at Yurt Cafe reading with Jerusha Green   http://precinct.rfsk.org/home/yurt-cafe/

21st Poetry Cafe https://poetrysociety.org.uk/poetry-cafe/****

22nd Library http://www.lib-rary.com****

Brighton – 

Rose Hill, England

24th Artista Speakeasy  http://artistastudio.co.uk/speak-easy-spoken-word-artista.html????

27th Sweet Dukebox Theatre http://www.irondukebrighton.co.uk/events/


from the Phantom Laundry book jacket:

“Wet and cold my country, where the softener seeps in but the powder burns still in washing tone.” Through prose poems, found-verse collages, fractured short stories, and micro-fictions, Michael Tyrell’s Phantom Laundry reveals an America caught in a ferocious cycle–fixed on apocalyptic omens and numbed by reruns and reality TV, but still inexorably drawn to the possibility of redemption and recovered purity: “Clean now, never been so clean. God died a useful thing.” Running the gamut between fairy-tale characters and infamous killers, Hollywood icons and urban legends, Phantom Laundry also considers how the seemingly ordinary, apparently desolate life might be momentarily renewed thanks to the playful miracles of language: “What tenderness in smoothing over the delicacies, overalls and overnothing arguments.” With this, his second collection, Tyrell continues to make a name for himself as a strikingly original poet whose work blends comic word-play with haunting gravitas.

Order it today: http://www.backlashpress.com/product/phantom-laundry/

Save the date: Best American Poetry 2015 launch reading on Thursday, September 24th!

I’m excited to be reading my poem “Delicatessen” at the launch reading for this year’s Best American Poetry anthology (Sherman Alexie and David Lehman, editors). The reading will take place at the New School on the evening of Thursday, September 24th; more details to come.

And to learn more about the book: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Best-American-Poetry-2015/David-Lehman/9781476708195