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Anyone who has met Puma Perl and Big Mike can probably guess that their events are far from a sleepy "wine and cheese" mixer. I had the honor of taking to the stage at their event this week at the Yippie Museum and Cafe on Bleecker in the village for poetry and performances which also included the flexible (mentally and physically) Amy Uzi, the odd (in a good way) Faux Mo, and more with some performance art, open mic, and even dance tossed in. I finally met Puma and Big Mike over the summer in Kingston at Rebecca Schumejda's reading series at Half Moon Books. After years of corresponding with Puma mostly online, it was pretty cool to see her at last, and even better to see her again in my old stomping grounds in NYC. (I went to grad school at NYU, nearby) In addition to meeting a lot of wonderful people, I was happy to see that Aimee Delong made it, cool to meet her at last. We will have a chap of her poetry in the next few weeks. So anyway, pictures can be found on various facebook pages and also here at the blog. (here) Next event will be in December, track down Puma for more info or the Yippie website in our sidebar.