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OK, so the term “extravaganza” tends to get tossed about by a few questionable contenders—a slightly disturbing Jamie Foxx song, certain furniture-store liquidation sales—but here’s one that actually qualifies: BUST Magazine’s Spoken Word Extravaganza will gather some of poetry’s most loquacious ladies at the Strand for an evening that promises to convert even admitted haters into foot-tapping, finger-snapping slam fans. Hear actress turned writer Amber Tamblyn recite her cheeky verses—”It’s hard to face your problems/When the problem is your face”—alongside other veterans of the stage such as Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Patricia Smith, and Rachel McKibbens. All of the performers will be signing copies of their books, which will be for sale after as part of this National Poetry Month celebration.
Thu., April 29, 7 p.m., 2010