Monday! June 18th! Double Feature Hall of FAME! LAUREN ZUNIGA from OKC plus! ERICH HAYGUN from Vancouver! Plus! We totally dare you to heckle this! Challenge!

ATTENTION FRIENDS!

THIS IS THE SHOW OF THE SUMMER! PLEASE DO NOT MISS THIS!

DOUBLE POETRY BLAST OF FEATURE AWESOME!!!

Starring!

LAUREN ZUNIGA, is a nationally touring poet/teaching artist/activist. In 2010, she challenged the Oklahoma legislature with an evocative video poem that received national attention and made the governor cry. Along with stunning hate mail, she was nominated for State Poet Laureate, performed at the prestigious TEDx conference and has since shared stages with top business leaders, state officials and rock stars. Zuniga is the one of the top 5 ranked female poets in the world, the 2012 Activist-in-Residence for the Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma,  and the founder of Oklahoma Young Writers. She is on the State Arts Council Touring Roster. Since 2009, she has toured from Canada to New York to Texas offering a fresh style of strong imagery and inspiring passion. Her work has been featured on MoveOn.org, Daily Kos, Crooks and Liars, Being Liberal, RH Reality Check, On the Issues Magazine, Muzzle magazine, The Good Things About America Anthology as well as XM radio and two independent films. She was one of seven winners chosen for Write Bloody’s 2011 open submission competition for her second poetry collection, The Smell of Good Mud.  She currently lives with her two kids in an artist collective named Clementine where they experiement with weird things like kombucha and cooperation. Check out www.laurenzuniga.com

ERICH HAYGUN – Three time feature at the Dirty Gerund! (record breaking) Erich is a writer, performer, facilitator and performance art rap spoken noise musician. He has performed in clubs, theaters, and abandoned zoo cages all over North America and represented Providence, RI, Boston, MA and Vancouver, BC at international poetry slam competitions. A volunteer outreach speaker for The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, as well as a freelance live audiovisual road dog for rock bands, theater productions and the losingest team in basketball history, The Washington Generals, Haygun has also realized several books and albums by way of The Whitehaus Family Record, a DIY performance venue, record label and hippie commune in his hometown, Boston, MA. He has no idea where he’ll be living by the time you read this.

NO MUSICAL GUEST SPOT THIS WEEK – TOO MUCH ROCKING WITH THE WORDS! DUCT TAPE BAND WILL STILL BE GOING STRONG AND BRINGING THE JAMS!

BONUS RUCKUS: SAM’s “HECKLE SLAM” Challenge! DG Favorite Sam C is leaving soon and we are sad at this. So sad, we want to heckle the heck outta him while he tries to read a poem. We can’t have anarchy going, but we can do the almost best thing this Monday. Sign up to read a poem, one person will be assigned to heckle you. This person must also be willing to read a poem and get heckled right back. This will be done in random paired teams with no prep time. The best pair will win an awesome shared prize. We need even teams. Capping it at 3 teams. 6 poet hecklers! What the heck? The audience will decide not only how well the poetry survived the heckling, but also how heckafied this heckling got! Got it?

WE’RE LOOKING TO START THIS BONANZA OF AWESOME A BIT EARLY! Please be ready and signed up and READY to go at 9:15pm! Snacks and Visual Arts TBA! Yosh and Chicken. House band. Nick something or other. Can you tell it’s friday afternoon?

We’ll leave you with awesome words from one of our features!

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