Monday! 9/29 ROBIN MERRILL from PORTLAND! Plus! SONG LYRIC COVER SLAM!

robinmerrillPOETRY FEATURE: ROBIN MERRILL‘s poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in hundreds of publications including Spoon River Poetry Review, The Cafe Review, Oklahoma Review, and Margie. She has written five children’s books for Scholastic Book Fairs and has two poetry collections available from Moon Pie Press: Jesus Was a Feminist and other poems and A House of Bottles. Three of her poems have been featured on robinmerrill2The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor and she is a 2013 recipient of an Emerging Artist Award from St. Botolph Club Foundation of Boston. She has featured at dozens of venues all over the country and will proudly represent Portland Port Veritas Slam Venue at the Individual World Poetry Slam this October. She graduated from the Stonecoast MFA program in 2006. A former high school English teacher and college writing instructor, she now leads creative writing workshops for writers of all ages and abilities. check out more at www.robinmerrill.com

BONUS RUCKUS: The “LYRICS ARE POETRY TOO!” Cover Challenge! Dylan, Carrol, Waits, Shakur, Cohen, Morrison, Corgan, Jewel…. Lyrics are poems gosh darn it! At least we at the DG think so. So…. bring us your favorite song lyrics, perform them like a poem you wrote yourself and for jimminy christmas’ sake don’t sing em (we want to make things fair for our non-singy folks). We’ll let the crowd decide who deserves the top prize!

7hillsflierMATT & THE BASTARDS are back to blow some sax and rock out proper as our house band this week! Super thanks to ANA PEREZ for the amazing snack last week and ZACK SLICK for his fine banjo picks! Miss EMILEE MORREALE may have hew work cut out for her next Monday, but we as always are confident she’s gonna come at it with AMAZING! Also thanks to BOBBY GIBBS & AEPEX POSITION & ALL for helping us spread word about the upcoming SEVEN HILLS POETRY SLAM FIRST SUNDAYS series opener happening OCTOBER 5th at this year’s stART on the Street! Pass that facebook event along to anyone you know who wants to support Worcester’s crusade to bring a poetry slam team back to the National Poetry Slam! YOSH & MIKEY are thinking of joining the team, or betting on it! Sports!

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