Monday, June 29th! Write Bloody Author JASON BAYANI on tour from SF/BAY AREA!

DGoutsideHoly crap guys! Last Monday was one of (if not THE) BEST SHOWS in DIRTY GERUND 5plus year history! Overstuffed open mic full of amazing! Bassists in panda costumes! Incredible feature & special surprise guests from 617! This Monday should be no different!

POETRY FEATURE: JASON BAYANI is a graduate of Saint Mary’s bayaniMFA program in Creative Writing. He is a Kundiman fellow and a veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene whose work has been published in Fourteen Hills, Muzzle Magazine, Mascara Review, the National Poetry Slam anthology, Rattapallax, Write Bloody’s classroom anthology–– Learn Then Burn, and other publications. As a member of 7 National Poetry Slam teams, he’s been a National Poetry Slam finalist and represented Oakland at the International World Poetry Slam. He is also one bayani2of the founding members of the Filipino American Spoken Word troupe, Proletariat Bronze, and has been an organizer for the Asian and Pacific Islander Poetry and Spoken Word Summit. His first full length book, “Amulet” was published in 2013 through Write Bloody Press and has garnered acclaim in literary magazines such as Zyzzyva and Glint. He is currently the program manager for Kearny Street Workshop (the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American arts organization in the country). First time featuring in Worcester, as part of his national book tour! jasonbayani.com

BONUS RUCKUS: THE “WE’RE NOT GOING TO SAY IT BECAUSE EVERY TIME WE ANNOUNCE IT, IT RAINS AND WE CAN’T DO dganimalTHIS INSIDE, AND WHO THE HELL WANTS TO BE  INSIDE WHEN LIFE’S SO BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE ANYWAYS CHALLENGE!

You know?

We can only jinx ourselves so many times. Instead of an explanation. We’ve chosen to include a picture of our bass player.

Funky Town!

CODY‘s been bringing some guitar alongside MATT, ALEX & ANDREW. WEsavage just don’t know what to call them anymore. YOSH & MIKEY call them when their burgers are done! VISUAL ARTS by KITTY SAVAGE (photo enclosed, so rare we get an artist and their art in one shot! Make sure you bring them auction dollars!) Anyone on snacks? Clue, we’re gonna need more this week, because we’re looking to break attendance records for June! By the way! We’re trying to accommodate all open mic folks, but get there by 8:30pm to guarantee yourself our cooperation. Boom!

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