Monday, Dec 7th – Pushcart Prize Winner DOUG ANDERSON! Plus “The 12 Days of F-This!” Haiklu Guess Challenge!

POETRY FEATURE: DOUG ANDERSON grew up in Memphis, andersonTennessee. He served as a combat medic in the Vietnam War, and after Vietnam attended the University of Arizona, where he studied acting. He started writing poetry after he moved to Northampton, Massachusetts, and worked with the poet Jack Gilbert. Anderson has written about his experiences in the Vietnam War in both poetry and nonfiction. He is the author of the poetry collections The Moon Reflected Fire (1994), the winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Blues for Unemployed Secret Police (2000). In 2000 he published his memoir, Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery. His awards include a grant from the Eric Mathieu King Fund of the Academy of American Poets, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize. Anderson has taught at the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University, and the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Its Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

BONUS RUCKUS: The “12 Days of F-This” Haiklu Guess Challenge,holidays If the answer to any of the following questions “Done your holiday shopping yet?” – “Are you going to the tree lighting ceremony?” – “Can you even wait for the first snow drop” – “Do you have a good goose recipe?” is a resounding “F THIS!” Then you might very well love this guess challenge. Our hosts will ask Santa for nifty haiklu’s that best befit the terrors that the holiday season bring. Buzz in, guess what we’re talking about and earn a point. First to three points get’s a frothy point of the eggiest of nogs!

Can’t wait for a great show until Monday? Night before, this Sunday, Make sure you come to SEVEN HILLS SLAM  for 2016 team 7hillsselection semi’s (featuring some Gerunders in that mix, and also Boston House Slam’s PORSHA O who featured outside this past summer will be the special guest!). This Monday is our first December show, which means you have 3 official weeks of Alex’s Birthday Shopping time (he could really use a new liver, just saying). YOSH & MIKEY slay dragons with burgers & draught pulls! Awesome show last week, new readers, amazing feature from EMILY EASTMAN and chocolate covered bacon! Visual artist TBA! House band activate!

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