Monday! May 9th, BRITTENEY BLACK ROSE KAPRI from CHICAGO! PLUS! Post Mother’s Day Poem Challenge!

POETRY FEATURE: BRITTENEY BLACK ROSE KAPRI is a teachingkapri artist, writer, performance poet and playwright based out of Chicago. A former ensemble member and teaching artist for the Hip Hop Theater nonprofit Kuumba Lynx. Currently she is an alumna turned teaching artist of Young Chicago Authors. Her first chapbook titled “Winona and Winthrop” was published  in June of 2014 through New School Poetics. She has also been published in Poetry Magazine, Seven Scribes and Kinfolks Quarterly. She is a 2015 Rona Jaffe Writers Award Recipient.

BONUS RUCKUS: Poem for Mom! Challenge: Got a tribute poem for mom? Got a “my mom is working my last nerve,” rant? Got a poem about yourself as a mom? Guardian, mentor, fierce amazing woman you wish was your mom? There’s space for all these poems this Monday! Bring your best mom poem, deliver on our stage, crowd votes and you might just win a belated mother’s day card with a crisp $10 dollar bill in it!

9dotJOHN VO from 9 DOT GALLERY will be rocking the visual arts! EMILEE MORREALE will be handling snacks not that we’ve endured a rice cake monday! MATT will be on hand with music? Will he be joined by anyone? Who knows? That’s part of the fun every Monday at the Gerund! Congrats to rucketeer of the year award winner MALT SCHLITZMAN who’s earned a spot on this year’s 7 Hills Poetry Slam Team, joining ASHLEY WONDER & current, one again IRON POET CHAMP Robert Blackwell Gibbs as they prepare to embark on an epic poetry road trip to Atlanta this summer!

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