Monday Jan 23rd – NPS Finalist SAM RUSH from House Slam! Plus! Visual Artist DON HARTMANN

POETRY FEATURE: SAM RUSH is from South Florida and began samrushwriting poems after developing progressive hearing loss and realizing how many words each word could be. Sam is a three-time competitor in the National Poetry Slam and was a 2016 finalist as a member of The House Slam team. Their work has been featured work featured in in The Offing, Public Pool, Drunk in a Midnight Choir and on Button Poetry and SlamFind. Sam has spent the last decade working with youth across the U.S. and internationally.

BONUS RUCKUS: THE “WHERE’S ALEX?” HAIKU CHALLENGE: Yo, you’re humble co-host ALEX CHARALAMBIDES only misses the show when he’s gotta travel on business. He’s flying to Houston this weekend for a conference and we’re going to offer some stage time to clever individuals who think they can come up with a better story than that to explain his whereabouts. Bring a 17 syllable alibi, in case the authorities come looking. Best explanation gets a drink on us!

Worcester Arts Council Fellowship Winner DON HARTMANN rocks the hartmannpaint brushes for the first time at the Gerund! Check out his work at http://www.donhartmann.com. RICE CAKE ALERT someone’s gotta get at EMILEE this weekend  to volunteer a snack OR ELSE it will be awful, just awful rice cakes this monday! DEADSTICK & HAMBONE will be on hand for the jams. YOSH, MIKEY & DORIAN will be on hand to escort you out if you can’t behave! We (mostly) always behave! This show is gonna rock! Alex would’ve loved it.

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