Monday June 12th! JR MAHUNG from Pizza Pi Press! Plus! IRON POET QUALIFIER!

Wow! One of the biggest audiences in recent memory wrecked shop this past Monday! Let’s keep the amazing times going!

POETRY FEATURE: JR MAHUNG is a Belizean-American poet from Chicago’s South Side. He is a 2017 VONA/Voices Workshop Participant and a Pushcart Prize nominee. His poetry is published or forthcoming in Moko Literary Magazine, Vinyl Poetry Journal, Maps for Teeth, Winter Tangerine and elsewhere. JR is now based in Boston where he helps organize the Louder than a Bomb MA youth poetry slam and co-coaches Northeastern University’s poetry slam team. JR’s second collection of poems “Since When He Have Wings” is forthcoming on Pizza Pi Press. His mixtape is not for sale but he’ll ask you to buy it anyways.

BONUS RUCKUS: IRON POET QUALIFIER: Let’s find out who’s going to be next in line to battle it out with reigning champ MALT SCHLITZMAN! (who happens to be hosting the first ever Central Mass PUN BASH this Saturday! Two poets, 3 poetic concoctions, 3 judges throwing numbers up on three different criteria plus one diabolical secret ingredient from chairman YOSH SHARTIN!

The band’s been on fire w/ trombone man LUKE KNOWLES joining MARK LEIGHTON (guitar) & TOM THOSEN (drums)! RICE CAKE ALERT, someone volunteer snacks next week, or else! Visual arts, open mic, all the rest of the best this Monday!

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