Monday June 19th – Pizza Pi Press Author JONATHAN MENDOZA’s 508 Book Release! PLUS! Holy Hot Sauce Challenge!

POETRY FEATURE: JONATHAN MENDOZA is a Boston-based activist, poet, educator, and musician. He is the founder of the Board Bucks For Boston food drive and the Berklee Activist Network, and organizes for immigrant rights, campaign finance reform, and more. (photo credit Greg Jundanian) He is a 2015 National Poetry Slam champion with the House Slam of Boston, Massachusetts, has been featured twice on finals stage at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational, once as a ‘Best Poem’ award winner, and is a proud Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts alumni, co-coach of the 2017 Brave New Voices National Youth Poetry Slam Team representing Massachusetts, and organizer. He recently completed a self-designed bachelor’s degree, Arts for Social Advocacy, at Berklee College of Music, and just released his first chapbook, “When the Crows Come,” under Pizza Pi Press. To learn more about his work, please visit, or you can also find him eating chicken wings alone at birthday parties.

BONUS RUCKUS: Return of the HOLY HOT SAUCE SONNET CHALLENGE! We bring the Shakespeare Sonnets and a bottle of special reserve habanero mash from the local impressatio Dr. GONZO himself! Your job? Take a shot, then sweat it out over 16 of the hottest bars you can handle! Special prizes and ruckus abounds for the perfomer who best keeps their cool! (pun totally intended!)

Not only will this be a Worcester Book Release for Jonathan’s new book, but we’ll also have Louder than a Bomb Massachusetts T-Shirts for sale and taking an extra bucket pass to help support the youth team this year. Can’t wait? Fine! You can make a donation to help 5 amazing youth poets get to San Francisco, support the Gerunders of the future HERE

Visual arts, snacks music and all the rest of the best!


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