Monday July 10th! RYK McINTYRE makes the 7 time feature club! PLUS! IRON POET CHAMPIONSHIPS!

POETRY FEATURE: RYK McINTYRE has been a legendary presence on the New England poetry scene for decades. Which is to say, he is rarely photographed and not everyone is convinced he really exists. He has toured extensively around the continental United States and Canada, appearing on stages as varied as NYC’s New School, Portsmouth NH’s Music Hall, Lollapalooza and the very first “Legends of The Slam” Showcase, at the National Poetry Slam in 2006 in Austin, TX. He has been published widely, most notably, in The Worcester Review, Off the Coast, Short Fuse- An Anthology of New Fusion Poets, and Aim for the Head – An Anthology of Zombie Poetry, Freeze Ray, Drunks In a Midnight Choir. His second collection of poetry, “The Man At The Door” is due out, September-ish, from Broken Head Press.

BONUS RUCKUS: IRON POET CHAMPIONSHIP: “SCHLITZMAN vs. JEAN” – Oh man! This is gonna be a barn-stormer! Current Iron Poet Champion, MALT SCHLITZMAN will be putting his mad-cap pun-y proclivities up against challenger NIC JEAN in what’s sure to be an epic championship match! 3 original poetic concoctions, 3 judges, 3 categories for scores and ONE diabolical secret ingredient from chairman (Ralph’s Monday monager) YOSH SHARTIN! Buckle up, it’s gonna be a grumpy ride!

We assure you, we’ll have another bomb-ass visual artist this week. – LIVE ASS Music from MARK LEIGHTON and someone from his revolving cast of handsome musicians! Snacks by EMILEE, however, we’re headed to a RICE CAKE ALERT (someone’s gotta volunteer a snack soon, or the dreaded rice cakes will make their appearance!) Word has it, Ralph’s Diner is gonna be mobbed this Monday w/ comedian DOUG STANHOPE doing a sold out, sweaty ass show upstairs on the same night, but WE are gonna keep it as cool as possible outside! Yeah, we use the word ASS a bunch sometimes.

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