Monday Sept 11th, Dirty Gerund welcomes “NUCLEAR IMPACT: Broken Atoms in our Hands” poetry book release!

FEATURED POETS: Regional contributors will be visiting the Gerund this week, to celebrate the upcoming anthology release NUCLEAR IMPACT  of over 400 poems by 163 international contributors and covers every aspect of the nuclear age from the days of the Manhattan Project to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Chernobyl disaster, to present day nuclear-related events. Among the New England poets reading will be: PETER MARCUS, (author of the book Dark Square, and published in Antioch Review, Crab Orchard Review among others) who is the academic program coordinator at Elms College (Chicopee, MA) and the Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Programs at Holyoke Community College and Mount Wachusetts Community College; BRITT MELEWSKI, a poet based in Brooklyn, New York (works published in Puerto del Sol, Sparkpress and Prairie Schooner); BRITTANY MISHRA, Connecticut resident (Nuclear Impact); KARA PROVOST, Providence Rhode Island resident and author of the chapbooks Topless and Nests, as well as works included in numerous literary magazines (Connecticut Review, Main Street Rag, The Newport Review), and KAREN WARINSKY, an English teacher at Shepherd Hill Regional High School, (2013 Global Anthology/Montreal International Poetry Contest, poems in Joy Interrupted, an anthology on motherhood and loss, and a short story “Decatur Girl,” published in the book Dear Nana, as well as being featured in the Winter 2018 edition of The Blue Heron. Poets DOREN DAMICO (Los Angeles), SUSAN APRIL (Maryland) and PHIL ST. DENIS SANCHEZ, (Brooklyn, New York) will also be involved in the reading.

BONUS RUCKUS: IRON POET CHAMPIONSHIP – SOL vs. SCHLITZMAN – it’s gonna be epic. Recently crowned Ms. Dirty Gerund ANA SOL PEREZ goes for the title and the trophy, but MALT SCHLITZMAN‘s rocking some alternative ideas on how the evening is going to go! 3 rounds, 3 poetic concoctions, one diabolical secret ingredient!

Open mic, music, snacks and so so much more!

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