Monday Oct 23rd – RACHEL KANN from Los Angeles! Plus Edgar Allen Poe-ppers Challenge!

POETRY FEATURE: Straight off the heels of another Rabbit Heart Film Festival Award and red carpet photo opp, TEDx Poet RACHEL KANN is a modern-day mystic: irreverently reverent and exuberantly human. Her poetry has been featured on Morning Becomes Eclectic on NPR and as The Weather on the podcast phenomenon, Welcome to Night Vale. She is the 2017 Outstanding Instructor of the Year at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She’s a Write Club Los Angeles champ and resident writer for Hevria, where she is also featured as a performing artist on The Hevria Sessions.  Her latest poetry collection, A Prayer on Behalf of the Broken Heart, was recently published by Finishing Line Press.  Her poetry and short story collection, 10 For Everything, was published by Orange Ocean Press. Her writing (poetry and fiction) also appears in journals such as EclipsePermafrostCoe ReviewSou’westerGW ReviewQuiddity, and Lalitamba. You can find her work in anthologies including A Poet’s HaggadahWord Warriors from Seal Press, His Rib from Penmanship Press, and Knocking at the Door from Birch Bench Press. She has three spoken word albums, The Upward SpiralPtolemaic Complex & Word to the WHY?s, and collaborates with producers such as Jaz1, End.User, Tack-Fu, and conductor/composer Gee Gee Gallegos. http://www.rachelkann.com

BONUS RUCKUS: We’re going dumb in anticipation of the holiday! EDGAR ALLEN POE-PPERS Challenge – try to read excerpts from the Raven after eating a super hot chili pepper! Special prizes for the performer who spits the hottest fire! Special guest house band members (it’s been a long time) MARTIN GOHARY and DERRICK MEADE are visting, jamming out with ya’ll and showing off them ivory and drum skills! See you all soon!

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