POETRY FEATURE: TEDx Poet RACHEL KANN is a modern-day mystic: irreverently reverent and exuberantly human. Her most recent work, The Upward Spiral, (a spoken word album with ambient electronica music,) is a collaboration with music producer Jaz 1 on the M87 record label. 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 poetry has been featured on Morning Becomes Eclectic on NPR and as The Weather on the podcast phenomenon, Welcome to Night Vale. Her poetry and short story collection, 10 For Everything, is available from Orange Ocean Press. Her writing (poetry and fiction) also appears in journals such as Eclipse, Permafrost, Coe Review, Sou’wester, GW Review, Quiddity, and Lalitamba. You can find her work in anthologies including A Poet’s Haggadah, Word Warriors from Seal Press, His Rib from Penmanship Press, and Knocking at the Door from Birch Bench Press. She has three albums, The Upward Spiral, Ptolemaic Complex & Word to the WHY?s, and collaborates with producers such as Jaz 1, End.User, Tack-Fu, and conductor/composer Gee Gee Gallegos. To learn more or check out some work, get at www.rachelkann.com
BONUS RUCKUS: THE EDGAR ALLEN POPPERS Performance Challenge! Why mess with the sauce when you can go right to the source! We don’t have a fryalator at Ralphs Diner and as the creepy autumn time approaches on many Gerunder’s favorite holiday, we figured we explore soe work from one of the original gothic voices, EDGAR ALLEN POE, and are asking our contestants to read short snippets of his work. The creepy twist, you have to down a raw hot pepper before you do so! Now you can spit hot fire and some seeds. We’re probably gonna up the ante on prize this week! Bring the pathos!
LOS CRETIN from Factory of Terror Fame will be rocking some canvas arts for us this Monday! The band will be on point and we may be wearing extra layers if this weather keeps creepin! See you so sooon!