POETRY FEATURE: CATHERINE WEISS is a very charming donut. Or a pterodactyl with attitude. Or the brightest goddamned firefly you’ve ever seen on mid-summer’s eve. But more than anything, Catherine wants you to know she loves poems. And Lord of the Rings. And crying jags. Sometimes she loves them all at once. Catherine is known for her signature poetic mix of humor and heart, and definitely not for punching through walls like the Hulk when she doesn’t win a slam. Her work has been published in such journals as Voicemail Poems, Melancholy Hyperbole, Jersey Devil Press, Yellow Chair Review, and Gravel Mag. More about Catherine can be found at http://catherineweiss.com/ PS-Catherine lives in Western MA with her husband, two dogs, and a cat. Catherine also doesn’t know how to prioritize a bio.
BONUS RUCKUS: IRON POET QUALIFIER – if interested in being the next challenger to JACKIE MORRIL’s IRON POET CROWN, let us know! 3 original concoctions (haiku, original poem, incorporation round) 3 judges, 3 criteria for dopeness and one diabilical ingredient provided by the chairman YOSH SHARTIN! We’ll have music from DEADSTICK & HAMBONE! We’ll have snacks from EMILEE. Hopefully we’ll be back under the stars outside! Wanna make Alex Smile? Take a field trip to Boston for Louder than a Bomb Finals Showcase on May 6th and see what Alex leaves Worcester for work all the time. If you can’t get off your duff for the poetic field trip of the year, you can always support the non profit Alex co-founded by going directly to www.massleap.org and making a donation! Do it!