DIRTY GERUND BEGINS at 8:30pm from now on! Please take note and get down early in order to get down!
POETRY FEATURE: JADE SYLVAN is an award-winning poet and nonfiction writer whose poetry and essays have been published in over twenty journals, websites, and magazines. Jade won the 2011 Bayou Poetry Prize, and was a finalist in the 2012 Bunchgrass Poetry Prize and the 2012 Write Bloody Book Competition. Jade’s received artist grants from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Amethyst Arsenic, and was nominated “Best Poet” by the Boston Phoenix newspaper in 2013. Jade is a member of the 2013 Boston Poetry Slam Team. Kissing Oscar Wilde is forthcoming on Write Bloody Press in 2013. Jade has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe following the release of the poetry collection, The Spark Singer (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2009), and has performed and facilitated workshops at Harvard University, New York University, Bread Loaf, The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, The Seattle Poetry Slam, Asheville Wordfest, The Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, The Green Mill (Chicago), The Nuyorican Poets Cafe (NYC), The Bowery Poetry Club (NYC) among many others.
BONUS RUCKUS: IRON POET UNIFICATION CHAMPIONSHIP! “MAHON vs. CHARPENTIER!” This just in!!! Confirmed and wooot! Last year Dr. JENN MAHON claimed the championship trophy, then promptly moved to Texas for work considerations (hmmm maybe we should get jobs, wait! we got a job this monday)! We quickly crowned an interim champion and gave her a championship belt! Now, after nearly a year of waiting, the title get’s UNIFIED as interim champ JENITH CHARPENTIER challenges Jenn to a battle of words, the likes of which we’ve never seen! Trophy and belt on the line! 3 rounds, 3 poetic concoctions, 3 judges scoring on 3 categories and of course, one insidious secret ingredient provided by our heralded chairman! Let’s get this!!!
DUCT TAPE BAND loves setting up and cutting out earlier. They played on point for our superb Portland Double Features! If only we had more folks on the open mic! We’re in a lull. Not going to lie. We’re hoping to rebound before the winter (which is coming sooner than we think). YOSH & CHICKEN are enjoying the flat screen TV up front in the diner! Message us if you want to do a snack this week! Otherwise, let’s go! We’re revved up and hoping for a fantastic night this Monday!