This show’s gonna be HOT!!!! ARGH!!!!
POETRY FEATURE: A veteran of both page and stage in the poetry world, TONY BROWN has been publishing and reading in journals and on stages around the US for over thirty years. My work has appeared in anthologies including A Generation Defining Itself, from MPW Press; Look, Up In the Sky! and Appleseeds, both from Sacred Fools Press; From Page To Stage, The Wordsmith Press; Knocking At The Door, Birch Bench Press (all US); 100 Poets Against the War, from Salt Publishing (UK); and most recently the Best Indie Literature In NEw England anthology’s first volume. I was named a “Legend of Slam” at the 2006 National Poetry Slam in Austin, TX, and was elected “The Poet Laureate Of The Blogosphere” by voters at thebloggingpoet.com for 2008. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, I’m the author of thirteen chapbooks and five CDs of my work, the latter with my music and poetry project, The Duende Project, which features the stellar bass and nylon string guitar work of Steven Lanning-Cafaro (aka “Faro”) and, as of 2013, the consummate drummer Chris O’Donnell. Expect a greatest hits set and a set of newer work with Tony providing the music!
BONUS RUCKUS: Return of the Official “DR. GONZO’S HOLY HOT SAUCE SONNET CHALLENGE!” The diabolical, multi-talented J STUART ESTY of DR’ GONZO’s Uncommon Condiments Emporium wishes to give “your food a fighting chance!” by creating delicious and (sometimes) maddeningly hot condiments. Based outta Worcester, our resident house man for the evening is gonna bring the hot sauce! Our challenge? Down a shot, wait thirty seconds for it to kick in, then read a shakespeare sonnet! The person who holds it down best, wins a special prize! There’ll be a release form ya’ll! Wooooooooooooooo!!!!!
Speaking of DR. GONZO! The good Doctor will also be residing in the house band corner with some members of the GRADE A FANCY Band, “Providing some of the finest back porch, road house, foot stomping music in Central Massachusetts!” today. back you up with the best in rambling blues! We’ll probably rock a snack including one of his amazing concoctions as well! There will be no snow on Monday! Therefore NO EXCUSE! Get at us!