Get your holiday cheer right here!
POETRY FEATURE – Our first ever Iron Poet Champion & Miss Dirty Gerund is returning with a long overdue feature! JACKIE ANNE MORRILL recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a Masters in creative writing: poetry. She devotes most of her time to her soon to be wife, Mareh, their crunchy butt cat, Mama Wheezy, and working with old people in Framingham. Inspired by tales of sexual fetishism, pseudo-psychology and the feeding habits of forest animals, Jackie has become a strong and welcomed voice in the Worcester poetry scene. Her work can be seen in New Graffiti, The Ballard Street Poetry Journal, Amethyst Arsenic, elimae, The Legendary, The Boiler Journal, and decomP magazine. She is the co-founder of the Round Room Women’s Writing series held in the Vernon Round Room held on the fourth Thursday of every month. She’ll be releasing a brand new chapbook titled 35 Birds for Glass that will be available for purchase on the night of the feature for (only) $5. Come support one of our local verbal warriors!
BONUS RUCKUS – The Return of the “Bro-etry? Oh No!-etry” Challenge – we’re not trying to leave anyone out of the ruckus that occurs every monday night in Worcester! Sure, “Bro’s” can be obnoxious, loud, dumb and culturally clumsy” but we feel it’s up to us artists to extend the olive branch and try to make friends and positively influence our friends on the other side! It’s simple. Sometimes poetry is difficult to interpret, let’s bridge the gap, by translating wonderful classic lines of verse, into a language anyone can raise a plastic beer cup to! We’ll bring the famous verses, you bring your willingness to help a bro understand the sentiment. We all win. But the winner gets a frosty prize on us!
Check the cool re-purposed breath mint can, arted up by ANGELA MASKELL last week! More visual arts and live auction to follow! BIG THANKS to GREG McKILLOP who’s been working hard to provide us with musical guests all year! THE DIRTY GERUND POETRY SHOW has decided to experiment and do without official musical guests for the time being. DIRTY GERUND DUCT TAPE BAND and open mic-ers will continue to bring music into our lives and rock out for ever, but at this time, we feel that we need to tighten up the show format and make some more room for words. NICOLE ZAJON is volunteering snack time this week! We’re looking forward to next week’s Santa Watch Open Mic, and the BIG NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY share the invite with as many folks as you can! Even the bro’s!