Poet, teacher, and publisher Matthew P. Gallant grew up in Massachusetts and taught high school in New Hampshire for many years before relocating to Washington, D.C. in 2012. The author of a dozen chapbooks and a forthcoming full-length collection, his poetry has appeared in journals such as Mothman, Whistler’s Shade, Wind in the Timothy, and the anthology 2010 Poets’ Guide to New Hampshire. Matthew teaches high school English at a charter school in Washington, D.C.
Paula J. Lambert is a poet residing in Dublin, Ohio. Her first full-length collection of poetry, The Sudden Seduction of Gravity, is available from Full/Crescent Press. Her chapbook, The Guilt That Gathers, was published by Pudding House Press in 2009. Lambert co-facilitates Peripatetic Poets, a Columbus-area open mic reading series and specializes in the field of Writing as a Healing Process.
Doors at 6:30, show at 7 – all ages and free free free; coffee and snacks by donation.
Tonight it’s the Improv Slam! No prep, no script – just bring your best make-it-up-as-you-go-along. Balloon Dog will be there in spirit. Doors at 6:30, show at 7 – all ages and free free free; coffee and snacks by donation.
Today would have been Maurice Sendak’s 85th birthday. Google set up a lovely doodle in his honor -
The Duende Project (formerly “Duende”) is the poetry and music project of Tony Brown, veteran performance poet; Steve Lanning-Cafaro, AKA Faro, electric bass and Nylon string guitar; and Chris O”Donnell, drums. They’ve’ve released 4 CD/chapbook sets, Jim’s Fall, americanized, The Duende Project, and One Thing That Scares You onLoyal Weasel Productions, and perform in the New England and Eastern Seaboard regions regularly. Doors at 6:30, show at 7 – all ages and free free free; coffee and snacks by donation.
Bill MacMillan is the Co-founder of the Worcester Poetry Slam & Worcester Poets’ Asylum. He is featured in the documentary film SlamNation & was a member of the 1996 National Poetry Slam Championship Team from Providence. Bill Co-Hosted the 2005 Individual World Poetry Slam Championships in Worcester & the 2000 National Poetry Slam in Providence. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal, Worcester Magazine, The Worcester Review & Omnivore Magazine. Bill has featured at colleges, coffeehouses, festivals, clubs, and a truck stop. In his day job Bill works with untraceable weaponry. He lives & works in Worcester, MA. He is also a super osm painter, and tonight will be selling some of his work at the reading.
Wil Gibson was born from a good idea and a bottle of bourbon. He was raised in some of the poorest communities northern Illinois and eastern Arkansas have to offer. He now lives in Portland (the one in maine) and likes it a lot there (you probably would too). He writes too many love poems and not nearly enough of his novel. A proud (mistake prone) father of four who tries real hard and is still growing up. Doors at 6:30, show at 7 – all ages and free free free; coffee and snacks by donation.
Bring out yer short & yer long. Tonight we haiku to the death – after the extended open mic – tonight you get 10 minutes, hello! Also, Sarah says she’ll sing and dance. This is not to be missed! Doors at 6:30, show at 7 – all ages and free free free; coffee and snacks by donation.
Congratulations to the new Worcester 2013 Slam Team!
Jenith Charpentier, Sarah Sapienza, Sam Teitel, Nicholas Earl Davis, and Elizabeth Heath
Bobby Crawford is the treasurer, co-curator, and host of the Emerson Poetry Project, Emerson College’s slam poetry community. He has been a member of three College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational teams representing Emerson college, and was nominated for finals stage showcase ‘Best of the Rest’ in 2012. His work has been published in Gangsters In Concrete and The Emerson Review, and has been featured at several venues around New England. After the feature tonight, the Worcester Slam Team Finals for Team 2013 will happen! Doors at 6:30, show at 7 – all ages and free free free; coffee and snacks by donation.
Robbed in the prelims? Judges throw shade at ya in semis? Boondoggled by scheduling conflicts and miss the slams this season? Here’s yer one last chance – show up and be heard, rock the mic in this last chance slam.
Also, Sarah may or may not sing and dance again. Doors at 6:30, show at 7 – all ages and free free free; coffee and snacks by donation.