Join us for another evening of mash-up-your-yard poetry featuring:
AISHA SASHA JOHN
the hilarious, witty, and brilliant Cathy Petch is hosting!
Regie Cabico is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and has appeared on numerous television appearances including HBO's Def Poetry Jam and NPR's Snap Judgement. He took top prizes in 3 American National Poetry Slams and most recently co-edited Flicker & Spark: An Anthology Queer Spoken Word & Poetry. He received 3 NY Innovative Theater Award Nominations and a win for Best Performance Art Production for his work in The NY Neo-Futurist Production of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. He has shared the stage with Academy Award nominees: Stanley Tucci, Jesse Eisenberg, Allen Ginsberg & Michael Ealy as a part of Howard Zinn's Portrait Project at NYU. His solo play, GOdiva Darea and One NIght Stands received critical acclaim at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival. He resides in Washington, DC and performs throughout North America and The United Kingdom. .
AISHA SASHA JOHN
Aisha Sasha John is a dancer, poet and essayist. Her long poem, THOU, will be published in 2014. A section of this work was published as the chapbook Gimme yr little quiet. In 2011, Aisha released her debut poetry collection, The Shining Material (BookThug). Visit her at hugetime.tumblr.com.
Writer, editor, poet, literary reviewer, horror know-it-all. Lizzie Violet is the dark little girl, with a crooked smile and a lover of all things creepy, including horror silent movies, is a well known zombiephile. She is currently working on a novel, a poetry manuscript and the music video script for well known Toronto band, I Hate Todd’s song, Zombie Love. Two books she edited, Best New Werewolf Tales, Volume One and Fatty Goes To China (Royston Tester) can be found at Amazon.com.Along with co-organizing The Beautiful & The Damned, Lizzie Violet has her own monthly show called Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir and is part of the WordSpell collective. lizzieviolet.wordpress.com
John Oughton has lived in Iraq, Egypt and Japan. He studied English at York and is now completing a PhD in Education there. At York, and later the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, he studied with Irving Layton, Eli Mandel , Frank Davey, Robert Duncan, Anne Waldman, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs. He has published five poetry books, most recently Time Slip, and over 400 reviews, interviews, articles and blogs. John belongs to the Long Dash writing group, which collaborates with a group of visual artists resulting in a book, a DVD, and annual exhibition/readings. Currently he is Professor of Teaching and Learning at Centennial College.
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