Open mic: YES – THE LIST TO SIGN UP FOR THE OPEN MIC IS OPEN NOW. TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST MESSAGE Matthew Hupert PRIVATELY TO GET THE ZOOM ACCESS
CATHYANN is a beat poet of illumination. She shines a light on whatever catches her attention, puts the images in a blender and hits the gas. Cathyann enjoys creating works of art out of a multitude of media and making an adventure out of spontaneous experiences. Cathyann has been included in 2 Great Weather for Media anthologies, Fresh Hot Bread, Voices Israel, and Sparring With Beatnik Ghost anthologies. She has published 5 books of poetry: Being Myself on Fire, The Soul Made Visible, The Main Content, Ordinarily Divine and Walking Down The Street With the Sound of Life in Her Eyes. Her next book of poetry: Roadtrips, Fantasies, and Lava Flows is due to be released late 2021.
JERRY T JOHNSON is a Poet and Spoken Word Artist whose poetry has appeared in a variety of literary publications worldwide. His poetry collection “Poets Should Not Write About Politics” was selected winner of Evening Press’ 2020 Sinclair Poetry prize. Jerry also features at many Spoken Word and Poetry venues in the New York City and Southern Connecticut areas. Jerry lives with his wife Raye in Danbury, Connecticut. You may follow Jerry’s work on the following social media networks:
DAMIAN RUCCI is a poet from New Jersey whose work has appeared in As It Ought To Be Magazine, Cultural Weekly, No Contact Magazine, and dozens of other zines in print and digital. He is a founding member of the Nu Profits of Poetic Discord and author of six poetry volumes. Founder of Poetry in the Port and host of Bards on Broadway & The Chamber Cantos.
The features will also be live-streamed to the great weather for MEDIA facebook page
Plus open mic. (3 minutes) – The host will be taking open mic signups during the event.
Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson
Caitlin Jans (Thomson)
Caitlin Thomson has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including The Adroit Journal, The Penn Review, Barrow Street, Cosmonaut Avenue, The Boiler, and Till the Tides. She’s the author of three chapbooks and the founder of Authors Publish Magazine. You can learn more about her writing at http://www.caitlinthomson.com.
Shanna T. Melton A recipient of the Connecticut Office of the Arts Hero Award (2018), Shanna Melton is a poet, painter, educator, and the author of Unraveling My Thoughts. Her contributions to Connecticut’s vibrant poetry scene include arts ambassadorships for the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community, the Housatonic Museum of Art, and the founding of the open mic institution that is Lyrical Voices, a local showcase for contemporary poets and visual artists from across the region. Work from her current exhibition “Her Dragons Fly” is on view and online at the http://www.PoeticSoulArts.net. You can find and support her work at http://poeticsoularts.net.
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