Featuring Ryan Drag, Nina Belen Robins, and Ryk McIntyre
Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
Ryan Drag is a poet and musician in the psychedelic group, Heavy Birds. His first collection of poems, Magnet, was released this year by Coyote Blood Publishing and includes verse focused on the subconscious, freedom, time travel, entertainment, and love. Drag's verse has also been printed in numerous literary magazines including Post(mortem) by Mad Gleam Press. The author currently resides in Brooklyn, NY composing music and writing what he describes as: “Torpedo Poetry for the Nothing Generation.”
Nina Belen Robins is a three time national slam poet and author of the books of poems, “Supermarket Diaries” and “A Bed With My Name on It”. She works in the bakery department of a supermarket and lives with her husband and cats. She spent most of her life living in various institutions and has finally broken free and wants to normalize and destigmatize mental illness as best she can
Ryk McIntyre has been a legendary presence on the New England poetry scene for decades. Which is to say, he is rarely photographed and not everyone is convinced he really exists. He has toured extensively around the continental United States and Canada, appearing on stages as varied as NYC’s New School, Portsmouth NH’s Music Hall, Lollapalooza and the very first “Legends of The Slam” Showcase, at the National Poetry Slam in 2006 in Austin, TX. He has also appeared at countless poetry venues, festivals and house parties. He has been published widely, most notably in The Worcester Review, Off the Coast, Short Fuse- An Anthology of New Fusion Poets, and Aim for the Head - An Anthology of Zombie Poetry. He is the author of two collections of poetry, After Everything Burns (Sargent Press) and the forthcoming The Man at the Door (Broken Head).