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January 18, 2012 / Keely

RiverLit #5 Release

We’d like to invite you all to come to next week’s Broken Mic at Neato Burrito.   We’ll be there with the newest issue!

Copies cost $9, $8 for contributors

The event can be found on Facebook here:

If you’re not on Facebook, here are the details:

Wednesday, January 25
6:30PM to 9:00PM
Broken Mic is a poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and spoken word open mic. Every Wednesday we raise one heck of a ruckus celebrating words. Come, see what it’s all about. Sign up at the event it you want to read. Readers get 3 minutes on the mic. Or just enjoy the show!1 dollar PBR 1 dollar coffee 1 dollar soda 1 dollar GRILLED CHEESEAnd about our superstar features this week!

The Photobooth Tour is composed of Joshua Ballard, Chris Rockwell, Spoken Word, and Shenanigans.

Chris Rockwell has been performing music and poetry across the country for the past ten years. He is a two time nationally competing slam poet, and in 2006 he won the title of Grand Slam Champion of New Jersey’s LOSER SLAM team. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Largesse Publishing Award, and in 2010 was named Poet Laureate of Asbury Park. Among other publications, he has been published in the globally recognized magazine, The Idiom. His two timeless loves are Sour Jacks candy, and Marilyn Monroe.

Joshua J Ballard is a writer and spoken word poet from New Jersey, a 2010 and 2011 Asbury Park Poet Laureate nominee, 2011 Grand Slam Champion of Loserslam, and member of their slam team which competed in Cambridge and Boston at National Poetry Slam in 2011 as well as New Jersey’s IWPS rep. He has been published in the internationally recognized and award winning poetry publication The Idiom Magazine, as well as The Viking News publication, has twice previously toured the country performing in slam venues, Walmart’s, bars, barbecues, coffee houses, alleys, libraries, homes, and even a winery. Joshua has two collections of poetry as well as a full length spoken word album to his credit. Oft times finding himself jogging, he usually discovers his meter through his uneven gait, attributed to a broken ankle which never did heal right.


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