The Monsters Of Poetry reading series started in 2009, and its founder, Adam Fell, wanted to shake up the format of poetry readings. Fell and his co-organizers held their events in clubs and bars, and sometimes they had live music in addition to the actual readings. Monsters Of Poetry went quiet for a couple of years, but it started up again last fall with some new folks in the mix helping to organize things.
Tone Madison contributor Kai Brito went to a Monsters of Poetry reading in November, and later sat down with one of the organizers, Aaron Fai. You’ll hear that conversation and some clips from the reading, namely from Lauren Haldeman and Meghan O’Gieblyn. The next Monsters of Poetry event takes place on March 8 at the North Street Cabaret and will feature Derrick Austin, Natalie Eilbert, and Natasha Oladokun. There’s another event in the works for April 6 at the Maiahaus Project space at 402 East Mifflin Street, and that will feature Nicholas Gulig, Maria Kuznetsova, and Jon Loomis.
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