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Poetry Night: Nicholas Goodly/Catherine Rush/Ma Ja Ka/Suntundra [The Bakery]

Cozy up in bakie’s kansas city for an evening of Poetry, Performance Art, and Spoken Word with special guest Marshall James Kavanaugh brought to you by The Bakery!

Performers include
MA JA KA & Marshall James Kavanaugh

doors at 7pm
$5-10 suggested donation for performers


Freak folk with dreamy harmonies via Atlanta

Nicholas Goodly
Nicholas Goodly is a recipient of the 2017 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. A Cave Canem Fellow, Nicholas received an MFA from Columbia University. Nicholas received the second place prize for New South Poetry Contest, was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Discovery/ Boston Review Contest, finalist in the 2017 Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest and a finalist in the 2016 Academy of American Poets Prize. Nicholas is the writing editor of WUSSY Magazine and Critic's Choice for Best Poet 2018 in Creative Loafing Atlanta.

Catherine Rush
Catherine Rush is an Atlanta-based writer, organizer, and performer whose writing develops from themes of madness, alienation, trauma, identity, and community, lovingly pursuing positive alternatives with/in and against the atmosphere of destructive machinery.

Marshall James Kavanaugh
Marshall James Kavanaugh is a dream laborer of words and various art forms used to create poetic dream spaces for his readership to explore. His works contain both the surreal and the absurd in a culture driven attempt at documenting the creative activism of his generation. Originally from Philadelphia, for several years he has been on the road traveling coast to coast performing spoken word. Most recently in 2017, he co-organized a series of readings across the country with a variety of performers under the moniker, Poets For Peace. He has published two collections of short stories, several small chapbooks of travel fiction, and a collection of haikus with the small press, A Freedom Books.
When he is not on the road he usually can be found in the Philadelphia area with his two cats building large TV installations.

Jay Morris
Jay Morris is a poet originally from Athens, GA and currently residing in Atlanta. He began performing regularly at Athens Word of Mouth as a high school student. From there he co-founded and co-hosted Goetry Open Mic from 2014 - 2016. In 2016, he released his first chapbook, "Black Teenager." His work primarily centers on his experience as a queer person of color, and how cultural memory influences personal experience.

Scott Crossman
Scott Crossman was born in Detroit, Michigan, but has lived in Georgia the last four years. In 2016, he self-published a collection of poems and short stories called "More Then for Stories". Crossman has been reading his works publicly in both Athens and Atlanta since then. He will be performing a special "silent" set of glitched poems and harrowing flash fiction, with special effects and musical accompaniment played through silent disco headphones.

Mannabis X
Mannabis X is the Co-Founder of Anetra Studio. He is a visual artist and works primary with wood and acrylic medium to create multimedia art. He is also the art director, curator and organizer of Anetra Studio events. This New York artist currently lives in Denver, CO and Atlanta, GA, where he leads and organizes Anetra Studio’s “Just Art”, “The Moon Launch” and “The Art+Muzik Project”.