Join us on Tuesday, May 2nd from 6:00-8:30 pm for an evening of poetry, humor, and revelry.
Two open-mic sessions sandwich our Feature poet Paul Szlosek.
Sign up for the open-mic at jfjr6969@gmail,com . Five-minute maximum, please.
Free admission. Separate area for our event. On-the-street parking or check redemptionrock.beer for other parking options.
Redemption Rock Brewery (RRB) serves craft beers, coffees, teas, and delicious snacks. You can bring
your own food but outside beverages are not allowed.
The Poetry Extravaganza is sponsored by Lewandowski Painting.
Join the fun on May 2nd!
Paul Szlosek is a poet born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, but currently resides in the nearby metropolis of Worcester. He was co-founder and host of the long-running Poet’s Parlor poetry reading in Southbridge and Sturbridge, as well as a past recipient of the Jacob Knight Award for Poetry. In May 2019, Paul started a brand new open mic and featured poetry reading series with poet Ron Whittle called The Poetorium at Starlite (also in Southbridge) which closed in March 2020 due to COVID, but reopened recently in June 2022 (in the two-year interim, he ran an online print version entitled The Virtual Poetorium which he still continues under the name The International Imaginarium For Word & Verse). His poetry has appeared in various local & national print & online publications including The Worcester Review, Worcester Magazine, Radius, Sahara, Concrete Wolf, Soul-Lit, and Diner. He’s probably best known in the Central Massachusetts poetry community for his fanatical obsession with obscure poetry forms, and has invented his own including the ziggurat, the streetbeatina, the hodgenelle, the lux, and the singsangsong which he often shares with readers on his poetry blog Paul’s Poetry Play Ground