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R.A.S.P Poetry Night!

July 27, 2018, 7:00 pm

Featuring Jack Straw Writers: Daemond Arrindell, Bryan Edenfield, and Natasha Kochicheril Moni (plus an open-mic reading)

Michael Dylan Welch, MC

Daemond Arrindell is a poet, playwright, performer, and teaching artist, and the 2018 program curator for Jack Straw Writers. He is a faculty member of Freehold Theatre and the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab, adjunct faculty at Seattle University and Tacoma’s School of the Arts, and writer-in-residence through Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools program and Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Daemond was a 2013 Jack Straw writer, a VONA Voices Writers’ Workshop fellow, and his work has been published by City ArtsPoetry NorthwestSpecter, and Crosscut magazines.

Bryan Edenfield was born in Arizona but has lived in Seattle since 2007. As the founder and director of the literary arts organization Babel/Salvage, he hosted and curated the Glossophonic Showcase and the Ogopogo Performance Series. His work has been published in Construction MagazineMeekling ReviewDrylandPlinth, and Vanilla Sex Magazine, among others. He has a degree in philosophy and history from a mediocre university, so don’t worry.

Natasha Kochicheril Moni, a first-generation American of Dutch and Indian heritage, is a licensed naturopathic doctor in Washington State. Her publication credits include sixty journals such as MagmaEntropy, and The Rumpus. She has one full-length poetry collection, The Cardiologist’s Daughter (Two Sylvias Press, 2014), and two poetry chapbooks, Lay Down Your Fleece (Shirt Pocket Press, 2017) and Nearly (Dancing Girl Press, 2018).

For more information about the Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP), please visit http://raspread.com/.