March 19: Host Leah Rogin-Roper, and featuring Barbara Henning, Maureen Owen, and Crisosto Apache!

All shows begin at 7:30 at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver.

The theme is “Three.” All open mics will be 3:33 time limit–closest to limit without going over might get a prize!

Host Leah Rogin-Roper! Read about Leah in Westword here:


CApache-self hi-resFeaturing Crisosto Apache! Crisosto Apache, is the author of GENESIS (Lost Alphabet). He is originally from Mescalero, New Mexico (US), on the Mescalero Apache Reservation, and currently lives in the Denver metro area in Colorado, with his spouse of seventeen years. He is Mescalero Apache, Chiricahua Apache, and Diné (Navajo) of the ‘Áshįįhí (Salt Clan) born for the Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan). He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and teaches writing at various colleges in the Denver area. He also continues his advocacy work for the Native American LGBTQ / two-spirit identity.

His recent work can be seen in POETRY Magazine (June 2018 edition), The RumpusLoch Raven Review, and RED INK Magazine (Spring 2019 edition).

Photo Credit Todd Andreff (Spouse)

Featuring Maureen Owen and Barbara Henning! Maureen Owen and Barbara Henning are finishing their reading road trip with their last stop in Denver at Mercury Cafe for “F Bomb Series,” where they will be reading prose.   They started in New York City, reading for Belladonna Series on Jan 18, 2019.  Then they read in Washington DC, Pensacola, Mobile, New Orleans, Austin, Albuquerque, Tucson, San Diego, LA and San Francisco, a total of 16 readings.  See the story of their journey on their blog (and their agenda) at

S0892946 Barbara HenningBarbara Henning is the author of four novels and seven collections of poetry and shorter prose. Most recent books are a novel, Just Like That (Spuyten Duyvil) and a book of poetry, A Day Like Today (Negative Capability Press). She is also the editor of a book of interviews, Looking Up Harryette Mullen, and The Collected Prose of Bobbie Louise Hawkins. Barbara lives in Brooklyn, has taught for Naropa University and Long Island University where she is Professor Emerita. Her website and readings can be found on PennSound.

Maureen OwenMaureen Owen’s most recent book is Edges of Water, Chax Press. Other books include: Erosion’s Pull, Coffee House Press, finalist for the Colorado Book Award; American Rush: Selected Poems, finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize; and AE (Amelia Earhart), Before Columbus American Book Award.  She was the publisher and editor of Telephone Magazine/Telephone Books. Maureen lives in Denver and has taught for Naropa University.  Her readings can be found on PennSound.

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