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:

leah-rogin-roper-head-shots-michael-roper

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) athttp://barbarahenning.com/category/maureenowen/

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 isbarbarahenning.com 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.

Feb 19: Host Carol Covington and featuring Alexandra Jackson!

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

(February will be the Fbomb’s 6th Anniversary!)

FBOmb! (1)

carol 2Host Carol Covington! Carol is an English major attending MSU, She is a storyteller and poet. The best of her life occurs every day. Carol writes about her life , the good the bad and the bs in between.

alexandraFeaturing Alexandra Jackson! Alexandra Jackson!holds a Bachelors of arts and a Masters of Social work. She hopes to bridge her MSW with her passion of creative writing to increase self-expression and self-esteem while breaking down systematic barriers for marginalized communities. You can find two of her published poems, Blacked out and In Real Life, in the anthology, Still Coming Home (Colorado Humanities, 2018). Her works look at the storage of trauma in the biopsychosocial body and the release through anti-oppressive work and counter-narratives.

January 15: Shark Night at the Fbomb! With host Karl Fischer and featuring Tameca L Coleman!

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

KarlHost Karl Fischer! Karl Fischer may or may not be three sharks in a trench coat. He will occasionally write something. He lives in Longmont, CO and co-manages Excession Press LLC with his wife, Whitney Fischer, and their two mini sharks (who look suspiciously like dogs).

 

 

 

 

*

tameca

Featuring Tameca L Coleman! Tameca L Coleman is not smiling for you. These teeth rise up out of their depths, tricking bigger sharks with a glimmer, latches on and spins a suctioned mouth into their flesh; once thought food, leaves a mark. These teeth got you! Punching up, returns tomorrow, even if you’re a goddamned submarine.

2019 Fbomb Schedule Announced!

2019 Schedule announced!

January 15: SHARK NIGHT with Host Karl Fisher and feature TBA

February 19: Host Carol Covington!

March 19: Host Leah Rogin-Roper and featuring Barbara Henning!

April 16: Host Kona Morris!

May 21: Host Jay Halsey!

June 18: Host Roseanna Frechette!

July 16: Host David S. Atkinson!

August 13: Host Kathy Fish! *This Fbomb is on the 2nd Tuesday instead of the usual 3rd

Sept 17: Host Shelby Yaffe!

Oct 15: Host Punketry!

Nov 19: Host Nick Morris!

Happy Holidays everyone! See you in 2019!

keep-calm-and-drop-the-f-bomb

 

Nov 20: Host Nancy Stohlman and featuring Jonny “Bluebird” Montgomery and Steven “Fatback Freddy” Dunn!

All Fbomb shows start at 7:30 at the Mercury Cafe,

2199 California Street, Denver

November 20: Last Fbomb of 2018!

boxing fbomb crop

nancyHost Nancy Stohlman! Nancy Stohlman is the founder and curator of the Fbomb Flash Fiction Series circa 2013 and counting! Her books include Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of OdditiesThe Vixen Scream and Other Bible StoriesThe Monster Opera, and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. Her work was recently anthologized in the WW Norton anthology New Micro: Very Short Stories, and she teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder. www.nancystohlman.com

 

*

jonny

Featuring Jonathan Montgomery! Jonathan ‘Bluebird’ Montgomery was born in 1980 in Akron, Ohio. He’s a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. His books include Taxis & Shit, Pizzas and Mermaid, and new novel The Reality Traveler. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

 

 

stevenFeaturing Steven Dunn and his new book Water and Power! Steven Dunn is the author of two novels, Potted Meat and water & power. Some of his work can be found in Granta and Best Small Fictions. He was born and raised in West Virginia.

 

__________________________________________________________

Oct 16: Hosts Girls Just Wanna Have Us and featuring Nancy Stohlman!

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

Will the REAL Fbomb Host please stand up??

Theme: No One Can Agree on Who Kona Picked to Sub for Her

girlsHosts Girls Just Wanna Have Us! Girls Just Wanna Have Us is a flash rock band, comprised of Daryl Gent in the Car, Hall-an and John(athan) Oates Montgomery. If flash fiction tells a story in 1000 words or less, they attempt to cover songs from the 1980s in 1000 heartbreaks or less, 3 chords or less, 2 instruments or less, 1 rehearsal or less. When an Fbomb host suddenly has to cancel at the last minute, they are the only ones flexible, courageous, and beloved enough to replace them.

nancyFeaturing Nancy Stohlman and her book Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities! Nancy Stohlman is the founder and curator of the Fbomb Flash Fiction Series circa 2013 and counting! Tonight she will be releasing her new book, Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities! Her other books include The Vixen Scream and Other Bible StoriesThe Monster Opera, Searching for Suzi: a flash novel, and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. Her work was recently anthologized in the WW Norton anthology New Micro: Very Short Stories, and she teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder. www.nancystohlman.com