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

2199 California Street, Denver

February 19: Host Carol Covington and featuring Alexandra Jackson!

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.



March 19:

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) 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.


April 16: Host Kona Morris and featuring Nick Morris and Shelby Yaffe!

May 21: Host Jay Halsey!

June 18: Host Roseanna Frechette!

July 16: Host David S. Atkinson!

August 13: Host Kathy Fish and featuring Randall Brown! *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 and featuring Hillary Leftwich!



Steven Dunn

Jonathan Montgomery

Nancy Stohlman

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Black Market Translation

Sarah Rodriguez

Kenning JP Garcia

Natanya Ann Pulley

Jamey Trotter

Caroline Reed

Annette Schiebout

Trent Hudley 

Brian Dickson

Brice Maiurro

Jonathan Cardew

Front Range Community College English Department

Carol Covington

Ahja Fox

Matt Clifford

Manuel Ramos

Gabino Iglesias

Stina French

Nahshon Cook


Cooper Braun and Rachel Ann Harding

Monique Antonette Lewis

Jack C. Buck

Levi Andrew Noe

Danger Slater

Karl Fischer

Eirik Gumeny

Marty McGovern

April Bradley

Chris Bowen

David S. Atkinson

Mathias Svalina

Hillary Leftwich

Kona Morris

Brian Lupo

Jeff Becker

Girls Just Want to Have Us

Gay Degani

Sally Reno

Len Kuntz

Nate Jordon

Annie Dawid

Cristofer Lix

Robert Vaughan

Karen Stefano

Paul Beckman

Chris Merkner

Alexander Lumans

Kathy Fish

Benjamin Whitmer

HR Hegnauer

Lynn Brewer

Bryan Jansing

Selah Saterstrom

Freddy Owens and Roseanna Frechette

Jason McDaniel

Nick Morris

J.A. Kazimer

Meg Tuite

Get in the Car, Helen

Sommer Browning

Chris Ransick

Dagny McKinley

Brian Dickson

Leah Rogin-Roper

The Boulder Fiction Team with Hannah Blank

Rob Geisen