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Revelations: performance poetry by Berlin's Darling Fitch

Join us at FOAM for coffee, beer, liquor, snacks and some world-class performers!!! HAPPY HOUR, 4-7P
$1 off drafts / Stag + Whiskey - $6 / Fernet - $5
The show will start at 6 pm. This show has a $10 suggested donation. No one will be turned away. Books and other merch will be for sale.
Featuring Darling Fitch, traveling from Berlin, with their newest performance: "Revelations." This performance combines music, poetry and motion to create "a hopeful harsh noise poetry pop opera about the end of the world and our place in it."

Mx. Fitch will have books, album downloads, and maybe usb sticks with music and some tote bags all available on a sliding scale. Pay what you can, because accessibility matters!

Darling is joined by opening poets, including St Louis legend and absurdist extraordinaire, Brett Underwood, Kansas City's riot grrrl and fierce enby-femme Jeanette Powers, and from Columbia, MO, Zophia McDougal who brings stunning queer emotional richness to their poetry.

This epic show has a $10 suggested donation, on a sliding scale. No one will be turned away! Also, all poets will have books, merch and zines available for purchase, support independent artists! Bring cash and kindness!

Performer bios:
Darling Fitch is an American-born, Berlin-based writer, musician and performance artist. Their* performance work has appeared in festivals internationally, including the Dixon Place HOT! Fest, the Edinburgh Fringe and the Month of Performance Art-Berlin. Fitch holds a merit award in fiction writing from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Recent poetry publications include Slanted House, Anti-Heroin Chic and Transnational Queer Underground (TQU).

*Fitch uses they/them pronouns

Website: www.darlingfitch.com

Brett Lars Underwood is a bartender and a gadabout who writes, promotes and produces happenings and mishaps in St. Louis. Once upon a time, he co-published a ‘zine entitled "Lick My Squaggle Noose, Clam Tick". He penned Zen koans for The Riverfront Times and St. Louis Magazine as well as Curator. He has performed in back rooms, backyards, ball rooms, barrooms, basements, coffee
houses, courtyards, galleries, museums, rock venues and taverns. His verse and riddles have been published by The Bicycle Review, 52nd City, The Subterranean, Bad Shoe and included in "Flood Stage: An Anthology of Saint Louis Poets" and "The Gasconade Review presents 39 Feet High And Rising". He unleashed "Sunlit Insult", his first chapbook, in 2011 and "Its Bush Lent Subtle Hints" in October, 2013. His latest full-length is "Mush" by Spartan Press, 2018.

Jeanette Powers is a poet, painter and daydreamer who spends lots of time in creeks and swimming rivers. They have been widely published as a poet in such magazines as Chiron Review, The Gasconade Review, Thimble Lit Magazine, The Wild Word, Rye Whiskey Review and more. Their latest collection of poetry is "Sparkle Princess vs. Suicidal Phoenix" and have just release a first foray into fiction, "Little Jenny Sue." They are a founding member of FountainVerse: KC Small Press Poetry Fest and are a fellow at Osage Arts Community in the Northern Ozarks. Find them at @novel_cliche and jeanettepowers.com

ZOPHIA MCDOUGAL: McDougal is the original midwestern queer petunia meat. This versatile artist elevates the most mundane of day to day existence into high energy potent meaning which touches the
soul. Their latest book, What We Face Walking Out the Front Door (EMP), combines poetry and drawing in a completely unique book. McDougal specializes in very serious play and can throw a ball much farther than you.

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