A night full of blissed out characters, art inspired bodies, happy feet; words floating, songs spilling, sensuality soaring!

Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus

Friday, February 15, 7pm door – 8pm performance

$10 advance tickets: alwunhouse.org, $15 day of show

Eclectic night of lust, passion, pain and love. The créme de la créme in poetry, song and vaudeville variety acts, deliciously packed with a fusion of bawdy poetry, music and titillating performance filling two stages. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, Kahlua Coffee specials, Cash Bar. 21+.

PLAYERS

Bill Campana – His idea of "new age" is using a hand rake for a dream catcher while sleeping on a bed of hammers.

Dwayne Holmes – The world’s hottest theatre major. Part of the night’s ex-First Friday Night Live trifecta.

Matt Micheletti – Is a tall drink of something wet, and has done stand-up all over the Phoenix area. Part of the night’s ex-First Friday Night Live trifecta.

Michelle Edwards – Member of MailOrder Brides, Phoenix’s first all female improv troupe. She sings and dances the wattachie kaecoobie, which is like dancing.

Tom Tuerff – Beloved by many stages throughout downtown Phoenix. His music is always guaranteed to entertain.

Jack Evans and Judy Green-Davis – Poetry Arts is the name of the game with Evans. Since the poetry days of "Revolving Wheel" and "Wasteland Circus" and "Bad X-Mas Pageant" past, to the present-day "Caffeine Corridor Poetry Series," Evans is the veteran poetry bard. The poet that fresh voices want to emulate and familiar voices bask in. Performs a poetry duet with his lovely wife, Judy Green-Davis. https://www.facebook.com/artlab1689

Haley Ritter Raynbo – A yummy, free-spirited activist with a niche for ASL interpretation.

Dani Garrity – The west-side dame of poetry, witty and elegant, host of the long-running open mic "Words in the Alley" in downtown Glendale.

Lola & MarcDrastic – Sultry yet powerful vocals backed by exciting six-string melodies. In their words: "We are here to make epic tunes that are sure to make you tingle all over. Oh yeah, it’s that good." https://www.facebook.com/LolaMarcDrastic

Ashley Pirouznia – The undisputed queen of late-night rated-X stand-up comedy; dirty, sexy and funny like truly memorable Fridays should be! https://www.facebook.com/ashley.pirouznia

Julian Forest – The Valley of the Sun’s own psychedelic guitar god, shredding our perception of reality to bring in sonic and visual epiphanies! https://www.facebook.com/julian.forest.92

Nikki G. – is an Erotica poet who sets poetry on fire and can often be seen performing with her amazing band ReVerbin Blu.

Meghan Jones – Sensual yet powerful writer who moonlights as a burlesque dancer, always crafting poetry with her words and body language.

Matt Micheletti – Celebrates his first yeas as one of the Valley’s most exciting new stand-up comedians, after performing intensely all over Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale and Glendale.

Lauren Perry – Woman-of-the-World Slam Poet. Zombie, Beauty Queen, Vampire Lover. Since 2006 Lauren Perry has crafted her own signature style of sex-plicit performance poetry of modern love and sexual freedom. She defies poetic gravity. Lauren returns to Exotic Erotic Poetry with the reminder: ‘that one does not have to play nice to leave a mark.’ https://www.facebook.com/luckyzombie13

Brandy Star – Singer/songwriter pulling formless halcyon dreams into the light with hypnotic instrumentals and buttery melodies; double-majoring in poetry as the poets’ poet, 2002 National Poetry Slam Coach and winner of the Slam Master’s Poetry Slam in Minneapolis. soundclick.com/brandystar

DJ One Period – Michigan Born, Kansas Raised, Phoenix Sexy Dark Chocolate drizzled over all flavors of musical delight.

Of The Earth – Best Vaudeville of Phoenix 2012. An amalgamation of Old World style with New World inspiration. The creative team of Sean and Mariana Riley is the heart and soul of this multi-dimensional performance troupe. From ballads of love and passion, the dance and songs of erotic beats sends us closer to that core of delightful rhythms. The bellydance and fire-arts are the artistic touches to this vibrant pleasure of the senses. Be a witness to the beauty and audio sculpture that is Of the Earth. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Of-the-Earth/191214967560044?fref=ts

Neil Gearns – is a poet. An aging inner city hipster. If Neil had four more IQ points he would qualify for the label of Nerd, but then again Neil isn’t big on labels. http://facebook.com/ngearns

Heather Smith-Gearns – is a poet, a visual artist, a mother, a wife, and a child – not necessarily in that order.

Paul Dlouhy – A man of a thousand poems. He continues his search for the subtle, the sensual and the sublime beat. He finds beauty and bawdy humor in everything. “Paul de-Lo†writes beat poetry in urban landscapes with harmonica blues, and a twist of fate. https://www.facebook.com/paul.m.dlouhy

Gregg Myers – A folky, jazzy, bluesy, funky singer/songwriter with captivating talents and seasoned storytelling skills. Gregg’s most notable televised performance was opening for Jesse Valenzuela of Gin Blossoms fame at Tempe Center for the Arts’ "Songwriters’ Showcase," airing on PBS. He’s like James Taylor meets John Mayer in a jazz club. myspace.com/greggmyers

Karolina Breeze – Opening Act for Punany Poets; buckling the ladies knees, head so cold he leaves them with a brain FREEZE.

Shaikh Sammad – Two- Time Phoenix Poetry Slam Champion and multimedia artist, Shaikh looks forward to making his fourth appearance at this years Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus. Let the good times roll!

MizzMocha – Activist/Poet/Actress/Massage Therapist, her name reveals all through the richness of her flow. MizzMocha will delight you with pleasurable sounds that are so soothing to the soul that you will want her to put her hands on you. http://facebook.com/mizzmocha1

Athene Nashea – Choreographer, Instructor, Performancer, surely will arouse your deepest desires with her hypnotic movements via dance. Allow yourself to be captivated.

Asian Persuasion – Poetic Tigress; Wordplay with no holds barred that will unleash the beast within you.

Mystic Blu – Soul Singer, Poet, Emcee, Musician. Hails from Minneapolis, MN, now resides in Phoenix, AZ. Her sexy gift of expression will always take you higher and leave you craving more. http://www.reverbnation.com/mysticblu

K T Cocaine – 10 year Veteran POET/Mistress/Dominatrix; Brings fire and zest to the stage with her spell binding sassy wordplay that will cause you to only want to do as your told.

COMMITTEE

Brandy "Phoenix" Star has played slam poet/mistress/muse in her hometown and across state lines from Portland to Connecticut for two erotic decades. Star’s verbal mingling landed her on the Freedom To Speak slam nationals cd, and her hosting skills produced The Lucky Dragon Jazz & Poetry night.

Cleopache is an exotic Apache and Navajo performer who has worn many poetry hats in Arizona. Reigning spoken word elder and wild-child, "Cleo" unleashes her lust for words and eclectic style on desert festival stages and communities. http://www.reverbnation.com/cleopache

Kevin Patterson is a director and storyteller who has burnt sexy at performance venues and events all over Phoenix. His most current piece of mischief is The Arthouse, a web-based comedy series. Part of the night’s ex-First Friday Night Live trifecta. http://www.youtube.com/user/TheArthouseSeries

Ernesto "Ernasty" Moncada is a Mexican writer and playwright with a passion for performance art in Phoenix. A decade of multifarious extensions of his director’s hand has left the mark of a theatrical tour de force on such venues as Space55, Lawn Gnome Publishing and The Trunk Space.

Madame Pussy-Cat WisdomSOUL brings forth her voluptuous ambrosia, seducing audiences with poetic power and sensual stealth in such productions as the "Vagina Monologues" and Jessica Holter’s "Don’t Say the ‘P’ Word." This erotic diva VYBes both on her radio show à la www.radiosupa.com and her CD ‘SOUL Erotique’, the "purr"fect elixir for your every desire.

Exotic Art Exhibit: Viewing: Feb 12 – Mar 8; Tue – Fri, 12 – 6pm. $5 (members free). Mature subject matter.

Exotic Art Show Series proceeds, benefit Alwun House non-profit arts organization since 1971.

www.alwunhouse.org/poetryA night full of blissed out characters, art inspired bodies, happy feet; words floating, songs spilling, sensuality soaring!

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