WOMPS: Word Of Mouth Poetry Series is a monthly poetry and spoken word open mic hosted by Teresa Costa with featured readers.
This month’s featured readers are John Martucci (NY) and John Martucci (TX).
John Martucci is primarily a songwriter, which led him to poetry and CAPS by way of Mike Jurkovic, his songwriting partner. Martucci’s poems like his songs are short and simple. Mike got him interested in writing poetry and eventually persuaded him to put aside his shyness and read at CAPS. By coming to CAPS and hearing so many poetic voices, He has grown in poetic skill and confidence.
John Martucci – aka Muzak John: 2015 – placed 2nd in “Top Ten Eccentric ZMusicians” – Houston Press Poll, 2016: Nominated in Houston Press Music Awards “Mad Genius” category. Muzak? Wears a cape, and inhabits a strange parallel universe. Is he a wizard, a clown, or both? He is shrouded in low budget mystery. He uses cheap electronic gadgets to propel his message into this world. This is 100% real sonic sorcery, that has reduced hardened, jaded musicceentesters to a blissful state of childlike wonder. The kind of brilliant crackpot delirium that makes life worth living.
**Neither poets are related**
All readings are held at ARTbar Gallery in Kingston.
For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/wordofmouthpoetryseries/