Slutty Poetry Night

Prepare all your erogenous zones for another edition of Slutty Poems Night. This is a free event but donations are encouraged for Project SAFE, a local harm reduction organization.

Amy Jannotti slinks in to start the night as opener followed by an equally sexy feature set by Kate Carey.

Bring your hoe shit for the open mic hosted by the effervescent Elayna Mae Darcy. If you’re too shy to share, feel free to shove something into our (anonymous confessions) box.

Stevie Laney, erotic artist extraordinaire and founder of Very Magazine & Megan Sanders, the mental health art mom of Out of Practice Arts will both have wares available for sale.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
DOORS @ 6PM + SHOW @ 7PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT | EVENTBRITE

 

This is a sex positive space that is not tolerant of any racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, fat shaming, slut shaming, or any general bigoted fuckery.

Doors @ 6PM, show @ 7PM (but prolly like a gay 7ish). Accessibility Note: Event is upstairs. Stairs are a bit steep. Must be 21+ with Valid ID.

 

***

What’s Up at TMoms:

Burger Wednesday is BACK y’all! Come slam some Smash Burgers (classic or vegan) every Wednesday for just $6!! Plus $3 PBR! Wednesdays, 4-11pm.

• All hail Pierogi Thursday! Munch and crunch on 75¢ pierogi (vegan, obvi) plus $3 cans of Tecate every Thursday!! And don’t forget ur toppingsThursdays, 4-11pm.

Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom! Sundays, All Day Long.

• Enjoy our new happy hour! All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

• Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Poetry and Jazz

Join us for an evening of poetry and jazz from local Philadelphian authors, musicians, and performers.

Join local Philly favorites for a night of poetry, jazz and improvisation. The uniquely American tradition of jazz poetry goes back generations, and it is still alive and well here in Philadelphia’s vibrant creative scenes. Admission is free! Enjoy a drink, listen to some healing sounds, and stick around for the open mic portion at the end of the night. You won’t want to miss it!

Hosted by Lindsay Hargrave.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH
DOORS @ 6PM + SHOW @ 7PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Sekai’afua Zankel – poet with musical accompaniment
Oarsman – music and poetry improvisation group featuring:
Pete Dennis – bass
Luca Farrell – keyboard
Lindsay Hargrave – poetry
Salina Kuo – found percussion
Elliott Levin – poet, saxophone and flute
Warren Longmire – jazz poet

 

***

What’s Up at TMoms:

Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom! Sundays, All Day Long.

• Enjoy our new happy hour! All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

• Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Scribes on South

All poets are welcome at this Scibes on South poetry open mic and community event.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

There is no theme; the only theme is poems. Good poems, bad poems, boring poems, fiery poems. The only rule is no snapping (it’s distracting to the readers).

The reading is hosted by Noah David Roberts.
This reading’s featured reader is Damian Rucci, an eclectic bombast working-class hero poet from Jersey.

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29TH
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

ABOUT THE FEATURE:
Damian Rucci is the unofficial poet laureate of every 711 in New Jersey. His work has recently appeared on gas station bathroom stalls throughout the Midwest. He is probably banned from your local bar but you can find him on Twitter @damianrucci or at [email protected]

ABOUT THE HOST:
Noah David Roberts is a non-binary poet and artist based in Philadelphia. They are the author of 4 books of poetry—Us V. Them, Strips, Slime Thing [and other poems], and Final Girl Mythos. In 2022, Roberts won the Judith Stark poetry writing contest. Their 5th book is forthcoming in 2023.

 

***

What’s Up at TMoms:

Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom! Sundays, All Day Long.

• Enjoy our new happy hour! All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

• Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Choose Your Own Beginning: Book Launch Party

Come celebrate the launch of CHOOSE YOUR OWN BEGINNING (Be About It Press) with an evening of poetry at Tattooed Mom! The event will feature readings by local poets Violet Gehringer, Warren C. Longmire, Nicole Steinberg, Alison Lubar, and Amy Saul-Zerby.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
DOORS @ 6PM + SHOW @ 7PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Praise for Choose Your Own Beginning:

“Amy Saul-Zerby’s language is direct, beautifully clipped—a terseness that poem after poem swells into an expansive reckoning with depression, love, and, of course, the self. Insight, here, is hard-won. These memorable poems ripple with intimacies and linguistic pleasures. They will stay with you.”
– Eduardo C. Corral, author of Guillotine

 

“Amy Saul-Zerby’s unforgettable new collection is revelatory in its frankness and sexy in its cool detachment. Hungry, seductive, confessional, pithy, the intimacy of these poems is bracing and gorgeous.”
– Richie Hofmann, author of A Hundred Lovers

 

“Choose Your Own Beginning is a collection of beauty, devastation, and deep resilience resonating through every poem.”
– Ariel Francisco, author of Under Capitalism If Your Head Aches They Just Yank Off Your Head

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

You Can’t Kill A Poet // November 2022

It’s the last You Can’t Kill a Poet of 2022! What a joy to have come back and shared queer space with ya’ll this year. It’s going to be a good one!

Featuring an amazing list of queer and trans readers, including Quinn Rodriguez, Mónica Gomery, Raena Shirali, Alina Pleskova, Cam Simmons, Boston Gordon, Kareal Amenumey, and Monica Huang! Mónica Gomery has a brand new book out this month, Might Kindred, and Raena Shirali also has a brand new book out, Summonings!

Come celebrate these new books and ALL of our readers amazing work! Masks encouraged!

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH
DOORS @ 7:30PM + SHOW @ 8PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

BULLSHIT LIT POETRY READING + BOOK PARTY

hey, poets, writers, and lovers of bullshit! come hang at tmoms for the first-ever BULLSHIT LIT poetry reading + quadruple book release party! four featured poets + an open mic to follow + BS books for sale. helllllllllll yeah.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
DOORS @ 6PM + SHOW @ 7-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

LINEUP:
Lauren Theresa
Lucas Restivo
Juliet Gelfman-Randazzo
Amy Jannotti
BULLSHIT LIT

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Slutty Poetry Night 2.0

Bring out your hoe shit! Come join us for a shame free evening of salacious words. Feature poets, open mic, artist vendors & other activities all in one magical night!
Free, 21+ with valid ID to enter.
Donations are encouraged to support Project SAFE.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
DOORS @ 6PM + EVENT @ 7PM + OPEN MIC @ 8:15PM
SUGGESTED DONATION FOR PROJECT SAFE | NOTAFLOF
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Featuring:
Elayna Mae Darcy (Host)
Veronica Bennett
Kate Carey

 

Doors @ 6pm.
Performances by feature poets, Enjoli and Kate start @ 7pm with an open mic to follow @ 8:15pm. Artist merch and original work will be available for purchase, as well.

If you’re feeling shy, feel free to shove your confessions into our (anonymous) box for random members of the audience to read aloud.

This is a sex positive space that is not tolerant of any racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, fat shaming, slut shaming, or any general bigoted fuckery.

 

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

You Can’t Kill A Poet // September 2022

YCKAP is back! Come hang at Tattooed Mom on September 21st, 2022! Doors at 7:30, reading is at 8! Hear poetry from amazing Philly local queer and trans poets. Can’t wait to see you there!

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST
DOORS @ 7:30PM + READING @ 8PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Featuring:
Kyle Lukoff
Trina Sanyal
Juju
Parker Sera
pony p.
Boston Gordon

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Voicemail Poems Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Join us for a celebration of TEN YEARS (!!!) of Voicemail Poems, an online magazine highlighting the intimate and raw voices of new and established writers of all styles.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 17TH
5pm
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

The tenth anniversary party will feature performances by:
Louisa Schnaithmann
Violet Gehringer
Lauren Yates
Alison Lubar
I.S. Jones
Sadie Dupuis
& Sean Hanrahan

Check us out at voicemailpoems.org & join us to celebrate ten years of publishing poetic voices from Philly & beyond!

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

You Can’t Kill A Poet: Pride Edition

Wanna kick off Pride weekend in Philly right? Come party with some queer and trans poets. We’re gonna hang at TMoms and share some words and bask in a room full of queer joy. Masks are welcome!

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 2ND
DOORS @ 7:30pm + SHOW 8PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Featuring:
Lauren Yates
Stephen Ira
Will Newman
Lydia Host
Inez Cavalho
Zach Blackwood

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.