Atom Rush, spoken word poet will host “A Happening” at Bethel’s hottest coffee shop Molten Java from 7pm until 10pm July 12th, 2013. “A Happening” dates back to the 1960’s where the audience interacts with both the artwork and performers.
Chartier An Arts Venue presents Spoken Word artist Atom Rush reads words inspired by the Beats
Sounds Like: Jim Morrison, Allen Ginsberg, Rage Against The Machine, Kurt Cobain, Jack Kerouac
Bio: Atom Rush has been writing and performing poetry for over twenty years. He is the author of two books of poetry Obscene: Letters to Moe (1994) and Trench Madness (1999), both published by Sunflower Press. Atom Rush has been performing his words live with music for the last fifteen years. He co...See Full Bio
“In "Stay Mobile Sauce," the opening track, Rush speaks to the irony and urgency of "staying mobile" in the modern age. He invokes the ultimate symbol of American liberty, of mobility, the automobile. However, this powerful sign, which denotes the freedom to go anywhere, also derives its force from the possibility of self-annihilation--as Rush points out, the freedom of letting go of the wheel. Juxtaposed to this meditation on free will is the line "Behind such machinery I'm merely a spare part." In the age of the Google car, this subtle insight insists that soon the freedom infused in the American symbol of the car--a freedom that derives its power from the "what if" that we all have flirted with--will soon be lost to us; we will truly be "spare parts" in light of such technological advancement. ”