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-founded the coffeehouse Brown Water on Rider University, where he studied English Writing and Literature. In this transformed bar on campus, he began working on his poetry with music. He has performed in numerous places on the east coast including New York venues like The Knitting Factory, Izzy Bar, Makor and Joe's Pub. He has performed in Connecticut at several venues including the Gasball Festival, Tuxedo Junction, Empress Ballroom and Hat City Ale House. At Tuxedo Junction in 1999 he met musician Benoir while performing with the Film Arts Revolution (FAR), an expertimental group that blended music and film. Atom Rush became interested in combining different art forms and continues today experimenting with poetry, music, film and art.
Atom Rush is currently collaborating with musician Benoir of Long Beach, NY on a two spoken word albums. The first released album will feature Atom Rush's poetry over Benoir's Sauce release of 2001 with Matt Baranello on drums. Keg on my Head , the second album, will feature tracks with Benoir on guitar, Dave Kellan on guitar, Dave Pellegrino on bass and Patrick Hughes on trumpet along with several local Long Beach musicians. The album will be released this summer and will be accompanied with an electronic collection of poetry titled Stay Mobile. His music can be heard at his sound cloud website (www.soundcloud.com/atom-rush).