Join J9, Isis Storm & The Duende Project for Words for Warriors II: A Veterans Day Poetry & Fundraising Event

6 Nov

“This office of the VA distributes funds directly to Veterans in need.  As a Disabled veteran myself, my children and I have benefited from this program. The VA has provided us with thanksgiving meals, and toys for Christmas.” – J9 and Isis Storm Presents

Words for Warriors II:
A fundraising poetry night with an open mic
Featuring The Duende Project, DJ Reza Wreckage, and other Special Guests

Friday, November 11, 2011
Friendship Café
500 Broad Street
Providence, RI

Open Mic 730-830
Featured Artist 900-1000

* Suggested Donation $7-12; proceeds from the event will go DIRECTLY to the Providence Veterans Hospital Volunteer services office.

* If the money is unavailable to you, items from “a wish list” will also be accepted, including food and gift cards; wrist watches; boots and sneakers for men and women; magnified reading glasses; coats, hats and gloves; onesies, diaper bags, car seats and other items for new and expectant mothers.

For more information, contact Jessica Simes with any Questions (401)207-5262.


About Duende Project:

The Duende Project is the collaboration between Tony Brown, veteran performance poet, and Steven Lanning-Cafaro, bassist/guitarist.

Tony has been writing for over 40 years, and publishing and performing his work for over 30. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his work has appeared in many journals and anthologies. He has traveled all over the country, slammed for the Worcester Poets’ Asylum, organized and hosted readings and reading series, and written on poetry for the website

Steven’s been the featured bassist for many bands in the RI/CT/MA area over the years, and is an acclaimed bass teacher and virtuoso player of 4,5, and 6 string electric bass, an accomplished nylon-string jazz guitarist, and a developing upright bassist as well.

As The Duende Project, they’ve spent 5 years performing up and down the East Coast and have released three collections of their work. The most recent collection, “The Duende Project,” is available on iTunes,, eMusic, and other fine purveyors of digital noise.

Their website at offers links to videos and music, show schedules, and more. Tony’s personal blog of constantly updated new poems, “Dark Matter,” is at And of course, there’s the inevitable Facebook page for The Duende Project titled, of course, “The Duende Project.”


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