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Dadaism is a nihilistic revolutionary movement of arts and literature that sought the discovery of authentic reality through the abolition of traditional culture and aesthetic forms.

To offer an example of Dadaism, here's a line from the poem [.......], by Romanian-born poet and essayist Tristan Tzara, howl howl howl howl howl howl howl howl.

Good, right?

Well, it's pretty easy to see how a movement that ostracizes itself from the world could end so quickly (1916-23) but now it seems Tampa Bay's own lovable poet revolutionaries want to bring Dadaism back, at least for a night.

RhondaK presents her only open mic of the year, Who's Your DaDa?, taking place Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Irish Pub.

The sign-up and a reception for artist Caesar A. Carbajal's postmodern paintings take place in the upper gallery of the pub at 8:30 p.m., with the event beginning at 9:30 p.m. Readings are on a first-come, first-read basis, with a seven-minute limit (heh, some revolutionaries).

RhondaK is the editrix of NakedPoetry.com, a literary e-zine dedicated to exposing new writers. She's also run several open mics over the past few years, including the Poetry in the Dark series.

Who's Your DaDa? promises to be a fluid tour of attention deficit displacement and dead-end epiphanies.

The Irish Pub is at 1721 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City (813-248-2099).

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