Ego Likeness co-founder and singer Donna Lynch reads from her collections of horror and dark poetry, including the Bram Stoker Award-nominated works Choking Back the Devil and Girls From the County as part of an art and travel documentary “The Road Out of the County.”

Donna has been performing across the country as singer for Ego Likeness for many years and she is an accomplished reader of poetry, but this is the first time that she has done a spoken word tour. Lynch has written a bit about why she writes and performs poetry. “As a poet I want to entertain you but I also want to make you hurt. I want you to be uncomfortable. I want you to be afraid and unsettled. And I want to do it with the smallest, most unassuming tool possible. For the horror poet, the possibilities of creativity and villainy are endless, because if you can scare someone with ten words, imagine what you could do with ten-thousand.” When you listen to her, the weight of each word falls just so and the lines of the poem open up to draw you in. It’s a mesmerizing experience.

You can read more about the tour in this ReGen article. Below you will find the dates the dates and event links.

6/6 DC area, limited spaces

6/7 Fallout, Richmond VA

6/8 Vending @ Ascension at The Masquerade, Atlanta GA

6/9 Red Light Café, Atlanta GA

6/11 926, Tallahassee FL

6/13 Old Arabi Lighthouse Records & Books, Arabi-New Orleans LA w/ Louis Maistros, Geoff Munstermann, Izzy Oneiric, & Xxx Zombieboy xxX

6/15 Short reading & vending @ Dark Ceremony, Houston TX

6/23 DNA Lounge, San Francisco CA Opening 30 min set for Artillery

6/27 Mechanismus Festival, Seattle WA (also Stoneburner)

7/1 The Crypt, Denver CO

7/3 The Crack Fox, St Louis MO

7/5 The Museum of Post Punk & Industrial Music, Chicago IL

7/8 Small’s, Hamtramck (Detroit) MI w/ Jimmy Doom & Steve Silver

7/9 Oddfellows Liquor Bar Cincinnati, OH w/ Anton Cancre & Sarah Hans

7/11 Digital Underground, Philadelphia PA w/ Heinrich

7/12 Third Sanctum Art Gallery & Gathering Space (at The Veiled Crow), Warwick RI

7/13 Zissimos (Upstairs), Baltimore MD + Donna’s Half-Century Birthday Afterparty