Come join Mr. Hip Presents Reading Series as they wish Uforge Gallery a farewell by celebrating with a very intimate evening of poetry & a light touch of jazz. We will have an open mic to start off the evening. Please arrive early to sign up. We hope to see you on Friday night. Visit mrhippresents.com for more information. ($8)
767 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
7PM - 9PM
Tommy “Teebs” Pico is the author of IRL (Birds, LLC, 2016), Nature Poem (forthcoming 2017 from Tin House Books) and the zine series Hey, Teebs. He was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, 2016 Tin House summer poetry scholar, and has poems in BOMB, Flavorwire, and the Offing. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn and with Morgan Parker co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA).
heather hughes hangs her heart in Somerville and Miami. Recent and forthcoming poems appear in Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Queen Mob’s Tea House, and Vinyl Poetry, among other fine journals. Her adventures also include letterpress printing and science fiction and fantasy reading. She MLA-ed in foreign literature at Harvard University Extension and MFA-ed at Lesley University. Find her online at birdmaddgirl.com.
Adam Grabowski’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Off the Coast, Beech St. Review, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Black Napkin, Wilderness House Literary Review, and elsewhere. His poem "'And I'll Love You Forever'" was recently featured in Poem of the Moment at masspoetry.org. Adam received his MSW in 2012 from Westfield State University and is poet and organizer with the formidable Northampton Poetry Open Mic, where he runs a poetry workshop. He has been reading at far too many festivals recently, including the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and the New York City Poetry Festival. His latest chapbook, The Washing Our Hands EP, is available through his website www.adamgrabowskipoetry.wordpress.com. He lives with his wife and daughters in Holyoke, MA. Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shari Caplan is a poet, freelance essayist, actress, and adjunct professor at Bunker Hill Community College. Her chapbook, “Advice from a Siren” is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in June 2016. Her writing on theater can be read at HowlRound.com. Caplan was the recipient of a scholarship to The Home School in 2016 and has been a featured reader at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, where she has also organized experimental reading performance pieces, the “Poetry Carnival” and a “Fairy Tale Poetry Tour.” She volunteers as the Writing Program Director at The Salem Athenaeum. Shari has worked on The VIDA Count and as a reader for Sugar House Review. She received her MFA in Poetry from Lesley University.
Lauren Singer is a WinningWriters staff judge of the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest, and the North Street Book Prize. She is a native New Yorker living in Western Massachusetts. Her poetry has been published in Nerve House, Bareback, Feel the Word, Read This, Kosmosis, One Night Stanzas, and other literary magazines across the country. In 2015 she received her MSW at the University of Chicago, is a graduate of Bard College at Simon's Rock and an attendee of the New York State Summer Writer's Institute. She has self-published three chapbooks, and received an honorable mention in the 2011 Wergle Flomp contest. In addition to her creative interests, Lauren works as a mental health clinician and therapist in Holyoke, MA. Lauren prides herself on her wealth of useless knowledge, namely of nineties R&B lyrics, and she can pretty much quote "The X-Files".
Music provided by: Reggie's Revs (drums, bass, and keys)