Mr. Hip Presents: Anniversary Poetry Reading at Gold Gallery

Dear Literary Lover or Soon-to-be Lit. Lover,

I must say that it has been a wonderful year hosting poetry readings in Boston. I still remember the first reading as if it were yesterday. With that said, I can't wait for our anniversary poetry reading on August 16th at Gold Gallery (655 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118). The poetry, spoken word, and music will be more than spectacular. This won't just be a poetry reading, it will be a celebration of poetry, art, music, and life. Come see how we make poetry hip.  

The greatest poetry show on earth. 

Did we mention that the GOOD Vibes Trio will be the musical performers, too? 

Smiles and Poetry Bios

 Photo Credit by:  Nikki Patin.

Photo Credit by: Nikki Patin.

Tara Betts s the author of Arc & Hue and the libretto THE GREATEST!: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali. Tara is a Ph.D. candidate in English/Creative Writing at SUNY Binghamton University. In addition to her poetry appearing in several anthologies and journals, her scholarly writing has appeared in The Black Scholar, Obsidian, Xavier Review, and Sounding Out!, a journal in sound studies. Tara has represented Chicago twice at the National Poetry Slam and appeared on HBO's "Def Poetry Jam" and Jessica Care Moore's "SPOKEN." She has worked with young writers in Chicago, New York City, and London.

Emily Pettit is the author of Goat in the Snow (Birds LLC, 2012) and three chapbooks: Because You Can Have This Idea About Being Afraid Of Something (Dikembe Press, 2013), How (Octopus Books), and What Happened to Limbo (Pilot Books). She is an editor for Factory Hollow Press, jubilat, and notnostrums. She teaches at Flying Object and Elms College.

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Princess Chan (Coming Soon)

Regie Gibson (Coming Soon)


Jordan Pailthorpe is a third year MFA candidate in poetry at Emerson College. His poetic work is driven by games and game culture and has appeared in places such as the new video game inspired literary journal Cartridge Lit. His interests in procedural rhetoric inform his work within the First-Year Writing Program, where he teacheswriting and rhetoric to Emerson undergraduates. He co-founded Level257, a multimodal student journal on games and play, and works at the Emerson Engagement Lab as a game designer and project coordinator. 

Brandon Amico is from New Hampshire. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Baltimore Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hunger Mountain, Phoebe, Tupelo Quarterly, and other journals. You can visit him at

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April Nicotera is a speech language pathologist in a public Massachusetts middle school. She graduated with an MA in Communication Disorders from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and completed her undergraduate work at Loyola University Maryland, where she studied speech-language pathology, Spanish literature, and theatre. At Loyola, she competed as a member of a slam poetry team, and was a member of the Greyhound Collective Poetry Revival. Her poetry has been published in Garland, Loyola's literary magazine, as well as the Naugatuck River Review. Her poems have also been featured on Breakthru  Radio and she has been a featured artist in the Wintonbury  Poetry Series.


Musical Guest: SaTarra Troutman with the GOOD Vibes Trio.