Mr. Hip Presents: UFORGE Gallery September

Dear Poetry Lover & People Who Don't Know They Love It Yet,

We are back. Techincally, we never left, but we are back at our home in Jamaica Plain at the UFORGE Gallery. Since our last reading at UFORGE back in June, we've been to the Poets House in New York City, Gold Gallery in the artsy South End, and back in New York at Le Poisson Rouge.

And it sure feels good to be back home with some phenomenal poets. The poets along with their bios and photos are listed below. The best part about this reading is the young and hip poet from our youth series. She is only 13 and will be sure to amaze. Come see why poetry is fun and how we make it hip.

Can't wait!

UFORGE Gallery

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130

Don't forget to RSVP on Facebook. We want to make sure we have enough chairs and goodies for the hippest audience members in all of the Boston area. 


Matthew Lippman is the author of three poetry collections, AMERICAN CHEW, winner of The Burnside Review Book Prize (Burnside Review Book Press, 2013), MONKEY BARS (Typecast Publishing, 2010), and THE NEW YEAR OF YELLOW, winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize (Sarabande Books, 2007).  He is the recipient of the 2014 Georgetown Review Magazine Prize, the 2014 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Prize, and The Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from THE AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW.

Ricky Orng is a Cambodian-American performer and educator based in Lowell, Massachusetts' Little Cambodian. He is the Director of Lowell's Youth Spoken Word organization, FreeVerse! - and coaches their slam team who were on final stage in Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts 2012, 2013, place 1st in 2014, and appeared on final stage in Brave New Voices 2011, San Francisco.  Ricky hosted the first Asian American & Pacific Islander Poetry Reading at National Poetry Slam in Boston. His works has been featured on Angry Asian Man, Absolutely Fobulous and Cambodia's first bi-lingual fashion publication, F-Magazine. 

His writing reflects on being 2nd generation American, dealing with Asian stereotypes, the consequences of The Khmer Rouge and living in America's second largest Cambodian populated city. Ricky is a Gemini, loves Autumn, bikes occasionally and photographs people for fun. His works can be found on and

Soren Stockman’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, PEN Poetry Series, H.O.W. Journal, St. Petersburg Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, The Paris-American, and Narrative Magazine, which awarded him First Place in the 2013 Narrative 30 Below Story and Poetry Contest. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Ucross Foundation and the New York State Summer Writers Institute, and a Finalist for the 2013 Baltic Writing Residency at Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest. Singing Saw Press published 100 broadsides of his piece, “Witness,” illustrated by printmaker Anne Marie O’Neill, in 2013. He edits the forthcoming Spring House Journal and works as Program Coordinator for Summer Literary Seminars in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Danniel Schoonebeek’s first book of poems, American Barricade, is out now from YesYes Books. A chapbook, Family Album, was published by Poor Claudia in 2013, and an EP of recorded poems, Trench Mouth, is available from Black Cake Records. His work has appeared in Poetry, Tin House, Boston Review, Fence, BOMB, Indiana Review, jubilat,  Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He writes a column on poetry for The American Reader, hosts the Hatchet Job reading series, and edits the PEN Poetry Series. In 2015, Poor Claudia will release his second book, a travelogue called C’est La Guerre.    

 Photo by Veronica Rafael

Photo by Veronica Rafael

Sarah Sweeney’s poems and essays have appeared in Rattle, Quarterly West, Pank, Thrush Poetry Review, Muzzle, Cream City Review, and elsewhere. She heads the storytelling salon Seasonal Regression, held at Oberon, and has received some awards, and a Pushcart nomination. Her chapbook, Love Me Tinder, was recently a semifinalist at Black Lawrence Press.

Sam Cha received his MFA from UMass Boston, where he was the 2011 and 2012 recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize. His work appears in or is forthcoming from apt, Anderbo, decomP, Cleaver, Printer's Devil Review, and Memorious. He's a poetry editor at Radius, and a member of the editorial board at Off the Coast. He lives and writes in Cambridge, MA.

Sam Cha Bio

Mark Schorr has served as the Director of the Robert Frost Foundation in Lawrence and has run their open mic at Cafe Azteca since 2000.  His most recent book is Aliens, a book of jazz haiku, tanka, and yotsumono.

And Tyler Patrick Smith with Musical Guest: Glazed Thought.

Can't wait to see your beautiful faces on Saturday,

Mr. Hip Presents Team