First Reading of 2015 for Mr. Hip Presents


Mr. Hip Presents an evening of poetry, spoken word, and jazz music at UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 from 6:00pm-8:30pm on February 28, 2015. ($10 or $8 if you wear/have a bow-tie and/or follow @MrHipPresents or @UFORGEGallery on Twitter or like their respective FB pages. 

February 26, 2015

BOSTON, MA – Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series’ is on a mission to make poetry hip and trendy in popular culture this year. Yes, we are at it again. This is our first event after hosting a Raffle event where the proceeds benefited youth literacy organizations throughout Boston. 

Mr. Hip Presents, Boston's most engaging and interactive monthly poetry reading series, is pleased to announce its first reading of this year providing a creative commonplace for poets and spoken word artists to share their poetry on February 28th. This is the only reading series in Boston that incorporates poetry, spoken word, and live jazz music hosted by handpicked local galleries, specializing in visual and mixed media art. 

This reading series was developed in order to bridge Boston’s art community to the many different voices this city has and also to provide a commonplace for artists to share their talents and work. Providing a welcoming space for young voices, Mr. Hip Presents also encourages youth participants. We are excited for this upcoming reading at Gold Gallery after packing the Poets House last month at our first NY event. 

The talented lineup of poets for our first  reading this year are: Anne Pluto, Jon Ruseski, Linda Spolidro, Clay Ventre, Mike Mordancy, Raina Fields (Skype), and Jason Wright. The house music will be provided by the Jazz Duo of DeShawn Alexander and Kyle Aaron.  This event will be hosted by Donald Vincent aka Mr. Hip! That means, this is probably the best possible thing to do on a Saturday night especially with snow in the forecast for Sunday. 

According to Elizabeth Doran, Coordinator of Events at Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Harvard Square, “Donald has a unique ability to make his events inclusive. His events include esteemed academic poets and emerging poets. The poetry scenes of the cities of Boston and Cambridge have been enriched by Mr. Hip’s presence.”

We at Mr. Hip Presents, truly do believe we have found the algorithm for a great evening with poetry, art, and music. We’d love to market ourselves as the ‘Greatest Poetry Show on Earth;’ however, we’d be selling ourselves short. We are one of the greatest shows and events on earth.  Come out for a good time. Come out to see how we make poetry hip. This is one event you won’t want to miss.

This will be a fun event for all ages, whether they like poetry or not. The evening features some phenomenal poets, prizes, surprises, and all-around fun.. If you’d wish to cover or support the event, please feel free to reach out to Tessa Roy at We’d greatly appreciate any kind of social media support as well. We will be using the hashtag #MrHipPresents for this show. Thanks for taking the time to read this. You can reach us over at or Don’t forget to visit our webpage for more information on the series:

Thanks and looking forward to your smiles this weekend. Come warm up and stay warm with some soulful poetry. 


Donald Vincent

Mr. Hip Presents