When you think about a poetry reading, you probably imagine a bunch of sullen, too-cool-to-smile literary types haplessly clapping between each reading. That image is pretty spot on for many poetry events here in Boston, unless you’ve discovered Donald Vincent’s spoken word and poetry event, Mr. Hip Presents. Once a month, Vincent, better known as Mr. Hip, curates an interactive and engaging poetry reading at UFORGE Gallery in Jamaica Plain that bolsters some of the most cutting-edge, emerging and established poets in and around Boston. More
Last week, Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced that a task force has been assembled to to find the city’s second-ever poet laureate. After six successful years in the position, Sam Cornish will be relinquishing his seat to a newcomer, and this is a perfect opportunity to inject some youth, vigor, and innovation into position.
Who better to do this than the city’s foremost slam poet? More