Tag Archive for Poetry

Art by Emilie Errié

Tonight at Cafe Moka was another edition of Open P.O.R.T. (Poetry of the Oral Tradition) hosted by Patrick Nelson and an opening reception for artist Emilie Errié, whose paintings will be hanging for a month. Emilie Errié grew up in Haiti and moved to Boston in 2004 with her family. She started drawing at a…

Lynn Poet Wins Headlining Spot at Mind Spray

Shalom, who performs with Wreck Shop Movement and Poet of War, won at a Mind Spray open mic contest in August, which comes with $100 cash, studio time and the headlining slot at the next Mind Spray, September 20th. You may have seen her performing at August 19th’s New Music in the Square, or on…

National Slam Poet Champ, Regie Gibson, NSCC’s Visiting Writer

Regie Gibson, poet, author, songwriter and a National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, will be this year’s Visiting Writer at North Shore Community College. He will be giving free public performances on Tuesday, April 28, at 9:30 am and 11:00 am on the Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Road, in the Math and Sciences Building in the…

A poem to the editor

A poem to the editor by Joe Poniatowski (originally posted to the LynnHappens fb page) – Lynn, Lynn, City of Pain The streets are worse than back roads of Maine I know we’ve had over six feet of snow But here are some observations you should know It started with the Blizzard that hit our…

Two Teams from Lynn Rock Youth Poetry Festival

Submitted by Cinda Thi Danh – LYNN HAPPENED! This is the first year that any group from Lynn has participated in Louder Than a Bomb 2014, poetry slam competition. “Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) was founded in 2001, by Kevin Coval (YCA Artistic Director) and Anna West. LTAB is the largest youth poetry festival in…

A nostalgic poem about Lynn

Reader Brian Field sends a poem he was forwarded via email. Can you help identify the author? — Lynn is our home town Quite a city in it’s day If you didn’t make shoes or slippers The GE provided your pay. From City Hall to Market Square The Commons on a summer night The fountains…