WeeklyI attend the Poetry open mike/feature/slam at the Cantab Lounge as many Wednesday's as humanly possible. Signup at 7:30. www.slamnews.com It's a very supportive environment! NB: I'm taking time off from the Cantab in Sept and Oct. 2006 I've been meaning to get over to the Lizard Lounge on Sundays at 7:30 where there is an earlier slam and the feature and late night open mike are backed up by The Jeff Robinson Trio who are awesome! I also love co-host Joyce-the-Voice. (Why do we only hang out in other states????)www.poetryjam.com
Review>> You have juice. Beautiful photos... Your work has remarkable feminity in it. You have captured the feminine principle through your work, and it's this quality that is evolving humanity. The spirit is in the female aspect of life, its the leading principle, and it's often not recognized as such, and I have seldom seen it, it's actually coming through your work clearly. Your website is well put together.It's easy to manuever through. ~ Rob >>
VIDEOGRAPHYI am featured in an Episode of P.L.A.C.E.S. during the 2005-2006 season. This remarkable series of more than 60 poets to date, is filmed and produced by James Moore (left) and Philip Hasouris(right). They give each poet a full half hour program up close and personal to perform in environments they select to highlight the places that inspire their poetry. It is no surprise that you will find me in the ... Kent Thomposon has a program on CCTV dedicated to Cambridge poetry and I am featured in a full episode based on my March 30th, 2005 feature at the Cantab Lounge. I'm really excited about both of these projects and very grateful to the videographers and producers for their chosing to feature my poetry in their programming.
Events 2009The Winthrop Art Association Save the Harbor Save the Bay "ART ON THE BEACH" My work is at the Dragonfly Giftshop and Gallery in Somerset, MA. Watch for an Opening Announcement which will feature Barry Simon on Hammered Dulcimer.
Events 2008Yet to be chronicled. April 2008 I am thrilled to be December’s featured artist at Somerville Community Access Television (SCAT). My interview with the phenomenal Janet Cormier, artist and comedienne extraordinaire (we did a lot of laughing) airs every Tuesday in December At 7pm on SCAT on ART@SCAT. http://access-scat.org/content/scat-gallery. I like being able to say “scat” legitimately ; ) Somerville Open Studios Artist Choice Show
Events 2007May 2007 Somerville Open Studios at Vining Law on Broadway and Artists Choice show in April I was asked by the organizers of Stone Soup at Out of the Blue Gallery to Introduce Jack McCarthy. I was such a warm and intimate evening and Jack graced us with his lastest chapbook "DisGrace Notes." I really hope he'll be the poet Laureate one day. I wish there was a popular vote for that. I'll be there will be tiny poems written on every hanging chad... June 2007 I will be at the Star Island Conference for the Arts the third week of June. There is a magnificent open mike on Thursday afternoon and a talent show on Friday night. Usually I'm in both in one way or another. There is also a fantastic art auction as well. The last week of June, I will be leading the Writing Workshop at the Natural History Conference. It's always a week to treasure. There are participants from 35 to 95! Last year they roasted me at the talent show, I had no idea what they were up to. What a hoot! I even got a handbag made out of fishing net with all their poems in it! I will be leading Candelight Chapel Services both weeks. Phew! July 2007 I really want to go to Firefly this year, but it might have to wait until next year... I may be leading a Poetry Sunday service at the Unitarian Universalist church of Medford. August 2007 National Poetry Slam, Austin TX. If I'm there I'll be doing at least an open mike or two... If not joining in the Haiku festivities. Acutally this year I would really like to compete!! EARLIER THIS YEAR: Jan 5th Inaugural Ball For Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Murray, Invited Artist representing North Shore http://www.jan4th.com Jan 7th 2-4 pm Marblehead Arts Association Hoope Mansion, 8 Hooper Street 2pm - 4pm ARtist's REception New Member show. http://www.marbleheadarts.org TBA Lexington House Party Hartford CT HOuse Party Carlisle House Party DECEMBER 5th 2006: HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU CANTAB LOUNGE, Cambridge, MA
AUDIOMy Poem "Last Jazz" as recorded at the National Poetry Slam "Peace Reading" in ABQ New Mexico was featured on Public Radio KUNM's program "Peace Talks" "Peace Talks" was rebroad cast on WGBH Boston in April 2007. I found this out when a photographer friend of mine said he heard me on the radio! AC Valdez has recorded some of my pieces for his this American Lifeish Poetry series "Stories for Lunch" for radio broadcast. I recorded these serendipitously in Austin, TX and I had French Onion soup for a late lunch. He had boneless Buffalo Wings, which he graciously shared. You can visit http://www.storiesforlunch.com for more stories by other artists. I may need to record these again it seems...
PERFORMANCEI'm delighted for the opportunity to perform at Venues or houseparties. Please send me an invitation at slamajane -AT- comcast -DOT- net edit
AFFILIATIONSMember, Somerville Open Studios May 2006 - present Juried Member, Marblehead Arts Association Oct. 2006- present Member, Winthrop Arts Assocation, 2009-present Member, LynnArts Nov. 2006 - present SlaMember, Poetry Slam Internationa April 2004- present Annual Host, Nameless Coffeehouse 1995-present Boston Photography Center, 2007-2008
EXHIBIT LIST (in progress)Star Island ARTS exhibit and auction 1994 - present Somerville Open Studios 2006-2009 Faith in Art, Bunker Hill Community College Oct 2006 100 under a 100, Gallery 181 Dec 2006 Marblehead Arts Association New Artists Showcase February 2007 Marblehead Arts Association Open Call Photography Competition: Honorable Mention for "Rainbow on Earth" March 2007 Marblehead Arts Assocation, New England Photo Show, honorable mention for "Earth Vessel" (many others not yet listed)
GALLERIESGallery 181, Lawrence, MA Dec 2006 Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead MA The Dragonfly Giftshop and Gallery, Somerset, MA