James Caroline has been taking the mic at the Boston Poetry Slam (and Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam) as host, feature, and welcome regular for longer than he’d care to admit. A vibrant, emotional performer and highly disciplined writer, and with the intensity of his live shows garnering comparisons to Patti Smith, James has performed on three continents, competed in three National Poetry Slams, and represented the Boston Poetry Slam in the first ever Individual World Poetry Slam. Selected publication credits include The Lifted Brow, The Cascadia Review, Quarry, Subliminal, A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, and Painted Bride Quarterly. Recently, he became the closing speaker for Join The Impact Massachusetts, performing alongside Senators and activists in protests against DOMA, Prop 8, and other Queer issues. He is currently working on a collection of poems, Live, From the Killing Jar, and a novel in verse based on the myth of Dionysus. James hosts regularly at the Boston Poetry Slam and his full bio is available here.
Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. The Last Chance Slam to qualify for the 2012 Team Selection Slams will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.