As many of you know by now, nationwide-beloved poet, performer, and storyteller Jack McCarthy passed away on Thursday, January 17. Jack was a member of the 1996 Boston Poetry Slam Team and a weekly fixture of the Cantab’s open mic for almost twenty years before relocating to the pacific northwest.
Friends and fans are invited to mourn Jack’s passing and celebrate his life and work at bi-coastal memorial services. Please click here for more information on the Boston-area events RESCHEDULED for SUNDAY, February 10, 2013.
If you didn’t know Jack or get a chance to hear him while he was with us, you can become acquainted with his work (text, audio, and video: just scroll down) at standupoet.net. A number of comprehensive obituaries are also available there.
The Boston Poetry Slam extends condolences and love to Jack’s family, friends, and his vast and far-flung network of poetry fans and fellow writers. We are proud to count ourselves among them, and to be just one part of how Jack’s voice will live on.