Marshall “Gripp” Gillson is a nerd by day and a poet/rapper by day also. He was born in Providence, R.I. and holds both a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science. He has been an active slam poet since 2008, representing five different venues in four different states in national competition. As the 2014 Providence Grand Slam champion, he placed 15th in the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. He is also the founder and editor of the independent literary magazine The Misanthropy and boasts publications in Maps for Teeth, Three Line Poetry, and the depression-themed anthology Light as a Feather, as well as several self-published chapbooks.
As a rapper, he has released five independent LPs, two mixtapes, several compilation albums, and a number of mythical creatures from captivity. In 2011, he officially founded glassEyeballs, an independent record label and publishing company. His fifth solo album, “Ansible”, was released on January 21, 2014. In his spare time, he enjoys arguing, pontificating, and writing biographies in the third person.
This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.