Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series (Lily Pad)

Dear Lovers of art, poetry, music, and all things fancy,

The last Mr. Hip Presents at the Bromfield Gallery proved to be  a spectacle of the arts with the artwork and many varieties of poetry. However, the time is upon us again, where the next reading will feature some fantastic readers, poets, and performers.

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Our musical guest for the evening will feature a peformance by Tevin Price and the Jordan Carter Trio

Tevin Price

This event will be hosted at the Lily Pad located at 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm on October 12th ($5).  The Lily Pad hosted our first reading in September and we are excited to return there with the following readers:

Ben Mazer: Ben is all things wonderful. A graduate of Boston University, Mazer’s recent collection of poems titled New Poems was just published in September 2013 by The Pen & Anvil Press. Come see what makes his poetry sparkle and dazzle.

Ben Mazer

Rob MacDonald: Rob lives in Boston and is the editor of Sixth Finch. His poems can be found in Gulf Coast, iO, Jellyfish and lots of other journals.

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Gary Duehr: Gary  has taught poetry and writing for institutions including  Boston University, Lesley University, and Tufts University. His MFA is from the  University of Iowa Writers Workshop.

In 2001 he received an NEA Poetry Fellowship, and he has also received  grants and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the LEF  Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. 


Lo Galluccio: Lo is a ;ocal artist, memoirist and poet whose roots lie in the Lower East Side of NYC.  Lo’s released three books in Boston, since returning in 2001: Hot Rain, re-released  by Ibbetson St. Press,  Sarasota VII a prose-poem memoir published by Cervena Barva Press and Terrible Baubles a chapbook on Propaganda Press.  Some of the poems in Terrible Baubles  were set to music or made into songs for a CD of  the same title last year with cello and piano on Studio 234 records. All of her CDs can be purchased at Her websites are and www,  Currently Lo’s serving as the 4th Poet Populist of Cambridge and she’s been nominated for three Pushcart prizes in poetry.

Lo  Galluccio

Elisabeth Houston: Elisabeth grew up in Brookline and lives in Cambridge. She graduated from Yale and received her MFA in poetry from Boston University. She is also a Cave Canem fellow.


Janae Johnson:  Janae  is an artist, educator, coach, and lover of all things Stevie Wonder. Both her words and her flaws make her beautiful and every day she thrives to become a more creative, loving, conscious and well-rounded human being. Janae does not have a chapbook. Or a CD. Or a fan webpage. But she does have a collection of poetry inspired by the voices in her soul that will make laugh, smile, cry, and applaud endlessly


Rachel Hezekiah:  Originally from Salem, MA, Rage has been writing poems since she was scrawling Lady MacBeth’s soliloquy on her windows in dry-erase marker. Now she’s working on the larger project of not writing poems about birch trees. Her work has been published in Insanity’s Horse , Mixed Reader , Everyday Other Things , and anthologized in Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out.