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1991-1993: Produced and co-authored Where the Red Road Runs, a dramatic performance by local artists of poetry and music providing a Native American perspective of the European settlement of the Americas. The show had a five-month run at Catch a Rising Star in Cambridge, MA and was one of the few alternative events to the U.S. Quincentenial Celebration of Columbus in 1992.

1994-1996: His one-person theater piece, The Cigarette Papers— A Spiritual Journey from Addiction received wide acclaim in both the medical and literary communities, and was called “a tour-de-force” by the Boston Globe.  Featured runs at The ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), Boston Playwrights Theater, and Little Flags Theater.  In 1995, he was featured speaker and artist, with keyboardist, Nan Watkins, at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) conference in Toronto, Canada.

1997-2000: Co-founding member of Singing with the Enemy, a troupe of poets, musicians and performance artists.  The show, ¡EMBARGO! is a dramatic mural of poetry, music, and dance dedicated to bringing awareness to the devastating effects of the United States’ 44-year economic blockade on the people of Cuba.  By special invitation, the troupe performed in Havana, Cuba in July of 1998 at the historic First U.S.—Cuba Friendship Conference.

Commissioned by the National Lawyers Guild of Cuba and OSPAAAL to write and perform a poem for their yearly conference, From the Belly of the Beast (’98) and (Letter from Cuba (’99). In November 2000 he performed at the World Solidarity with Cuba Conference, Havana, Cuba.

2001-to present: ¡PRESENTE! In collaboration with local artists and imprisoned activists, PRESENTE! is a dramatic tapestry of poetry, music, dance, mask, mime and ritual that brings awareness to political prisoners and prisoners of war in the U.S.  Currently performing throughout the Northeast.

Books/CD’s: Gifts from the Island, Where the Red Road Runs (1992); Nantucket Journal (1993); The Cigarette Papers, (CD) (1994); The Last Wood, 1996; One Shot News— Poetry of Conscience, (CD) (1999); ¡PRESENTE! (CD) (2003)  PULSA— A  Book Of Books, 2004 (Hanover Press)

Awards:  First Place (team Boston) National Poetry Slam, 1992; Third Place (team Cambridge) National Poetry Slam, 1993; Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize, 2nd place & honorable mention, 1993; Finalist for Residency at the Fine Arts Work Shop in Provincetown, MA, 1994; Winner of Master’s Slam, National Poetry Slam, 1997.  Best Male Performance Poet, 2000, Boston Poetry Awards; Singing with the Enemy was voted Best Poetry Troupe, 2000; Best Mixed Media, 2002 at the Boston Poetry Awards. In 2003 he received the Cambridge Peace and Justice Award for the contributions of his art and activism. An excerpt from “RIDE,” Dead Man’s Clubs won Honorable Mention, Short Fiction, New Millennium Writings, 2008.

Publishing credits: Heartland Journal, Paterson Literary Review, Defined Providence, Red Brick Review, Squawk, Nantucket Journal, Asheville Poetry Review, Manzanita Poetry Review, Spare Change, and others.

Teaching:   Northeastern Univ.; Cleveland State Univ.; Lynn Classical High School, Lynn, MA; Massachusetts State Tobacco Addiction Programs; Cambridge Public Middle Schools; Mt. Ida College; No. Shore Community College; Emerson College;

Education:  Omega Theater Arts, 1992-95; Choreography and Drama, with Patrick Trettenero, 1995-96;

1995 to Present:  Curator, Poets’ Theater at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA

2009:  Accepted into Stonecoast MFA writing program at U of Southern Maine.

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