This month's featured writers are Yun Wei and Toni Bee. Features each read for 8 minutes at the top of the hour. The mic opens immediately following for 20 3-minute readings, first-come, first-served, with signups available now, including a waiting list. Register for your slot here:
ABOUT YUN WEI: Yun received her MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College and studied international relations at Georgetown University. Her writing awards include the Geneva Literary Prizes and the Himan Brown Poetry Fellowship. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Wigleaf, Word Riot, The Brooklyn Review and several other journals. For the last few years, she has been working on global health in Switzerland, where she relies on chocolate and tears to survive mountain sports.
ABOUT TONI BEE: A poet, writer, photographer, and educator, Toni is the first woman elected as Poet Populist of Cambridge, MA (2011) and in 2016 was selected as the city’s Inaugural Poetry Ambassador. She has been featured at: The Lizard Lounge, The Boston Poetry Slam at The Cantab, The Boston National Poetry Month Festival, Stone Soup Poetry, The Boston Poetry Marathon, and the New England Poetry Club. She has toured as a storyteller with the The Wang Theatre and led numerous poetry workshops for The City Spotlights Teen Leadership Program. Bee has also been a panelist at The Mass Poetry Festival in Salem & and has received awards from The YWCA Cambridge. 22 Again is her first book of poetry.