I have been doing Spoken Word for Over 10 years in the grassroots arena. I am the founder of Poetic Recovery which is a project of Community Against Hate a cultural network I created over 10 years ago. I was on the Hartford 2000 poetry slam team. Performed and setup events at Colleges including University of Massachusetts and Hampshire colleges. I currently run two open mics 1 in Westfield Mass and Northampton Massachusetts.