Celebration of National Poetry Month with poets Matt Duggan, Natalie Shapero, and Donald Vincent.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Main Library
449 Broadway
Community Room

Matt Duggan is author of the collection Dystopia 38.10 (erbacce Press), which received the Erbacce Prize for Poetry in 2015, and the two recent chapbooks One Million Tiny Cuts (Clare Song Birds Publishing House) and A Season in Another World (Thirty West Publishing House). His poem Elegy for Magdalene received the 2016 Into the Void Prize. Duggan’s poems have appeared in many journals in the U.S. and U.K, including Indiana Voice Journal, Osiris Poetry Journal, Harbinger Asylum, Algebra of Owls, The Dawntreader, and Lakeview International Literary Journal. Matt Duggan lives with his partner in Bristol, U.K., the city of his birth. He is visiting the U.S. for appearances in New York, Philadelphia, and here in Cambridge.


Natalie Shapero is the author of two collections of poetry, Hard Child (Copper Canyon Press) and No Object (Saturnalia). Her poems have been published in The New Republic, Poetry Magazine, Believer, and many other journals. Shapero holds a BA in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University, an MFA in Poetry from Ohio State University, and a JD from the University of Chicago. She is Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University and is an editor at large of the Kenyon Review.


Donald Vincent, also known as Mr. Hip, is a poet, educator, musician, and founder of le pamplemuse™, a content development platform for vegan companies. He currently works as the Community Outreach Coordinator for PEN America. Vincent earned his MFA from Emerson College and his BA in Writing and Public Relations from Loyola University. His poems have been published in a variety of different literary magazines and journals and his music can be found everywhere that music is sold and streamed online. Vincent is the creative force behind Mr. Hip Presents, a truly original program series which presented poetry and music in artistic settings in the Boston area for several years. He is originally from Washington, DC and now resides in Brooklyn, NY.