SlamMaster Simone Beaubien & Poet, Artist and Musician James Caroline on The Bridge Today!

07 Jun

James Caroline Photo by Jeff Robinson

This Friday I talk to Simone Beaubien, SlamMaster at the Cantab Lounge. Simone has been hosting there since 2004 and is currently the reigning Champion of Champions of the venue. She will tell us all about the Slam Poetry scene.

In the second half of the show I interview, James Caroline who is phenomenal! An intense performer, a warm big hearted guy, a delight to be with and an exciting force of nature when he performs. Jamie travels all over America and the world

During the spring of 2004, he directed and performed in Musician and the Muse, a performance of poetry and music at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, featuring Nicole Terez, Tom Daley, Regie Gibson, and Iyeoka Okoawo. He was also commissioned to write the vocal text and act as artistic sound director for the Naked Truths; Voices of Shame, Sexuality, and Eating Disorders in Women, a play performed at HERE multimedia center in Manhattan. Selected publication credits include The Lifted Brow, The Cascadia Review, Quarry, Subliminal, A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, and Painted Bride Quarterly.

Recently, he became the closing speaker for Join The Impact Massachusetts, performing along side Senators and activists in protests against DOMA, Prop 8, and other Queer issues. He is currently working on a collection of poems, Live, From the Killing Jar, and a novel in verse based on the myth of Dionysus

Listen to the show and share with friends:

You can listen to the new audio here.


Posted by on June 7, 2012 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “SlamMaster Simone Beaubien & Poet, Artist and Musician James Caroline on The Bridge Today!

  1. occupybostonradio

    June 7, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Reblogged this on Green Room and commented:

    Listen to the The Bridge: Arts for the 99% as hosts Linda Carmichael and Janet Gillispie take a look at art across the 99% every Friday 2:30pm on

  2. Artie Moffa (@BicycleComics)

    June 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    These are two of the best artists in Boston. Every time I hear them perform or speak about art, I get smarter and happier.


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