Featured Poet

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September 28

Toni Rose


Toni Rose
Toni Rose

Toni Rose: Grandmother (Mima), Mother, Daughter, Sister, Lover and Poet from Boston.  Poetry has been instrumental in her personal growth and healing.  Writing has been a stress reliever. Toni’s poetry has a strong emphasis on the struggles of life. She paints a picture with words that can be heart wrenching truths.  In her quest for empowerment, for the past couple of years she has used poetry as a voice to defend against abuse, The Blue Rose Healing through Art (website: the-blue-rose.org) speaks out against sexual abuse and domestic violence. The Blue Rose is looking for organization to sponsor Toni as a facilitator of “Finding Your Voice” workshops were victims can start to heal. Toni has been a lead parent with Parents Helping Parents (http://www.parentshelpingparents.org) Dorchester Care Support Group. A venue where parents no longer feel isolated and alone. A place where one parents struggle can aide and support another parent going through similar trials and tribulations. Toni is also on the board of directors with Parents Helping Parents and Strengthening Families.  Toni is also a part of Philly Urban Radio, currently changing to Jumpin 89.1 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/phillyurbanradio or http://tunein.com/radio/JUMPIN-891-fm-s1690440) with a live show of NeoSoul and poetry, on Thursday 12 pm – 2 pm.  You can catch Toni at various open mics and most Sundays at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge.  To contact Toni you can email her at the-blue-rose@hotmail.com


“The Lizard Lounge is the Blue Note of spoken word. Backed up by The Jeff Robinson Trio, my words felt held, or rather anointed, in the garb of jazz, which, of course, they were. I cannot wait until I can get back!” Award winning poet Taylor Mali

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