Born to Dominican immigrant parents in 1976 New York City, shortly thereafter moved to Massachusetts where she lives to this day; Michelle La Poetica prides herself in the main aspects of her being, being a Mother, a Woman, and a Creative Soul…all other elements of her existence…fall at the feet of this trinity and rise because of it. She has been writing poetry since she was about 8 years old and I must say that through the years she’s come to learn that writing is really the only thing that allows her to become one with her thoughts and emotions. A firm believer that in the ying-yang of Love and Life different levels of one affects the other yet finds a way to balance out thus creating a range of emotions that always remain entwined with one another…and it is because of this belief that all of her poetry (despite their differences and unique tie to a life experience) falls under the same category…Life
The Lizard Lounge has a special place in this poets history. The first time she ever stepped a foot in the Lizard Lounge was with her Father, the driving force behind the strength and power you will hear and feel from her words, she lost her Father in 2018, and this performance will be dedicated to him. You won’t want to miss this!