Michael R. Brown

Michael R. Brown is professor of Communications at Mount Ida College and was awarded the Ronald J. Lettieri Award for teaching excellence in 1999. He has published his poetry, fiction, essays and columns in a wide variety of periodicals and was a member of the Boston Poetry Slam team that won the National Championship in 1993. He is a key figure in the spoken-word movement and hosts the Boston slam every Wednesday night at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, MA. He is co-director of Optimal Avenues, an organization dedicated to artist exchanges between Ireland and the United States and general secretary of the Poetry Olympics, first held in Stockholm in 1998. In 1994, Tia Chucha Press published his collection, Falling Wallendas.