Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Mistah Matt Parker

Matt Parker/Mistah P

Poet/Spoken Word Artist

617-548-6468 ithinkinspired@gmail.com

Bio:

Matt Parker; creative; organizer, and youthworker. Matt has been an avid fan of poetry since his childhood in the 1980's, and used it as a life saver during his tumultuous adolescence of the 1990's. Matt began to share his poetry and encourage others to use it a coping tool in his career field as a youth development professional from the early 2000's to now. Today, Matt is still learning and teaching poetry to students & community. You can find Matt traveling across the country, encouraging and empowering through performance poetry and antiviolence campaigns.

In 2010, Matt released his first published book of poetry, “of life & love- My Journey” (available on www.amazon.com)

February 2013 Featured Poem “Morning Wood” BareBack Magazine- www.barebackmag.com

Released national poetry mixtape CD titled, “S.O.U.P. (society of urban poetry) Vol. 1 2013

Host/Co-Producer of Boston’s “Lifted Open Mic, Music, & More” Series 2009-2013

Featured Artist on the 2013 BPC (Black Poetry Café) PoetryFest Compilation CD

Nominee- New England Urban Music Award 2014

December 2014Published Poem Oddball Magazine http://oddballmagazine.com/2014/12/09/poem-by-matthew-parker/

 

 

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I Have Worked With

  • September 2015

    Poetry Performance during the Emerge "Boston Arts (Ahhts)Festival". Matt Parker was introduced with the Society Of Urban Poetry by Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges, for a exciting reading and spoken word performance.

  • May 2015

    During the "We're not Bad, We're Hurting" Symposium on trauma, hope and healing. Matt was featured entertainment, providing spoken word poetry content relating to the event.

  • May 2015

    During FAMILY Movement's Renewal of the Mind Mother's Celebration Brunch, Matt Parker did a reading of original works of poetry specific to the theme of the event encouraging and appreciating mothers and mother figures.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Matt
Job Title/Position: 
Creative
Physical Address: 
71 West Cottage Street apt.1
Boston, MA 02125
Last Name: 
Parker
Phone: 
6175486468

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts - Poetry
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - Other
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
5
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
MassPoetry
The Black Poetry Cafe
Awards: 
2015 New Academy Estates Community Appreciation Award
2015 Black Poetry Cafe's PoetryFest Featured Performance Award

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
N/A
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
7

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Literature
Media
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500