Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam- Vernon C Robinson

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Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam with featured poet Vernon C Robinson

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VCR (Vernon C. Robinson) is a Dorchester native born and raised in Boston. He has been writing, reciting and performing poetry/spoken word for over 20 years and has performed at several local spots as a feature and participant. He has poetically graced the same stage and opened up for such acts as Dead Prez, S.O.S. Band, Amiri Baraka, The Last Poets, Les Nubians, Saul Williams, Jessica Care Moore, Michel’le and other well-known artists. Besides Massachusetts, he has taken his poetry at cities and states such as New York (including the famous Nuyorican Poets Café), Atlanta, Chicago, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Dallas, Cleveland, New Hampshire, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Denver and surprisingly Cuba in front of the legendary Assata Shakur.VCR is also the founder and cultural event organizer of BloodSkinLand Productions. From that umbrella, he has created many annual gatherings which includes Afro-Cinema, Young Gifted & Black and the popular ongoing gathering called VerBaLizAtiOn, which is currently the longest-running open mic spot in the Boston area of nearly two decades.VCR released his debut CD entitled “Poetic Insanity” in 2003. In 2011, he became one of many awardees of the NAACP Image Awards of the Boston chapter. In 2014, VCR was awarded the Ralph F. Browne Jr. Juneteenth Incentive Award by the Boston Juneteenth Committee and the National Center of Afro-American Artists for creating and sustaining VerBaLizAtiOn.Finally, his spoken word piece “Kangaroo Joy” is the official poem for Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s annual event “Jump Into Peace”. In addition to that, he has also performed at the Congresswoman’s cultural arts swearing-in fundraiser with a poem entitled “Change Can’t Wait” – named after the slogan used by Pressley during her campaign.In 2022, VCR released his long-awaited poetry book called “Obsoletes & Upgrades”.

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