New Bedford Area Poet Featured at June LORE Lounge Gathering

Hi WCR Folks,

Mwalim  *7) sent out this press release recently, and I wanted to pass it along to you….


NEW BEDFORD – The Upcoming LORE Lounge @ Gallery X will feature a reading and book signing by New Bedford poet, Robert Barboza and a reading of works from his new book, The Way The Wind Bends Things (Vinyard Sound Books, 2009). Also featured will be the lounge’s house band The Bass Mint Bros; co-hosted by Phillip Aaron & Mwalim. This event will take place on Friday, June 26th, 2009. Doors open at 8:30 PM.

The LORE Lounge meets every fourth Friday at 8:30 PM at Gallery X, 169 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. The featured poet, Robert Barboza has been a journalist and member of the regional poetry community since his undergraduate days at Southeastern Massachusetts University in the late 1970’s. The founder and editor of Two Trees poetry magazine (1979-1982), he is a two-time winner of the annual Herring Run Arts Fest Poetry Slam (2003, 2005). He has been a featured and guest reader at poetry venues throughout the South Coast, and helped represent the region at the 2008 Massachusetts Poetry Festival. A regular attendee of the Westport Poetry Workshop, he currently serves as the editor of the Westport/Dartmouth weekly newspaper, The Chronicle, and as a member of the Rochester Cultural Council. His poems have appeared in print and on-line in A Comet’s Tale, Caesura, Like This, Red Fez, Temper, Two Trees, Union & Sixth, and Visions & Verse.

For more information, contact or call 508-566-6269. Also visit

The LORE Lounge is a collaborative project of Union Lodge #4, F&AM, Oversoul Theatre Collective, and Gallery X.

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