Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

Toni Rose

Featured Poet - September 25, 2016
Toni Rose

Toni Rose

Toni Rose, Born and Raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, A survivor, grandmother (Mima), mother, daughter, sister, lover and poet. Toni Started sharing her poetry in 2009 at the Lizard Lounge and slowly branched out to other venues, keeping Lizard her home, her family and her place of solace.

Poetry has been instrumental in her personal growth and healing; “for me it was about putting pen to paper, but that was not enough.” Family and friends did not know her secrets and struggles. Toni’s poetry has a strong emphasis on the struggles of life. She paints a picture with words that can be heart wrenching truths. Toni believes there is healing through Art and her words are just the foundation of things bigger and greater.

Toni uses her poetry in many facades of her life, from her work as a family partner in the mental health field to facilitating parental support groups in the community and in the prison system. Her words are meant to empower in hopes her poetry will give insight and allow for a positive dialogue with her audience.


The Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam - Every Sunday Doors open at 7:30pm, $7 at the door, 21+

The Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam - 8:15 Featured Poet & the Jeff Robinson Trio - 9:30 Open Mic and the Jeff Robinson Trio - 10:30

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