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Milk cartons are assembled, fur coats are farmed, poets are always born in the heart.”


Background Information

 

A life time resident of  Plymouth, MA., Mike was a performance poet, a percussionist and drummer, who did lyrical, rhythm-based tomes attuned to the social and semi-political. Multiracial with indigenous blood, he loved his American life, but not is schizophrenic essence.

 He was diagnosed at the age of 13 with kidney dis-ease, he began hemodialysis at the age of 25 for two and a half years, he then received a transplant that failed, in 2003 he began PD a daily home dialysis treatment until his passing in January of 2009.

 

PUBLISHED POETRY BOOKS

Poems:Unearthed from Ashes  Dorrance Publishing Co [2006]

Stunted Inner-Child Shot the TV  Cervena Barva Press [2008]

Rebuilding the Pyramids [Poems of Healing in a Sick World]  Ibbetson Street Press [2008]

 

POEMS IN PRINT

 The Bagelbards Anthology No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

 Wilderness House Literary Review

 Poetry Box

 A Nightmare on Main Street [A Halloween Anthology}

 Ibettson Street Issue 24

 Spare Change News [Dec 6, 2007]

 Spare Change News [Oct 23, 2008]

 Journey Anthology by Eden Waters Press

 City Lights Anthology by Greater Brockton Society for Poetry and the Arts

 Popt Art Vol 1

 

POEMS ONLINE

 Istanbul Literary Review

 Poetry @ About The Arts Blog

 Apt Magazine #10 & #12

 Down in the Dirt

 Wilderness House Literary Review

 Juice Press

 Spoonful : A Gathering of Stone Soup Poetry

 Muddy River Poetry Review

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POETRY REVIEWS APPEARED IN

Rattle Magazine

Wilderness House Literary Review

 Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene

 Roadpoet eMagazine

 

FEATURE READINGS

Stone Soup Poetry [Cambridge]

Open Bark [Cambridge]

Mad Poets Cafe [Warwick RI]

The Vine [Plymouth}

Kisskadee Coffee Co [Plymouth]

Porter Square Books [Cambridge]

Word on the Street [Jamaica Plain]

Gypsy Pashin’s Poetry Caravan [Medford]

Cervena Barva Press [Cambridge]

The Art and Soul Festival [Bridgewater]

GBSFPATA [Brockton]

Tapestry of Voices @ Borders [Boston]

Chapter and Verse [Jamaica Plain]

Emack and Bolio’s [Roslindale]

Main Street Café [No Easton]

Mass Poetry Festival [Lowell]

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 Plymouth Public Library Writers Group

 Bagel Bards

 Dighton Intertribal Council

 



 

 

 


 


Birth Place
Plymouth, MA USA
Accomplishments

Established two poetry venues in his home town of Plymouth, MA, Poetry Showcase a yearly venue in conjunction with the Annual Art Show at the Plymouth Guild for the Arts and POETRY:The Art of Words a monthly reading and open-mic, both venues are still currently operating. This series is now know as POETRY:The Art of Words/Mike Amado Memorial Series

Nominated in 2008 for Pushcart Award

Awarded an Arty by Plymouth Cultural Council in 2009 for lifetime achievement

Additional Information

Mike left over 800 unpublished poems at the time of his passing for this earth. Jack Scully, his literary executor and Nancy Brady Cunningham have recently edited some of this poems into his fourth book of poetry, "The Book of Arrows" soon to be published.

Favorite Links

The Book of Arrows
site promoting Mike Amado and his poetry

POETRY:The Art of Words
Poetry venue in Plymouth, MA Co-founded by Mike Amado

Cervena Barva Press
Small press publisher in Somerville, MA will soon be releasing Mike's new book "The Book of Arrows", also published Mike's second book "Stunted Inner-child Shot the TV". The have a great monthly newsletter, not to be missed.

Boston Small Press and Poetry Scene
Mike was poetry reviewer for this site, check it out, find out what is going on in the Boston area poetry scene.




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