For the third year running, your organizing team includes Suzanne Mercury and Bridget Eileen as artistic directors and Christina Liu and Xtina Strong as organizers.

Suzanne Mercury – Artistic Director

Suzanne MercurySuzanne Mercury is a poet, impassioned lucid dreamer, and gardener who creates mixed-media assemblages using found objects, old texts, LED lights, glass, gold, tree branches, spider webs, and all manner of natural materials, combining them with her written work.

She has published poetry in a variety of places including SpoKeTruckSummer StockSonora Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, as well as in anthologies Let the Bucket Down and The Wisdoms of the Universes in a Single String of Letters. She has also exhibited work and given readings and performances in a wide variety of venues in Cambridge, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Amherst, Boston, Aspen, London, and Istanbul. 

Her chapbook sassafracas (Xerolage 69), a collection of visual poems etched in dichroic glass, is published by Xexoxial Editions. Her chapbook Hand to Earth is published by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs.

She lives in Boston where she creates sustainable gardens, keeps honeybees, lets bumblebees nestle in her hair, and does what she can to help save the planet. Her home on the web can be found at:

Bridget Eileen – Artistic Director

Zoom Profile PicBridget Eileen is a writer who lives in Rhode Island. She is a poet, blogger, political organizer, and neopagan witch. Her newest blogging endeavor, (@NotebookWitch on most social media; @TheNotebookWitch on Instagram) is currently in “soft-launch” mode and will be officially up and running soon.

She runs two book clubs: the Boston Austen Book Club, a book club for Janeites, meeting on a quarterly basis; and the brand new Tori Amos Book Club, to tide herself and her fellow Ears With Feet over while Tori Amos’s tour is on break.

She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in the great state of Maine. She has a Bachelor of Science in English Education with minors in Music and Women’s Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry. Her poetry has been published most recently in Can We Have Our Ball Back, Frost Poetry Review and Boston Hassle. She loves being one of the artistic directors of the Boston Poetry Marathon because she gets to meet so many excellent poets.

Her social and biological nieces and nephews call her Auntie Boo-Boo and that’s awesome. Her role models in life are Blanche Devereaux from “The Golden Girls”and Maude from “Harold and Maude.”

Christina Liu – Organizer

IMG_3263 (1)Christina Liu’s parents escaped China’s Cultural Revolution, settling with her to live in NYC’s Chinatown.  This backdrop informs much of her writing.  She holds a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. Formerly an ESL counselor and translator, she is currently an academic advisor and writing instructor at Boston Architectural College.  Her work is published in Dream International Quarterly, Phantasm, and featured on the CD, Spoken Live! (Arula Records).

Christina has been a member of Streetfeet Women since 2014, a non-profit writing and performance ensemble and performs with them regularly.  Her poems, “Only,” and “I Am,” will be published in the upcoming Frequency Writers anthology, tentatively titled, Word in World.  Recent readings include, since 2019: The Boston Poetry Marathon, The Boston Poetry Salon, Jamaica Plain’s Chapter and Verse, and the Lizard Lounge.  In November, she was featured in Brockton Public Library’s “Voices of Diversity” program.

She dreams, in spare moments, of green places, rushing waters, and dumplings.

Xtina Strong – Organizer