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BIO

Toni Bee is a poet, educator, and photographer raised in Boston, MA, educated in Roxbury. In 2011, she was elected Poet Populist of Cambridge, the first woman to grace that position.  Bee led the Black Lives Matter march of Cambridge in 2015 and the following year was selected as the Cambridge Inaugural Poetry Ambassador. Toni was a teaching artist and storyteller at The Wang Theatre and in 2017 received her BA from Simmons University. The next year, she self-published her first poetry book 22 Again, and currently is on the Advisory Board of The New England Poetry Club. This poet has featured at: The Lizard Lounge, The Cantab (Boston Poetry Slam), The New England Poetry Club, The Boston National Poetry Month Festival, The Boston Poetry Marathon, a panelist at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival and she has been awarded by YWCA Cambridge.