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Tara Jean Bernier

Northampton, MA
Tara Jean Bernier walked into an open mic in August of 2012, and never left. Currently, she is the slam master and co-host of the weekly Northampton Poetry open mic (though, admittedly, she is vexed by adding three numbers together after having two beers on slam nights). She also teaches things about books and writing to students at the second smallest high school in Massachusetts. Mama of a Kai and Keegan, she is not above using their antics as source material for her work. Incidentally, this led to her recent inclusion in the anthology, The Good Mother Myth published by Seal Press in 2014.