Co-Founder & Poet, Flatline Poetry
Lissa Piercy is a Boston based performance poet and the Executive Director of Strength of Doves Productions, an agency that represents socially conscious, activist, spoken word artists. Lissa teaches and performs with the performance collective Flatline Poetry, winner of Boston's 2013 Poetry Award for Best Poetry Group. She was a member of the 2014 Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam Team, and is a MassLEAP trained teaching artist. Lissa is also the creator of PWP (Performance With Purpose), a conference that brings together college students across Boston for workshops and dialogue around the idea that performance can facilitate change and action. Lissa’s passion for poetry has brought her to stages across New England and beyond, including an open mic she hosts at the Opportunity Collaboration conference in Ixtapa, Mexico. Lissa has joined forces with individuals across various fields to use poetry as the catalyst for conversation within schools, conferences, and even religious services. She brings energy, passion, heart, and grit to each performance, along with determination and drive to use poetry as a means to create change through conversation and action.