Who am I?

My name is Christian David Phiffer. I am a poet, ever growing slammaster, artist and student from the North Berkshires, Massachusetts, by way of Nashville, Tennessee. I am the owner of Rambling Poets, a community organization dedicated to the advocacy and support of poets and poetry as well as organizing events, workshops, and mentoring. My passion for personal growth and honoring my true self, however vulnerable, has allowed me to love myself for the first time in my life, though the abundance of love and gratitude for my cats(which I call my kids), and Tomato is without hesitation. I am a future graduate of Goddard College with a degree in creative writing. -2013

This blog will be for my poetry, train-of-thought ramblings, and workshopping ideas.

~At age 5, my mother asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up. I told her I wanted to be an artist and I haven’t looked back since.~

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Some professional references:

POETRY PUBLICATIONS

“Somewhere Between” A Journal Of Teenage Writing, Volume II, Spring 2000
“Somewhere Between” A Journal Of Teenage Writing, Volume III, Spring 2001
“Somewhere Between” A Journal Of Teenage Writing, Volume IV, Spring 2002
“Somewhere Between” A Journal Of Teenage Writing, Volume V, Spring 2003
“The Grooove 100% Substance Free” CD, 2003
“Inconvenient Ketchup” Poetry Chapbook by Christian Phiffer, Summer 2013



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Writing Workshop Mentor, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, 2004
Writing Workshop Mentor, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, 2005
Performance Poet Mentor for Jake Snow(PHEONIX), Senior Project, Mt. Greylock Regional HS, 2005
Personal Poetry Mentor of Jake Snow(PHEONIX), 2005 – Present friendship


LECTURES AND READINGS

United Way and Community Chest Lunch, Guest Speaker, Sept 2002
Wordplay at Papyri Bookstore, Featured Reader, Mar 2004
Mt Greylock Regional HS, Guest Speaker Preceding Taylor Mali, Oct 10th – 20th 2005
413 SLAM, Owner/Slammaster, Open Poetry Slam, Dec 2005 – Jan 2007
RAMBLING POETS Poetry Slam Owner/Slammaster, Mar 2013 – Present
Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival, Daring to Dream Pop Up Poetry, July 2013
Rambling Poets Kicks Off Wordfest 2013 at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s House, Lenox MA, Sept 2013
Northampton Poetry, Tuesday Poetry Open Mic + Slam/Feature, Host/Help/Promoter, Oct 2013 – Present

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