Performance poet Maxwell R. Kessler was born and raised in the Idaho wilderness, and he continues to draw strength and inspiration from the Rocky Mountains. A multi-media artist, Kessler has performed in a heavy metal rock band, and has written and acted in locally-produced plays and films. Video of many of his performed poems can be found online.
Kessler has been a member of two Emerson College Slam Teams (including the 2009 College Nationals Finalists) and a member of the 2009 Cantab Team, and he was awarded the title of Champion of Champions at the Boston Poetry Slam. In addition to performing his work throughout New England, he is the co-founder and coordinator of the Emerson Poetry Project, a weekly poetry reading at Emerson College. In 2009 Kessler was named “Emersonian of the Year.”
Maxwell Kessler performed on January 6th, 2010.