Boston Area Poetry Readings for April 2015

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April is National Poetry Month. Combined with the advent of spring (and hopefully the disappearance of the last of the snowbanks), that means a massive number of readings in the Boston area. It all culminates with the Mass Poetry Festival, which runs from Thursday April 30 through the first weekend in May.

The April listings are more than ample, but I couldn’t resist giving a shout-out to Janaka Stucky, one of my favorite Boston poets, who will be reading tomorrow evening (Wednesday, March 25, 2015) along with Nicole Terez Dutton, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Jackie Eugene Wang at The Harvard Advocate, 21 South St., Cambridge, MA.

Wednesday, April 1, 7 – 9 pm
Emily Ferrera, James B. Nicola, and Zvi A. Sesling
with Open Mic
Raytheon Room, Wayland Public Library
5 Concord Road
Wayland, MA
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 pm
Veronica Golos
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA

Thursday, April 2, 6 pm
Peg Boyers
Katzenberg Center, 3rd floor, CGS
871 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston University
Boston, MA

Thursday, April 2, 7 pm
Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize Finalists
Ruth Ballard, Jenny Jung, Hannah Karp, Alicia Lowden
Open Mic to follow
Maynard Public LIbrary
77 Nason Street
Maynard, MA

Friday, April 3, 8 pm
Myfanwy Collins, Jeanne Holtzman, and Tim Suermondt
Dire Literary Reading Series
541 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA

Monday, April 6, 7 pm
New England Poetry Club Members
read Love Poems and translations by Victor Howes and Etsuko Takino
Harvard-Yenching Common Room 136
2 Divinity Ave, (off Kirkland)
Cambridge, MA

Monday, April 6, 7 pm
Gwen Jensen and Jennifer Markell
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road
Newton, MA

Monday, April 6, 8 pm
Gerald Stern and Anne-Marie Macari
The Blacksmith House Poetry Series
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
$3

Tuesday, April 7, 7 pm
Jen Bervin
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 pm
Natalie Diaz and the winners of the High School Poetry Prize
Neilson Library Browsing Room
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Tuesday, April 7
Laura Brown-Lavoie and Andrew Lewis
‘For the Love of Words’
Blackthorne Publick House
402 Turnpike St.(Rt.138)
S. Easton, MA

Thursday, April 9, 3:30-5 pm
Joan Houlihan
John Holmes Memorial Poetry Reading
Tisch Library Hirsh Reading Room
Tufts University
35 Professors Row
Medford, MA

Friday, April 10, 7:30 pm
Alexis Ivy, Tam Lin Neville, and Deborah Pfeiffer
Chaptre and Verse Literary Reading Series
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
(just across from the Monument)

Friday, April 10, 7 pm
Yuyutsu Sharma
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Sunday, April 12, 3 pm [(rescheduled]
Karina Borowicz
Poetry at the Library Series
Concord Free Public Library
With book signing reception
129 Main St.
Concord, MA

Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 pm
Emily Petit, Enzo Surin and Joseph Torra
621 Huntington Ave
Tower Building, Trustees Room, 11th Floor
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA

Wednesday, April 15, 7 pm
Ewa Chrusciel
Room 32-155
Stata Center (aka Frank Gehry building)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public

Wednesday , April 15, 7 pm
Lloyd Schwartz, Jennifer Formichelli and Michael Todd Steffen
Celebrating A Centenary in Print of T.S. Eliot’s
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Hastings Room, First Church Congregationalist
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA
Sponsored by the Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Thurday, April 16, 2:30 pm
Lynn Xu
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Thursday, April 16, 8 pm
Philip Hasouris and Andrew Lewis
ECAT Studios
50 Oliver Street
North Easton, MA

Friday, April 17, 7 pm
Vincent Katz and Mary Maxwell
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Sunday, April 18, 2-4 pm
Frannie Lindsay with Sandee Storey
Brookline Public Library, Main Branch
361 Washington St.
Brookline Village
Brookline, MA

Sunday, April 19, 12 pm
Mignon Ariel King and Jason Wright
Poetry: The Art of Words/Mike Amado Memorial Series
The Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North St
Plymouth, MA

Sunday, April 19, 3 pm
Joan Houlihan, Julia Lisella, Kathy Nilsson, Cammy Thomas
Concord Academy Chapel
166 Main St.
Concord, MA

Sunday, April 19, 3 – 5 pm
Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, Marguerite Bouvard, and Matt Hart
Calliope: Poetry Readings at West Falmouth Library
575 West Falmouth Highway
Falmouth, MA
Donation: $5. Refreshments provided

Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 pm
Sandra Lim and Kevin McLellan
621 Huntington Ave
Tower Building, Trustees Room, 11th Floor
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA

Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 pm
Mary Ruefle
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Wednesday, April 22, 6 pm
Bhanu Kapil and Fred Moten
Introduced by Jackie Wang
Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, April 22, 7 pm
Mary Pinard and Moira Linehan
Porter Square Books
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, April 23, 7 pm
Charles North
MIT Building 4, Room 163
77 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, April 23, 7 pm
Edwin Frank and Geoffrey O’Brien
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Friday, April 24, 7 pm
Frannie Lindsay and Joanna Fuhrman
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, April 25, 6 pm
Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series
Poets: Jon D. Lee and others (TBA).
Musical Guest: Duo Jane B. Grenier & Albey Balgochian; spoken word & bass.
UForge Gallery
767 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA
$10

Monday, April 27, 6 pm
Claudia Rankine
Catherine L. Morrissey Memorial Reading
Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public

Monday, April 27, 8 pm
Andrea Cohen and Nate Klug
The Blacksmith House Poetry Series
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
$3

Tuesday, April 28, 7 pm
Fanny Howe
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 pm (Rescheduled from January 28)
Richard Fein and George Kalogeris
Introduced by Teresa Iverson
Cambridge Public Library
Main Lecture Hall
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 pm
Amaranth Borsuk, Maria Damon, and Danielle Legros Georges
621 Huntington Ave.
Kennedy Rm. 406
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA

Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 pm
Jay Livernois on Charles Boer
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA

Thursday April 30, 6 pm
Sinead Morrisey
Katzenberg Center, 3rd floor, CGS
871 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston University
Boston, MA