Boston Area Poetry Readings for December 2015

These listings are compiled by Daniel Bouchard. Friday, December 11 is the very last of the BASH Reading Series by Black Ocean Press at Brookline Booksmith. And make sure to check out the Brookline Public Library on Sunday, December 20, where the open mic is as high-quality as the featured reader.

Thursday, December 3, 7 pm
David Miller, Sandra Storey and open mic
Rozzie Reads
Roslindale House
120 Poplar Street
Roslindale, MA

Friday, December 4, 7 pm
Dave Reidy, Steven LaFond, and Carolyn Gregory
Dire Literary Reading Series
Out of the Blue Art Gallery
541 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA

Sunday, December 6, 3 pm
Joshua Edwards and Monica de la Torre
jubilat/Jones Reading Series
Jones Library
43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA

Sunday, December 6, 3 pm
Rebecca Kaiser Gibson and Gary Mortars
Autumn Oracles, 2015
Del Rossi’s Trattoria
Route 137N
Dublin, New Hampshire

Sunday, December 6, 6 pm
US & THEM: Boston
poetry and translations by Lloyd Schwartz, Chloe Garcia Roberts, Canaan Morse, and Eloisa Amezcua
La Brasa Restaurant
124 Broadway
Somerville, MA

Monday, December 7, 7 pm
Robert Pinsky, Diane Patrick, David McCullough Sr. and other community leaders
An Evening of Inspired Leaders
Hosted by Mass Poetry and the Favorite Poem Project
Huntington Theatre Company, 264 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
$25

Monday, December 7, 8 pm
Nathalie Handal and Melissa Green
Blacksmith House Poetry Series
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
$3

Wednesday, December 9, 6 pm
Miriam Nichols
Reel Time: On the Astonishment Tapes (Robin Blaser)
Woodberry Poetry Room
Lamont Library, Room 330
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, December 9, 7 pm
Lucie Brock-Broido, Mary Jo Bang, Stephen Burt, and Major Jackson
Poetry Reading and Signing
Cambridge Public Library
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, December 10, 6 pm
Danielle Legros Georges introduces poet Enzo Silon Surin
Michelle Hoover introduces fiction writer Lissa Franz
Joan Wickersham introduces Walter M. Robinson
Discovery Evening
Boston Public Library, Abbey Room
Boston, MA

Friday, December 11, 7 pm
Ish Klein, Jennifer Nelson, Greg Purcell, Danniel Schoonebeek
Black Ocean BASH series
Brookline Booksmith
Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA

Friday, December 11, 7:30 pm
Anne Emerson, Carolyn Gregory, and Mark Smith Soto
Chapter and Verse
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
(across from the Monument where Centre and South Streets meet)
Jamaica Plain, MA

Saturday, December 12, 6 pm
Joel Sloman, Chloe Garcia Roberts, Danielle Legros Georges, and Francis Blessington
spoKe #3 Launch
Grolier Book Shop
Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Sunday December 13, 12 pm
Daniel Bouchard and Chris Warner
Poetry: The Art of Words
11 North St
Plymouth, MA

Sunday, December 13, 3 pm
Ruth Lepson
Theater Piece No. 1×50: Poets in Ekphrasis
Reading related to Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957 Exhibition
ICA Boston
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA

Monday, December 14, 8 pm
Joyce Peseroff and Todd Hearon
Blacksmith House Poetry Series
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
$3

Thursday, December 17, 7 pm
Preston Hood, Lisa Taylor, Elizabeth Quinlan
Open mike to follow
Veterans for Peace/Warrior Writer’s Series
Friends meeting House
5 Longfellow Drive
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, December 17, 7 pm
Raffael de Gruttola
accompanied by Peter Zay, Cello
“Voice of the Cicada”
Gallery 55
Route 27
Natick Center
Natick, MA

Saturday, December 19, 10:30 am
Kate Chadbourne, Cynthia Franca and Patino Vazquez
Wake up and Smell the Poetry
HCAM Studios, 77 Main St.
Hopkinton, MA

Sunday, December 20, 3 pm
Daniel Bouchard and Kristen Case
Poetry at the Library Series
Concord Free Public Library
129 Main Street
Concord, MA

Sunday, December 20, 2 pm
Ross Gay and Abdul Ali
Brookline Poetry Series
Brookline Public Library Main Branch
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA