Boston Area Poetry Readings for March 2016

A drift of snow edges a new drift of sand
As edges grow deeper. It’s March, month of edges.
Wet rocks yield to pebbles like opening hands.

-Annie Finch, “Beach of Edges, from Spells: New and Selected Poems.

Boston trembles on the edge of winter: one day a seductive thaw, the next that damp chill particular to the Bay State. I’ve seen green shoots in the garden, surrounded by the detritus of winter. Clear that detritus from your mind with a little poetry. All venues are in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted.

Friday, March 11, 7:30 pm
Carla Schwartz, Preston Hood, Nina MacLaughlin
Chapter and Verse
Loring Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain

Sunday, March 13, 2 pm
International Women’s Day Reading
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street

Sunday, March 13, 3 pm
Rich Michelson, Susan Donnelly, and Mary Ellen Redmond
Calliope: Poetry Readings at West Falmouth Library
575 West Falmouth Highway
Falmouth, MA

Monday, March 14, 8 pm
Rebecca Morgan Frank and Anthony Carrelli
Blacksmith House
56 Brattle

Tuesday, March 15, time TBA
Zvi A. Sesling
The Armory
191 Highland Avenue

Thursday, March 17, 2:30 pm
M. NourbSe Philip
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Friday, March 18, 7 pm
Kristen Case, Robert Farrell, and Karen Weiser
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street

Friday, March 18, 8 pm
Julie Ann Otis
The Middle Gray

Sunday, March 20, 2 – 4 pm
Rebecca Kaiser Gibson and Holly Guran
Brookline Poetry Series
Brookline Public Library Main Branch
361 Washington St.

Sunday, March 20, 3 pm
Martha Collins
Book Launch Reading, followed by reception
Old Cambridge Baptist Church
1151 Massachusetts Ave

Monday, March 21, 7 pm
Wendy Mnookin
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Rd.

Tuesday, March 22, 7 pm
Michael Gottlieb and Ruth Lepson
Grolier Poetry Bookshop
Plympton Street

Tuesday, March 22, 7 pm
Gail Mazur
Porter Square Books
Porter Square Shopping Plaza

Thursday, March 24, 8 pm
Julie Ann Otis
accompanied by Steve Conahan on jazz bass
Internal Matter

Friday, March 25, 7 pm
James Byrne, Sarah Howe, and Sandeep Parmer
Grolier Poetry Book SHop
6 Plympton Street

Saturday, March 26, 2 pm
Denise Bergman, Gary Duehr, David P. Miller, Dzvinia Orlowsky, and Catherine Sasanov
1380 Mass. Ave., Harvard Square

Monday, March 28, 8 pm
Chard DeNiord and Maggie Dietz
Blacksmith House
56 Brattle

Tuesday, March 29, 7:30 pm
Tracy K. Smith
2016 Robert Creeley Award winner
with student winners of the Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Auditorium
36 Charter Road
Acton, MA

Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 pm
Holly Duran, Rebecca Kaiser Gibson, Gary Whited
Main Lecture Hall
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway

Wednesday, March 30, 7 pm
Carla Schwartz
poems with video, improvised piano, and vocals
Duck Village Series
Aeronaut Brewing Company
14 Tyler Street

Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 pm
Don Wellman
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street

Thursday, March 31, 7 pm
Lloyd Schwartz, David Blair and Joseph Torra
Arts at the Armory
Cervena Barva Press Studio,
Basement B8
191 Highland Street

Thursday, March 31, 7 pm
Rozzie Reads Poetry
T. Michael Sullivan, Audrey Henderson, and open mike
Roslindale House
120 Poplar Street

Photo Credit: Jennifer Nish via Flickr, CC 2.0