UPDATED: Boston Area Poetry Readings for Late January and All of February 2017

All readings are located in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted. Thanks as always to Daniel Bouchard for compiling many of the items listed below. For additional readings and events, check out the Mass Poetry statewide calendar.

(NOTE: New dates added Feb. 1)

Sunday, January 22, 2 pm
“River Weep” Poets Speak
Sammy Greenspan, Deborah Schwartz and Lee Sharkey
Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Avenue
Boston

Sunday, January 22, 2 pm
Kathleen Ossip and Geraldine Zetzel
Brookline Poetry Series
Brookline Public Library Main Branch in Brookline Village
361 Washington St.
Brookline

Tuesday, January 24, 7 pm
Mass Poetry U35 (Poets Under 35)
Marliave
10 Bosworth Street
Boston

Wednesday, January 25, 7 pm
(every Wednesday)
Boston Poetry Slam
Nicole Terez Dutton
Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square
Cambridge

Thursday, January 26, 7 pm
Yusef Komunyakaa
The Modern Theatre
Suffolk University
525 Washington Street
Boston MA
Free and open to the public

Monday, January 30, 6:30 pm
Poems for Political Distaster
with Boston Review
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge
Free and open to the public

Monday, January 30, 7:30 pm
“An Evening of Inspired Leaders”
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Victoria Budson, Anita Diamant, Linda Mason, Dr. Paula Johnson, Lloyd Schwartz
Leaders throughout Massachusetts will read a poem that is meaningful to them and discuss its influence on their work
Mass Poetry
The Huntington Theatre
Boston

Tuesday, January 31, 6 pm
David Davis, Open Mic
Amesbury Public Library Poetry Series
149 Main St.
Amesbury

Wednesday, February 1, 7 pm
(every Wednesday)
Boston Poetry Slam
Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square
Cambridge

Friday, February 3, 7 pm
First Friday Youth Open Mic
First Baptist Church
Centre Street and Green Street
Jamaica Plain

Friday, February 3, 7:30 pm
Chapter and Verse
Susan Donnelly, Jeffrey Harrison, Jennifer Jean
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street (across from the Monument)
Jamaica Plain

Sunday, February 5, 3 pm
Mary Buchinger
Poetry at the Library Series
Concord Free Public Library
129 Main St.
Concord
Book signing and refreshments to follow.

Monday, February 6, 7 pm
Matt Sisson, Mary Lou Maloney, and Open Mic
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road
Newton

Tuesday, February 7, 7 pm
Peter Payack, Jean-Dany Joachim, Toni Bee and Lo Galluccio
First Church Cambridge, Hastings Room
11 Garden Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge

Wednesday, February 8, 7 pm
(every Wednesday)
Boston Poetry Slam
Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square
Cambridge

Saturday, February 11, 7 pm
Therese Sellers and Vasiliki Shapiro read from
Dark as a Hazel Eye Coffee & Chocolate Poems
There will be Chocolate on hand.
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge

Sunday, February 12, 12-2:30 pm
Kevin Gallagher and Susan Mahan
POETRY:The Art Of Words
Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North St
Plymouth

Monday, February 13, 8 pm
Jean Valentine and Jane Mead
Blacksmith House
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge

Wednesday, February 15, 7 pm
(every Wednesday)
Boston Poetry Slam
Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square
Cambridge

Thursday, February 16, 6 pm
Jorge Olivera with Pablo Medina and Chloe Garcia Roberts
Translating Cuban Poetry: A Collaborative Workshop
Woodberry Poetry Room
Lamont Library, Room 330
Harvard University
Cambridge

Thursday, February 16, 7 pm
Kathleen Ossip, Jennifer Militello, and Rebecca Morgan Frank
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge

Thursday, February 16, 7:30 pm
Rozzi Reads Poetry/Open Mic
Kevin Bowen, Martha Collins
Roslindale House
120 Poplar Street
Roslindale

Sunday, February 19, 2 pm
David Ferry and George Kalogeris
Brookline Poetry Series
Brookline Public Library Main Branch in Brookline Village
361 Washington St.
Brookline

Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 pm
Laura Kasischke
Neilson Browsing Room
Smith College
Northampton

Wednesday, February 22, 7 pm
(every Wednesday)
Boston Poetry Slam
Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square
Cambridge

Monday, February 27, 8 pm
Martha Rhodes and Josh Bell
Blacksmith House
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge

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