Boston Area Poetry Readings for February and March 2017

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice

— Wallace Stevens, “The Snow Man

Bring your mind of frozen junipers, of frozen ponds, of melting snow, of snowdrops and crocuses–bring whatever mind you have to a poetry reading. All minds are welcome.

Friday, February 3, 7 pm
First Friday Youth Open Mic (music and poetry)
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

Wednesday, March 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 (music and poetry)
First Baptist Church
Centre Street and Green Street
Jamaica Plain

Saturday, March 4, 3 pm
Mimi White and Robert W. Crawford
Powow River Poets Reading Series
Newburyport Public Library
94 State Street
Newburyport, MA
Free and open to the public

Saturday, March 4, 3 pm
Mimi White and Robert W. Crawford
Powow River Poets Reading Series
Newburyport Public Library
94 State Street
Newburyport, MA

Sunday, March 5, 12-2:30 pm
Michael Daley and Sandra Story
POETRY:The Art Of Words
Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North St
Plymouth

Sunday, March 5, 3 pm
Josh Bell
Poetry at the Library Series
Concord Free Public Library
129 Main St.
Concord
Book signing and refreshments to follow.

Monday, March 6, 7 pm
Shana Hill, Connemara Wadsworth, and Open Mic
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road
Newton

Monday, March 6, 8 pm
Duy Doan, Emma Duffy-Camparone, and Sarah Trudgeon
Emerging Writers: New Voices
Blacksmith House
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge

Tursday, March 7, 6-8:30pm
Boston Originals
Set One (6 pm): Oni Buchanan, Jim Dunn, Boyd Nielson and Natalie Shapero
Set Two (7:15pm): Joshua Bennett, David Blair, Steph Burt and Lloyd Schwartz
Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, Room 330.
Harvard University
Cambridge

Tuesday, March 7, 7 pm
Bob Carr, Dennis Daly, Holly Guran, and Eleanor Kedney
New England Poetry Club
Harvard’s Yenching Library Common Room
2 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge

Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 pm
Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah
Neilson Browsing Room
Smith College
Northampton, MA
Wednesday, March 8, 7 pm
(every Wednesday)
Boston Poetry Slam
Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square
Cambridge

Friday, March 10, 7:30 pm
March 10, 2017
Juan Casillas Alvarez, Jean-Dany Joachim, Susanna Kittredge
Chapter and Verse
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street (across from the Monument)
Jamaica Plain

Tuesday, March 14, 7 pm
Mark Pawlak
MIT Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge
Wednesday, March 15, 7 pm
(every Wednesday)
Boston Poetry Slam
Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square
Cambridge
Sunday, March 19, 2 pm
Frannie Lindsay and Lynne Potts
Brookline Poetry Series
Brookline Public Library Main Branch in Brookline Village
361 Washington St.
Brookline

Monday, March 20, 7 pm
Kathleen Ossip
MIT Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge

Monday, March 20, 8 pm
Andrea Cohen and Natalie Shapero
Blacksmith House
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge

Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 pm
Renato Rosaldo
Neilson Browsing Room
Smith College
Northampton
Wednesday, March 22, 7 pm
(every Wednesday)
Boston Poetry Slam
Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square
Cambridge
Monday, March 27, 6 pm
Danielle Allen, Neil Barsky, Reginald Dwayne Betts, James Parker, Clint Smith and Jackie Wang
Poetry reading and discussion: Criminal Justice Reform Through Creative and Critical Writing
Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
Harvard University
Cambridge

Monday, March 27, 8 pm
Lloyd Schwartz and Kate Rushin
Blacksmith House
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge
Wednesday, March 29, 7 pm
(every Wednesday)
Boston Poetry Slam
Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square
Cambridge

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