Boston Area Poetry Readings for Late February and All of March 2017

It’s easy to get cereal-aisle paralysis in Boston, especially in the spring, when the already robust list of events swells. I’ll let you in on a little secret: I rarely get to more than one or two events in any given month. But the longer days and unseasonably warm weather gave me the energy to go to not one but two poetry events in the past week. I feel refreshed and revitalized. Leave off your mind of winter and brave the mud this month. I guarantee you’ll be glad you did.

Thanks to Daniel Bouchard for the bulk of the listings and to Sandee Story of the Jamaica Pond Poets for the extra listings in Suffolk County. All events are in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted.

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

Tuesday, February 28, 6 pm
Kirun Kapur, Open Mic
Amesbury Public Library Poetry Series
149 Main St.
Amesbury, MA

Tuesday, February 28, 7 pm
Oswald Egger and Laura Mullen
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Wednesday, March 1, 5 pm
Arthur Sze
Morris Gray Poetry Reading
Forum Room, Lamont Library
Harvard University
Cambridge

Thursday, March 2, 5:30 pm
Douglas Kearney
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Thursday, March 2, 7 pm
Paul Ferraro, Jill Jankowski, Patrick Yurick, Christopher O’Keefe, Jennifer Wylie, and faculty members
FINAL READING in the New England Institute of Art Reading Series
New England Institute of Art
10 Brookline Place
Brookline

Friday, March 3, 7 pm
Elizabeth Searle, Vi Khi Nao, Adam Scheffler
Out of the Blue Art Gallery Too
541 Massachusetts Av
Cambridge

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
Tom Daley and Sandee Storey
POETRY: The Art Of Words
Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North St
Plymouth

Sunday, March 5, 2 – 4 pm
Jewish Poetry Festival
Featured poet: Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
Open mic
Temple Sinai
50 Sewall Avenue
Brookline

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.

Sunday, March 5, 3 pm
Rhina Espaillat, Alfred Nicole, John Tovano, and Ann Tucker
The Actors Studio of Newburyport
50 Water Street, The Tannery Mill #1, Suite #5
Newburyport

Monday, March 6, 6 pm
Robin Coste Lewis
Alumnae Lounge
Tufts University
40 Talbot Ave
Medford

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

Tuesday, 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

Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 pm
Joshua Edwards and Lynn Xu
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester

Thursday, March 9, 4:15 pm
Major Jackson
Radcliffe Institute Roosevelt Poetry Lecture
Sheerr Room in Fay House
10 Garden Street
Cambridge

Friday, March 10, 7 pm
Valerie Hsiung, Sarah Sousa, and Carolyn Zaikowski
Brookline Booksmith
Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline

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

Sunday, March 12, 3 pm
Susan Edwards Richmond
525 Massachusetts Ave
The Gallery at Villageworks
Acton

Tuesday, March 14, 7 pm
Mark Pawlak
MIT Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge

Wednesday, March 15, 7:30 pm
Simeon Berry
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester

Thursday, March 16, 7 pm
Ben Berman and Krysten Hill
Brookline Booksmith
Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline

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

Sunday, March 19, 2 pm
Celia Gilbert, Ruth Lepson, and Ethel Rackin
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge

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 pm
Morgan Parker
Brookline Booksmith
Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline

Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 pm
Renato Rosaldo
Neilson Browsing Room
Smith College

Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 pm
Jim Fay
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester

Thursday, March 23, 7 pm
David Surette, Carolyn Gregory
Rozzie Reads Poetry/Open Mic
Roslindale House
120 Poplar Street
Roslindale

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, 7:30 pm
Brian Sneeden
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester

Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 pm
Marie Howe
Annual Robert Creeley Award Night
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
36 Charter Road
Acton

Thursday, March 30, 5-7 pm
Ruth Lepson and Timothy Ogene
Williams Hall
New England Conservatory
Boston

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