National Poetry Month continues at fever pitch. Updated listings below.
New in this posting:
Lainie Senechal, Neil Silberblatt and Anna M. Warrock in Somerville (4/17)
Matthew Dickman and Jenny Xie in Brookline (4/19)
Krysten Hill, Bruce Willard, Kathleen Hill and Michael Stein in Boston (4/23)
Tommy Pico, Joseph Osmundson, and Dorothea Lasky in Brookline (4/23)
The Writers Room of Boston Annual Reading in Jamaica Plain (4/26)
Newburyport Literary Festival (4/28)
Kevin McLellan book launch and reading in Cambridge (5/4)
Luljeta Lleshanaku in conversation with Ani Gjika in Brookline (5/4)
Beth Castrodale, Peter Cherches, Mark Saba, Julia Carlson, and Lee Varon in Cambridge (5/5)
Kevin McLellan, Steven Riel, Quintin Collins, Eileen Cleary in Cambridge (5/14)
Thursday, April 19, 7 pm
Tom Laaser and Joe Kebartas
and open mic
Midnight Voices sponsored by Veterans for Peace
Friends Service Center
5 Longfellow Park (across from Longfellow House)
Thursday, April 19, 7 pm
Ellendra Proffer Teasley
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
Continue reading “UPDATED Boston Area Readings for April and May 2018”
National Poetry Month lives up to its name with a boatload of readings in Boston and environs. Special shout-outs:
Martha Collins and Joan Houlihan in Newton (4/3)
Kazim Ali and Stephanie Burt in Cambridge (4/4)
Robbie Gamble and Helen Marie Casey in Newton (4/6)
Marge Piercy in Boston (4/7)
Louise Glück in Cambridge (4/12)
Anne Waldman and Meredith Monk in Providence, RI (4/13)
Gloria Mindock, Lori Desrosiers, and Dorothy Shubow Nelson in Somerville (4/14)
Layli Long Soldier in Providence, RI (4/26)
Tracy K. Smith in Providence, RI (4/27)
Lyn Hejinian in Cambridge (5/22)
Thanks as always to Daniel Bouchard (reading Saturday, May 12 at the MIT Press Bookstore) for compiling these listings.
Monday, April 2, 12 pm
Common Room, CSWR
42 Francis Ave.
Harvard Divinity School
Monday, April 2, 2 pm
Federal Building — Assembly Room
Middlesex Community College
50 Kearney Square
Monday, April 2, 7 pm
Catherine Stearns and Nate Klug
Book launch, reading, and reception
10 Langley Rd
Monday, April 2, 8 pm
Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Gabriel Fried
Blacksmith House Poetry Series
56 Brattle Street
Continue reading “Boston Area Poetry Readings for April and May 2018”
a warm, yeasty smell
from the bakery hovers
in the cold, dry air
the trolley rattles
on and I have a moment
to be pure nothing
Poetry can bring a little light and warmth into these cold, dark evenings. Go get you some.
Thursday, November 2, 6 pm
Douglas Kearney and Tracie Morris
Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library
Thursday, November 2, 6:30 pm
Barbara Siegel Carlson
Carver Public Library
Thursday, November 2, 7 pm
Simone John and Ruby Poltorak
Rozzie Reads Poetry and Open Mic
120 Poplar Street
Saturday, November 4, 3 pm
Vietnam vet Marc Levy
Book reading/Short film
95 Derby Street
Continue reading “Boston-Area Poetry Readings for November and December 2017”
All readings are in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted. Thanks as always to Daniel Bouchard for compiling these listings, and to the fine organizations that make possible many readings to be found in and around Boston. If you have an event not listed here, please leave details in the comments.
Thursday, October 12, 5:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Continue reading “Boston Area Poetry Readings for October and November 2017”
Poetry readings lie thick as apples on the ground. Thanks to poet Daniel Bouchard for gathering them into one basket for the rest of us.
Friday, September 8, 7 pm
Zvi A. Sesling, Gloria Mindock, and Len Krisak
Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA
Continue reading “Boston Area Poetry Readings for September and October 2017”
steam rises from mulch
as a gardener rakes it
between the flowers
A few months ago, Mass Poetry flattered me by asking me to be a regional representative for Suffolk County. If you have a poetry group or event in the Boston area that is open to the public, please feel free to add a comment with your information, or fill out my contact form.
Here’s a brief round-up of happenings at the 2017 festival, just two weeks away, Friday to Sunday, May 5 – 7, in Salem, Mass.
This year’s headliners are: Louise Glück · Eileen Myles · Kazim Ali · Andrea Cohen · Cornelius Eady and Rough Magic · Ross Gay · Rigoberto González · Aimee Nezhukumatathil · Emily Pettit · Tom Sleigh · Dara Wier.
Tickets are $20 General Admission, $7 Senior or Student, with a $10 additional fee to attend any workshops over the weekend.
Check out the full schedule, get all the details on venues, and purchase tickets at the Mass Poetry website.