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Friday, February 5 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Poetry at the Y Reading Series (Virtually via Zoom) - POETRY READING & Open Mic

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Join us for a poetry reading with Wendy Drexler and Richard Waring, friends of the PoemWorks community, followed by an Open Mic (sign up by emailing host Richard Waring at rwaring@nejm.org).
Wendy Drexler’s third poetry collection, Before There Was Before, was published by Iris Press in 2017. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, J Journal, Lily Poetry Review, Nimrod, Pangyrus, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, Sugar House, The Atlanta Review, The Mid-American Review, The Hudson Review, The Threepenny Review, and the Valparaiso Poetry Review, among others. Her work has been featured on Verse Daily and WBUR’s Cognoscenti, and in numerous anthologies. She’s been the poet-in-residence at New Mission High School in Hyde Park, MA, since 2018, and is programming co-chair for the New England Poetry Club. Her website is www.wendydrexlerpoetry.com
Richard Waring is the author of the poetry collection, What Love Tells Me (Word Poetry, 2016)and a chapbook, Listening to Stones (Pudding House Publications, 1999). His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Sanctuary, Ars Medica, Comstock Review, JAMA, and the American Journal of Nursing. “Monarchs Passing Through New England” and “Night” have been set to music by composer Leander Frank. He hosts this monthly reading series and is senior layout artist for the New England Journal of Medicine.

*Contact host Richard Waring at rwaring@nejm.org for Zoom invitation.


Richard Waring

Richard Waring’s poems have appeared in the Comstock Review, Chest, Sanctuary, Contact II, Dark Horse, the American Journal of Nursing,Mothering, Inward Springs, the Journal of the American Medical Association,and other publications. Richard has a B.A. in English Literature... Read More →

Friday February 5, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST