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Saturday, October 20
 

8:00pm

 
Sunday, October 21
 

2:00pm

2:30pm

 
Monday, October 22
 

4:15pm

A Political Poetry: Reading and Conversation with Solmaz Sharif
An award-winning poet, Solmaz Sharif was born in Istanbul to Iranian parents. Her first collection, Look: Poems (Graywolf Press, 2016), was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award and was the winner of the 2017 American Book Award for poetry. Her work has been recognized with a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. She has also received a 2016 Lannan Literary Fellowship, the 2017 Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes National Poetry Prize from the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and the 2017 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in the Boston Review, Granta, Gulf Coast, jubilant, the Kenyon Review, the New Republic, Poetry, Witness, and other publications.
 
Sharif is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and a former managing director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She is currently a lecturer at Stanford University. Sharif holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, and New York University.
 
The conversation will be moderated by Evie Shockley, a 2018–2019 Radcliffe Institute fellow and professor of English at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
 
To register, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2018-solmaz-sharif-reading.
 
This event is part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Roosevelt Poetry Readings are made possible by a donation to help bring poets of recognized stature to the Institute.
 
This event is also part of Worldwide Week at Harvard 2018.
 
The event is free and open to the public. We encourage you to share this invitation with people you know who may be interested in attending.

Readers/Speakers

Monday October 22, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 10 Garden St., Cambridge

7:00pm

8:00pm

Blacksmith House Poetry Series
Dennis Nurkse reads from Love in the Last Days: After Tristan and Iseult, with Daniel Tobin, author of Blood Labors.

Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The series is sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and holds readings at the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem "The Village Blacksmith."

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Daniel Tobin

Daniel Tobin

Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson College
Daniel Tobin is the author of six books of poems, Where the World is Made, Double Life, The Narrows, Second Things, Belated Heavens (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry), and The Net (2014). His seventh book of poems, From Nothing, is forthcoming in 2016. He is the author... Read More →

Hosts

Monday October 22, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
56 Brattle Street Cambridge 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA
 
Tuesday, October 23
 

7:00pm

The Thirsty Lab Poetry Reading with Adam Grabowski
The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series meets on the fourth and fifth Tuesday of each month at The Thirsty Lab in Princeton. Hosted by Susan Roney-O'Brien, the reading series features area and visiting poets. This month their feature will be Adam Grabowski.

Adam Grabowski received his MSW from Westfield State University in 2012 and was an organizer and poet with the mighty Northampton Poetry from 2014 to 2017, where he facilitated a bi-monthly workshop. His latest chapbook The Washing Our Hands EP was published in 2015. He lives with his family in Holyoke, MA. He brings pie to a knife fight.



Tuesday October 23, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Thirsty Lab 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA

7:00pm

 
Wednesday, October 24
 

5:00pm

Waterline Reading Series Showcase
Waterline features a fast-paced hour of literary works with readings by Babson College faculty fiction writers, poets, and essayists. Past readers have included Ellen Argyros, Stephen Bauer, Melissa Leonard, Michael Martin, Carolyn Megan, Weston Miller, Mary O’Donoghue, and Mary Pinard. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Division of Arts & Humanities.

Waterline reading Series Showcase
Wednesday, October 24 at 5pm

Glavin Chapel at Babson College, Wellesley
FREE

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6:30pm

MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries
In fall of 2018 - from September through November - three poets will act as Poets in Residence at the galleries in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution). The workshops are designed to be drop-in (although you can stay for the whole time if you like!) No poetry experience is required.

Once you write a poem based on the exhibit, you can submit it here. It might be featured online (on the Mass Poetry or MFA website), chosen as a Poem of the Moment by Mass Poetry, or excerpted for a Raining Poetry installation!

Kathi Aguero will lead a workshop at the Shelf Life exhibit October 3, 10, 17, 24.

In addition to After That (Tiger Bark Press), Kathleen Aguero’s poetry collections include Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth(Cervena Barva Press), Daughter Of (Cedar Hill Books), The Real Weather (Hanging Loose), and Thirsty Day (Alice James Books). She has also co-edited three volumes of multi-cultural literature for the University of Georgia Press (A Gift of Tongues, An Ear to the Ground, and Daily Fare) and is consulting poetry editor of Solstice Literary Magazine. She is a winner of the 2012 Firman Houghton Award from the New England Poetry Club and a recipient of grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Elgin-Cox Foundation. She teaches the low-residency M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at Pine Manor College and in Changing Lives through Literature, an alternative sentencing program. She also teaches Creative Writing for Caregivers Workshops in community and institutional settings.

More information at www.masspoetry.org/mfa



Readers/Speakers
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Kathi Aguero

Kathleen Aguero’s most recent book of poetry is After That. She has co-edited three volumes of multi-cultural literature for the University of Georgia Press. She teaches in the low-residency M.F.A. in creative writing program at Pine Manor College and in Changing Lives through Literature... Read More →

Hosts

Wednesday October 24, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

7:00pm

Eleanor Wilmer
Readers/Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Assumption College 500 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA

7:00pm

Tenth Annual Gregory Stockmal Reading, featuring Eleanor Wilner
American poet and editor Eleanor Wilner will read her work at the Tenth Annual Gregory Stockmal Reading.   This event is free and open to the public.  It will be held in the Curtis Hall Auditorium in the Tsotsis Center at Assumption College (500 Salisbury Street, Worcester).

Active in civil rights and peace movements, Wilner is known for writing poetry that engages politics, culture, history, and myth. The author of seven books of poetry, she has received numerous awards and honors for her work, including the Juniper Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation.

The Gregory Stockmal Reading was established in 2009 by the Worcester County Poetry Association in cooperation with Carol Stockmal. The purpose of the reading is to continue the efforts of Greg Stockmal to honor American poet Stanley Kunitz and his legacy in Worcester. The reading is an important part of this legacy, recognizing Stanley Kunitz as teacher and leader of his self-described tribe of poets, friends, and family by sponsoring Worcester-area readings by poets for whom Stanley Kunitz has been an inspiration.  



Wednesday October 24, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Thirsty Lab 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA
 
Thursday, October 25
 

6:00pm

Cinepoetics: Reading/Screenings; Cecilia Vicuna

Thursday October 25, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts 24 Quincy Street, Harvard University, Cambridge

7:00pm

Rozzie Reads Poetry and Open Mic
Two featured readers followed by open microphone. A free event, refreshments provided.


Thursday October 25, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Roslindale House 120 Poplar Street, Roslindale

7:30pm

Prize-Winning Poet Marilyn Chin Reads at BU
Hosted by the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Mugar Library, First Floor
771 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
Followed by book signing and reception

Marilyn Chin is an award-winning poet and author. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, her works have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms internationally. Marilyn Chin’s books of poems include A PORTRAIT OF THE SELF AS NATION, HARD LOVE PROVINCE, RHAPSODY IN PLAIN YELLOW, DWARF BAMBOO,and THE PHOENIX GONE, THE TERRACE EMPTY. She also published a book of magical fiction called REVENGE OF THE MOONCAKE VIXEN. In addition to writing poetry and fiction, she has translated poems by the modern Chinese poet Ai Qing and co-translated poems by the Japanese poet Gozo Yoshimasu. Chin has won numerous awards, including the United Artist Foundation Fellowship, the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard, the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship at Bellagio, the Anisfield Wolf Book Award, two NEAs, the Stegner Fellowship, the PEN/Josephine Miles Award, five Pushcart Prizes, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Taiwan. Chin is featured in a variety of anthologies, including The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women and The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century Poetry, and The Best American Poetry. She is Professor Emerita at San Diego State University and presently serves as a Chancellor at the Academy of American Poets.

Tara Skurtu is an American poet and translator based in Romania. A two-time Fulbright grantee and recipient of two Academy of American Poets prizes and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry, her poems appear in magazines such as Salmagundi, The Kenyon Review, and Poetry Review. Tara is the author of the chapbook Skurtu, Romania and the full poetry collection The Amoeba Game. She teaches creative writing in Bucharest.

Readers/Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Robert Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Mugar Library, Boston University 771 Commonwealth Ave
 
Saturday, October 27
 

1:00pm

The Annual Charles Olson Lecture: "A Life of Olson, With Glyphs" by Ed Sanders
This illustrated lecture, “A Life of Olson, with Glyphs,” will feature a sequence of projected color Glyphs with text and comments on key points in Charles Olson’s life and times, including the personal interactions of Olson with Ed Sanders beginning in 1962 and continuing until Olson’s passing in early 1970. Included will be a tracing of Olson’s remarkable influence on poetry and writing, lasting into this era and beyond, plus Sanders’ attempt in 1968 to spur a relationship between Olson and Janis Joplin, and other incidents in Olson’s epoch-stirring life.

Readers/Speakers

Saturday October 27, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cape Ann Museum 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester MA 01983

3:00pm

7:00pm

Fourth Saturday Open Mic featuring Rob Racicot
The Fourth Saturday Open Mic will next meet on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Barnes & Noble on Lincoln Street in Worcester. Open mic at 7 pm, featured poets to follow. This month Rob Racicot will be the feature.




After the featured poets read the gathered poetry lovers adjourn to the in-store coffee shop and chat about whatever comes up until management pushes us out the door at closing -- at about 10 pm. Please join us.




Note - this will be the last reading of 2018 as it isn't held in November or December per agreement with the store.


Readers/Speakers
Hosts


Saturday October 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers 541 D Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605

7:30pm

 
Sunday, October 28
 

3:00pm

An Afternoon of Archives & Translations
An Afternoon of Archives & Translations

Fernando Pessoa and Poems with Chloe Garcia Roberts and Carlos Pittella Leite


Sunday October 28, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Press Room 90 Oxford Street, Somerville MA

3:00pm

3:00pm

 
Monday, October 29
 

8:00pm

Blacksmith House Poetry Series
Michael Collier reads from My Bishop and Other Poems, with Elizabeth Spires, whose new book is A Memory of the Future.

Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The series is sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and holds readings at the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem "The Village Blacksmith."


Monday October 29, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
56 Brattle Street Cambridge 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA
 
Tuesday, October 30
 

5:30pm

Javier Zamora
Readers/Speakers

Tuesday October 30, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
CGIS South, S216 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

6:00pm

Poetry Series at the Amesbury Public Library
Bangladesh Poet, Nausheen Eusuf, will read at the Amesbury Public Library on October 30th

Nausheen Eusuf was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is currently a PhD candidate in English at Boston University, and a graduate of the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. Her poetry has appeared in The American Scholar, Poetry Daily, PN Review, Salmagundi, World Literature Today, and Best American Poetry 2018. Her first full-length collection Not Elegy, But Eros was published by NYQ Books (US) and Bengal Lights Books (Bangladesh). Website: www.nausheeneusuf.com.

The Amesbury Public Library hosts a monthly poetry series with an open mic.  Each month there will be a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments. Free and open to the public. stephen R. Wagner, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.

Readers/Speakers

Tuesday October 30, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Amesbury Public Library 149 Main St., Amesbury, MA

7:00pm

The Thirsty Lab Poetry Reading with Rushelle Frazier
The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series meets on the fourth and fifth Tuesday of each month at The Thirsty Lab in Princeton. Hosted by Susan Roney-O'Brien, the reading series features area and visiting poets. This month their feature will be Rushelle Frazier.

Rushelle Frazier is a queer black feminist writer, and the slammaster of the Seven Hills Poetry Slam, Worcester Countys nationally recognized adult slam team. They are a permaculture educator and urban farmer. Rushelle is a member of the 2012 & 2015 Worcester Slam Teams. They are also a former president of the Worcester County Poetry Association and was most recently elected Grand Marshal at this year's Worcester Pride Parade. You can order their newest book, Breakup Sauce, from DoubleBunny Press (https://tinyurl.com/yb7gh8vy) and copies will be available at the show.

Readers/Speakers
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Rushelle Frazier

Rushelle Frazier is a spoken word and visual artist based in Worcester, MA. She has been involved with poetry since 2001, hosting poetry readings, workshops, and other cultural events throughout the East coast. Rushelle is a member of the 2002 and 2015 Worcester Adult Slam Team. She... Read More →



Tuesday October 30, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Thirsty Lab 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA

7:30pm

 
Wednesday, October 31
 

6:30pm

MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries
In fall of 2018 - from September through November - three poets will act as Poets in Residence at the galleries in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution). The workshops are designed to be drop-in (although you can stay for the whole time if you like!) No poetry experience is required.

Once you write a poem based on the exhibit, you can submit it here. It might be featured online (on the Mass Poetry or MFA website), chosen as a Poem of the Moment by Mass Poetry, or excerpted for a Raining Poetry installation.

Krysten Hill will lead a workshop at the "Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu" exhibit on October 31, November 7, 14, 28.

Krysten Hill is the recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Her chapbook, How Her Spirit Got Out, received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston where she currently teaches. She has showcased her poetry on stage at the Boston Book Festival, Merrimack College, The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, and other places. Her work can be found inapt, The Baltimore Review, B O D Y, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Word Riot, Muzzle, PANK, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Winter Tangerine Review and elsewhere.

More info at www.masspoetry.org/mfa

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Cantab Lounge, Merrimack College, U35 Reading Series, Mr. Hip Presents, and many others. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston... Read More →

Hosts

Wednesday October 31, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
 
Friday, November 2
 

6:00pm

Brockton Library Poetry Series | Everyone Has a Voice Presents "Voices of Diversity: Voices of America"
Twenty PoetsEighteen languages
Translated into English
Friday, November 2.
Doors open 6:00: Readings 6:30
Join us for an evening of sharing.
Celebrate your heritage and our shared heritages
Poets
Marguerite Guzman Bouvard: Italian  Mirande Butler: French, Songstress
Louisa Clerici: Scottish/English:  
Rhina Espaillat: Spanish: Euclides Gibau: Cape Verdean
Philip Hasouris: Greek: Jean-Dany Joachim: Haitian Creole
Jocelyn Joseph: Creole: Christina Liu: Cantonese: 
Michael Mack: Schizophrenian
U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo: Shona from Zimbabwe
James G.H. Moore: German
Gustavo Pereira. Jr: Portuguese: Joseph Policape: French: 
Renuka Raghavan: Sanskrit
Matthew Rosenthal: Hebrew: Karim A Sharif: Udru: 
Sandy Topalian: Armenian
Michelle Yu: Manderin: Gregory Zagloba: Polish



Friday November 2, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm

7:00pm

A reading from Poems in the Aftermath, an anthology in response to the election of Trump
Contributing poets will read from the new anthology, Poems in the Aftermath, featuring poems of many styles and moods written between Trump's election and inauguration.

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Tom Daley

Tom Daley

Instructor, Tom Daley Workshops
I lead workshops in poetry and memoir writing at community and adult education venues in the Boston area (including Boston Center for Adult Education and Lexington Community Education) and at my house in Cambridge. I am also a member of the faculty of the Online School of Poetry.I... Read More →
avatar for Cammy Thomas

Cammy Thomas

Cammy Thomas’ first book of poems, Cathedral of Wish, received the 2006 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Both it and her second book, Inscriptions, are published by Four Way Books. A fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation helped her complete Inscriptions... Read More →
avatar for Lynne Viti

Lynne Viti

Senior lecturer in Writing, Wellesley College
My newest poetry collection, The Glamorganshire Bible, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in May 2018, and Origami Poems Project published my microchapbook, "Punting," in January 2018.My previous chapbook, Baltimore Girls, was published in March 2017. I'm featured as one of... Read More →

Hosts

Friday November 2, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Porter Square Books 25 White St. Cambridge, MA 02140

7:00pm

River Bards Poetry Series and Open Mic Night
Creative Haverhill's River Bards present Fall Poetry Series and Open Mic nights at Battle Grounds Coffee Company! Each event will begin with a featured poet, followed by the open mic portion of the evening. Participants should limit their readings to 3-5 minutes. Sign ups are first come, first served on the night of the event. Food and drink are available for purchase!

November 2 Feature: Charles Coe
I’m a poet, prose writer, teacher of writing and a musician (vocals and didgeridoo). I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana but have lived in the Boston area since 1975.
After eighteen years, I retired in the spring of 2015 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the state agency that funds arts and culture, and now spend my time writing, teaching writing, and making music.
I’ve written two books of poetry: "All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents" and "Picnic on the Moon," both published by Leapfrog Press. I’ve also written "Spin Cycles," a novella published by Gemma Media. "Peach Pie," a short film by filmmaker Roberto Mighty based on my poem "Fortress," has been shown in film festivals nationwide.
I’ve received a fellowship in poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and was selected by the Associates of the Boston Public Library as a “Boston Literary Light in 2014.” I’m currently an Artist Fellow for the St. Botolph Club, an organization that supports arts and the humanities in Greater Boston and spent 2017 as an Artist-in-Residence for the city of Boston.
Teaching poetry and prose is a special interest. I teach in a wide variety of settings, including grade schools, high schools, colleges, writing conferences and workshops. I’ve served as poet-in-residence at Wheaton College and at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York and have taught in Dingle, Ireland for the Bay Path University MFA Abroad program. I’m also an adjunct professor of English at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, teaching poetry and non fiction in the low-residency MFA program.

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Charles Coe

Charles Coe

Poet and writer Charles Coe is author of two books of poetry: All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents and Picnic on the Moon, both published by Leapfrog Press. His poetry and prose has appeared in a number of literary reviews and anthologies. He is author of Spin Cycles, a short novel... Read More →

Hosts

 
Sunday, November 4
 

1:00pm

4:00pm

Book Release Party for Poetry for the Neon Apocalypse
This book release event will feature 5 female-fronted punk/indie bands, with poetry readings from Jake Tringali. $8 cover. Featuring Hyber, Jenn Lombari, The Sewer Buddies, Ski Bunny, and Mint Green.

Poetry for the Neon Apocalypse is the first full-length collection from Boston poet Jake Tringali. Written with an intellectual punk rock attitude, we are led through scientific concepts, dives and hangouts, lustful abandon, and the occasional omnicide.

Readers/Speakers

Sunday November 4, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Midway Cafe 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
 
Monday, November 5
 

8:00pm

Blacksmith House Poetry Series
Lee Briccetti, whose latest book is Blue Guide, reads with Danny Lawless, author of the recently released collection, The Gun My Sister Killed Herself With.

Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The series is sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and holds readings at the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem "The Village Blacksmith."


Monday November 5, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
56 Brattle Street Cambridge 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA
 
Wednesday, November 7
 

6:30pm

MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries
In fall of 2018 - from September through November - three poets will act as Poets in Residence at the galleries in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution). The workshops are designed to be drop-in (although you can stay for the whole time if you like!) No poetry experience is required.

Once you write a poem based on the exhibit, you can submit it here. It might be featured online (on the Mass Poetry or MFA website), chosen as a Poem of the Moment by Mass Poetry, or excerpted for a Raining Poetry installation!

Krysten Hill will lead a workshop at the "Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu" exhibit on October 31, November 7, 14, 28.

Krysten Hill is the recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Her chapbook, How Her Spirit Got Out, received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston where she currently teaches. She has showcased her poetry on stage at the Boston Book Festival, Merrimack College, The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, and other places. Her work can be found inapt, The Baltimore Review, B O D Y, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Word Riot, Muzzle, PANK, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Winter Tangerine Review and elsewhere.

More info at www.masspoetry.org/mfa

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Cantab Lounge, Merrimack College, U35 Reading Series, Mr. Hip Presents, and many others. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston... Read More →

Hosts

Wednesday November 7, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

7:00pm

WCPA Board Meeting
Join us for the monthly board meeting of the Worcester County Poetry Association. This is a working meeting, not a poetry reading. We welcome to the respectful input of the poetry community.

Readers/Speakers


 
Sunday, November 11
 

2:00pm

 
Tuesday, November 13
 

7:30pm

Matt Donovan Reading
Tuesday November 13, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, November 14
 

6:30pm

MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries
In fall of 2018 - from September through November - three poets will act as Poets in Residence at the galleries in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution). The workshops are designed to be drop-in (although you can stay for the whole time if you like!) No poetry experience is required.

Once you write a poem based on the exhibit, you can submit it here. It might be featured online (on the Mass Poetry or MFA website), chosen as a Poem of the Moment by Mass Poetry, or excerpted for a Raining Poetry installation!

Krysten Hill will lead a workshop at the "Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu" exhibit on October 31, November 7, 14, 28.

Krysten Hill is the recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Her chapbook, How Her Spirit Got Out, received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston where she currently teaches. She has showcased her poetry on stage at the Boston Book Festival, Merrimack College, The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, and other places. Her work can be found inapt, The Baltimore Review, B O D Y, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Word Riot, Muzzle, PANK, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Winter Tangerine Review and elsewhere.

More info at www.masspoetry.org/mfa

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Cantab Lounge, Merrimack College, U35 Reading Series, Mr. Hip Presents, and many others. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston... Read More →

Hosts

Wednesday November 14, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
 
Thursday, November 15
 

7:00pm

 
Monday, November 19
 

8:00pm

Blacksmith House Poetry Series
David Gewanter reads from his new book, Fort Necessity, with Susan Eisenberg, author of Stanley’s Girl.

Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The series is sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and holds readings at the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem "The Village Blacksmith."


Monday November 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
56 Brattle Street Cambridge 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA
 
Tuesday, November 27
 

7:00pm

November U35 Reading Series
U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets under 35. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read!

November's readers:

Lily Luo is a community organizer and activist in Boston, currently developing curriculum on faith and social justice at Episcopal City Mission. She is a poet who writes about sexual assault, mental health, transformative justice, queer love, and being Asian American. She also loves embroidering, making collages about God, and cooking Chinese food. She thinks Grace Lee Boggs and Gloria Anzaldúa are her spirit goddesses. You can find her poetry, thoughts, zines, and podcast on her blog, theyellowlily.

Lisa Maria Martin is a Cuban-American poet who earned her MFA at Cornell. Her work has appeared in Pleiades, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana Review, American Journal of Poetry, and others. Raised in Virginia, she currently lives in Boston and works as an information architect and book editor. She tweets about poetry and politics at @redsesame.

Hannah Wagner is a resident of Salem, Massachusetts. She graduated from Salem State University. Aside from being a writer she is also an actor and can be seen in many productions across the North Shore. She is a member of the Salem Writers Group and is grateful for all their guidance. Her work has been featured in The Broke Bohemian, Mass Poetry's Poem of the Moment, Door is a Jar, Soundings East, Twyckenham Notes, Still Point Quarterly and Incessant Pipe. When she is not writing or acting she is probably doing yoga.


Tuesday November 27, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe 338 Newbury St. Boston
 
Wednesday, November 28
 

6:30pm

MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries
In fall of 2018 - from September through November - three poets will act as Poets in Residence at the galleries in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution). The workshops are designed to be drop-in (although you can stay for the whole time if you like!) No poetry experience is required.

Once you write a poem based on the exhibit, you can submit it here. It might be featured online (on the Mass Poetry or MFA website), chosen as a Poem of the Moment by Mass Poetry, or excerpted for a Raining Poetry installation!

Krysten Hill will lead a workshop at the "Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu" exhibit on October 31, November 7, 14, 28.

Krysten Hill is the recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Her chapbook, How Her Spirit Got Out, received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston where she currently teaches. She has showcased her poetry on stage at the Boston Book Festival, Merrimack College, The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, and other places. Her work can be found inapt, The Baltimore Review, B O D Y, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Word Riot, Muzzle, PANK, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Winter Tangerine Review and elsewhere.

More info at www.masspoetry.org/mfa

Readers/Speakers
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Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Cantab Lounge, Merrimack College, U35 Reading Series, Mr. Hip Presents, and many others. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston... Read More →

Hosts

Wednesday November 28, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
 
Thursday, November 29
 

7:00pm

Rozzie Reads Poetry and Open Mic
Mary Buchinger, author of e i n f ü h l u n g/in feeling (2018), Aerialist(2015), and Roomful of Sparrows (2008), is President of the New England Poetry Club (founded by Robert Frost, Amy Lowell, Conrad Aiken) and Professor of English and Communication Studies at MCPHS University in Boston; her work has appeared in AGNI, DIAGRAM, Gargoyle, Nimrod, Salamander, Slice, and elsewhere.


Thursday November 29, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Roslindale House 120 Poplar Street, Roslindale
 
Sunday, December 2
 

1:00pm

 
Monday, December 3
 

8:00pm

Blacksmith House Poetry Series: Emerging Writers/New Voices
Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The series is sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and holds readings at the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem "The Village Blacksmith."

Readers/Speakers
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Jessica Fjeld

Jessica Fjeld is the author of the chapbooks The Tide (2010) and On animate life (2006), a winner of the Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Jubilat, Poetry Magazine, Boston Review, Conduit, Sixth Finch,Better: Culture & Lit... Read More →


Monday December 3, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
56 Brattle Street Cambridge 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA
 
Tuesday, December 4
 

7:30pm

Tiana Clark Reading
Tuesday December 4, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, December 5
 

7:00pm

WCPA Board Meeting
Join us for the monthly board meeting of the Worcester County Poetry Association. This is a working meeting, not a poetry reading. We welcome to the respectful input of the poetry community.

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Friday, December 7
 

7:00pm

River Bards Poetry Series and Open Mic Night
Creative Haverhill's River Bards present Fall Poetry Series and Open Mic nights at Battle Grounds Coffee Company! Each event will begin with a featured poet, followed by the open mic portion of the evening. Participants should limit their readings to 3-5 minutes. Sign ups are first come, first served on the night of the event. Food and drink are available for purchase!

December 7th Feature: Mary Buchinger
Mary Buchinger grew up on a farm in the thumb of Michigan and now lives in Cambridge, Mass. with her husband and two sons, dog and two cats. She holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Boston University and is Professor of English and Communication Studies at MCPHS University in Boston. Buchinger was a Cambridge Poetry Ambassador and is President of the New England Poetry Club.

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Sunday, December 9
 

2:00pm

3:00pm

 
Monday, December 10
 

8:00pm

The Blacksmith House Poetry Series
George Kalogeris reads from Guide to Greece, with Greg Delanty, whose most recent book is Selected Delanty.

Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The series is sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and holds readings at the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem "The Village Blacksmith."


Monday December 10, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
56 Brattle Street Cambridge 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA
 


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