Sunday September 14, 2012 at 1PM
the Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North St. Downtown Plymouth, just off Route 3A. [Read more...]
Sunday September 14, 2012 at 1PM
As part of its July 23 events, the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival presents featured poet Jeffrey Harrison along with Ted Lardner. In addition, the Hartford Steel Symphony will perform between Lardner’s reading and Harrison’s.
Sunken Gardens are on the grounds of the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT.
Jeffrey Harrison’s most recent book, Into Daylight, is the fastest-selling new book in Tupelo Press’ history. Harrison is the author of five full-length books of poetry. Ted Lardner won the 2013 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize for his chapbook manuscript, We Practice for It.
Massachusetts Poet in the Spotlight is a monthly installment from Mass Poetry. Each month we shine the spotlight on a poet affiliated with, and nominated by, one of our poetry partners.
Melanie Braverman is the author of the novel East Justice (Permanent Press, 1996) and the poetry collection Red (Perugia Press, 2002), winner of the Publishers Triangle Audre Lorde Poetry Award. A recipient of grants in both poetry and fiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, her work has appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Poetry, American Poetry Review, and can be seen most recently on Cape Cod’s mass transit buses in collaboration with painter James Broussard, curated by Broadsided Press. [Read more...]
The crowd gathers. In corners, on chairs, on barstools they stand, sit, or perch. Slowly, they come to a hush, and the first poet begins, “The moon can’t keep hold of its’ skin. / Swept away, rough particles into space / charcoal dust / blown from the palm”. Her name is Hannah Larrabee, and she, along with fellow poets Heather Hughes and Mario Alejandro Ariza, will be spending the evening reading original poetry to an audience at the Marliave, a popular restaurant and bar at 10 Bosworth Street in downtown Boston. These poets were selected to read on this May night to continue a proud tradition of young poets at the U35 reading series, and to perform at the first U35 reading organized by Mass Poetry. [Read more...]
July poems up on the T
Four weeks of fresh poems went up on the red line yesterday! We had a great time reading the poem nominations that came in from our $50+ donors during Indiegogo, and we are proud to bring you “From a Window” by Amy Lowell, “Ode to Chicken” by Kevin Young, and “Seduction” by Adelia Prado, translated by Ellen Doré Watson. If you see them on the T, be sure to snap and share a #PoeTrySelfie! [Read more...]
This is the sixth in our series of essays on Poets Who Write Prose. First we featured Richard Hoffman. Then we featured J.D. Scrimgeour who told us about writing the musical “Only Human.” Michelle Gillett wrote on being a newspaper columnist. Lauren Wolk wrote on being a novelist. And David Giannini wrote on poets who write prosepoems.
If you’d asked when I was twenty-five if I thought I’d ever write a memoir, I would have said absolutely not. Memoir, as far as I saw it, was masturbation. Poetry and fiction held real truth. I didn’t see any value at all in this type of navel-gazing. Who would want to read about me? [Read more...]
This is the fifth in our series of essays on Poets Who Write Prose. First we featured Richard Hoffman. Last week we featured J.D. Scrimgeour who told us about writing the musical “Only Human.” Michelle Gillett wrote on being a newspaper columnist. Lauren Wolk wrote on being a novelist.
Prosepoetry (as I spell it) is a sort of Dutch door on a cabin in the woods. The larger, heavier, lower half is prose; the upper shorter half is poetry. One key unlocks both, while a vertical bolt unlocks the poetry that then can swing on its own hinge. One may look in or out upon things, but the same things viewed from the top door take on different significance since the bottom half, if remaining shut, may serve to protect. [Read more...]