Jack Scully’s South of Boston Poetry Trail

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Jack Scully

Jack Scully

We laugh,
We cry,
We write poetry,
The world smiles…

Hope you all had a great summer and are all rested up and ready for a busy poetry season.

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Seamus Heaney Tribute, August 27 in Cambridge

photo: Poetry Foundation

photo: Poetry Foundation


Seamus Heaney had a powerful influence on the poetry scene in and around Boston. As the anniversary of his death last year approaches, a group of poets — Doug Holder, Joan Houlihan, Fred Marchant and Daniel Tobin — pay tribute to him. The evening is hosted by Michael Steffen. If you would like to celebrate the man and the Nobel Prize winning poet, here are the  details:

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Gail Mazur: Massachusetts Poet in the Spotlight

 Highlighted by Blacksmith House Poetry Series

Gail MazurGail Mazur, who founded the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, is the author of 6 collections of poems, including They Can’t Take That Away from Me, a finalist for the National Book Award, Zeppo’s First Wife, winner of the Massachusetts Book Prize and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Figures in a Landscape. Mazur is Distinguished Writer in Residence in the graduate program of Emerson College. She serves on the Summer Program and Writing Committees of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown where she also teaches poetry workshops. Her poems are widely anthologized, including in Favorite Poem anthologies and several baseball poetry anthologies! [Read more...]

U35 Reading Coming September 9

U35_LogoYou won’t want to miss our September installment!

September 9, 7 p.m.
The Marliave in Boston

Jessica Fjeld, Josh Cook, and Lauren McCormick

Get the details & connect through our Facebook event.


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August Poems on the T: Dietz, Hoffman, Marchant

We are happy to announce that three new poems went up on the red line this week. Over the next four weeks, keep an eye out for “Pluto” by Maggie Dietz, “Rising” by Richard Hoffman, and “A Place at the Table” by Fred Marchant. Don’t forget to take a #PoeTrySelfie!

"Pluto" by Maggie Dietz

“Pluto” by Maggie Dietz

"Rising" by Richard Hoffman

“Rising” by Richard Hoffman

"A Place at the Table" by Fred Marchant

“A Place at the Table” by Fred Marchant

Calliope’s 8th Reading Season Begins September 7

Mark Doty

Mark Doty

Calliope’s 8th season begins on Sunday, September 7th, 3 – 5 p.m. at the West Falmouth Library, with readings by National Book Award winning poet and Chancellor of the American Academy of Poets, Mark Doty and Justen Ahren, founding director, Noepe Center for Literary Arts, Martha’s Vineyard.  $20—Reservations through website, limited seating.  Funded, in part, through a grant from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.
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Mass Poetry Newsletter from Laurin Macios

Laurin announces the next U35 reading, the success of Professional Development Day and the latest Poets Who Write Prose essay.

U35_LogoSave the date for our next U35 Reading: September 9

7 p.m., The Marliave, Boston

Jessica Fjeld, Josh Cook, and Lauren McCormack

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