On March 21 students in the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to hear and work with an amazing poet who has won many national prizes, including at least one prize for each of the three books she has published in the last eleven years. The latest, Lucky Fish, published by Massachusetts-based Tupelo Press, won the gold medal in Poetry for the Independent Publishers Book Awards and was featured in the New York Times and on the PBS NewsHour ArtsBeat. Her honors and awards include a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Teachers, time is running out, but you can still register for Student Day of Poetry, which will be held at U Mass Boston. The last day for registration is this Friday — the 7th of March. [Read more...]