Mass Poetry envisions a world where poetry catalyzes understanding & connection.

Upcoming Events

Apply by 8/15 – SCI AmeriCorps Fellow

AmeriCorps is seeking an SCI AmeriCorps fellow to fill the role of Community Engagement Coordinator at Mass Poetry. Duties include leading volunteer...

Mass Poetry Promotes Teen Spoken Word Festival on CBS News

On May 3rd, 2024, Mass Poetry's Executive Director Daniel Johnson appeared on CBS News to promote our inaugural Teen Spoken Word Festival. Watch the...

Apply by 7/3 – Poetry Coalition Fellowship 2024-25

Mass Poetry, a founding member of the Poetry Coalition, is accepting applications for a paidPoetry Coalition Fellowship position. This position is...

Massachusetts Poetry Festival

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Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, or worked on the 2023 Massachusetts Poetry Festival. It was great to be back on the ground in Salem, MA with all of you and celebrate poetry! We would like to thank everyone that hosted an event. As well as a huge thank you to all our sponsors who made this weekend possible. Especially the Peabody Essex Museum, the City of Salem, Salem State University, and WBUR. We hope to see you at the 2025 Festival!

Make a gift to Mass Poetry to help us lift all voices

Make a gift to Mass Poetry today so that we can continue our work igniting imagination and nurturing creativity as we create new audiences for poetry, take poetry to the people, and inspire the next generation of writers, thinkers and leaders.

Community Programs

  • Poetry on the T
  • Raining Poetry
  • U35 Reading Series

Educational Programs

  • In-School Programming
  • Professional Development
  • Distance Learning
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