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Getting to Know Elizabeth Sylvia

Getting to Know Elizabeth Sylvia

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? Like any good Doc Martens wearing teenage proto-goth of the early ‘90s, I loved Sylvia Plath, along with Yeats. It’s hard to believe now, but that was as close to contemporary...

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2024 Intercollegiate Poetry Showcase

2024 Intercollegiate Poetry Showcase

Future In Verse: Spotlighting the Voices of Young Poets as Glimpses into the Future Thursday, April 11th | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Grub Street Center for Creative Writing Overview Every year, Mass Poetry brings together professor-nominated undergraduate poets from over 15...

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Getting to Know Paola Authievre

Getting to Know Paola Authievre

Authievre answered our questions in English and Spanish. Enjoy her responses. Authievre contestó nuestras preguntas en inglés y español. ¡Disfruta sus respuestas! When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? Before I knew I...

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Getting to Know Frances Donovan

Getting to Know Frances Donovan

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems?I was drawn to repetition in sounds and language from an early age – my earliest memories are of the Madeline books (“She even said ‘poo-poo’ to the lion in the zoo”) and the...

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Getting to Know Matthew E. Henry

Getting to Know Matthew E. Henry

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? Like most kids, I was exposed to and asked to write poetry in elementary school. In middle school and high school we were forced to analyze the genre. For most of that time, I...

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Mass Poetry Teen Becomes Youth Poet Laureate of Boston

Mass Poetry Teen Becomes Youth Poet Laureate of Boston

On January 27th, 2024, Parker-Vincent Alva was named Boston's next youth poet laureate. Parker-Vincent Alva is a SW@MP (Spoken Word at Mass Poetry) member and a 2023 GrubStreet Teen Fellow, as well as a student and writer from Boston, MA. He writes poetry and prose...

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Tamar Dor-Ner

Tamar Dor-Ner

Partner, Boston Office Head, Bain & Company Tamar Dane Dor-Ner is a partner in Bain & Company’s Boston office and a member of the Private Equity, Retail and Brand Strategy Practices.  She joined the firm in 1999 and, in addition to Boston, has worked in...

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April English

April English

Chief Secretary to Governor Maura T. Healey April English serves as the Chief Secretary to Governor Maura T. Healey. As Chief Secretary, she oversees the administration's efforts to fill appointments on boards and commissions and throughout the administration. Prior...

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Jill Medvedow

Jill Medvedow

Ellen Matilda Poss Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art Jill Medvedow is the Ellen Matilda Poss Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and is recognized as a national leader in the field of contemporary art and civic life. She dramatically...

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Imari Paris Jeffries

Imari Paris Jeffries

Executive Director of EMBRACE Boston Imari K. Paris Jeffries is CEO and President of Embrace Boston where he is leading a citywide racial equity movement through The Embrace memorial, the National Embrace Center, and arts and culture centered community organizing...

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Jeneé Osterheldt

Jeneé Osterheldt

Deputy managing editor of talent, culture and development at The Boston Globe/founder of A Beautiful Resistance she/her/hers Jeneé Osterheldt is a culture columnist who covers identity and social justice through the lens of culture and the arts. Her work centers Black...

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Getting to Know Mary Buchinger, Author of Virology

Getting to Know Mary Buchinger, Author of Virology

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? My mother learned many poems by heart and still, at age 92, can recite poetry she learned when she was a child. I am only now realizing how much poetry was a part of my childhood...

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