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New Post Occupancy

New Post Occupancy

featured project: New Post occupancy In the building industry, post-occupancy evaluations are commonly used to understand how a building performs. It's been eighty years since the New Deal when the federal government built a slew (1,500) of new post offices among...

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5+ Questions with Jennifer Benka

5+ Questions with Jennifer Benka

“5+ Questions With” is a new series in which we learn more about Mass Poetry’s partners throughout the region, particularly those that are also members of the Poetry Coalition. This week we’re hearing from Jennifer Benka of the Academy of American Poets, which oversees the Poetry Coalition.

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10+ Questions with Ben Berman

10+ Questions with Ben Berman

10+ Questions! is a series in which we catch up with poets who have been featured in our programming. In this installment, we hear from Ben Berman, who recently led our 2018 Professional Development Summer Seminar.

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5 Questions with Meg O’Brien

5 Questions with Meg O’Brien

5+ Questions With” is a new series in which we learn more about Mass Poetry’s partners throughout the region. This week we’re hearing from Meg O’Brien, the Interim Co-Director of Education at Huntington Theatre Company.

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5+ Questions with Janaka Stucky

5+ Questions with Janaka Stucky

“5 Questions With” is a new series in which we learn more about Mass Poetry’s partners throughout the region. In this interview, we spoke with Janaka Stucky, Publisher at Black Ocean. Tell us a bit about your organization’s engagement with poets and poetry, and why a...

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Getting to Know Gary Metras and His New Book, White Storm

Getting to Know Gary Metras and His New Book, White Storm

Available now from Presa Press When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover you wanted to write poems? The songs of Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Dion and the Belmonts were the first poems I paid attention to, though none of them would admit they were...

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Getting to Know Peter Filkins & His New Book, Water/Music

Getting to Know Peter Filkins & His New Book, Water/Music

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? I began writing poems in a high school creative writing class. Back then I thought I wanted to write fiction, but as soon as I started writing poems, I was hooked. There...

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Getting To Know Jennifer Jean & Her New Book, Object Lesson

Getting To Know Jennifer Jean & Her New Book, Object Lesson

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? I slunk into my first open mic when I was 18. Some guy read and everyone responded with “Mmm”s and claps and snaps. People started talking with each other about his poem! I...

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