Congratulations to poet, publisher, and human rights activist Gloria Mindock, newly named Poet Laureate of Somerville, Massachusetts!
First and Last Word Poetry (a once-per-month poetry reading series) which she co-hosts at the Armory. $4 cover. Craft beers and food available for purchase.
Cervena Barva Press Newsletter:
Now that we poets have survived April’s National Poetry Writing Month (During which yours truly among others across the USA wrote 30 poems in 30 days), you might want to zoom on up to the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and other North Shore readings this month to hear some of the best local talent.
This essay on intersectional solidarity, written after the Women’s March, is by a Massachusetts Black Lives Matter activist and poet whom I greatly respect.
View story at Medium.com
WRITE LIKE A GIRL
Women Horror Writers in Salem, 2/28
Why we need art more than ever post-presidential election 2016:
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Poetry News — Highlights of Western, Mass events.
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NEW YEAR’S EVE
First Night/First Day Boston
Welcome to the beginning of the poetry season in MA (and a wave to the returning students who keep the city from getting too quiet through May/June of the next calendar year)!
Here’s the Mass Poetry Calendar. You’re welcome. 😎
HIGHLIGHT (And date correction)
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1pm.
Plymouth’s Annual Poetry Showcase combined with a juried visual arts show.