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.
WRITE LIKE A GIRL
Women Horror Writers in Salem, 2/28
In honor of @womeninhorrormonth, we are hosting a reading event at The Witch House in Salem, MA on Feb. 28, 2017 at 7pm, in conjunction with @creativesalem! We are compiling a list of readers and further info will be available soon, but now you can mark your calendar! FunDead also happens to be an indie horror publisher created and operated by women! #scarystories #spookystories #ghoststories #gothicfiction #horror #horrorfiction #womeninhorror #shortstories #shorthorror #fundead #fundeadpublications #salem #salemma #creativesalem #thewitchhouse #witchhouse #corwinhouse #salemwitchhouse #salemwitches #writersofinstagram
Why we need art more than ever post-presidential election 2016:
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:
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Poetry News — Highlights of Western, Mass events.
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NEW YEAR’S EVE
First Night/First Day Boston
After too many techno issues to list, my first collection of stories (a novelette and 26 microfictions) is published. And I’m elated! Totally worth the hassle to bring it to life. 😎
Ramshackled…… (Tell-Tale Chapbooks, 2016)
Boston has appointed its 2nd Poet Laureate! Hurrah to Danielle Legros-Georges! Kudos to the 1st Poet Laureate of Boston, Sam Cornish (2008-present) on doing Beantown proud for the past seven years!