May, 2017-MA Poetry

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.

https://www.creativesalem.com/writers-corner-word-next/

 

February 2017 Highlights

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


—–

Black-authored Audiobooks

https://audiblerange.com/categories/playlisted/black-history-listens-for-every-month/?source_code=SNGGBWS0428160007

——

Why we need art more than ever post-presidential election 2016:

http://www.vox.com/culture/2016/11/12/13598340/6-writers-why-we-need-art-now

January, 2017 MA Arts Highlights

Congratulations to poet, publisher, and human rights activist Gloria Mindock, newly named Poet Laureate of Somerville, Massachusetts!

http://www.thesomervilletimes.com/archives/73019

 

Check out:

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.

http://artsatthearmory.org/events/first-and-last-word-poetry-2-2017-02-21/

Cervena Barva Press Newsletter:

http://www.cervenabarvapress.com/newsletter.htm

 

DECEMBER 2016

[Note: This site is under construction as I move and edit links from my personal blog for 2017.  Everything here ought to be legible and complete (i.e. usable now); if you encounter problems other than pages being in disarray — “About” is really “Home”, posts are miscategorized, etc. — feel free to shoot me an e-mail.  Thanks!  ~ Mignon 12/20/16]

making2@outlook.com – Subject: Words Happening

——–

Poetry News — Highlights of Western, Mass events.

https://poetrynews.wordpress.com/

– – – – – –

NEW YEAR’S EVE

First Night/First Day Boston

https://www.firstnightboston.org/schedule/

 

 

 

Boston’s New Poet Laureate, 2014

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!

Danielle Legros Georges Named Boston’s New Poet Laureate