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Jul 25 2017

u35: July (Mass Poetry Reading)

GennaRose Nethercott is a poet, performer, and folklorist from the woodlands of Vermont, currently living in Somerville, MA. Her recent work has appeared in The Offing, Rust + Moth, Cleaver, Hermeneutic Chaos, and Maudlin House, among others. She writes poems-to-order for passersby on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter, a collection of which was released by Honeybee Press in 2015. 
 
Joey Gould has volunteered for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival since 2011. He is nominated for Bettering American Poetry 2016 & his work appears or is forthcoming at Drunk Monkeys, Golden Walkman, Five:2:One, & District Lit. In his spare time he builds decks & makes whistling noises, often at the same time. 
 
Kurt Klopmeier is a Boston writer and adjunct at UMass - Boston and Northeastern. He has been published in Apt, Amethyst Arsenic, Consequence Magazine, and Damfino.
7:00pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe
338 Newbury St.
02115 Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 25 2017

Out From Calaboose: New Poems featuring Karen Corinne Herceg

Karen Corinne Herceg, poet, author, essayist and reviewer, reads from her new book OUT FROM CALABOOSE: NEW POEMS.  Open mic sign-up at 7:30 PM.

"Clutching her vision firmly in hand, Karen Corinne Herceg paints her inner world in such a vivid fashion that I was compelled to submerge myself in Out From Calaboose completely, and then not surface at all until I put down the last poem.” --Linda Gray Sexton, bestselling novelist and author of Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back To My Mother, Anne Sexton

8:00pm
Club Harmony at Wok and Roll Cafe
15 Mill Hill Road
12498 Woodstock, New York
Jul 29 2017 to Jul 30 2017

A Poet's Corner

Calling all poets.  Poetry and accoustic guitar.

9:30pm to 2:00am
Il Piccolo Verde
140 S Barrington Pl
90049 Los Angeles, California
Jul 30 2017

Meredith Trede at NYCPoFest on Governors Island

Meredith Trede will be joining two other Slapering Hol Press poets, Mervyn Taylor and Estha Weiner, at the NYCPoFest on Governors Island, Algonquin Stage on July 30, 2017 @ 12:00 noon.

12:00pm
Governors Island
New York Harbor
10004 New York, New York
Jul 30 2017

Poetry Flash with Christopher Howell and Joseph Millar

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland hosts another installment of Poetry Flash on Sunday, July 30th at 3pm. The featured guest poets will be Christopher Howell and Joseph Millar.
 
Poetry Flash readings are wheelchair accessible; ASL interpreters may be requested one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org. Visit Poetryflash.org for more events and reviews!
3:00pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland
5433 College Avenue
94618 Oakland, California

poems

poem
There is a singer everyone has heard,
Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird,
Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again.
He says that leaves are old and that for flowers
Mid-summer is to spring as one to ten.
He says the early petal-fall is past
When pear and cherry bloom went down in showers
On sunny days a
poem
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
   The flying cloud, the frosty light:
   The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
   Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
   The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the
poem

in collaboration with my wife, Brandy Nālani McDougall
and our one-year old daughter, Kaikainaliʻi

kaikainaliʻi wakes from her late afternoon nap
and reaches for nālani with small open hands—

count how many papuan children
still reach for their