Massachusetts

In 2015, Danielle Legros Georges was named the Boston, Massachusetts. She will serve a four-year term. Georges is the author of The Dear Remote Nearness of You (Barrow Street Press, 2016).

upcoming events

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Nov 28 2018
MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

In fall of 2018 - from September through November - three poets will act as Poets in Residence at the galleries in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution). The workshops are designed to be drop-in (although you can stay for the whole time if you like!) No poetry experience is required.

Once you write a poem based on the exhibit, you can submit it here. It might be featured online (on the Mass Poetry or MFA website), chosen as a Poem of the Moment by Mass Poetry, or excerpted for a Raining Poetry installation!

Krysten Hill will lead a workshop at the Disappeared Quipu exhibit October 31, November 7, 14, 28

More info: www.masspoetry.org/mfa

6:30pm to 8:30pm
465 Huntington Ave
02115 Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 27 2018
November U35, hosted by Mass Poetry

U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets under 35. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read! This month's readers are: Lily Luo, Lisa Maria Martin & Hannah Wagner.

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7:00pm
338 Newbury Street
02115 Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 15 2018
A Reading by Neil Silberblatt & Taylor Liljegren

Nixes Mate is a navigational hazard in Boston Harbor. They want to challenge the preconceived notions of reading on the web by using off-the-shelf technology to build a best-in-breed literary magazine. Featured Nixes Mate poets at this event are: Neil Silberblatt, author of Past Imperfect, and Taylor Liljegren, author of Slapstick: The Lucy Poems.

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7:00pm
338 Newbury Street
02115 Boston, Massachusetts

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poems

poem
In Worcester, Massachusetts,
I went with Aunt Consuelo
to keep her dentist's appointment
and sat and waited for her
in the dentist's waiting room.
It was winter. It got dark
early. The waiting room
was full of grown-up people,
arctics and overcoats,
lamps and magazines.
My aunt was inside
what seemed like a long
poem
I've been meaning to tell
you how the sky is pink
here sometimes like the roof
of a mouth that's about to chomp
down on the crooked steel teeth
of the city,

I remember the desperate 
things we did
                and that I stumble
down sidewalks listening
to the buzz of street lamps
at dusk and the
poem

"Relinquunt Omnia Servare Rem Publicam."

The old South Boston Aquarium stands
in a Sahara of snow now.  Its broken windows are boarded.
The bronze weathervane cod has lost half its scales.
The airy tanks are dry.

Once my nose crawled like a snail on the glass;
my hand tingled
to burst the bubbles