Massachusetts

In the fall of 2014, Danielle Legros Georges was chosen as the second poet laureate of Boston, Massachusetts. The author of The Dear Remote Nearness of You (Barrow Street Press, 2016) and Maroon (Curbstone Books, 2001), she is a professor at Lesley University.

In March 2015, Patrick Donnelly was named the seventh poet laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts. Donnelly, who is a poet, translator, editor, and teacher, is also director of The Frost Place’s Poetry Seminar. He is the author of Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2012) and The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003). He will serve a two-year term.

In March 2015, Jan Schreiber was named the second poet laureate of Brookline, Massachusetts, taking over for Judith Steinbergh. He will serve a two-year term.

 

upcoming events

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Feb 05 2018
Evening of Inspired Leaders

Evening of Inspired Leaders brings together exceptional leaders from diverse fields to read a favorite poem and reflect on its connection to their life and work. Our fourth Evening of Inspired Leaders kicks off Mass Poetry's 10th anniversary year and will lift your spirits, inspire, and delight you! Featuring CELESTE NG, bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere; SAMANTHA POWER, former Ambassador to the UN; JENNY SLATE, actress and comedian; and many more!

7:30pm
264 Huntington Avenue
02115 Bosotn, Massachusetts

recent & featured listings

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Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Andover Bookstore Massachusetts
Literary Organization The Frost Foundation Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Harvard Bookstore Massachusetts
Literary Magazine AGNI Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The Grolier Poetry Book Shop Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The Brewster Book Store Massachusetts
Literary Organization PEN New England Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The Montague Bookmill Massachusetts
Literary Magazine Boston Literary Magazine Massachusetts
Landmark The George Edward Woodberry Poetry Room Massachusetts

poems

poem
There is a movie called "She's Gotta Have It."
There is a blizzard in Massachusetts today.
Twenty-one people died in Chicago last night.
Two of my friends live there,
but I have never wanted to live there
because it is cold there and people die
from the cold and the wind and from each other.
There is a movie
poem
The readers of the Boston Evening Transcript	
Sway in the wind like a field of ripe corn.	
 
When evening quickens faintly in the street,	
Wakening the appetites of life in some	
And to others bringing the Boston Evening Transcript,
I mount the steps and ring the bell, turning	
Wearily, as one
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