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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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 07 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.
 
Krysten Hill will lead a workshop at an exhibit TBA October 31, November 7, 14, 28.
 
 
6:30pm to 8:30pm
465 Huntington Ave
02115 Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 07 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!

Kathi Aguero will lead a workshop at the Shelf Life exhibit October 3, 10, 17, 24

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

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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

If the water, everywhere, and if she

is. If ghosts, like water, like if all

rivers and oceans and rains are one

ghost, surrounding and throughout.

If she is, like if the lakes and bays

of Seattle define Seattle, if the ices

Of Mars and Massachusetts