Boston Area Poetry Readings for the Rest of November and Early December 2014

I’m very sad to have missed Jill McDonough’s reading at On the Dot Books. She’s one of my favorite Boston poets and the director of the UMass Boston MFA program in Creative Writing. Oh, well. At least I can still buy one of her books.

Many other fine readings abound as the days turn short and crispy. And if you’re pinching your pennies in anticipation of Christmas/Yule/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus shopping, please note: Poetry readings are usually free.

Thursday, November 6, 6 pm
Jill McDonough and Anna Ross
On the Dot Books Reading
Dot 2 Dot Cafe
1739 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA

Thursday, November 6, 7 pm
Cammy Thomas
Concord Bookshop
65 Main Street
Concord, MA

Friday, November 7, 7 pm
Ewa Chrusciel
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Friday, November 7, 7:30 pm
Suzanne Doppelt – a bilingual reading (French/English).
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Friday, November 7, 8 pm
Kevin Pilington, Kelly DuMar, and Erica Ferencik
Dire Literary Reading Series
Out of the Blue Art Gallery
541 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, November 8, 6 pm
John Skoyles, Dorianne Laux, Jennifer Jean, Michael Todd Steffen, Nathan Comstock, Shari Caplan, and more
Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series
UFORGE Gallery
Jamaica Plain, MA

Saturday, November 8, 6 – 8 pm
Kim Jensen “Fanny Howe: Fictions of Provocation and Resistance”
with reading by Fanny Howe
SCRUTINY
Center for Marxist Education
550 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA

Sunday, November 9, 12 pm
Barbara Siegel Carlson and Elizabeth Gordon Mckim
Poetry: The Art of Words/Mike Amado Memorial Series
The Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North St
Plymouth, MA

Sunday, November 9, 3 pm
Shane McCrae and Caryl Pagel
jubilat / Jones Reading Series
Goodwin Room
Jones Library
43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA

Tuesday, November 11, 4:15-6 pm
Eleanor Goodman and Ao Wang
Starting Anew as a Poet: Tendencies in Contemporary Chinese Poetry
A Reading and Conversation with Two Poet-Translators
Harvard University Fairbank Center
CGIS South, Room S250
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, November 11, 7 pm
Denise Bergman, Joseph Fazio, Kate Leary, Mehdi Okasi, Emily Ross
New Art Center
61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA

Wednesday, November 12, 7 pm
Powow River Poets Reading Series
Caki Wilkinson and Michael Cantor
Jabberwocky Books
50 Water Street (in the Tannery Mall)
Newburyport, MA

Thursday, November 13, 6 pm
Linda Leavell presents Marianne Moore
Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, November 13, 6:30 pm
Ernest Hilbert & Daniel Tobin
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, November 13, 6 pm
Edward Hirsch, Eavan Boland and Kevin Young
discuss “The Political Life of Poetry”
Clough Series on the Arts and the Culture of Democracy
Devlin 101
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Thursday, November 13, 7 pm
Denise Bergman, Molly Lynn Watt, Susan Freireich
Fifth Annual Reading of New Work plus Reception
Central Square Public Library
45 Pearl Street
Central Square
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, November 13, 7:30 pm
David Daniel, Ann McArdle, Marsha Pomerantz and Laura Harrington
Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Commonwealth Reading Series
Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson St.
Gloucester, MA

Thursday, November 13, 7 pm
Peter Fallon and Jean Valentine
Suffolk University Poetry Center
Sawyer Library, 3rd Floor
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA
Library entrance in back of the building, on Tremont Place

Friday, November 14, 7:30 pm
Emily Carroll and David R. Surette
Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA, right across from the Monument

Friday, November 14, 7:30 pm (CANCELLED)
Tony Hoagland
presented by The Robert Creeley Foundation
Acton Town Hall
472 Main Street
Acton, MA

Saturday, November 15, 10:30 am
Wake up and Smell the Poetry
Karen Skofield, Diana Whitney and Licia Sky
HCAM Studios, 77 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA

Saturday, November 15, 8 pm
Chris Hosea, Christina Davis, Josh Bell, and Peter Gizzi
Harvard Advocate Reading Series
21 South Street
Cambridge, MA

Sunday, November 16, 2-4 pm
Afaa Michael Weaver, opening reader TBA
Brookline Public Library, Main Branch
361 Washington St.
Brookline Village
Brookline, MA

Sunday, November 16, 3 – 5 pm
Jericho Brown, Jennifer Markell, and Frannie Lindsay
Calliope: Poetry Readings at West Falmouth Library
575 West Falmouth Highway
Falmouth, MA
Donation: $5. Refreshments provided

Monday, November 17, 8 pm
Maureen McLane and David Roderick
Blacksmith House Poetry Series
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
$3

Tuesday, November 18, 7 pm
Zachary Bos, Krista Oehlke, and Curtis Perdue
U35 Poetry Reading
The Marliave Restaurant
10 Bosworth Street
Boston, MA

Tuesday, November 18, 7:30 pm
Annie Boutelle
Stoddard Hall Auditorium
Smith College
Northampton, MA
Wednesday, November 19, 6 pm

Ariana Reines
Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, Room 330
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday November 19, 7 pm
Mary Buchinger-Bodwell, George Kalogeris, and Franz Wright
First Church Congregationalist
11 Garden Street (by the Sheraton Commander)
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, N
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Strovember 19, 7:30 pm
Otto Laskeeet
Gloucester, MA

Thursday, November 20, 7 pm
Doug Anderson
followed by open mic
Midnight Voices: Warrior Writers and Veterans for Peace
Friends Meetinghouse
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, November 20, 7:30 pm
Sharon Olds
Boston University, The Castle
225 Bay State Rd
Boston, MA

Friday, November 21, 7 pm
Sandra Lim and Katie Peterson
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, November 26, 7 pm
Caki Wilkinson and Michael Cantor
Powow River Poets Monthly Reading Series
Jabberwocky Bookshop
50 Water Street
Newburyport, MA

Monday, December 1, 8 pm
A tribute to Bill Knott
with David Rivard, Jonathan Aaron, Tom Lux, Gail Mazur, John Skoyles, Peter Shippy, and Andrea Cohen
Blacksmith House Poetry Series
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
$3

Tuesday, December 2, 2:30 pm
Sandra Doller
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Wednesday, December 3, 6 pm
Dan Beachy-Quick, Fanny Howe, Peter O’Leary and Patrick Pritchett
Introduction by Professor Amy Hollywood
Thompson Room, Barker Center
12 Quincy Street
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 pm
Fred Marchant
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

Monday, December 8, 7 pm
Jane Bachner, Sandy Weisman, and Emily Ferrara
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road
Newton, MA

Monday, December 8, 8 pm
Carole Oles and Ani Gjika
Blacksmith House Poetry Series
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
$3

Thursday, December 11, 2:30 pm
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Saturday, December 13, 6 pm
Danielle Jones-Pruett, Bianca Stone, Ben Pease, Mckendy Fils-Amie, Chris Siteman, Heather Tresseler, Eric Eidswick, and more
Musical Guest: Rob Flax
Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series
UFORGE Gallery
Jamaica Plain, MA

Sunday, December 14, 12 pm
Vincent Dorio and Denise Rainey
Poetry: The Art of Words/Mike Amado Memorial Series
The Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North St
Plymouth, MA

Sunday, December 14, 3 pm
Sandra Lim
With book signing reception
Poetry at the Library Series
Concord Free Public Library
129 Main St
Concord, MA

Saturday, December 20, 10:30 am
Wake up and Smell the Poetry
Ted Reinstein, Dan Zampino and Lloyd Thayer
HCAM Studios, 77 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA

Sunday, December 21, 2- 4 pm
Sandra Lim and Jennifer Tseng
Brookline Public Library, Main Branch
361 Washington St.
Brookline Village
Brookline, MA

Author: Frances Donovan

I like poetry, long walks on the beach, and net neutrality. Tending the Garden of Words (www.gardenofwords.com) since 1998.

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