Boston Area Poetry Readings for September and October 2017

Poetry readings lie thick as apples on the ground. Thanks to poet Daniel Bouchard for gathering them into one basket for the rest of us.

Friday, September 8, 7 pm
Zvi A. Sesling, Gloria Mindock, and Len Krisak
Brookline Booksmith
Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA

Saturday, September 9, 3 pm
Gloria Mindock, Kevin Bowen and Preston H Hood III
191 Highland Ave.
Arts at the Armory
Somerville, MA
$3

Sunday, September 10, 12 – 2:30 pm
Carolyn Gregory and Doug Holder
Poetry: The Art Of Words
Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North St
Plymouth, MA

Sunday, September 10, 3:30 pm
Richard Hoffman, Lucy Holstedt, Kirk Etherton, Ada Ren, Boyah J. Farah
Benefit for the Boston National Poetry Month Festival, 2018
Sonia
10 Brookline Ave.
Cambridge, MA
purchase tickets online or at door

Monday, September 11, 7 pm
Allen West, Brittany Perham, and Open Mic
Workshop for Publishing Poets: PoemWorks
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Rd.
Newton, MA

Tuesday, September 12, 6-8 pm
Jennie Chu (Chinese), Eleanor Goodman (Chinese), Maria Jose Gimenez (Spanish), Sekyo Haines (Korean), Antonio Ochoa (Spanish), and Donald Wellman (German)
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, September 14, 7 pm
Caroline Smith
Grolier Book Shop
Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, September 16, 2 – 5 pm
Regie Gibson and Leylani Moniz
Brockton Library Poetry Series
Driscoll Gallery, Main Branch
Brockton Public Library
204 Main Street
Brockton, MA

Saturday, September 16, 3 – 5 pm
Wendy Sloan and James B. Nicola
Powow Poetry reading series
Newburyport Public Library
94 State Street
Newburyport, MA

Sunday, September 17, 2 pm
Louise Berliner, Zachary Bos, Lucinda Bowen, Polly Brown, Heather Corbally Bryant, Helen Marie Casey, David Davis, Linda Fialkoff, Lynn Horsky, Terry House, Lawrence Kessenich, Joan Kimball, William Lenderking, Moira Linehan, Greg Loweberg, Deborah Melone, Franny Osman, Dawn Paul, Cheryl Perreault, Mary Pinard, Joanne DeSimone Reynolds, Susan Edwards Richmond, Hilary Sallick, Georgia Sassen, bg Thurston
Plein Air Poetry Walk
Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio
38 Eldridge Rd
Harvard, MA

Sunday, September 17, 2 pm
Natalie Shapero and Dan Tobin
Brookline Poetry Series
Brookline Public Library
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA

Tuesday, September 19, 7 – 8:30 pm
Arvind Mehrotra
Poetry Center
Smith College, Northampton, MA

Tuesday, September 19, 7 pm
Richard Waring, Ben Berman, and Clara Silverstein
Newton Free Library
330 Homer St.
Newton, MA

Thursday, September 21, 5:30 pm
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Saturday, September 23, 2 pm
Barbara Siegel Carlson
Mattapoisett Public Library
7 Barstow Street
Mattapoisett, MA

Saturday, September 23, different times
3rd Annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival
readings, talks and workshops with Gregory Pardlo, Oliver de la Paz, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Michael Dumanis, Elizabeth Powell, Richard Waring, Eileen Cleary, Robbie Gamble, and Barbara Helfgott Hyett, and others
Manchester, NH

Sunday, September 24, 4 pm
Lisa Breger, Moira Linehan, Carla Schwartz, and others
Art on the Trails exhibit closing Ekphrastic Poetry Reading
Beals Preserve, Route 30 (opposite Chestnut St)
Southborough, MA

Sunday, September 24, 6:30-9 pm
Richard Waring, Charles Coe, David Gullette, and others
A Celebration of Leonard Cohen
In Song, Dance, & Poetry
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA

Monday, September 25, 12 pm
Joanna Klink and Monica Youn
Stratis Haviaras Poetry Reading
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Monday, September 25, 5:30 pm
Anne Waldman
Granoff Center
154 Angell St.
Providence, RI

Tuesday, September 26, 7:30 – 9 pm
Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown
Alumnae House Conference Hall
Smith College, Northampton, MA

Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 pm
Richard Hoffman, Fred Marchant, and Jill McDonough
Main Lecture Hall
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, September 27, 7 pm
Kerri French, Jennifer Militello, and Sarah Sweeney
Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury St.
Boston, MA

Wednesday, September 27, 7 pm
Michelle Hoover, Patricia Horvath, and Sam Witt
Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, September 28, 7 pm
Tribute to Marc Widershien
Music by D’Anna Fortunata, Greg Hall
Rozzie Reads Poetry and Open Mic
120 Poplar Street
Roslindale, MA

Thursday, September 28, 7:30 pm
Wendy Drexler and Susan Donnelly
Cervena Barva Press Studio
At The Arts for the Armory
Basement, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

Saturday, September 30, 9 am – 5 pm
4th Annual Haiku Gathering at Wild Graces
Featuring Stanford M Forrester, Jeannie Martin, Brad Bennett and Hannah Mahoney
Jamie Lowe on the Japanese Shamisen.
111 Nottingham Rd.
Deerfield, NH

Saturday, September 30, 4 pm
Jim Dunn and John Mulrooney
Outpost 186
186 ½ Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge, MA

Monday, October 2, 7 pm
Michael Holley, Gish Jen, Barbara Lynch, Stuart Weitzman, and Lawrence Summers.
introduced by Robert Pinsky
Favorite Poem Project Reading
Tsai Performance Center
685 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston University
Boston, MA

Monday, October 2, 7 pm
Fran Lunney, Karen Sharpe, and Open Mic
Workshop for Publishing Poets: PoemWorks
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Rd.
Newton, MA

Thursday, October 5, 5:30 pm
Frank Bidart
Moris Gray Poetry Reading
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, October 11, 7 pm
Barbara Siegel Carlson
Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, October 12, 5:30 pm
Gregory Pardlo
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Thursday, October 12, 6 pm
Lillian Yvonne Bertram, Susan Barba, Michael Franco and Andrew K. Peterson Set Two (7:15pm): Adrienne Raphel, Jennifer Tseng, Jon Woodward and Carol Weston
Boston Originals Series
Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, Room 330
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Friday and Saturday, October 13-14
Forrest Gander, Cole Swensen, Evie Shockley, Simon Pettetk, Kate Rushin, Michael Heller, Pamela Stewart, Joseph Donahue, Timothy Liu, Basil King, Martha King, Gerrit Lansing, and Joseph Massey
First Annual Festival of Major American Poets
Pioneer Valley Poetry Productions, Inc.
Co-sponsored by the Amherst College English Department
Fayerweather Hall
Amherst College
Amherst, MA

Saturday, October 14, 2 – 4 pm
Susan Donnelly, Miriam Levine, Steven Ratiner, Cathie Desjardins, Ruth Lepson, Julia Lisella, Kathleen Aguero, and Denise Bergman
Lyons Hearing Room (2nd floor)
Arlington Center for the Arts Open Studios
Arlington Town Hall
730 Mass Ave
Arlington, MA

Saturday, October 14, 3 – 5 pm
The Powow River Poets celebrate Rhina P. Espaillat
Powow Poetry reading series
Old South Church
29 Federal Street
Newburyport, MA

Sunday, October 15, 1 pm
Michael Daley, Kevin Gallagher, Gloria Mindock, Tim Suermondt, Susan Cook Thanas, and Pui Ying Wong
12th Poetry Showcase in conjunction with 50th Juried Annual Art Show
Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North St
Plymouth, MA

Sunday, October 15, 2 pm
Kimiko Hahn and Krysten Hill
Brookline Poetry Series
Brookline Public Library
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA

Sunday, October 15, 2 pm
Robert Pinsky and Stephen Dobyns
introduction by David Blair
Main Lecture Hall
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

Monday, October 16, 7 pm
Nicole Terez Dutton
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room 56-154
Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA

Monday, October 16, 8 pm
John Skoyles and Matthew Olzmann
Blacksmith House Poetry Series
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
$5

Tuesday, October 17, 7 pm
Fanny Howe
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room 56-154
Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, October 17, 7 pm
David Blair, Fred Marchant, Dean Rader
Suffolk University Poetry Center
3rd Floor, Sawyer Library
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

Wednesday, October 18, 2 pm
Jill McDonough
Campus Center Building – Café East
Middlesex Community College
591 Springs Road
Bedford, MA

Wednesday, October 18, 6 pm
Filip Marinovich and Mitch Manning
Occupy Poetics: Reading and Activist Think-Tank
Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, Room 330
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 pm
Steph Burt and Dean Rader
Reading and Discussion
Cambridge Public Library Community Room
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, October 18, 7 pm
Elizabeth Willis
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Thursday, October 19, 7 pm
Barbara Siegel Carlson
Thayer Public Library
798 Washington Street
Braintree, 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.