Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Mass Poetry Updates

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival has just announced three of its headline poets for Saturday night, April 21: Nikky Finney, Joy Harjo, and Wesley McNair.

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Our 2012 selection of Common Threads, our group reading and discussion program, has been announced. Here are the selections:

“The Author to Her Book” – Anne Bradstreet (2012 is the 400th anniversary of her birth)
“The Fire of Drift-Wood”- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem 1129 – Emily Dickinson (tell it slant)
“For the Union Dead” – Robert Lowell
“The Hardness Scale” – Joyce Peseroff
“Horseface” - Sam Cornish
“if see no end in is” – Frank Bidart
“Out at Lanesville”- David Ferry
“Baseball” – Gail Mazur

This collection of rich and varied, yet interconnected poets have a Commonwealth commection.
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And for students, here’s info on our Mass Poetry-sponsored student events: Student Day of Poetry and the slam festival, Louder Than a Bomb.

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