The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Massachusetts Poetry Festival

10. Anne Bradstreet slept here!
9. If the Dodge Poetry Festival and AWP had a baby …
8. See Boston Slam Champion crowned with a pointy black hat.
7. Origami Jumping Haiku Frogs!
6. Thousands of feet, even a few spondees.
5. Admit it: you don’t know the difference between a villanelle and a sestina.
4. April may be the cruelest month, but January is the coolest poet.
3. Rush Limbaugh and Ted Nugent will not be there.
2. Harjo, Pinsky, Dietz, Dunn—Salem, April, Poetry, FUN!

And the #1 reason to attend this year’s Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Because Michael Ansara will stop sending you emails!

Here's a few that didn't make the list:

  • Come see Dead Poets among the Living
  • Come see the Dead Poets of Massachusetts
  • Because poetry trains are always on time.
  • Poetry swag!
  • Ghazal some beer at the Gulu-Gulu.
  • Come to Green Land Café where poetry is on the menu.
  • We got your sonnets right here!
(Both the "Dead Poet" references are names of sessions)


Catherine said…
No 4 sounds like the best reason to me!

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