Big Time Poetry!

I’m involved in not one, not two, but THREE poetry events this weekend. Hope you can join me for one or all of them.


Rhina P. Espaillat, Fred Marchant, and Afaa Michael Weaver
March 23, 7 p.m.
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street, Salem

These three great poets will read their own work in support of Mass Poetry. Suggested donation is $35 per person or $60 for two. Donations accepted online (go to Mass Poetry's website  and click on Donate) or at the door.

Free Poetry Workshop
Brooksby Farm
Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Peabody, MA
Sponsored by Peabody Historical Society

Let your writing be inspired by authentic Colonial-era tools, documents and lives at historic Brooksby Farm. Then, create handmade books of your poetry with book artist Sarah Smith at Montserrat College of Art on April 1. Open to all levels of writing/art experience.

Poetry Workshop Instructors
January Gill O’Neil
Author of Underlife (CavanKerry Press), Assistant Professor, Salem State University, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival

Dawn Paul
Author of The Country of Loneliness (Marick Press), Assistant Professor, Montserrat College of Art

Contact Colleen Michaels at 978-921-4242 x1254 or to register or for more info.


Poetic Convergence
March 25, 2 p.m.
Forest Hills Cemetery
95 Forest Hills Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3714

Join Kathleen Spivack, John Hodgen, Daniel Tobin, and me at Forest Hills Cemetery and the Forest Hills Educational Trust for Poetic Convergence, a new poetry series in Forsyth Chapel


Talk about overbooking myself? Hard to turn down three great events back to back to back. Photos to come!


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