Poets and Pints with Porter Square Books

Porter Square Books invites you to Aeronaut Brewery for another celebration of local poetry with “Poets and Pints,” readings from three local poets:  MEIA GEDDES, JOJO LAZAR, and ZENAIDA PETERSON.

The event will feature a social hour from 6PM until 7PM in which you can grab a beer and converse with the poets, hosts, and other poetry fans. The formal reading will run from 7PM until 8PM.


Porter Square Books Presents: Poets & Pints Open Mic

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by reading your favorite love poem or poem about love or poem about all of the complexities and challenges of love at Porter Square Books’ first ever Poets & Pints Open Mic. As with other Poets & Pints this event will be taking place at the Duck Village Stage at Aeronaut Brewing. Sign ups will begin at 6PM during the normal Poets & Pints social hour and the “Open Mic of Love, etc” will follow a reading by NAUSHEEN EUSUF.

A few other details about the open mic: One poem per person. The poem must be written by someone else and be under five minutes long. In terms of the “theme,” love is a complicated and often contradictory concept so feel free to be creative in what you consider a “love poem.” The host from Porter Square Books will be there to answer any other questions.

The event will feature a social hour from 6-7 in which you can grab a beer and converse with the poets, hosts, and other poetry fans. The formal reading will be from 7-8 and will feature a local poets reading from her latest work and an open mic.

NAUSHEEN EUSUF is a PhD candidate in English at Boston University, and a graduate of the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The American ScholarSouthwest ReviewSalmagundiPN ReviewLiterary ImaginationSmartish Pace, World Literature Today, and The Best American Poetry 2018. Her first collection of poems, titled Not Elegy, But Eros, was recently published by NYQ Books (US) and Bengal Lights Books (Bangladesh).


GrownUp StoryTime: Frost to Thaw

Do you dream of February transforming from Frost to Thaw? Come listen to some frosty stories that just might make your heart thaw…(read on to submit your story for consideration).

Here’s the deal: GrownUp Storytime is an hour of funny, heartwarming, crazy, amazing stories read aloud. Created by the original BooTown in Houston and now in Boston.

Remember storytime before bedtime? Well this is just like that only replace a loved one with a weird stranger, warm milk with craft brews and your bedroom with Aeronaut’s tap room. The best part is that you don’t have to go to sleep afterward – cause we’re all grown-up now!

GrownUp StoryTime takes short short (fact, fiction, and everything in between) stories written by the community, hand them to local performers, and hilarity and/or poignant storytelling ensues. Come enjoy a beer and listen to some great stories!

Interested in writing? Check out their call for writers: https://www.facebook.com/notes/bootown-boston/call-for-writersstorytellers/1256600417708201

Want to read? Email us at GUSTboston@gmail.com or message us (BooTown Boston) on FB.

We think supporting local artist’s is important and so is accessibiility to the arts which is why the event is FREEEEEEEE but we ask for a $5 donation per person. We pay our writers and readers to show appreciation for their work and for entertaining us. #SupportLocalArtists


Poets & Pints at Aeronaut Brewery

Join Porter Square Books at Aeronaut brewery for a celebration of local poetry: Poets & Pints. This event will feature a social hour from 6-7 in which you can grab a beer and converse with the poets, hosts, and other poetry fans. The formal reading will be from 7-8 and will feature three local poets reading from their latest works.

This month’s Poets & Pints will feature Duy Doan, winner of the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets, in one of Duy’s first readings from his debut collection We Play a Game.


Poets & Pints at the Aeronaut Brewery

Join Porter Square Books at Aeronaut brewery for a celebration of local poetry.

The greater Somerville and Cambridge area is lucky to have such a vibrant poetry community. So, once a month we will gather at the community space at Aeronaut on the Duck Village stage, to celebrate that community with readings by three local poets.

The event will feature a social hour from 6-7 in which you can grab a beer and converse with the poets, hosts, and other poetry fans. The formal reading will be from 7-8 and will feature three local poets reading from their latest works.

The poets reading on May 9 are:

John Canaday has published poems in New England Review, The Paris Review, Raritan, and Slate, among other journals and anthologies. His first book-length collection of poems, The Invisible World, was chosen by Sherod Santos for the 2001 Walt Whitman Award and will be published by Louisiana State University Press in spring 2002. He is also a winner of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Playwriting and the New Millennium Poetry Award, and he has been the Starbuck Fellow in Poetry at Boston University, a Watson Fellow in England, and a tutor to the Royal Family in Jordan. He has a PhD in English, teaches playwriting at Harvard Summer School, and tutors students in the Boston area in writing, literature, history, physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics. His critical study, The Nuclear Muse: Literature, Physics, and the First Atomic Bombs, was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2000. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts. His latest collection of poetry is Critical Assembly: Poems of the Manhattan Project.

Simeon Berry lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. He has been an Associate Editor for Ploughshares and received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Grant. His first book, Ampersand Revisited (Fence Books), won the 2013 National Poetry Series, and his second book, Monograph, won the 2014 National Poetry Series.

A lifelong naturalist, Susan Richmond organizes poetry events and curates the Poem of the Month blog. She writes about the interrelationship of humans and nature, and the stories associated with animals and wild places. Her most recent book is Before We Were Birdspublished by Adastra Press in 2017. She has published four other collections, Boto and Purgatory Chasm, Birding in Winter, and Increase. Susan has taught at Clark University, served as Poet-in-Residence at Fruitlands Museum, and taught poetry for three years at the Shirley Medium Correctional Facility with Linda Hoffman. Susan, along with Linda,  was one of the founding editors of Wild Apples: a journal of nature, art, and inquiry. She currently teaches at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Community Preschool, where she also volunteers in the sanctuary’s bird conservation efforts, including the annual Birdathon, breeding bird surveys, and bird banding. She lives in Acton, Massachusetts, with her husband and has two daughters. At Old Frog Pond Farm, Susan finds rich material for her work and a landscape in which to collaborate with other poets, writers, and visual artists.