Mass Poetry’s U35 Poetry Series at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Join Trident Booksellers & Cafe, in conjunction with Mass Poetry, for a bi-monthly reading series that promotes and bolsters Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets under 35.

This event is free.


Spring Showers Reading and Open Mic

In celebration of spring, Mass Poetry and Montserrat College will install poems in the shapes of origami flowers and raindrops in the Belvidere Pavilion at the Prudential Center.

On April 7, we will have a reading in front of the installation, featuring the winners from the Spring Showers poetry contest, followed by an open mic.

Join us in the Belvidere Pavilion, across from the post office, between 12 and 2 to hear from Erica Charis-Molling, Marie Tobin, Pilar Quintana, Amy Dryansky, Marge Piercy, and Hannah Fries!


Poetry & the Body

Join Mass Poetry at the Poetry Coalition themed U35 Reading Series “Poetry & the Body.”

U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets under 35.

On March 26th, come hear PREMA BANGERA, ANGELA SIEW and MELISSA LEIGH GORE perform their work at Newsfeed Cafe in the Boston Public Library before turning it over to the audience (of any age!) for an open mic.

Sign up at masspoetry.org/u35 to read your own work for one of our regular readings.


U35 Poetry Reading Series

U35 is Mass Poetry’s bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other young poets. This July come hear Sam DeFlitch, Rodney Dominique, and Jaime Zuckerman perform their work at Remnant Brewing. Sign up at masspoetry.org/u35 to read your own work!


MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

In fall of 2018 – from September through November – three poets will act as Poets in Residence at the galleries in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 8:30 pm (Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution). The workshops are designed to be drop-in (although you can stay for the whole time if you like!) No poetry experience is required.

Once you write a poem based on the exhibit, you can submit it here. It might be featured online (on the Mass Poetry or MFA website), chosen as a Poem of the Moment by Mass Poetry, or excerpted for a Raining Poetry installation!

Regie Gibson will lead a workshop at the French Pastels exhibit September 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Kathi Aguero will lead a workshop at the Shelf Life exhibit October 3, 10, 17, 24.

Krysten Hill will lead a workshop at the Nutshells exhibit October 31, November 7, 14, 28. The workshop is called “Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu.”

More info at www.masspoetry.org/mfa.


September U35 Reading Series w/Mass Poetry

U35 is Mass Poetry’s bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets under 35. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read!

September’s U35 will be held at Trident Booksellers & Cafe, and will feature Noah Augustine, Thomas Mixon, and Melissa “Meezy” Saunders.

More information at www.masspoetry.org/u35.


March U35 Reading w/Mass Poetry

U35 is Mass Poetry’s bi-monthly reading series for poets under the age of 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other young poets. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read via the Mass Poetry website!

http://www.masspoetry.org/u35

More about our three March readers:

Blake Campbell was born in northeastern Pennsylvania and now lives in Salem, Massachusetts. He is the recipient of the 2015 Academy of American Poets College Poetry Prize for Emerson College, and his poem “Bioluminescence” won the 2015 Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets. His work has appeared in the Emerson Review, The Road Not Taken: A Journal of Formal Poetry, and Hawk & Whippoorwill. His chapbook Across the Creek is forthcoming from Pen and Anvil Press.

Sarah Ehrich earned an MFA in poetry from Emerson College. She currently works as a writing instructor at Boston College and is Assistant to the Director at the Blacksmith House Poetry Reading Series in Harvard Square. Her poetry has been published in the Missouri Review, Poetry Northwest, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, JuxtaProse, and is forthcoming in Nimrod International of Journal of Poetry and Prose.

Paola Cadena Pardo, 1983, Bogotá, Colombia. She has published two poetry books: “Hotel” (Ulrika, Bogotá, 2008) and “Cinema” (Venezuela, Bid & Co. Editor, 2012). Her poems have appeared in different magazines and anthologies of Spain, Mexico and Colombia. She also published a play titled “Cuando perros tienen alas” in Digital Colletion, University of Cincinnati. Her essay book “Corpus autobiográfico de Julio Cortázar y Alejandra Pizarnik: un acercamiento a la experiencia creadora” is soon to be released by Alción Editora in Argentina. Paola has participated in different international poetry festivals. She holds a PhD. from the University of Cincinnati and is currently working as a visiting Spanish professor at the College of the Holy Cross.