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.


May U35 Reading Series w/Mass Poetry

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 young Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read via Mass Poetry’s website!
http://www.masspoetry.org/u35

Our May readers are Shirley Jones-Luke, Kailey Tedesco, and Rhosalyn Williams. Read more about them below:

Shirley Jones-Luke is a writer, poet and public speaker who lives in Dorchester. Shirley is an educator with the Boston Public Schools, teaching English Language Arts. She has been published in several journals and magazines, including Anti-Heroin Chic, Deluge, For the Sonorous, and Longleaf Review. Her work has earned her spots at VONA (Voices of Our Nation), Tin House, Breadloaf and The Watering Hole Poetry Retreat. Shirley’s poems were nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Award.

Kailey Tedesco is the author of She Used to be on a Milk Carton (April Gloaming Publishing), These Ghosts of Mine, Siamese (Dancing Girl Press) and Lizzie, Speak (White Stag Publishing). She is an associate editor for Luna Luna Magazine and a co-curator for A Witch’s Craft: Panel & Reading Series. You can find her work featured or forthcoming in Fairy Tale Review, Black Warrior Review, Electric Literature, Bone Bouquet Journal, New South, fields, and more. For further information, please follow @kaileytedesco.

Rhosalyn Williams is a poet from Wenvoe, Wales and Tallahassee, Florida. She recently received her MFA from the University of New Hampshire where she taught poetry and worked as a reader for Barnstorm Literary Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Black Fox and Pulp. She currently works as a waitress and tutor.


November U35 Reading by Mass Poetry at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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 young Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read via Mass Poetry’s website! This event is free and open to the public.

http://www.masspoetry.org/u35

Our November readers are Sally Burnette, Adrie Rose, and Carolyn Oliver.

Sally Burnette is the author of the chapbooks laughing plastic (Broken Sleep Books) and Special Ultimate: Baby’s Story: a Documentary (Ghost City Press). They are originally from North Carolina but currently live in Boston, where they teach in the First-Year Writing Program at Emerson College and read flash fiction for Split Lip Magazine. Recent work has been published/is forthcoming in Occulum, pidgeonholes, Indianapolis Review, and elsewhere.

Adrie Rose writes, works with herbs, and organizes for Extinction Rebellion in occupied Nipmuck and Pocumtuc territory. Her work has previously appeared in Rebelle Society, Plum, Peregrine, Albatross, The Essential Herbal, Poetry Breakfast, and Ibbetson Street Review. Her poem “In the Liminal” was awarded second place in the Robert P. Colleen Poetry Competition. She studied creative writing at Bennington College and the SC Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities, and is currently a student at Smith College.

Carolyn Oliver (carolynoliver.net) lives in Worcester with her family. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in FIELD, Indiana Review, Cincinnati Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Sixth Finch, Southern Indiana Review, and Sugar House Review. She is the winner of the Writer’s Block Prize in Poetry and the Frank O’Hara Prize from the Worcester Review.