Poetry & Parenting
Monday, April 25, 7-8:30pm
Reading & Discussion as part of the Writing Life Series
Coolidge Museum, Forbes Library
In which I tell the story of Pokey Mama, live.
I’ll also be at the MaPoFest in Salem, MA, this coming weekend, participating in two programs:
The Full Catastrophe:
Poets on Motherhood
Saturday, April 30 • 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Three poets from western MA (me, Marie Gauthier & Sarah Sousa) will look at how contemporary women poets use a variety of approaches to navigate the territory of “mother-poet.” Details here.
How Did I Get Here:
MA Book Awards Winners Tell All
Sunday, May 1 • 11:30am – 12:30pm
Jeffery Harrison, Daniel Tobin and I are all recent winners of the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry, a prize that’s sponsored by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Each of us will read from our work, and talk briefly about our experience as writers- not just about our achievements, but our struggles, the diverse paths each of us has taken that brought us to where we are today, and where we might go in the future. Details here.
The MaPoFest has lots of great reading, panels, a book fair, and of course, us witches! Hope to see you there!