VOP at Chesterwood: Live Reading!

Hey, I'm going to read at the historic home and studio of sculptor Daniel Chester French in Stockbridge, MA , with three other fine poets. (French made this famous statue of that famous guy, Abe Lincoln. Chesterwood is a cool place with contemporary sculpture and trails, and a great day trip--get out of the house! … Continue reading VOP at Chesterwood: Live Reading!

Those Winter Sundays Poetry Series: Bock & Stucky–Cancelled

Sadly, we will have to reschedule these two fine poets for another day. Stay tuned for news about the April reading... Kristin Bock & Janaka Stucky Sunday, March 29, 4pm Ashfield Lake House Those Winter Sundays, named after the Robert Hayden poem, takes place the last Sunday of the month at the Ashfield Lakehouse during … Continue reading Those Winter Sundays Poetry Series: Bock & Stucky–Cancelled

Those Winter Sundays Poetry Series begins Sunday, 2/23!

Hey Valley Peeps, are you feeling not just blue, but positively gray? Me, too! Let’s resist. Let’s get through this long winter of the soul together--with poetry! Leslie Marie Aguilar & Sarah Sousa Sunday, 2/23, 4-5:30 Ashfield Lakehouse, Ashfield, MA Leslie Marie Aguilar received her MFA from Indiana University and currently works as the Editorial … Continue reading Those Winter Sundays Poetry Series begins Sunday, 2/23!

30 Poems in November

It’s that time again--I’m asking you to support me in a labor of love and community, the 30 Poems in November fundraiser to benefit the Center for New Americans. The deal is, I promise to write a poem a day for the month of November—not necessarily the best poems I’ll ever write, but I always … Continue reading 30 Poems in November

Amherst Poetry Festival 9/19-21

Hey Friends, I'm doing this thing with my colleague Polina at the AmHoPoFest…. then I race in the Paper City Regatta on Sunday--you should come to that, too. There's pie! Poetry & Curiosities of the Sciences Polina Barskova & Amy Dryansky Saturday, September 21, 1-2:30 Emily Dickinson Museum Amherst, MA Emily Dickinson, a passionate botanist … Continue reading Amherst Poetry Festival 9/19-21

In With the New!

In With the New: Poets Laureate at the Florence Poetry Carnival Saturday, April 27, 4:30pm Florence Civic Center My time is up! Help me welcome the new Northampton poet laureate to the community at the first Florence Poetry Carnival. I'll introduce the new laureate, Karen Skolfield, and say goodbye, at an event that will feature … Continue reading In With the New!

The Cruelest Month

Why? because it's National Poetry Month, which means there are SO many good readings, and only one of you. Use your time wisely. Save the date for these two beauties: Rebel-Yes Bitchez Read! Thursday, April 18, 7:30pm Ashfield Lake House In honor of National Poetry Month and Dre, Queen of the Ashfield Lake House, five … Continue reading The Cruelest Month

Cancer Connection Campout

In the better late than never department, there's still time to donate to the Cancer Connection, an excellent organization based in Northampton that provides an incredible array of FREE services for folks undergoing cancer treatment and their caregivers. The Cancer Connection Campout is a crazy annual event headed up by our local hero, Monte Belmonte … Continue reading Cancer Connection Campout

Great Falls Word Fest: Poetry of Resistance

  Taking a Stand: Poetry of Resistance Yasotha Sriharan, Sarah Sousa, Karen Skolfield, Rebecca Olander & Amy Dryansky Friday, Nov 9, 8:30PM Shea Theater Arts Center, Turners Falls, MA Five poets interpret resistance through multiples perspectives: personal, ideological, physical and philosophical. Lots of readings and interesting word-related stuff happening. Full schedule of events at: http://gawfest.org/Continue reading Great Falls Word Fest: Poetry of Resistance

30 Poems in November

Once again I’m raising money for the Center for New Americans, in Northampton, MA. Center for New Americans (CNA) is a community-based, non-profit adult education center that provides the under-served immigrant, refugee and migrant communities of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley with education and resources to learn English, become involved community members and obtain tools necessary to … Continue reading 30 Poems in November