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

New Hampshire Poetry Fest

I don't know about you, but I love small festivals. I like the intimacy and connection. You can actually TALK to people! So I'm pleased as punch to report that I'm part of two panels at the 2018 New Hampshire Poetry Fest, together with a slew of knockout poets--check it out! 9:15-10:30 May We Carry … Continue reading New Hampshire Poetry Fest

Tesserae: Poetry of Community

One week from today! Support organizations doing great work on behalf of immigrants and new Americans in our community and enjoy poetry from Leslie Marie Aguilar, Maria Luisa Arroyo, Tamiko Beyer, Oliver de la Paz, Kirun Kapur and Ocean Vuong. Here's a preview of the poetry in store for you in a special feature over … Continue reading Tesserae: Poetry of Community

Arts Night at Emily’s: Nasty Women Poets

Thursday, April 5 Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst, MA Open mic sign-up, 5-6 Open Mic at 6, followed by featured readers What better way to celebrate National Poetry Month than a reading with the Nasty Women Poets at the Dickinson Museum? Bring a nasty poem to share for the open mic! This Arts Night will feature … Continue reading Arts Night at Emily’s: Nasty Women Poets

April’s Coming & You Know What That Means

If you guessed spring showers you'd be right, but the correct answer is...National Poetry Month! (Because we poets need to feel special in between the fairly regular humiliations we suffer.) Pokey has a few things lined up for April, so if you want, put them in your calendar now. If you don't, no worries, I'll … Continue reading April’s Coming & You Know What That Means