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
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
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
Come hear the nasties!
UPDATE: I reached my goal of $1000! Thank you all SO much for helping me support this excellent organization! We're 9 days into 30 Poems in November fundraiser for the Center for New Americans, and thanks to a bunch of very generous donations and pledges I'm more than halfway to my goal of $1000. … Continue reading 30 Poems in November
Amy Dryansky & Mary Koncel LEE LIBRARY 100 Main St, Lee, MA 01238 TUESDAY, May 23rd @ 5:30pm I'm reading with my good friend, Mary Koncel. You already know about me, so I'll tell you about Mary. She's the blonde. Her poems are funny and serious at the same time and she doesn't sound like anyone … Continue reading Pokey & The Last Blonde
Friday, April 14, 6-8pm Ode Boutique 263 Main St., Northampton, MA I'll be reading with the fabulous Dora Malech & Debora Kuan at a special Arts Night Out event in Northampton Come enjoy snacks, wine, poetry and hanging out, because it's Spring! I hear there may be some kind of interactive poetry activity... This is … Continue reading A Night of Poetry at Ode
It's National Poetry month. You know what that means-- more readings than you could ever possibly attend. Here are mine. I forgive you for not showing up. But I wouldn't hate it if you came. Tuesday, April 11, 8pm Open Mic + Pokey Mama (that's me) The Deuce (WWII Club) 50 Conz St., Northampton, MA … Continue reading April Readings Bring…More April Readings
Guess what? As of April 1, Pokey will be the new poet laureate of Northampton, MA. Or as I like to call it, the PoLo of Noho. Sweet! That's why I'm smiling so hard. Here's a great article about it that Trish Crapo wrote for my local paper. You can also read about it at … Continue reading PM is PL
Hi All, I'm reading at the Blacksmith House in Cambridge, MA Monday, Dec 12, with Paul Breslin, at 8pm. (I’m up first.) Happy to be reading in this great series--hope to see you there!