A Night of Poetry at Ode

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

April Readings Bring…More April Readings

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

PM is PL

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

Pokey Comes to Cambridge

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!  

Pokey Does Poetry: 30 Poems in November, Day 1

Hey Beautiful People, Today is the first day of 30 Poems in November, the fundraiser for the Center for New Americans, an organization that welcomes and serves new immigrants and refugees in Western MA. I pledged to write a poem a day for 30 days that somehow relates to the body. People have given me … Continue reading Pokey Does Poetry: 30 Poems in November, Day 1

30 Poems in November: A Body of Work

Hey Friends, I signed up for the 30 Poems in November project that raises funds for the Center for New Americans, an excellent organization that welcomes and serves new immigrants and refugees in western MA.  Now, more than ever, we need to support these folks in our communities. In honor of the conversation that’s been … Continue reading 30 Poems in November: A Body of Work

Pokey’s Fall Readings

Here's  quick list of my upcoming readings... Thursday, October 13, 6pm Reading with Deborah Gorlin Eileen Fisher Northampton, MA Sunday, October 16, 4:30pm Reading with Voices of Poetry Hudson Valley Writers' Center Sleepy Hollow, NY Monday, December 12, 8pm Reading with Paul Breslin Blacksmith House Poetry Series Cambridge, MA More details to come!     … Continue reading Pokey’s Fall Readings

This Week: Readings & Such

Poetry & Parenting Monday, April 25, 7-8:30pm Reading & Discussion as part of the Writing Life Series Coolidge Museum, Forbes Library Northampton, MA 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, … Continue reading This Week: Readings & Such

NaPoMo Pokey

Let's be honest. Mostly what I'm doing this month is helping my daughter figure out where she's going to college. (How did that happen?) But Pokey managed to squeeze in a couple of National Poetry Month events... Reading at Western New England University Thursday April 7th, 6:00-7:00pm Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy, Room 306 … Continue reading NaPoMo Pokey

So this is happening…

Thursday, March 3, 7pm The Odyssey Bookshop 9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 (right across from Mt. Holyoke College) Deb and I will read poems and talk some about the (long) gestation of our second books, and about trying to write as mothers, and probably a bunch of other stuff. The Odyssey Bookshop is … Continue reading So this is happening…