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!  

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…

Pokey Returns (Sort Of) Part 1

Yep, it’s been a while. When I started this blog I was smack-dab in the middle of navigating the territory of Mom-poet. Trying to figure out how to make the time and head-space for my creative life. Now, five years later, I’m in a different place, and yet… still trying to find that time. The … Continue reading Pokey Returns (Sort Of) Part 1

Give Grass Whistle a Sticker! MA Book Awards

Yep, my second book, Grass Whistle, won top honors from the Massachusetts Center for the Book! You can see the entire list of “must-read” books here. Those of you who’ve followed Pokey Mama from her tightly bound beginnings will probably guess that this feels like a miracle to me. To get the book written, under … Continue reading Give Grass Whistle a Sticker! MA Book Awards

Good News for Grass Whistle

  Grass Whistle has been named a “must-read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book and is one of six finalists for the MA Book Award in Poetry! You can see the entire list here. I'm in good company. What’s really exciting to me about this is that the MCB works closely with libraries across … Continue reading Good News for Grass Whistle

Out of Our Minds

The podcast from my interview for J.P. Dancing Bear's show on KKUP, Out of Our Minds, is now available for your listening pleasure.  We talked about poetry and stuff. Sylvia Plath came up. You know. Take a listen here.

Talking Poetry in CA: Tonight on 91.5FM KKUP

California friends--I'll be talking poetry tonight on KKUP in Cupertino, from 8-9pm, on the poetry show, Out of Our Minds. Seems appropriate, yes? If you can't tune in but want to listen, there will be a podcast up in a couple of days and I'll post a link.

Pokey On the Radio-Today

Rich Michelson interviews me this morning for the Bill Newman show on WHMP. AM1400/1240, FM96.9. Listen around 9:30 or so, stream it or check out the podcast. Rich will be asking me about my new book, motherhood, Emily Dickinson and maybe I'll get to plug my upcoming book party. Tune in if you can!

Hypothesis, Proof on Poetry Daily

A poem of mine from Grass Whistle on Poetry Daily! (An excellent non-profit organization which, BTW, is currently in the midst of a fund drive and deserves our support! ) The poem was also one of the winners of the Tupelo Press Erotic Poetry contest, and is included in their excellent little anthology, Myrrh, Mothwing, … Continue reading Hypothesis, Proof on Poetry Daily

It’s A Book Party!

IT'S A BOOK PARTY! Sunday, November 17,  5:00pm A.P.E. Gallery 126 Main St. Northampton, MA 01060 Come celebrate the US release of Grass Whistle, published by Salmon Poetry, Ireland Words, Talk, Refreshments (A few surprises may ensue) Open to the public. All welcome.