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

Errata! Venue Change at Ma Po Fest

The good news is, I get to post this pic of Sherman and Mr. Peabody so we can all get in the Wabac machine for a do-over, because: 1) It turns out our panel is in the Hawthorne Hotel library, NOT the Peabody Museum library. 2) Even though it says our event is FULL on … Continue reading Errata! Venue Change at Ma Po Fest

From Salem to Straw Dogs: Pokey Poetry Events

May approacheth, and with it, a couple of events to share with you: Three days packed with readings, talks, panels and a small press book fair, including this panel featuring yours truly, along with the fabulous poets Karen Skolfield and Sarah Sousa and equally impressive Perugia Press Director, Susan Kan: From Zero to One: First Books … Continue reading From Salem to Straw Dogs: Pokey Poetry Events

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


Somewhat appropriately (or ominously), the venue for this year's MaPoFest is Salem, MA, notorious for its history of dunking any citizens suspected of being...different. What better place for a bunch of poets to gather? Lots of great readings, workshops and music will be going on, including the Boston Typewriter Orchestra (going to that!) I'm taking part … Continue reading MAPOFEST 2013

ma po fest 2012

Lots of great poetry in Salem next weekend, including western MA poets Maya Janson, Diana Gordon, Marie Gauthier and Annie Boutelle! Get yourself there!

Get Thee to Massachusetts Poetry Fest

The poetry will be flying in Salem, Massachusetts, May 12, 13, and 14 at the 2011 Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Sadly, Pokey will probably not be attending as her girl turns 13 Friday the 13th and she will be all about that celebration. But I did go last time, and loved the homegrown, democratic feel, the … Continue reading Get Thee to Massachusetts Poetry Fest