Voices of Poetry at the Mount!

Voices of Poetry at the Mount with Antoinette Brim-Bell, Amy Dryansky, Jennifer Franklin, Gloria Monaghan, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Anthony Walton & host Neil Silverblatt Outside, in the beautiful Berks, with six poets reading their work--what could be better? (Yeah, one of those poets is me.) Hope to see you there! Sunday, June 5, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMThe Mount2 Plunkett … Continue reading Voices of Poetry at the Mount!


So much for supporting me in the 30 Poems in November fundraiser for the Center for New Americans. Because of the generosity of people like you, it was wildly successful—we raised over $85,000 that goes directly to support programs and services for those new to our country and community. Several matching donations have already been … Continue reading THANK YOU!

Lakehouse Open Mic Redux!

Sunday, October 3, 4-5pmAshfield Lake House Poetry, prose, music, theater, interpretative Covid dance, bring it! First 10 to sign up have 5 minutes to do their thing. Bring masks and social (but not emotional) distance! We'll be outside, weather permitting--pray to the weather gods, because we're going for it! The Lakehouse is serving yummy small … Continue reading Lakehouse Open Mic Redux!

Dickinson Museum Reading–this week!

Thursday, March 25, 6pm ET Join me online for the inaugural Phosphorescence Poetry Reading presented by the Emily Dickinson Museum. I'll be reading with two spectacular poets, Teri Ellen Cross Davis & Todd Kaneko. We're going to explore the idea of "home", and what that means to us, and what it might have meant to Miz … Continue reading Dickinson Museum Reading–this week!

You Don’t Have to Be Everything

Hey Friends, I have a poem in this forthcoming anthology, The poem, Lost & Found, which is in my second book, Grass Whistle, is about my own coming of age, and having it included in this anthology feels like a cosmic resolution to the reason I started writing my Pokey Mama blog o so long … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Be Everything

Those Winter Sundays Poetry Series: Bock & Stucky–Cancelled

Sadly, we will have to reschedule these two fine poets for another day. Stay tuned for news about the April reading... Kristin Bock & Janaka Stucky Sunday, March 29, 4pm Ashfield Lake House Those Winter Sundays, named after the Robert Hayden poem, takes place the last Sunday of the month at the Ashfield Lakehouse during … Continue reading Those Winter Sundays Poetry Series: Bock & Stucky–Cancelled

Amherst Poetry Festival 9/19-21

Hey Friends, I'm doing this thing with my colleague Polina at the AmHoPoFest…. then I race in the Paper City Regatta on Sunday--you should come to that, too. There's pie! Poetry & Curiosities of the Sciences Polina Barskova & Amy Dryansky Saturday, September 21, 1-2:30 Emily Dickinson Museum Amherst, MA Emily Dickinson, a passionate botanist … Continue reading Amherst Poetry Festival 9/19-21

In With the New!

In With the New: Poets Laureate at the Florence Poetry Carnival Saturday, April 27, 4:30pm Florence Civic Center My time is up! Help me welcome the new Northampton poet laureate to the community at the first Florence Poetry Carnival. I'll introduce the new laureate, Karen Skolfield, and say goodbye, at an event that will feature … Continue reading In With the New!

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