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Writing and Editing Poetry Workshop - Session 4

Where: Ames Free Library/Queset House,
51 Main St., N. Easton, MA 2nd Floor Conf Rm
When: Saturday 12/5/15, 10AM - 12PM

Series: 2nd Saturday/Month, Sept – May Instructors: Easton Poets George Comeaux & Rich Berg
Walk-ins welcome. Attend any or all sessions. Writing samples at any stage of completeness encouraged.
Workshops are free & intended for adults at any writing level.
Comments: Rich Berg, beachchair@verizon.net

Session 4: The Language of Language
Discussion: Interjection & Stratification
Editing Techniques: Boomerang Words

* In Every Session Read your poem & hear your poem read (optional)
Open Topics for Any Session
3 reasons why you write
5 Famous people that should read your poetry
Copyright & Back-up: Protecting your work
Session Dates: Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14

Writing and Editing Poetry Workshop

Saturday 11/14/15, 10AM - 12PM
Ames Free Library/Queset House,
51 Main St., N. Easton, MA , 2nd Fl Conf Rm

Series: 2nd Sat/Month, Sept – May
Dates: Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12,
Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14
Instructors: George Comeaux & Rich Berg

Session 3: Everyday Life
Discussion: -Travel, Food & Shopping
- Making Memories, Quiet Moments
Editing Techniques: Time is not of the essence
Read your poem, hear your poem read (both optional)

Email: beachchair@verizon.net

Haiku Workshops



Most of these submissions I get are from a Facebook Group called ‘Call for Submission,’ so join to get daily updates. There will only be 7-10 submission notices per month beginning this month and in the further.

Submissions will soon be open for the third volume of the Cape Cod Poetry Review, beginning April 1st through May 15th. Check out the guidelines on their website, www.capecodpoetryreview.com before sending up to three poems or 4500 words of prose by email to capecodpoetryreview@gmail.com.

Off The Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal, published by friends and former Mass residents Valerie Lawson and Michael Brown deadline for submissions are March 15, June 15, Sept 15 and Dec 15. Check them out at www.Off-The-Coast.com, this is a printed journal.

Another good friend Zvi A Sesling is the publisher of the Muddy River Poetry Review an online journal out of Brookline Ma. The reading periods for this ezine are Dec 1 to March 1 and June 1 to Sept 1, they are located at http://www.muddyriverpoetryreview.com/

Semaphore Magazine is looking submissions of Poetry and Short Fiction. We are a small literary magazine out of Mansfield, Ohio. Please visit our website for information on how to submit. http://semaphoremagazine.org/

WORDPEACE is a new quarterly online journal of literary response to world events in the spirit of promoting peace and hope for all people. We are looking for previously unpublished articles, interviews, fiction and poetry (or mixed media) to publish which reflect this aim. We want work that asks for positive change and is forward thinking. We publish writing that takes a stand against corruption and greed, brutality, genocide, and oligarchy. Submissions are accepted through Submittable at https://wordpeace.submittable.com/submit

THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED POETICS: We're excited to announce that Issue 11 will be released Wednesday, April 15. We're currently reading submissions for Issue 12. You can send your poems and essays to SUBMISSIONS@POETX.ORG or submit via our submission manager: http://www.poetx.org/index.php?id=submissions. No fees, and all published poems and essays are considered for end-of-year $$$ prize

Share please http://goldsmithsremind.com/…/the-spectrum-poetry-by-jonat…/ "Jonathans work examines the relationship between mental health and disability. We would love to publish more work whether creative work for our magazine or opinion pieces to our blog that focus on mental health but examine its intersection with other oppressions such as disability, race, gender, sexuality or class. You can email submissions to anomaliesubmissions@gmail.com. If you wish to make creative work to be published in the magazine (poetry, art, prose, photography etc), the deadline is April 25. The blog mainly looks for articles, opinion pieces or videos on a rolling basis"

Hi, writey friends. I'm just starting up a new online literary journal devoted to poetry and short prose (fiction/nonfiction, >1000 words) inspired by comics, anime, manga, cosplay, and other aspects of geek culture. I can't pay, but there's no submission fee either. I'm accepting submissions for the first issue until Sept. 1. I'd love to see some of your work!

Have you ever, as a new writer, felt intimidated by the contributor bios you read in the back of your favorite magazines? Have you ever, as a well-established writer, wondered how well your manuscripts would fare if they were separated from your name and list of previous publications? We here at Blinders Literary Journal hope that we have found a solution for writers and poets, new and advanced. We never want to see your cover letter, only your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork.

Blinders Journal is taking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art for its third issue until April 15, 2015. Please visit http://www.blindersjournal.org to view our latest issue or our submission guidelines.

Hi all, I'm the editor of Hypothetical: A Review of Everything Imaginable, an online literary magazine of prose, poetry and conversations (aka interviews) with creators. We are currently taking submissions for Issue Three (Spring 2015) and would love to read your work. Please read our inaugural and second issue for a sense of what we are loking for, as well as our Creed. Translations into English from other languages are especially welcome. Please forward! https://hypothetical.submittable.com/submit

Sleeve is a brand new lit mag dedicated to publishing short, yet emotionally charged poetry. We are open for submissions! Send up to 5 poems in the body of an email with a short bio to sleevelitmag@gmail.com
You can check out the full list of guidelines at http://sleevemagazine.weebly.com/submissions.html

Hello! I'm the editor of the Minnesota Review. We're looking for excellent poetry, creative non-fiction, and fiction. When it comes to prose, we are especially interested in flash pieces. https://minnesotareview.wordpress.com/…/minnesota-review-n…/. Submit here: http://theminnesotareview.submittable.com

Hi all - I'm an editor on two new literary journals. One, the Gyroscope Review, is a quarterly digital poetry journal currently accepting contemporary poetry submissions. Guidelines are available at http://www.gyroscopereview.com/home/guidelines/. The other is Fine Linen, a quarterly print journal of flash fiction and art. Guidelines for Fine Linen are available at http://www.fl-mag.com/guidelines/ and we are now reading for our spring issue.

Barking Sycamores seeks poetry, artwork, and short fiction (1,000 words or less) for its unthemed Issue 5. Deadline: 3/19/15. Sycamores is a literary journal primarily featuring neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, bipolar, dyslexic, etc.) writers and artists, however anyone may submit. Please review our guidelines before submitting. https://barkingsycamores.wordpress.com/submission-guidelin…/

Please visit the Website of GNOSIS (An International Journal of English Language and Literature). The last date for submission of Research Papers, Poems, Short Stories, Book Reviews, Plays etc. for April 2015 Issue is February 28, 2015.

Got a full-length collection of poetry ready to go? Submissions are now open for the 2015 Main Street Rag Publishing Company Poetry Book Award contest. First prize wins $1200 and fifty books. Postmark deadline January 31, 2015. $25 reading fee. Full details: http://www.mainstreetrag.com/PoBkCont.html

Peacheslitmag, a literary and visual arts online magazine wants your original Flash Fiction/non fiction, poetry, visual arts/photography, grocery lists, personal essays, diary entries and interesting forms of media for our inaugural issue! Peaches is a literary and visual online arts magazine about PLAY! We love to accept work from artists and authors who push the boundaries. We search for both clarity and ambiguity, and believe the two make beautiful babies together. Above all, it is curiousness that we search, for from chaos comes new order and from audacity comes discoveries. Please visit www.peacheslitmag.com for submission details. Deadline is February 25!

Transcendence is seeking dedicated, passionate individuals to join their staff. Positions are available in poetry, prose, and art, and people aged 16 and older of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Deadline January 15th. More details can be found on the website: http://www.transcendencemagazine.com/#!apply/c1y8b

Still taking submissions for Strike #7. www.ccstrike.wordpress.co

Catch and Release, the online literary journal of Columbia University Writing Program, is accepting submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art criticism, and book reviews. Please visit the journal for more details on how to submit. We look forward to reading your work.

Calls for Submissions from The GoldenPoet, a digitally evolving art piece combining all disciplines of art. You can submit anything from a quote, original photograph, poem, short story or a video showcasing what you do. If you're interested, please visit www.thegoldenpoet.com and click on the "Submit" tab on your left hand side of the screen. If you have any questions, please forward them to admin@goldenpoet.com. Thanks.

Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body is looking for poems about the body Please submit up to 4 poems in any style to the editors at potwanthology@gmail.com between now and September 15. No poem should exceed 80 lines or approximately 2 pages. Include a brief 150 words or less bio and attach poems in Word or RTF. Also, we would like to see a brief explanation of how the poet believes this work fits into our theme. We will consider previously published poems so long as you acknowledge it was previously published in the cover letter and let us know if the anthology can obtain reprint rights for free or low cost.

Hi all, IDK Magazine is looking for submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art for its inaugural reading period ending June 15th!
IDK seeks primarily to publish emerging writers/artists and Millennials (writers/artists born 1980-1995), but is willing to read any submissions related to contemporary culture. Up to 5 poems and prose pieces up to 4,000 words. You can find more info and guidelines on IDK's website at http://www.idkmagazine.com.
No submission fees and no payment for publication.

The Oddville Press is back! With a jam-packed first edition to celebrate our re-launch, we continue on our quest to promote today’s geniuses and tomorrows giants. Download your copy here: http://oddvillepress.com/ Take a journey through the pages of our historic re-launch issue to see just what floats our boat. Maybe you’ve got the perfect story, poem or image to feature in the next issue. Why not give it a try. You can read our submissions guidelines here.
Readers, writers, poets and artists; spread the word near and far: The Oddville Press is back!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - to First Literary Review-East. Guidelines at website: www.rulrul.4mg.com. Please send 3 poems, under 16 lines, to firstliteraryreview@yahoo.com. Thanks!

No restriction on previously published, no reading fee, payment of 2 contributors copies- http://www.timberjournal.com/submit/

Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that move. Please visit us at www.pitheadchapel.com to learn more about us and our submission guidelines.

Lyre Lyre is accepting submissions for its next issue! Read past issues and send us your work! www.lyrelyre.com

Submit to Extract(s)

Extract(s) is looking for submissions for our Poems, Stories, and Haiku features, as well as excerpts from upcoming novels, memoirs, and poetry and story collections. We will take submissions via our online submission manager only. We are not yet accepting self-published work.

If you are interested in having “In Place” feature your writing program/group, please send a formal query to us here.


Guidelines for Submission

Please submit up to five (5) poems. We are looking for smart, fresh,well-crafted pieces to consider. If you took a look through our personal poetry collection you would find writers who challenge us, who move us, and who we cannot help but share with others. Do you think you have a poem that will take off the top of our head? Submit now! Our submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.

Please submit one short story (fiction or non-fiction) of no more than 1,000 words. We are looking for fresh, well-crafted stories that make us cry and laugh and think. We want to be moved in some fundamental way in as few words as possible. Our readers should carry your characters with them as they go about the rest of their day—or longer. Our submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.

Please submit up to three pieces of original artwork in any medium with an original haiku for each. The haiku need not be an explanation of the image, merely a companion to it. As Japanese and English syllables are not the same, do not worry about meeting the “5/7/5? syllable count. Instead, think of the lines as “short/long/short.”

Please submit no more than 1,000 words of prose and three poems from a book that has been published in the past three months or will be published in the coming weeks/months/year. We will accept excerpts from publishers and writers, but are not yet accepting self-published work.


Zero Point

We are looking for writers that would like to have their work workshoped with our staff. Send us your work and we will set-up a reading and discussion at Zero Point's downtown office. This also applies to works of poetry. Our office is located at 265 Franklin St, Suite 1702 Boston. E-mail it too Emil@zptheater.com.

For more info visit http://www.ZPTheater.com or email Emil@zptheater.com Read the rest of the posting at http://www.stagesource.org/postings/show/8733/


Send 1-3 previously unpublished poems, any subject or style, using our submission manager.
Postal submissions with SASE with sufficient postage for return.
Please include contact information and brief bio with submission.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length
Revolution Poesy revolutionpoesy@GMAIL.COM
Poetics List (UPenn, UB)


The Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length.*
*Please submit you work to the
Long Poem Libraryfor consideration.

Muddy River Poetry Review Guidelines

Reading dates for Muddy River Poetry Review are December 1 to March 1 for spring issue and June 1 to September 1 for fall issue. Poems received on other dates will be deleted.

  • 1. Submit 1-3 poems. NO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED POEMS.
  • 2. No attachments. Please paste poems into body of email. Include a short poetry (and/or other) bio.
  • 3. Prefer free verse.
  • 4. Do not want "mushy" or religious poems.
  • 5. Do not want porno, sexist, racist or biased poetry relating to politics or ethnicity.
  • 6. Simultaneous submissions okay, but please let me know which ones AND notify me if any are accepted somewhere else.
  • 7. Future (other) publication should credit Muddy River Poetry Review.
  • 8. Response time will be as close to 30 days as possible.
  • 9. If you do not hear in 45 days, feel free to inquire.
  • 10. Payment will be publication in MRPR.
  • 11. Poems only accepted during open reading dates. Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
  • 12. Submit all poems to mrpr@comcast.net only. All rights revert to author upon publication.

What Is Metaphor: The Poetic Genius Issue
The genius of poetry is many things, but it partly resides in the definition of poetry itself: communicating with metaphor. What do you think of that? We want to know! Submit your poems, prose, essays, flash-fiction, and artwork to Jessica Harman or The Editors at this email address: poptzine@gmail.com

Sleet seeks poetry, fiction, flash irregulars. For guidelines, please see www.fleetmagazine.com

The Pedestal Magazine is currently seeking submissions of poetry and fiction. Please visit their web site for more information www.thepedestalmagazine.com

New West Submissions

I have recently been named fiction editor for New West magazine, and we are welcoming submissions for stories or novel excerpts of up to 5000 words. New West has just added fiction to its format, so you can be among the pioneers. Please check out the submission guidelines here...


Boston Skyline


Winter / Spring Poetry Readings

February, 2016

Friday, February 5, 7 pm
Jen Grow, Kathy Flann, and Gint Aras
Out of the Blue Art Gallery Too
541 Massachusetts Ave.

Saturday, February 6, 7:30 pm
Everett Hoagland, Susan Grace, BJ Nooth, and Catherine McLaughlin
Your Theatre Inc
136 Rivet St.
New Bedford

Wednesday, February 10, 7 pm
Mary Buchinger, Margaret Guillemin, Monika Totten, Gwendolyn Jensen, Adnan Adam and Kathryn Hellerstien
Hastings Room
First Church Congregationalist
11 Garden Street

Thursday, February 11, 6 pm
Daniel Bouchard, Kate Colby, Ruth Lepson, and Chloe Garcia-Roberts
Boston Originals Series
Woodberry Poetry Room
Lamont Library
Harvard University

Thursday, February 11, 7:30 pm
Christian Wiman
Rehm Library
College of the Holy Cross

Friday, February 12, 7:30 pm
Paula Bonnell, Tom Daley, and Kevin Gallagher
Chapter and Verse
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain Centre

Sunday, February 14, 12 pm
Gregory Hischak and Terry Johnson
Poetry: The Art of Words
11 North St

Sunday, February 14, 3 - 5 pm
Danielle Legros George and Jennifer Jean
alliope: Poetry Readings at West Falmouth Library
575 West Falmouth Highway
Falmouth, MA

Wednesday, February 17, 7:30 pm
Claire Keyes and John Ronan
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street

Saturday, February 20, 6:30 pm
Pablo Medina, Jennifer Barber, Eleanor Goodman, and Sam Cha
reading original works and new translations
Us & Them: Boston
Arts @ the Armory Cafe
191 Highland Ave #1A

Sunday, February 21, 2 pm
Sarah Howe
Brookline Poetry Series
Brookline Public Library Main Branch
361 Washington St.

Monday, February 22, 8 pm
Rebecca Kaiser Gibson
The Blacksmith House
56 Brattle Street

Tuesday, February 23, 6 pm
Joseph Donahue and Ed Roberson
introduced by Keith Jones
Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library
Harvard University

Wednesday, February 24, 7 pm
Favorite Poem Project Reading
Introduced by Robert Pinsky, Members of the community read their favorite poems
Boston University, BU Hillel
213 Bay State Rd

Saturday, February 27, 5 pm
Let the Bucket Down
third issue, launch reading

Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street

March, 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 6 pm
Ross Gay and Harmony Holiday
introduced by Stephen Burt
Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library
Harvard University

Saturday March 5, 3 pm
Midge Goldberg and Bill Coyle
Powow River Poets Reading Series
Newburyport Public Library
94 State Street
Newburyport, MA
Free and open to the public

Sunday, March 6, 12 pm
Jim Bronsan and Alix Anne Shaw
Poetry: The Art of Words
11 North St

Sunday, March 6, 3 pm
Ross Gay
Poetry at the Library Series
Concord Free Public Library
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Followed by Q&A and book signing reception
129 Main St.

Tuesday, March 8, 6 pm [date to be confirmed]
Anne Boyer and Robin Coste Lewis
Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library
Harvard University

Friday, March 11, 7:30 pm
Preston Hood, Dorian Kotsioploulos, and Nina MacLaughlin
Chapter and Verse
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain Centre

Tuesday, March 29, 7:30 pm
Tracy K. Smith
2016 Robert Creeley Award winner

with student winners of the Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Auditorium
36 Charter Road
Acton, MA

Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 pm
Don Wellman
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street

April, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 pm
Jay Featherstone and Carol Seitchik
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street

Thursday, April 7, 6 pm
Martin Corless-Smith
introduced by Boyd Nielson
Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, Room 330
Harvard University

Friday, April 8, 7:30 pm
Special Event of 50th Anniversary of Hanging Loose Press
Chapter and Verse
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain Centre

Sunday, April 10, 3 pm
Maggie Dietz and Todd Hearon
Poetry at the Library Series
Concord Free Public Library
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Followed by Q&A and book signing reception
129 Main St.
Concord, MA

Sunday, April 10, 12 pm
Lori Desrosiers and John Ronan
Poetry: The Art of Words/Mike Amado Memorial Series
The Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North Street

Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 pm
Denise Bergman and Nicole Schoel
Rocky Neck Cultural Center
6 Wonson Street

Thursday, April 14, 6 pm
Dan Beachy-Quick and Jen Bervin
Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library
Harvard University

Saturday, April 23, 1 pm
Eileen Myles
About Boston: Reading and Conversation
with Jackie Wang

Menschell Hall
Harvard Art Museums
Quincy Street

Tuesday, April 26, 12 pm
Rebecca Kaiser Gibson
Boston Athenæum
10 ½ Beacon Street

Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 pm
CA Conrad
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street

Thursday, April 28, 6 pm [to be confirmed]
Matvei Yankelevich
Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, Room 330
Harvard University

May, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 12 pm
Ben Berman and Marguerite Bouvard
Poetry: The Art of Words/Mike Amado Memorial Series
The Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North Street

Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 pm
Dan Wilcox and Allan Casline
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street

Wednesday, May 11, 7 pm
Frank Bidart, Deborah Garrison, Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright, Joan Houlihan, Michael Dickman, Frannie Lindsay
remember Franz Wright
Hastings Room
First Church Congregationalist
11 Garden Street

Friday, May 13, 7:30 pm
Meredith Bergmann, Sharon Dunn, and Danielle Legros-Georges
Chapter and Verse
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain Centre

Saturday May 14, 3 pm
Dan Brown and Marcia Karp
Powow River Poets Reading Series
Newburyport Public Library
94 State Street
Newburyport, MA
Free and open to the public

June, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 12 pm
Susan Becker and Richard Berg
Poetry: The Art of Words/Mike Amado Memorial Series
The Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North Street


FRIDAY, February 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Paula Bonnell, a native of western Pennsylvania, studied literature in Minnesota, New York, and Texas. She moved to Boston, earned a J.D., practiced law, and began publishing poems. Her collections are Before the Alphabet, a story of kindergarten in free verse, Message, including the “Eurydice” sequence, and Airs & Voices, winner of the John Ciardi Prize. In the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project, newspapers in Chapel Hill and Kansas City published her fiction. Bonnell is a PEN New England Discovery writer. Last April, she attended the two most interesting poetry events she found in Poets & Writers’ local listings, one being a Chapter and Verse reading.

Tom Daley leads writing workshops in the Boston area and online. Recipient of the Dana Award in Poetry, his poetry has appeared in Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, Fence, Denver Quarterly, Crazyhorse, Witness, Poetry Ireland Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of two plays, Every Broom and Bridget—Emily Dickinson and Her Irish Servants and In His Ecstasy—The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins, which he performs as one-man shows. FutureCycle Press published his first-full length collection of poetry, House You Cannot Reach—Poems in the Voice of My Mother and Other Poems, in the summer of 2015.

Carla Schwartz is a poet, filmmaker, photographer, and lyricist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fulcrum, Common Ground Review, Cactus Heart, Naugatuck River Review, Solstice Magazine and Ibbetson Street, among others. Her book, Mother, One More Thing was published by Turning Point Books in 2014. Her poem, “In Defense of Peaches,” was a Massachusetts Poetry Festival Poem of the Moment. Her poem, “Late for Dinner,” was a semi-finalist for the Naugatuck River Review Narrative Poetry Contest. Her YouTube videos have had hundreds of thousands of views. Carla is also a professional writer with a doctoral degree from Princeton University. Learn more at carlapoet.com.

Suggested donation: $5.00 or whatever you can afford.
(We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.)
Free refreshments are served.

Parking Information: The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but four spaces are reserved for ZIP Cars. Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass. There is nonrestricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between Burroughs and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.

For information check our website at http://jamaicapondpoets.com or email dorothy.derifield@gmail.com or call 617-325-8388.


Mike Amado


Poetry reading and Open Mic
The Plymouth Guild for the Arts
11 North St. Downtown Plymouth, MA [Downtown just off Rte 3A]


Sunday February 14, 2016 @ 12 NOON

Poet and playwright Gregory Hischak is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Parts & Labor (Pond Road Press, 2013). His plays have been staged by ACT in Seattle, Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, and Portland Stage (Portland, ME), among others. His stagework has won a Caulder Award for New England Playwrights and a 2015 MCC fellowship for dramatic writing. Hischak is also curator of the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port. He lives in South Yarmouth, MA.

Terry S. Johnson has explored careers as a newspaper advertising clerk, a library assistant and a professional harpsichordist before serving as a public school teacher for over twenty-five years. She earned her M.F.A. in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and has published in many anthologies and journals. Her first book entitled Coalescence was published in 2014 by WordTech Communications and won an honorable mention award in the New England Book Festival.

Her second book, now in progress, is entitled Words I Need in Another Language. It is a memoir in poems about her father's experiences in Italy during World War II and Terry's numerous visits to the villages where partisans hid her father from the Nazis when his plane crashed.


Upcoming Readings

Mar 6 Jim Bronsan & Alex Ann Shaw
Apr 10 Lori Desrosiers & John Ronan
May 1 Ben Berman & Marguerite Bouvard
Jun 12 Susan Becker & Richard Berg

Doors open 11:30AM, Music Feature 12:00 noon, Poetry Features 12:45pm open-mic 1:15pm.
Free admission and refreshments.

visit us on-line www.ptaow.com



7:00 PM/ADMISSION: $4.00
Hosted by: Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock

Valerie Loveland

Valerie Loveland is the author of Reanimated, Somehow and has two chapbooks forthcoming: Female Animal and Mandible, Maxilla. Her poetry has been featured in Dzanc Book's anthology Best of the Web and the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. She enjoys running, silent movies, and audio poetry. She works an optician, is a Computer Science student. She lives in Allston.

T. Michael Sullivan

T. Michael Sullivan has directed the annual Writers' Workshop sponsored by the William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts Boston since its inception in 1987. His creative work has appeared in various publications, including Boston Poet, Ibbetson Street, the Bagel Bards Anthology, Consequence Magazine and, most notably, the Irish Poetry Review.

Eric Wasileski

Eric Wasileski (M.Div) engaged in combat operations, as part of the crew of the USS Stout. He is a disabled veteran, a Quaker, facilitator for Warrior Writers and organizer for Veterans for Peace. He keeps busy being a dad, poetry, and peace work. He will be reading from his book Live Free (or die) Human Error publishing (2015).

The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.

Out of the Blue Gallery

Stone Soup Poetry (Host: Chad Parenteau), a 38 year old venue, $4, sign up to be a feature - call Bill Perrault at 978-454-7423.
Starts at 7:30PM and don't forget to sign up!
Recorded on local t.v. station.

Stone Soup Poetry Series
Out of the Blue Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA
Host: Chad Parenteau

Visit the Stone Soup web site: http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of the Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m.


Timothy Gager

1st Friday- Cambridge, MA

(starts with four, 15 MINUTE OPEN MIC SLOTS AT 8 PM)
with SIGN-UP starting at 7 PM


For more info and to get on the mailing list: EMAIL


USUALLY the 3rd FRIDAY of the MONTH!
NOLA’s TIGH FILI POETRY & OPEN MIC, $5, 8PM, Host: Nola, poems/prose.

OPEN BARK meets @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery,

Open Bark "Candelite Poetry" with Hostess Deborah M. Priestly and Features!!!!

Debbe Priestly with Earth Goddess

Out of the Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street,
Cambridge, MA 02139

Every Saturday Nite

Open Bark Features @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery:

Time: 8PM into the night! Admission: $3-5 at the door (donations accepted & adored!)

Readers: Features are determined about 1 month in advance. If you want to be one, Deborah Priestly and Rob Russell (Feature Coordinator), will book you to be one. Call the gallery at (617)354-5287 and ask to speak to Rob Russell, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from about 1pm to 8pm. Or email us at ootb@att.net and put your Poetry Feature Request to the Attention of Rob Russell, Feature Coordinator! Thank you!

Other info: We are a very laid back and creative Poetry Venue, "Open Bark Candelite Poetry Series" running on 11 (eleven) years strong now. We only ask that you bring original work and if you read someone else's work, like a famous poet or poetess' that you give recognition to their work by reciting first their name. Musicians, actors, mimes, dancers, drummers and others welcomed!!!!

Out Of The Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
phone: 617-354-5287

Every 2nd Thursday

Buckley Performing Arts Center,Massasoit Community College, Little Theater (Fine Arts building)

6:00pm: Doors Open, Sign Up, Refreshments
6:30pm - 8:00pm: Poetry Open Mic
8:15pm - 9:15pm: Poetry Slam

Address: 1 Massasoit Boulevard Brockton, MA 02302 (508) 588-9100

Brockton Arts/Night Slam website

The Boston Poetry Slam Downstairs at the Cantab Lounge

every Wednesday night at 8 * open mic, featured poet, poetry slam *
738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.

There is poetry at the Cantab Lounge every Wednesday night, year-round. Our rotating cast of hosts is led by SlamMaster Simone Beaubien. Cover charge is $3.00 (unless otherwise noted on our schedule ).

Open mic for all begins at 8:00 p.m. Our doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 7:15. The open mic sign-up fills very quickly, so we recommend that you be prompt. Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your time on the mic to three minutes.

After the open, usually at about 10:00, our featured poet performs for half an hour. Click here to see our schedule of features.

The slam follows the feature, usually around 11:00. Most slams are open to the first eight who sign up; however, on some nights, we have semi-finals or finals in our slam series. Click here for slam details.

The Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge is 18+, and you must have a photo ID to enter. (Note that the Cantab is 21+ for all other shows.) Feel free to email us at cantab@slamnews.com if you have questions about our policy. You can also check out the website for the venue, www.cantab-lounge.com.

Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Ave,
Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
(617) 354-2685
Email: cantab@slamnews.com

Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam Sunday Night!

Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm – there’s a $5 cover and you must be 21 to enter the venue – Sultry red lights, intimate tables, and wooden church pews give this small room one of the best ambiances in town.

Cambridge Common
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA. 02138

Providence, RI:


Wednesday, February 17, 7 pm
Alessandro De Francesco
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.

Thursday, February 25, 2:30 pm
A. Van Jordan
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.

Thursday, March 17, 2:30 pm
N. NourbSe Philip
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.

Tuesday, April 26, 2:30 pm
Mary Ruefle
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St. Providence

Thursday, May 5, 2:30 pm
Layli Long Soldier and Orlando White
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.


Manhattan Skyline





Lalita Java
210 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
(Btwn. B & C)

Every Monday: Louder Arts presents...

louder arts

"The Slam"
Poetry, Spoken Word, Slams & Guest Poets.

Always an open mic
$5 students/ $6 regular
Sign-up at 7pm, show starts at 7:30 at:

35 E.13th St.
(between Broadway & University Pl.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-6677

Every Thursday Mike Geffner presents...

the inspired word

The Inspired Word
An all-star poetry/spoken word event
every Thursday

featured guests plus open mic
Cover Charge: $10
7pm (open mic signup starts at 6:30)
One and One
76 E. 1st St. (corner of 1st Ave.)
New York, NY
212 598-9126

92nd Street Y Reading Series

Main Reading Series

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128


New Jersey:



John Petrolino
The Frank Talk Reading Series

Frank Talk

A New Poetry Reading Series
Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore

Frank Talk Poetry Series Home Page
Click Here: Frank Talk Poetry Series

Poets.Org (Academy of American Poets)
Click Here: Poets.Org

Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore
163 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701

$5.00 Cover
(includes food, beverages, and other goodies
supplied by Frank Talk owner Gilda Rogers)

Open Mic after the Feature

Contact: John Petrolino

John Petrolino



Old Town Philadelphia


"Poetry & Prose & Anything Goes with Dr. Ni"
(radio show; internet radio)

Date, time, pre-requisites: Last Friday of every month, 1-3 p.m.

Address: 1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122
City and State: Philadelphia, PA 19130-9998

Contact person and or URL/information: Dr. Niama L. Williams;

One copy of book to be subject of interview must be mailed to address above if one would like to be considered for show Readers: International internet radio listeners

Dr. Niama L. Williams
1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Hosted by Aziza Kintehg

Every First Friday of the Month

Be part of an Art Extravaganza * Spoken Word * Music Freestyle * Open Mike

Jose Sebourne Graphic Design
1213-15 Vine Street Philadelphia PA 19107
7-10pm $5.00 Cover

Contact info:
The Gallery - (215)564-2554
Aziza Kintehg(215)668-4500
Email: azizalockdiva@...

or check out the website: www.Josesebourne.com

Pacific Northwest:


Poetry Readings and other events in Seattle
and around the Pacific Northwest

Visit the POETSWEST Website for more readings...



Golden Gate Bridge


Southern California Open Readings


Barnes & Noble Poetry and Verse with Bill Robertson every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., open workshop/reading, 1201 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, (310) 260-9110.

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center presents an Open Reading, first Sundays monthly, free, 5:00, sign up at 4:45. Hosted by Marie Lecrivain. Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org.

Cobalt Poets presents open readings every Tuesday, hosted by Rick Lupert, with featured readers on the first Tuesday, featured regulars on second Tuesdays, Valley Contemporary Poets featured guest plus open reading on third Tuesdays, and Cobalt Classic All Open Reading usually every fourth and fifth Tuesdays, seven minute limit, 9:00, sign up 8:30-8:45, free, one drink minimum, all ages. The Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way in Canoga Park (west of Topanga Canyon Blvd.), (818) 348-3789, http://poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt.

Da’ Poetry Lounge spoken word open mic, every Tuesday, 9:00-midnight. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Blvd. near Melrose, LA, free parking next door at Fairfax High School, early arrival is a must, www.dapoetrylounge.com.

Barnes & Noble Featured and open reading, every last Saturday, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Barnes & Noble, 16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino, RONDVORKIN @ aol.com.

Poetry circle, second Wednesday, 6:30. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, 18231 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, (818) 343-1983, RONDVORKIN @ aol.com.

Gypsy Den in Santa Ana hosts a featured poetry reading every first Tuesday and open mics every Monday and Thursday, sign up starts 7:30. 125 N. Broadway Avenue, Santa Ana, (714) 835-8840, www.gypsyden.com.

Emerging Urban Poets Saturday Afternoon Poetry presents featured readers and open mic, every first and third Saturday, including January 23, 3:00-5:00. Free, hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell. Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd, two blocks east of Lake Avenue, Pasadena, kingfisher1031 @ charter.net, emergingurbanpoets.blogspot.com.

Moonday, A West Side Reading Series, open reading followed by featured reading, second Monday monthly, come early to sign up, 7:30. Hosted by Lois P. Jones and Alice Pero, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063, www.moondaypoetry.com, or pero @ earthlink.net.

La Palabra presents a featured poetry reading, plus open mic, usually every fourth Sunday, except January 31, 2:00-4:00. Co-hosted by Laura L. Longoria and Don Newton, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, (323) 258-1435, www.avenue50studio.com.

Our Poetic Souls open mic, every third Sunday monthly, sign up 2:30, readings 2:45. Hosted by Jim Lyon, please use appropriate language. Home Brew Coffee, 661 West Arrow Highway, San Dimas, (909) 394-1964, www.chrystinedrums.com/PoeticSouls.

Psychobabble Cabaret open mic with teeth, every Sunday, sign up 8:00, reading 8:30, no cover. Psychobabble Coffee House, 1866 N. Vermont, at Franklin, LA, (323) 664-7500.

The Rapp Saloon spoken word open mic, every Friday, sign up 7:30, readings 8:00. Six minute slots, free, all ages, co-hosts Mani Suri, Dave Nordling, Brenda Petrakos, Joe Camhi. International Youth Hostel, 1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, www.rappsaloon.com.

Redondo Poets featured reading and open mic every Tuesday, sign up 7:50, reading 8:10, free. Coffee Cartel, 1820 South Catalina Avenue, Hollywood Riviera, Redondo Beach, (310) 316-6554, www.redondopoets.com.

Tebot Bach presents featured readers and open reading, last Friday of the month, sign up 7:30, reading 8:00. Golden West College, Community Room 102, Huntington Beach, www.tebotbach.org.

Tía Chucha’s Open Mic: Night of Music & Spoken Word, every Friday, 8:00-10:00, no cover, donations welcome. Hosted by Nery Boche. Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural, 13197-A Gladstone Avenue, Sylmar, (818) 896-1489, www.tiachucha.com.

Two Idiots Peddling Poetry featured and open poetry readings every Wednesday at 8:00, $2 cover or one drink minimum with student ID. Ugly Mug Caffé, 261 N. Glassel, Orange, (714) 997-5610, www.poetryidiots.com.

World Stage Anansi Writers Workshop presents a three-part evening beginning with a workshop session, followed by a featured reader and open mic, every Wednesday, 7:30-10:30, open mic 9:05. Literary Director: Jawanza Daumisani, $5. World Stage, 4344 Degnan Blvd., LA, (323) 293-2451, www.theworldstage.org.


Barnes & Noble “Valley Voices of the Muse” featured poet and open reading, first Friday monthly, 6:00. Westfield Shopping Center, 72-840 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 346-0725. Patricia D’Alessandro, host: ciaopat9 @ gmail.com.

A Mic & Dim Lights presents spoken word and music open mic, every Thursday, 9:30, $3. Cal Poly Downtown Arts Theater (Pomona Arts Colony), 300 W. Second Street, Pomona (909) 469-0080.


Monday Montage, a support group for poets, readers, and writers, bring your own work, share your thoughts, or just listen, first Monday monthly, 7:00, if Monday falls on a holiday, reading will be held on the second Monday. Hosted by Curran Jeffery. Bluestocking Books, 3817 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest, San Diego, (619) 296-1424, www.bluestockingbooks.com.

Lestat’s Coffee House songwriters/poets open mic, every Monday, 7:30-11:00, sign up 6:00. Ten-minute slots. Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, San Diego, (619) 282-0437, www.lestats.com.

The Off Beat Open Mic, second and fourth Sundays monthly, 5:00-7:00. Poetry, fiction. Rebecca’s Coffee House, 30th and Juniper Street, San Diego, (619) 284-FOOD, www.rebeccascoffeehouse.com.

Dime Stories Open Mic for prose writers, first Friday monthly, 7:00. Hosted by Amy Wallen, $5. The Ruby Room, 1271 University Avenue, San Diego, (619) 299-7372, www.DimeStories.org.

Poetic Brew open mic poetry reading, third Thursday monthly, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00. Hosted by Eber Lambert, read up to three poems or for three minutes, thirty-three seconds. Rebecca’s Coffeehouse, 30th and Juniper Street, South Park, San Diego, (619) 284-FOOD, sandiegowriters.org.

Sunset Poets presents a featured poet and open mic, usually third Sundays monthly, 3:00. Oceanside area, (760) 758-2410, or www.sunsetpoets.org.

Fallbrook’s Writers featured reading and open mic for poetry or prose, once a month, usually on Thursdays, doors open 5:30, reading 6:00. Café des Artistes, 103 S. Main Street, Fallbrook, (760) 522-1064, www.kbgressitt.com/fallbrooks-writers-read.

the Vessel open mic features poets, singers, actors, comedians, every first and third Friday, 8:00. Live music, drinks, and refreshments, all ages, $5 cover. Canvas Cafe, 1370 San Marcos Blvd., Suite 120A, San Marcos, www.myspace.com/thevesselmovement.

Drunk Poets Society spoken word open mic, every Monday, 6:30-8:00. Hosted by Ola. Winston’s Beach Club, 1921 Bacon Street, San Diego, (619) 222-6822, www.myspace.com/winstonsdrunkpoetssociety.


Tuesday Night Poets featured reading with open mic, every Tuesday, 7:30. Hosted by Roe Estep. The Artists’ Union Gallery, 330 South California Street, Ventura, (805) 320-3524.

Bell Arts Factory presents a featured poet and open mic last Saturday monthly, 7:30. Host: Friday Lubina. Bells Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, www.bellartsfactory.com.

Corners of the Mouth! presents an open reading after the featured poets, limited to five minutes and original work every third Sunday monthly since 1984, free, 7:00. Linnaea’s Café, 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo. Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Artistic Director, (805) 547-1318, www.languageofthesoul.org.

Favorite Poems Project reading, poets and non-poets read favorite poems not their own, hosted by Lois Klein, third Monday monthly, 5:15-6:30. The Blue Agave, 20 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara. e-mail: loisklein @ verizon.net.

Friday Night AA Meeting plus Open Mic, every Friday, 6:30. Drug and alcohol free, 896 East Main Street, Ventura, (805) 794-9878, www.aplaceofpeace.org.

Poetry Zone featured reading and open mic, every second Saturday, 2:00-4:00. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 21 W. Anapamu, Santa Barbara. Host, Suzanne Frost, (805) 252-1655.

Train of Thought open mic, every Thursday, 6:30, 856 East Thompson Blvd., Ventura, between Ash and Kalorama, behind Kids and Families Together.

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