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In His Ecstasy: The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins, a one-man play by Tom Daley
Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm

In His Ecstasy: The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins, a one-man play by Tom Daley about the English Jesuit poet, will be performed by the playwright on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm in the Library Room of the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA. The play is being staged as part of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), largely unread and misunderstood in his day, is now considered one of the most important poets writing in English in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Author of such well-known poems as “Spring and Fall” (“Margaret, are you grieving”) and “The Windhover” (“I caught this morning morning’s minion”), Hopkins’s unusual imagination and his experiments in rhythm and syntax have had a tremendous influence on the development of poetry since the first volume of his poems was published in 1918.

In the play, a twenty-first century reading group focusing on his poetry at Hopkins’s old parish in Liverpool England is visited by a spectral priest named Father Hopkins. Some of the readers believe the priest is Gerard Manley Hopkins himself, returned from the grave. A lively discussion with the priest about how Hopkins’s theology, spirituality, sensibility, and sexuality influenced the poems’ creation ensues. Father Hopkins and the parishioners (English, Irish, Scottish) share in recitations and dramatizations of the poems. The play lasts approximately fifty minutes.

Tom Daley, the play’s playwright and performer, is a poet who leads workshops in poetry and creative prose at the Online School of Poetry, the Boston Center for Adult Education, and Lexington Community Education. He is the recipient of the 2012 Dana Award in Poetry. His poetry has been published in The Boston Globe, Harvard Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Prairie Schooner, Massachusetts Review, and Poetry Ireland Review.

Tom is the author of Every Broom and Bridget: Emily Dickinson and Her Irish Servants which he has performed as a one-man show at the Nantucket Atheneum, Emerson Umbrella, Fuller Craft Museum, Endicott College, Wayland (MA) Public Library, and the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Speaking about Daley's performance as Tom Kelley, Emily Dickinson's chief pallbearer, at a panel discussion on Emily Dickinson and the theater at Oxford University, Jonnie Guerra, Dickinson scholar and president of the Emily Dickinson International Society, noted, “A highlight of the roundtable was Daley’s performance of Tom Kelley’s elegiac address to the deceased poet as he gazes up at her bedroom window. Whether by Daley’s poetic gifts, his persuasive delivery or a combination of both, the audience was powerfully moved—some to tears.”

For information about how to register for the May 2, 2014 performance at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, or on how to book the play at your school or community venue, contact Tom Daley at



Call for poetry, prose (up to 1000 words) and art submissions for the Spring Issue of Crescent Magazine (like our page!) see previous issues here: We received so many submissions last time from this group and I would like to thank everyone for that!
Deadline Is March 25th! Any questions, just comment.

Non-fiction essay contest. Theme is "rejection," something we can all relate to, as writers!

Hello! We are just starting up a new digital literary journal entitled Sketches Magazine and we are having our first open call for submissions. We would love to read your fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Since we are just starting up, you have a very good chance to get published in our debut issue! So submit today!!

Call for Submissions!! Closing on 05/01/2014

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: 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!

Hey all. If you have poetry, fiction, memoir or journalism of an adult nature and haven't found a home for it, please contact me about a project in the works that needs such content. You can email or PM me for details. Please note, this project is not a porn thing, nor is it to degrade women. Just holler to find out more. Thank you.

Just a friendly reminder that Hot Metal Bridge, the online literary magazine run by MFA students at the University of Pittsburgh, is calling for submissions. Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, digital submissions all welcome until 4/15 via submittable.
We really want to read your best work and see your best art!
Submissions page:
Here's a link to our most recent issue:

Nine Arches Press. Open for submissions August 1-November 1, 2013. Looking for poetry collections as well as submissions for their magazine, Under the Radar. Query first and picking up a copy is a good idea.

The Summer 2013 issue of drafthorse literary journal - a journal of work and no work - is now available online. The editors are now accepting submissions for the Winter 2014 issue.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - to First Literary Review-East. Guidelines at website: Please send 3 poems, under 16 lines, to Thanks!

No restriction on previously published, no reading fee, payment of 2 contributors copies-

Lunch Ticket is in need of poetry, flash fiction (or flash CNF), and Writing for Young People! The DWM contest is still going on until the 30th, but our other categories need some love, too. Experimental work & cross genre work especially welcome. We like stories that are unexpected and challenge the reader, and poems that rejoice in language and explore its possibilities. Narrative-driven pieces always a plus, but we like it when you make us question our own tastes by showing us something new. 5K fiction, 1K flash, 3 poems, sim subs okay.

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 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!

Open City 360 Poets and Writers and Poets without Borders are publishing a new poetry anthology edited by Colin Dardis. The rules are simple. Send your best 3 poems in Microsoft word 12 pitch as an attachment. Include your name and short bio (no more than 4 lines). To keep it simple send only one file. If you don’t send your work exactly as we requested we delete it. Send your submissions to There is no closing date. We closeout the submissions when we receive enough quality poetry. So hurry before it's too late.

Harpur Palate is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction through November 15th. We'd love to read your best work. See the website for snail mail instructions or go here to submit online:

Haunted Waters are currently open for submissions for their quarterly digital literary journal called From the Depths. This current theme is The Journey, deadline 15th November 2013.

Antiphon online poetry magazine is accepting submissions for issue 9, to be published at the beginning of December. - please see submission guidelines. We publish excellent well-crafted musical contemporary poetry - check out our previous issues before submitting.

Tincture Journal is seeking poetry for Issue Four
for more info please see

drown in my own fears is a poetry journal about the human condition, therefore, we want poems reflecting that. poems submitted should be about love, hate, pain, sorrow, etc. we don't want maudlin sentimentality. we want the depths of your very being. we want well written, deeply conceived pieces of work. anything that isn't about the human condition really isn't for us. send us your poems in the body of an e-mail. we don't want to mess with attachments. sorry, that's just the way it goes here. please include a cover letter and a brief bio with your submission. we are also accepting photo submissions.
send poems and photos to

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

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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 only. All rights revert to author upon publication.

FutureCycle Press Open for Submissions

As of June 1, we are open for submissions again! We will be reading paper and online submissions in all genres until January 15. Here are our writer's guidelines, which have a few new wrinkles, most significantly Pshares Singles (see below)

FutureCycle Press is open to submissions of books, chapbooks, and individual works of poetry and flash fiction. Complete guidelines, including instructions on how to submit, are available on the website at We invite you to send your best work.

Submission of Individual Works
For individual poems and flash fiction pieces, we are currently working on two projects:
FutureCycle 2012
Our annual anthology of poetry and flash fiction is published after the end of each calendar year in print-on-demand and, a little later, Kindle ebook format. All submissions accepted for publication in 2012 will appear in the 2012 edition. Payment is one copy of the ebook and the same very deep discounts on printed copies that we extend to our book and chapbook authors. Please submit a maximum of five poems or three flash fiction stories. We consider simultaneous submissions but not previously published material unless it last appeared 10 or more years ago.

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:

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

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

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...


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Arts for the Armory
Basement, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

Featuring: Susan Nissenbaum-Becker | Gary Whited

Susan Nisenbaum Becker's poetry has appeared in many journals including Salamander, Comstock Review, Poetry East, Consequence, Lumina and Calyx. She is a playwright, actor and arts organizer receiving several Local Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants. She has been awarded residencies at the Banff Center for the Arts, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Nisenbaum Becker's first book, Little Architects of Time and Space, was published in 2013 by Word Press.

Gary Whited is a poet, philosopher and psychotherapist. He grew up on the plains of eastern Montana, and a strong sense of place pervades his poems.
His manuscript titled, Having Listened, was selected as the winner of the Homebound Publications 2013 Poetry Contest. Having Listened offers a collection of poems that speak from the confluence of a childhood on the prairie remembered and an encounter with the haunting voice of Parmenides echoing across 2500 years.

Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.

Featuring: Peter Daniels

Peter Daniels

Peter Daniels lives in London. His book of translations from the Russian of Vladislav Khodasevich (1886-1939), published in the USA by Overlook, is currently shortlisted for the Rossica Prize. Peter published his first full collection Counting Eggs with Mulfran Press in 2012, following several chapbooks including Mr Luczinski Makes a Move (HappenStance, 2011). He has won first prize in a number of poetry competitions including the Ledbury (2002), Arvon (2008) and Times Literary Supplement (2010).

Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.

Featuring: Susan Lewis | Gloria Mindock | Sam Witt

Susan Lewis lives in New York City and edits Posit. Her eight books and chapbooks include This Visit, forthcoming, State of the Union, and two from Cervena Barva Press: How to be Another and Commodity Fetishism, winner of the 2009 Cervena Barva Press Chapbook Contest. Her work has been performed on stage and in concert halls such as Carnegie’s Weill Hall and the Kennedy Center, and published in a great number of journals and anthologies, including Berkeley Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Cimarron Review, The New Orleans Review, Phoebe, Ping Pong, Raritan, Seneca Review, Verse (online), and Verse Daily.

Gloria Mindock is the author of La Porile Raiului (Ars Longa Press, 2010, Romania), Nothing Divine Here (U Soku Stampa, Montenegro, 2010) and Blood Soaked Dresses (Ibbetson Street Press, 2007). She is the founding editor of Cervena Barva Press, and a US editor for Levure Litteraire (France). Gloria's poetry has been translated and published in French, Serbian, Spanish, and Romanian, as well as being widely published in numerous journals in the US and other countries worldwide. Her fourth chapbook, Pleasure Trout, was just released by Muddy River Books. Whiteness of Bone, her fourth full-length book, is forthcoming.

Sam Witt is the author of two books, Everlasting Quail (UPNE, 2001), winner of the Katherine Nason Bakeless Prize, and Sunflower Brother (Cleveland State University Press, 2006). He has taught at Harvard University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and at Whitman College. Witt is an Assistant Professor of English at Framingham State University and the Poetry Editor of Jaded Ibis Press. His recent work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Interim, Colorado Review, and Boston Review.

Admission is $3.00. Reception to follow.

turtle grass a series of shadows by irene koronas




Reception to follow.

Featuring: Tamlin Neville | Donald Wellman

Tam Lin Neville is the author of two poetry collections: Journey Cake (BkMk Press, The University of Missouri-Kansas City, l998) and more recently, Triage, from Cervena Barva Press. Her poems have appeared in Harvard Review, Mademoiselle, American Poetry Review, among others. She is co-editor of Off The Grid Press, a small poetry press for writers over 60( She also works for Changing Lives Through Literature, an alternative sentencing program.

Donald Wellman lives in Weare NH. Books of poetry include The Cranberry Island Series (Dos Madres 2012), A North Atlantic Wall (Dos Madres, 2010), Prolog Pages (Ahadada, 2009), and Fields (Light and Dust, 1995). He edited O.ARS, a series of anthologies, including Coherence, Perception, and Translations: Experiments in Reading. Books of poetry in translations include Enclosed Garden, Emilio Prados (Lavender Ink / Dialogos 2013) and two books by Antonio Gamoneda, Gravestones (University of New Orleans Press 2009) and Description of the Lie (Talisman House 2013).

Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.

Directions & parking:
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.

Inside the Armory:
Go inside main doors and walk straight ahead about 30 feet, look for the door on the right to the stairs down to the basement. (There is an elevator just after the stairs.) Once in the basement walk through the basement lobby straight ahead about 20 feet, first door on the right is the Červená Barva Press Studio.

UFORGE Gallery

Saturday, April 26, 6pm
Jamaal May, Gail Mazur, Ben Berman, and others

Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series at the UFORGE Gallery
767 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday, April 28, 5:30 pm
Scott Rettberg
Videos & combinatory videos

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
East wing of Building 14
Room 14E-310

Blacksmith House Poetry Series

Monday, April 28, 8 pm
Jean Valentine and Jane Mead

Blacksmith House Poetry Series
56 Brattle Street

Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Spring Readings April and May

Monday, April 28th
6:00 p.m.
Ed Pavlic and Major Jackson

Sponsored by the Grolier Poetry Book Shop and the *W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute, Hutchins Center, Harvad

Ed Pavlic's most recent books are Visiting Hours at the Color Line (National Poetry Series, Milkweed Editions, 2013), But Here Are Small Clear Refractions (Achebe Center, 2009), Winners Have Yet to be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway (UGA P, 2008) and Labors Lost Left Unfinished (UPNE, 2006). His other books are Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue (Copper Canyon P, 2001) and Crossroads Modernism: Descent and Emergence in African American Literary Culture (U Minn P, 2002). His prizes include the National Poetry Series Open Competition, the Darwin Turner Memorial Award from African American Review, The American Poetry Review / Honickman First Book Prize, and the Author of the Year Award from The Georgia Writers Association. He has had fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center, The Bread Loaf Writers Conference, The MacDowell Colony, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University. He lives with his family in Athens, Georgia.

Major Jackson is the author of three collections of poetry: Holding Company (Norton, 2010), Hoops, and Leaving Saturn, which was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. He is the editor of Library of America's Countee Cullen: Collected Poems and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Book Review and many other periodicals. Major Jackson has received awards including a Whiting Writer's Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and an honors from Witter Bynner. He was an arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Jackson is a core faculty member at the Bennington Writing Seminars and is the Richard A. Dennis Professor at University of Vermont. He serves as the poetry editor of the Harvard Review.

*The reading will be at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Tuesday, April 29th
7:00 p.m.
FFrank Bidart

Frank Bidart has published seven books of poetry. The first three are collected, with new poems, in In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965 1990 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990). His fifth volume, Desire (FSG), appeared in 1997, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and National Book Critics Circle Award. Bidart's recent books include Watching the Spring Festival (2008), his first book of lyric poems; and Metaphysical Dog (2013), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has also been honored with the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation Writer's Award, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Shelley Award of the Poetry Society of America. He teaches at Wellesley College.

Thursday, May 1st
7:00 p.m.
Carrie Etter and Jennifer Militello

American expatriate Carrie Etter has lived in England since 2001. Originally from Normal, Illinois, she received her MFA in creative writing and PhD in English from the University of California, Irvine. As Molly Peacock remarks, "Etter's stellar new volume, Imagined Sons, folds the wrenching passion of displaced motherhood into a fascinating sequence of poems. Etter writes with intelligence, imagination and style-and not a shred of sentiment... Neither a memoir nor a narrative, the book opens lyric windows to interior experiences, and it rings with psychological truths."

Jennifer Militello is the author of Body Thesaurus (Tupelo Press, 2013), named a finalist for the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award by Marilyn Hacker, Flinch of Song, winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Award, and the chapbook Anchor Chain, Open Sail. Her poems have been published widely in such journals as American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The New Republic, The North American Review, The Paris Review, and Ploughshares, and anthologized in Best New Poets 2008. She has been awarded the Barbara Bradley Award from the New England Poetry Club, the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award from Red Hen Press, and the 49th Parallel Award from Bellingham Review, as well as grants and fellowships from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Writers at Work, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She has taught at Brown University, The Rhode Island School of Design, and The University of Massachusetts Lowell, and is the founding director of the creative writing program at River Valley Community College. She lives in Goffstown, New Hampshire.

Tuesday, May 20th
7:00 p.m.
Magurite Guzman Bouvard, Preston Hood, Lamont B. Steptoe

Marguerite Guzman Bouvard has taught poetry workshops at Regis College and the Radcliff Institute. She was also a Resident Poet at the University of Maryland. She is the author of nine books of poetry. Her first book Journeys Over Water won the Quarterly Review of Literature award. Her eighth book, The Unpredictaility of Light won the 2010 Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry. Her poetry has been widely anthologized and she has collaborated with a number of artists for exibits. She has also authored a number of short stories and essays. Bouvard's latest book of poetry is The Light that Shines Inside Us.

Preston Hood's poems have appeared in The Cafe Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Michigan Quarterley Review, Nimrod, Rattle. Take Heart Anthology, Poems from Maine Volume 1 and elsewhere. His first book, A chill I understand (2006), published by Summer Home Press, was a finalist for the 2007 Maine Literary Award for Poetry. Cervena Barva Press published The Hallelujah of Listening (2011) which won the 2012 Maine Literary Award for Poetry. He recently published an essay in prairie Schooner (2013). He lives in Lyman ME with his wife, Barbara Noone.

Lamont B. Steptoe is an award winning poet and the author of thirteen books of poetry and the editor of two collections by the late South African poet, Dennis Brutus. Steptoe is a Vietnam veteran, photographer, father and publisher founder of Whirlwind Press. In 2005, he won the American Book Award. A graduate of Temple University's School of Communications, he has read his work in Nicaragua, Holland, France and India. His latest collections include: Uncle's South China Sea Blue Nightmare, Crowns and Halos, Oracular Rumbling and Stiltwalking, and most recently, Meditations in Congo Square.

Grolier Poetry Book Shop | 6 Plympton Street | Cambridge | MA | 02128

Masschusetts Institute of Technology

Wednesday, April 30, 7 pm
Shaunalynn Duffy and Jessica Young

Room 2-105
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Masschusetts Institute of Technology

2014 ButtonwoodsMuseum Authors’ Lecture Series

Our next Buttonwoods event on Poetry is Friday April 4 at 6pm.
We have 3 poets signed up and have room for 7 more.

Please share this information with any poets that you think may want to attend or visit with us. To see who has already signed up please click here:

Here is the schedule of lectures to take place at the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill, MA. It cost $10 per author to participate in this event and we only have room for up to ten authors per event. The event is free to the public.

Buttonwoods Museum


Animal Books and Animal Stories Authors - - - Friday - May 2 6 to 8pm
Memoirs, Family Tree, Family History Authors - - Friday - May 16 6 to 8pm
Children's Book Authors & Illustrators - - - Saturday - June 7 2 to 4pm
US History Authors (In honor of the 4th of July) - - Friday - July 11 6 to 8pm
Historical Fiction Authors - - - - - Friday - August 1 6 to 8pm
Picture Book, Art Books Authors & Artists - - - Friday - August 15 6 to 8pm
True Crime, Murder Mysteries Authors - - - Friday - Sept. 5 6 to 8pm
Young Adult, "Tween" & Graphic Novels Authors - - Saturday - Sept. 20 2 to 4pm
Horror - Paranormal Authors (In Honor of Halloween) - Friday - Oct. 3 6 to 8pm

To sign up or for more information please contact Chris Obert at Tel: (978) 372-5825

Buttonwoods Museum - Haverhill Historical Society 240 Water Street, Haverhill, MA 01835
Tel: (978) 374-4626

Christopher Obert
New England Authors Expo
Pear Tree Publishing
20 South Porter Street
Bradford, MA 01835-7646
(978) 372-5825

Poetry and the Otherworldly
Presented by the Jamaica Pond Poets

Saturday May 3, 2014 4-5 p.m.

Hawthorne Hotel, Library Room, Salem, MA
Massachusetts Poetry Festival
(Register and more information at

Poems about ghosts and the otherworldly abound, from Edgar Allan Poe's classic "The Raven," to Emily Dickinson's "The Soul has Bandaged moments," to the 3 a.m. dream-scrawls of our notebooks. Visions and visitations, spirits and apparitions, dream-states and muses, imaginings of a world to come—we welcome them all in this group reading with themed open mic, led by the Jamaica Pond Poets.

Members of JPP—Dorothy Derifield, Holly Guran, Carolyn Gregory, Audrey Henderson, Susanna Kittredge, Alice Kociemba, Dorian Kotsiopoulos, Jennifer Markell, Sandee Storey and Gary Whited—will read their own otherworldly poems (as well as some favorites) and then the reading will be opened for audience members who want to share poems on the subject.


Mike Amado


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


Upcoming: May 4 Faye George & Dimitris Lyacos

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

Upcoming Readings

June 8 Jacquline Maloney & Molly Lynn Watt
Sept TBA Poetry Showcase
Oct 12 January O’Neil & Louise Dery Wells
Nov Elizabeth McKim & Barbara S Carlson

visit us on-line


For the Love of Words Music & Poetry

Every 1st Tuesday

Hosted by: George Comeaux & Rich Berg

Open Mic: Bring us your old or new poetry, your unfinished or not so sure of poetry & of course your favorite poet's work... we love them all & we'd love to hear from you...

7:30-9:30pm Doors Open 7:00pm
Unity Church 13 Main St. N. Easton, MA

Featuring: May 6th: Lisa Starr & John Holgerson

June 3rd Susan Mahan & Art Collins
July/Aug off
Sept 2nd Tom Daley & Chris Kain
Oct 7th Jack Scully & Nancy Brady Cunningham
Nov 4th Glenn Lucci Furman & Music (in progress)
Dec 2nd Music (in progress) & Linda Thayer

Jan 6th Michael Quigg & Music (in progress)
Feb 3rd Dana Rowe & Music
Mar 3rd Music & Astrid Drew
April 7th Poetry & Andrew Lewis
May 5th Music & Philip Hasouris
June 2nd Poetry &
July/Aug off
Sept 1st Music & Poetry
Oct 6th Poetry & Music
Nov 3rd Music & Poetry
Dec 1st Marguerite Bouvard & Music

Past Features: Annie Burk, Charlie Large, Rich Berg, Sheila Mullen Twyman, Charles Coe, Ryk McIntyre, Alan Howarth, Rene Schwiesow, Willie Pleasants, Arni Danielson, Tim Reed.

FTLOW Poetry & Music Features 2014-2015
Bookings: Email Rich Berg

The Brockton Poetry Series at the Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA For directions see

See our website: and click on “Brockton Poetry” to see our current poets of the month and upcoming features.

Upcoming Features: Sunday, May 24, 2014 –
Mary Bonina & Tony Brown and The Duende Project

We meet downstairs in the art Kitchen Café.
12:00 - 2:00 Poetry Workshop (offered at no charge to the public)
1:30 - 2:00 Sign up for Open-Mic Reading
2:15 - 3:15 Open-Mic Reading
3:30 - 4:30 Feature Poets

Sheila Mullen Twyman
Brockton Poetry Series
at the Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak St. Brockton, MA

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:

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 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 if you have questions about our policy. You can also check out the website for the venue,

Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Ave,
Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
(617) 354-2685

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:

McCormack Family Theater

Thursday, May 1, 2:30 pm
Arthur Sze

McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.


Manhattan Skyline



Readings in New York for:

Widows Handbook Readings


Fizz Reading

85 East Fourth Street
June 05, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Series Host Susan Tepper

Bonnie ZoBell's linked collection, What Happened Here, a novella and stories published by Press 53, has just been released. Her fiction chapbook, The Whack-Job Girls, came out in 2013. She has won a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in fiction, the Capricorn Novel Award, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award as well as resident fellowships at MacDowell, Yaddo, VCC, and Dorland. Visit her at

Richard Peabody is a French toast addict and native Washingtonian. He has two recent books out— a book of poetry Speed Enforced by Aircraft (Broadkill River Press), and a book of short stories Blue Suburban Skies (Main Street Rag Press). He won the Beyond the Margins "Above & Beyond Award" for 2013. He has edited Gargoyle Magazine since back before Elvis died.

Gloria Mindock is the author of La Porile Raiului (Ars Longa Press, 2010, Romania), Nothing Divine Here (U Soku Stampa, Montenegro, 2010) and Blood Soaked Dresses (Ibbetson Street Press, 2007). She is the founding editor of Cervena Barva Press, and a US editor for Levure Litteraire (France). Gloria’s poetry has been translated and published in French, Serbian, Spanish, and Romanian, as well as being widely published in numerous journals in the US and other countries world-wide. Her fourth chapbook, Pleasure Trout, was just released by Muddy River Books. Whiteness of Bone, her fourth full-length book, will be out soon.

Eric Darton's books include Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York’s World Trade Center (Basic Books, 1999, 2011), and Free City, a novel, (WW Norton, 1996). The final two books of his five-volume cultural memoir Notes of a New York Son, 1995-2007 were published in November, 2013. Darton is currently writing a book-length study of the literary, political and philosophical ideas of James Baldwin. He is a senior editor at Tupelo Quarterly, where he contributes essays on language and power. More of his work may be found at his website, and blog,



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:

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,

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,

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,

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 @

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

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,

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 @,

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,, or pero @

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,


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 @

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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,

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,

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,


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,

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,

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 @

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

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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