Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Please come join us on Friday, February 2nd for Poetry in the Parlor at The Old Manse in Concord, MA! NEPC’s Jennifer Markell, Ralph Pennel, and Marjorie Thomsen will be reading!
Please join us for our upcoming reading and open mic on Tuesday, December 5th from 7:00-9:30 pm at Harvard’s Yenching Library! The NEPC First Tuesday reading series, Members with New Books, continues this first week of December with readings by Francis Blessington, Wendy Drexler, Elizabeth Hodges, Mark Pawlak.
7:00 Meeting and Election (members only)
7:30 Reading (open to the public)
Paula Bonnell, honorable mention, Rosalie Boyle/Norma Farber Award
Rhina Espaillat, Der Hovanessian Prize
Len Krisak, honorable mention, Der Hovanessian Prize
Alfred Nicol, co-winner, Rosalie Boyle/Norma Farber Award
Jean L. Kreiling, co-winner, Rosalie Boyle/Norma Farber Award
Suellen Wedmore, winner of the Erika Mumford Prize
Followed by OPEN MIC
Please join us on October 18th for an event hosted by the New England Poetry Club and the Grolier Poetry Book Shop!
The Role of Poetry in Contemporary America: Dean Rader and Steph Burt in Conversation, moderated by Ifeanyi Menkiti
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
7:00 pm, free & open to the public
Cambridge Public Library
Community Room (basement)
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Dean Rader is a professor of English at the University of San Francisco. His newest collection, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, was published in January 2017 by Copper Canyon Press. Works & Days, his debut collection, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize and the Writer’s League of Texas Book Award. Landscape Portrait Figure Form (Omnidawn, 2014) was named one of the best books of poetry of the year by the Barnes & Noble review. He writes frequently about literature, culture, and politics for The San Francisco Chronicle and The Huffington Post.
Stephen Burt (who also goes by Steph and Stephanie) is Professor of English at Harvard and the author of several previous books of poetry and literary criticism, among them Belmont and Close Calls with Nonsense, both from Graywolf Press, as well as The Poem Is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them (Harvard University Press). Her new collection, Advice from the Lights (Graywolf Press), goes on sale October 3.