Susan Eisenberg will be reading November 15th and 19th from Stanley’s Girl and We’ll Call You If We Need You

Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 pm
30 South St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
3-fer: 2 Books and On Equal Terms online!
Reading from We’ll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction, With a New Preface
& Stanley’s Girl: Poems & a tour of the new website https://onequalter.ms
Monday, Nov. 19, 8 pm
Poetry Reading from Stanley’s Girl with David Gewanter
42 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA  02138

Congratulations to Mary Ann Mayer on Her New Book!

Kissing the Shuttle – A Lyric History (Blackstone River Books, 2018) is a full-length collection of poetry, historical illustrations and explanatory captions, reenacting a little known history.  The lead title refers to a common weaving practice that spread tuberculosis.  The book explores the nexus between labor and health, and features the first public health movement to stamp out TB.  Set largely in the newly industrialized Blackstone River Valley, notably Rhode Island, this associational history also traces “Cotton Fever’s” effects beyond regional borders.  Well-researched, engaging, and full of period details and diverse voices, it shows the human face of industrialization as well as society’s  new “esprit de corps” for public health.  Readers will experience daily life in the mills and villages, the TB sanatorium, and the nation’s first “open-air schools.”  The Historian Laureate of Rhode Island has praised the book as “a blend of both triumph and tragedy.”

For reviews and more information, please visit the link below.

https://www.amazon.com/Kissing-Shuttle-Mary-Ann-Mayer/dp/0692069216/

Author Bio:

Mary Ann Mayer’s most recent collection is Salt & Altitudes (Finishing Line Press, 2014).  Her poems, essays, and translations have been widely published. Her honors include the GrubStreet “Blue Period” Poetry Prize, a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant, and Massachusetts Book Award and Pushcart Prize nominations.  She has been a finalist for the May Sarton New Hampshire Book Award.  Mary Ann is an editor for Crosswinds Poetry Journal and volunteers with the Ocean State poets, promoting poetry in underserved communities.  She was raised in Rhode Island.  Newly retired from her occupational therapy practice, she divides her time between Sharon, MA and Franconia, NH.  Contact information:  blackstoneriverbooks@gmail.com

Ed Meek’s work exhibited in City Hall and forthcoming elsewhere

Congratulations to NEPC Member Ed Meek whose poem was selected in the Mayor’s Poetry Program for exhibit in Boston’s City Hall this year. He also has a baseball poem up at Hobart and work  forthcoming in War, Literature and the Arts, Split Rock Review, The Valley Review, Pinyon Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, Blueline, and Tell-tale Inklings! Be sure to l ook for his book reviews in The Arts Fuse and Digboston.

Breath and Matter: Poet/Sculptor Collaborations

Breath and Matter, a collaborative project between local poets and sculptors, will feature readings and art exhibitions this summer. Many NEPC Members are involved in this collaboration! Details here: http://www.bostonsculptors.com/breath-matter-home/
 
Wednesday, July 18, 5:30-8:30 pm
Mary Bonina, David Daniel, Oliver de la Paz,
Wendy Drexler, Audrey Henderson, Danielle Legros Georges, Tomas O’Leary, Ros Zimmermann
Opening Reception with Poetry Readings on the hour
Boston Sculptors Gallery, “Breath and Matter,” Poet/Sculptor Collaborations
486 Harrison Avenue
Boston
 
Friday, August 3, 5:30-8:30 pm
Crosby Baez, Alison Deming, Chard deNiord,
Anaïs Duplan, Anne Elliot, Lisa Harries Schumann,
Mary Pinard, Lee Sharkey, Sophie Wadsworth
Reception with Poetry Readings on the hour
Boston Sculptors Gallery, “Breath and Matter,” Poet/Sculptor Collaborations
Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Avenue
Boston

NEPC Member Paula Bonnell’s poem chosen for display in Boston City Hall

Congratulations to Paula Bonnell whose poem,”The Sun’s Progress,” is one of 18 poems chosen by the City of Boston’s Arts Department in its annual contest. This year’s theme is Diverse Neighborhoods. On May 3 a reading hosted by Boston’s Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges was held at City Hall and the next day 18 plaques, each containing one of the poems, were posted near the elevators in City Hall for the coming year.