December 2019 and January 2020 Poetry Readings in Boston and Environs

Shop local this holiday season and buy your loved ones books of poetry from the many poets reading in an around Boston this year. There’s a real wealth of them this month and next. Thanks as always to Daniel Bouchard for compiling the bulk of these listings.

Of special note:

    • Fellow Lesley alum Eileen Cleary in Newton this Friday, Dec 6
    • Martha Collins, Frannie Lindsay, and Fred Marchant at the Old Manse in Concord that same evening
    • Jenn Martelli at Arts at the Armory Sunday, Dec 8
    • Ilya Kaminsky at the Blacksmith House in Cambridge Monday, Dec 9
    • Danielle Legros Georges and friends at Grolier Thursday, Dec 12
    • Solidarity Salon in Cambridge Saturday, Dec 14
    • Beloved Lesley professor Kevin Prufer at Grolier on Tuesday, Jan 7
    • Lisa deSiro and Eileen Cleary in Cambridge Wednesday, Jan 15
    • Cape Cod Poetry Review in Wellfleet Thursday, Jan 23

Thursday, December 5, 4:30 -5:30 pm
José Angel Araguz
First Floor, Amenities Room
73 Tremont Street
Suffolk University
Boston, MA

Thursday, December 5, 5:30 pm
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
Brown University
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI
free and open to the public

Friday, December 6, 7 – 8 pm
Deep Thoughts Poetry Open Mic
Bedlam Book Cafe
138 Green St.
Worcester, MA

Friday, December 6, 7 pm
Eileen Cleary and Matthew Sisson
followed by Open Mic
Poetry at the Y reading series
West Suburban YMCA
276 Church St.
Newton, MA

Friday, December 6, 7 pm
Martha Collins, Frannie Lindsay, and Fred Marchant
Poetry in the Parlor, curated by the New England Poetry Club
The Old Manse
Concord, MA

Friday, December 6, 7:30 pm
Timothy Gager
Unearthed Song & Poetry
Home.stead Bakery and Cafe
1448 Dorchester Ave.
Fields Corner
Dorchester, MA

Saturday, December 7, 1 pm
Judith Baumel, George Kovach, Oksana Lutsyshyna, and Ben Mazer (Presenting Delmore Schwartz’s Uncollected Works)
Arrowsmith Press Book Launch
Friends Meeting House at Cambridge
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, December 7, 4 pm
Maxine Chernoff and Anna V. Q. Ross
The MIT Press Bookstore
301 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, December 7, 6 – 7 pm
Jason Tandon
Bedlam Book Cafe
138 Green St.
Worcester, MA

Sunday, December 8, 3 pm
Martha Collins
The Press Room: The 4th Annual Emily Dickinson Birthday Reading
90 Oxford St
Somerville, MA

Sunday, December 8, 3 – 5 pm
Toni Bee, Jennifer Martelli, and Chris O’Carroll
New Poetry and Open Mic
New England Poetry Club
Arts at the Armory Café
Somerville, MA

Monday, December 9, 8 pm
Ilya Kaminsky and Andrea Cohen
Blacksmith House
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
$3

Thursday, December 12, 7 pm
Fred Marchant, Renuka Raghavan and Catherine Strisik
Cervena Barva Press Reading Series
Arts at the Armory/Basement B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

Thursday, December 12, 7 pm
Amanda Cook, David Blair, Danielle Legros Georges, John Mulrooney, Kim Garcia, and Philip Nikolayev
spoKe 6 launch
Grolier Poetry Bookshop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, December 12, 7 pm
New Mission High School student reading
Rozzie Reads Poetry
Roslindale House
120 Poplar Street
Roslindale, MA

Friday, December 13, 7:30 pm
Susan Donnelly, Audrey Henderson, and Terry Kitchen
Chaptre and Verse Literary Redaing Series
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
Across from the Monument, Centre and South Streets

Friday, December 13, 7 pm
Janet MacFadyen (poetry), Stephen Schmidt (photography)
poetry set to slide show
Amherst Books
8 Main St
Amherst, MA

Saturday, December 14, 10:30 am
Jason Tandon and Jay Cunningham
Wake Up And Smell The Poetry
HCAM Studios, 77 Main St.
Hopkinton, MA

Saturday, December 14, 7:30 pm
Joey Gould, Lauren Leja, Julia Lisella, In Paik, Anne Pluto, Renuka Raghavan, Anna M. Warrock
The Solidarity Salon, hosted by Lisa DeSiro
The Lilypad
1353 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, December 14, 4 – 6 pm
John Hennessy and Katia Kapovich
Outpost 186
186 Hampshire Street
Inman Square
Cambridge, MA

Sunday, December 15, 2 – 4 pm
Alan Shapiro and Dorian Kotsiopoulos
Brookline Poetry Series
Hunneman Hall, Brookline Village Library
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA

Tuesday, December 17, 7 pm
Nina MacLaughlin
Grolier Poetry Bookshop
Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, December 18, 6 pm
Cynthia Bargar, Darren Black, Eileen Cleary, Emily Logan, Suzanne Mercury, David Miller, Greg Nicholl, Julie Puncochar, and Steven Riel
OUTPOST 186
186 1/2 Hampshire St.
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, December 19, 7 pm
Togara Muzanenhamo
A Window on the World through the Eyes of the Zimbabwean
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

Friday, January 3, 7 pm
Poetry in the Parlor, curated by the New England Poetry Club
Kenneth Lee, Gloria Mindock, and Tontongi
The Old Manse
Concord, MA

Friday, January 3, 7:30 pm
Oliver de la Paz
Unearthed Song & Poetry
Home.stead Bakery and Cafe
1448 Dorchester Ave.
Fields Corner
Dorchester, MA

Sunday, January 5, 1 – 3 pm
Eileen Cleary and Dennis Daly
Poetry: The Art Of Words
Plymouth Public Library/Otto Fehlow Room
132 South St
Plymouth, MA

Tuesday, January 7, 7 – 9 pm
Kevin Prufer, Wayne Miller, and Andrea Read
Grolier Poetry Bookshop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, January 11, 4-6pm
Blake Campbell and Sam Wronoski
Outpost 186
186 Hampshire Street
Inman Square
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, January 11, 10:30 am
Anna Freidrich and Mel Green
Wake Up And Smell The Poetry
HCAM Studios, 77 Main St.
Hopkinton, MA

Saturday, January 11, 3 pm
Elizabeth Wolf and Anton Yakovlev
Powow River Poets Reading Series
Newburyport Public Library
92 State Street
Newburyport, MA

Sunday, January 12, 3 pm
Denise Bergman and Susan Eisenberg
Concord Poetry at the Library Series
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Concord Free Public Library
129 Main Street
Concord, MA

Wednesday, January 15, 7 pm
Denise Bergman, Lisa DeSiro, and Eileen Cleary
First Church Congregationalist
The Harter Room
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA

Sunday, January 19, 2 – 4 pm
Rodney Jones
Brookline Poetry Series
Hunneman Hall, Brookline Village Library
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA

Thursday, January 23, 7 pm
Keith Althaus, Rose Auslander, and Dell Lemmon
Cape Cod Poetry Review Launch
Wellfleet Library
55 West Main Street
Wellfleet, MA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.