Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Poets Miriam Levine, Martha Collins, and Kevin Gallagher to read Sept 27 Hastings Room series

  Wednesday 27 September 2023 ~ 7pm Christ Church ~ 0 Garden Street ~ Cambridge 


Miriam Levine is the winner of the 2023 Laura Boss Narrative Poetry Award, and the author of Saving Daylight, her fifth collection of poetry. An earlier collection, The Dark Opens, was chosen by Mark Doty for the Autumn House Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, and Ploughshares. Levine, a winner of a Pushcart Prize, is a fellow of the NEA and a grantee of the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. Her next book of poetry will be published in spring 2024. She lives in Florida and New Hampshire. 

Martha Collins’ eleventh collection of poetry Casualty Reports, a finalist for the 2023 NEPC Sheila Motton Book Prize, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in the fall of 2022. Her 2019 book, Because What Else Could I Do, won the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award. Earlier books, which have won many awards, include three focusing on race and racism (Admit One: An American Scrapbook, White Papers, Blue Front). She founded the UMass Boston creative writing program, and later taught at Oberlin College. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 



Kevin Gallagher is a poet, publisher, and political economist living in greater Boston with his wife Kelly, children Theo and Estelle, and Rexroth the family German Shephard.  His newest books are And Yet It Moves, and The Wild Goose, both published in 2022.  He edits spoKe, a Boston-area annual of poetry and poetics.  Gallagher works as a professor of global development policy at Boston University. 




with the first decade Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading