Sunday, March 23, 2014

14th annual Boston National Poetry Month Festival : April 11th from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

The book table at the 2013 Festival

Well for the 14th year I have been on the board for Tapestry of Voices, ( An organization founded by Harris Gardner (Far Right) ), that every year brings to you the much lauded Boston National Poetry Festival to the greater metro area. Somerville poets are well represented including: Yours Truly, Lloyd Schwartz, Bert Stern, Kirk Etherton, Lucy Holstedt,  State Representative Denise Provost, Harris Gardner, and Gloria Mindock. Below is a peek into what the Festival offers...

The Boston National Poetry Month Festival
Boston Public Library, Copley Square

and Old South Church (Thursday)
April 10-13, 2014. FREE ADMISSION.
~ more than 75 established & emerging poets~

      Now in its 14th year, this annual festival begins at 7:30 Thursday night (April 10) with a new feature:

an evening of poetry set to music and dance across the street from the Library, at Old South Church. 

Events at the Library start on Friday at 11am, when 15 Keynote poets will read in the Salon. All are widely

published and highly acclaimed. (One example: David Ferry won the 2012 National Book Award in

Poetry, and the 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.) The Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday, with 

readings by local established and emerging poets in Rabb Hall, plus open mics. and a writing workshop.


    Thursday, April 10, Old South Church (645 Boylston St.) 7:30 pm FREE

    16 perfomances of poetry set to music and dance (Guild Room, 4th floor. accessible)


    Friday, April 11, Commonwealth Avenue Salon Room at the BPL, 11:00 – 4:00pm FREE

    11:00-12:00   Lloyd Schwartz, Miriam Levine, Tino Villanueva

    12:00-1:00     Dan Tobin, Christine Casson, Jim Schley
      1:00-2:00     David Ferry, George Kalogeris, Martha Collins
      2:00-3:00     Diana DerHovanessian, X.J. Kennedy, Alfred Nicol
      3:00-4:00     Kathleen Spivack, Richard Hoffman, Fred Marchant


​    Saturday, April 12, Rabb Lecture Hall at the BPL, 10:00 am – 4:40 pm FREE  

    40 poets read for 10-minutes each. The day begins with five Boston-area high school students. Other

    poets include Regie O. Gibson, C.D. Collins, Charles Coe and State  Rep. Denise Provost. 


   Sunday, April 13, Rabb Lecture Hall at the BPL, 1:10 – 4:40 pm FREE 

   21 poets read for 10-minutes each. They include Ifeanyi Menkiti, Lainie Senechel, Doug Holder,

   Lo Galluccio,  and January O'Neil. (concurrent with open mic. and workshop)


   OPEN MIC. Sat & Sun 1:30 - 3:00 (Room 5-6). FREE WORKSHOP with Tom Daley Sun 3:15 - 4:30


Festival co-sponsored by Tapestry of Voices & Kaji Aso Studio, in partnership with the Boston Public Library.      

FOR INFORMATION: Tapestry of Voices: 617-306-9484. Library: 617-536-5400.

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