Poetry Brookline Project/Contest

(via Wendy Drexler):

Hi Carol,

Please post to the workshop these guidelines from Brookline poet laureate Judy Steinbergh. You don’t have to live in Brookline to submit. She says:

I am attaching my guide for the Poetry Brookline Project. My deadline is very fluid, shall we say. This was distributed to schools, libraries and teachers. Adults can use their inner guide, and send in poems that seem vaguely related to towns, markets, parks, streams, etc.

I’ll start posting material over July and continue throughout next fall and winter. www.brooklinepoetlaureate.orgpoetry_brookline_guidelines-1-1

Final PoemWorks Reading At Porter Square Books

POETRY READING

Monday, June 10, 2013, at 7:00 PM

Porter Square Books

25 White Street

Cambridge, MA

617-491-2220

www.portersquarebooks.com

Join us for a poetry reading with Aimée Sands, Rachel Goldstein, and Nicole DiCello, members of the Workshop for Publishing Poets, directed by Barbara Helfgott Hyett. For more information about the workshop, see www.poemworks.com. Hosted by Richard Waring, rwaring@nejm.org.

Aimée Sands is the author of The Green-go Turn of Telling, released in the fall of 2012 by the Irish press Salmon Poetry.  Her poems have appeared in FIELD, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poet Lore, Measure, Salamander and elsewhere.  She has just been awarded a fellowship at the MacDowell Colony. Aimée holds an MFA from the Bennington College Creative Writing Seminars.  She is co-director of the Brookline Poetry Series, a 12-year-old venue that has featured Franz Wright, Tracy K. Smith, Jean Valentine, and Major Jackson, among many others. She is also an independent documentary filmmaker.  The Kellogg Foundation recently awarded her a grant for her film What Makes Me White?  The film is a tool for diversity and anti-racism work, and is already in use at over 350 colleges, churches, and nonprofits in the US and Canada.  Ms. Sands has won numerous awards for her previous documentaries, all of which appeared on WGBH, NPR, or PBS.

Rachel Goldstein is the daughter of Holocaust survivors. She was born in Germany in 1946 in a displaced person’s hospital. At the age of two she moved to La Paz, Bolivia with her parents. Five years later, her family emigrated to Montreal, Canada where she completed her education. Her book, Except for That, was published this year by Cervena Barva Press.

Nicole DiCello is an MFA candidate for Creative Writing Poetry at Emerson College. She attended the Workshop for Publishing Poets for 6 years, and credits Barbara for honing her writing down to the barest essentials. Nicole was a finalist for The Knightville Poetry Prize, judged by Charles Simic, and her poem was published in The New Guard. She won second place in the Blue Mesa Review poetry contest judged by Lisa Gill, Richard Vargas, and Danny Solis. Her work has appeared in Poetry East, Breakwater Review, Nimrod, Concho River Review, and Ballard Street Poetry Journal. In addition, she is a reader for Ploughshares Journal. After attending the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference earlier this year, she’s working to get her first completed manuscript, The Long Emergency, published.

Register Now For Summer 2013 Workshops

“One of the best places for workshops…” The Boston Globe

www.PoemWorks.com

The Workshop For Publishing Poets

Summer 2013

with Barbara Helfgott Hyett

Register for as many or as few as you like.

16 morning sessions and 16 evening sessions available.

Register for 1 workshop at $100,

or register for 4 workshops at $260,

or 8 workshops at $425,

or more than 8 workshops at $50 for each additional workshop.

 

8 Tuesday mornings, 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.  July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27

8 Tuesday evenings, 7 P.M. – 10 P.M.  July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27

8 Thursday mornings, 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.  July 11, 18, 25 Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

8 Thursday evenings, 7 P.M. – 10 P.M.  July 11, 18, 25 Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

Call Carol Hobbs, Workshop Administrator, at (781) 769-2066 or

e-mail carol@poemworks.com to register by June 24, 2013.

 

FEE MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY June 24, 2013 or space may be forfeited.

 

PoemWorks Summer Programs: call Carol Hobbs at (781) 769-2066 for details!

 

Summer Tune-Up! Special 2-hour private tutorials for existing members to gather in poems and work towards a collection ($150 per session; limit one session per member)

 

The Bring-A-Friend-With-You Special!

Any member may bring a friend for one workshop for $50

on a space-available basis. Makes wonderful gifts for friends and family!

 

~New members: Please mail 5 poems, SASE and fee to Barbara Helfgott Hyett, P.O. Box 67107, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-9998. To contact Barbara by telephone call 617-332-3590; e-mail barbara@poemworks.com

 

Other Services: Individual Manuscript Editing, the Workshop by Mail

Workshops provide Massachusetts-Certified Professional Development Credits

ALEXIS IVY READING JUNE 3RD

Soup Poetry / Open Mic

ALEXIS IVY

8 PM @ Out of The Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect St.
Cambridge, MA

Featured Reader and an Open Mike. Hosted by Chad Parenteau

Bring your work to read!

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On June 3rd, we welcome debuting author Alexis Ivy.

Alexis Ivy is a student of Literature at Harvard University’s Extension School and works at the family wallpaper business in the bookmaking department located on the South Shore. She’s a bad pool player, a good coffee drinker and hasn’t won a single dollar on a scratch ticket in over a month. Her recent work has appeared inSpare Change News, The Dos Passos Review, Tar River Poetry, Licking River Review, J Journal, among others. Her first book entitled Romance with Small-Time Crooks has just been published by BlazeVox Books and is literally hot off the press.

PoemWorks Reading At Porter Square Books

POETRY READING

Monday, May 6, 2013, at 7:00 PM

Porter Square Books

25 White Street

Cambridge, MA

617-491-2220

www.portersquarebooks.com

Join us for a poetry reading with E.M. Janik, Sarath Reddy, and Emily Ferrara, members of the Workshop for Publishing Poets, directed by Barbara Helfgott Hyett. For more information about the workshop, see www.poemworks.com. Hosted by Richard Waring, rwaring@nejm.org.

E. M. Janik is a Proposal & Communications Manager for an IT and engineering firm that provides services to the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Her poems have appeared in Visions International, The New Mexico Humanities Review, Mind in Motion, Soundings East, and The Marlboro Review (forthcoming).  Liz has recently completed her first poetry manuscript. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Jay, and their pet rabbit, Emerson.

Sarath Reddy lives in Brookline with his wife and three children. He has participated in the PoemWorks workshop for the past two years. His poetry has been inspired by his experience as a father and husband, as a physician, and as an Indian-American. He won this year’s creative writing contest sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Emily Ferrara is the author of The Alchemy of Grief, a poetry collection selected to win the Bordighera Poetry Prize, and published in bilingual edition (English and Italian) in 2007. She is an assistant professor of family medicine and community health at UMass Medical School in Worcester, where she teaches medical creative writing, doctor-patient communication, and serves as a patient advocate. A long-time member of PoemWorks, Emily has received recognition for her poetry from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Worcester County Poetry Association, and the Massachusetts Center for the Book. She lives in Worcester with her wife, a UU minister. Their daughter lives and works as an editor and writer in Boston.

Wendy Drexler at Porter Square Books

[via Wendy Drexler]

Please post to the workshop. I’ll be reading with two other WordTech poets, Cambridge poet Ellen Steinbaum and Christopher Locke from NH, on Wednesday, May 8, 7 pm. Hope to see some of you there.

Bios on this link:

http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/evening-wordtech-poets

Thanks,

Wendy
www.WendyDrexlerPoetry.com