Upcoming & Past Readings
I am looking forward to being part of the Pioneer Valley Poetry Festival at Amherst College the weekend of October 12. Other readers are Keith Jones, Elinor Nauen, Patrick Donnelly, Fanny Howe, Peter Gizzi, Brian Henry, Uche Nduka, Eleni Sikelianos, Monica de la Torre, Sawako Nakayasu, and Michael Leong.
We’re pleased to announce that it’s Boston Poetry Marathon time again!
This year's event takes place at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA on Friday, August 10, 7-10:30pm, Saturday, August 11 12:00-10:30pm and Sunday, August 12 12-6pm.
100+ poets read for 8 minutes a-piece, all weekend long. A wonderful time of year!
For more information: www.facebook.com/bostonpoetrymarathon/
I’ll be reading at the 90th anniversary of The Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge on May 19th. The celebrations will be held from 12:00-6:00pm. Come out if you can!
Sunday October 29th 2007, 3:00pm
In the Press Room, 90 Oxford St. Somerville
A Celebration for Patricia Pruitt
With readings by: Michael Franco, Edward Foster, Ruth Lepson, Isabel Pinto Franco, Edward Barrett, Ros Zimmermann, Lisa Borbeau, and Christopher Sawyer Lauçanno
With a special reading by the poet.
I will be reading at the Arlington Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 13, 3:00pm, as part of a poetry segment for a festival. The readings will go from 2:00-4:00pm. Come join us!
For more information: www.acarts.org
20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02474
Tel. +1 781-648-6220
I will be reading at the New England Conservatory with Nigerian poet Timothy Ogene. It will be held in Williams Hall from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
I am looking forward to reading with Celia Gilbert and Ethel Rackin on March 19th. It will be held at the Cambridge Public Library and will start at 2:00pm.
I’ll be reading pages from Bill Berkson’s memoirs and from his emails to me, this Friday at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, for the spoKe journal new issue reading, 7:00PM.
I’m reading Sun, Dec 11 at 3PM in The Press Room, 90 Oxford St., Somerville, MA, for the new XiT the Bear series, hosted by Michael Franco. This is a retrospective reading, from all of my books, as I will soon finish a new and selected poems.
Join Scott Ruescher and Ruth Lepson for an evening of contrasting yet complementary poetry at Gallery 263. The reading will start at 5:00pm
Scott administrates the Arts in Education program at the Harvard GSE and teaches English in the B.U. Prison Education Program. His recent publications include Sidewalk Tectonics and Perfect Memory. More importantly, he has been bantering poetics and world affairs with Ms. Ruth Lepson ever since he helped her arrange annual benefit poetry readings for Oxfam America by noted poets in the 1980s. This is the first time he’s had the pleasure of squaring off with her–gracefully complementing her–in a poetry reading.
Ruth is poet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music and the author of ask anyone, I Went Looking for You, Morphology, and Dreaming in Color. Her poetry has appeared in journals that Scott would never deem to send his poems to, those being innovative publications, while he prefers the good old publications that promote more humane values.
I will be reading on Saturday at 5:24pm. Have a look at the complete schedule on my blog.
Boston Poetry Marathon 2016 at the Lilypad (Friday Night)
1353 Cambridge St, Inman Square, Cambridge
and Outpost 186 (Saturday and Sunday)
186 1/2 Hampshire St, Inman Square, Cambridge
A summer poetry marathon featuring a billion local and visiting poets reading for 8 minutes each.
And join us for our Friday night After Party/show at the Lilypad: https://www.facebook.com/events/130323917393175
I'll be reading at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop on March 22nd with Michael Gottlieb. Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
Poetry is honored every day at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Harvard Square, the oldest continuous poetry book shop in the United States. They stock over 15,000 current volumes of trade, small press, and university publications as well as books related to prosody, poetry markets, and Broadsides. www.grolierpoetrybookshop.org
Join the Annual Book Party celebrating books published in 2015 by members of the National Writers Union.
WHEN: Sunday, March 20, 2016, 2:00-5:00 pmAbout a block from the Red Line Central Square T-stop
WHERE: Durrell Theater at the Cambridge Family Y, 820 Mass Ave, Central Sq, Cambridge
Street and city lot parking is free on Sundays in Cambridge
WHO: Open to members and non-members alike
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Boston Poet Laureate DANIELLE LEGROS GEORGES.
SPECIAL SPEAKERS: Mid-party, we'll have a reading at which six of the 2015 authors will each give us a 5-minute tease of the flavor of their books.
Declared the first Happening and later named Theater Piece No. 1, an unnamed performance took place in August 1952 at Black Mountain College that would become one of the most famous events in the college’s history. The ICA has invited five Boston-based artists to reimagine Theater Piece No. 1 by proposing a series of actions that will take place in the ICA galleries and throughout the museum. In Poets in Ekphrasis, Danielle Legros Georges draws on the rich history of avant-garde poetry at Black Mountain College and invites several noted poets to read verse inspired by artworks in the exhibition.
Danielle Legros Georges is a writer and educator who teaches at Lesley University and was recently named Poet Laureate of Boston.
This reading included a performance by jazz musician Noah Preminger.
For more on the event and details how to get there: www.icaboston.org/events/theater-piece-no-1-x-50-poets-ekphrasis
Saturday, December 12th - 6:00 P.M.
spoKe 3 Launch Party
Readers: Chloe Garcia Roberts reads Li Shangyin; Ruth Lepson; Francis Blessington reads Euripides; Joel Sloman
In collaboration with artist Karen Klein.