Jack Scully’s South of Boston Poetry Trail

Jack Scully

Jack Scully

READINGS

TUESDAY APRIL 1, 2014

 FOR THE LOVE OF WORDS MUSIC AND POETRY

1ST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
UNITY CHURCH
13 MAIN ST.NORTH EASTON
FEATURES:ALICE KOCIEMBA & FRED MARCHANT/ OPEN-MIC FOR MORE INFO RICH BERG BEACHCHAIR@VERIZON.NET
 
SUNDAY APRIL 6, @3PM

 
CALLIOPE
WEST FALMOUTH LIBRARY
575 WEST FALMOUTH HIGHWAY [RT 28A] FALMOUTH
FEATURES: JOHN BONANNI, CHARLES BONDHUS & CHRIS HOSEA /OPEN-MIC/
DONATION $5 MORE INFO www.calliopoetryreadings@verizon.com
 
THURSDAY APRIL 10 @6PM
 
NIGHT SLAM EVERY 2ND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE-LITTLE THEATER
ONE MASSASOIT BLVD BROCKTON, [OFF RTE 27]
OPEN-MIC 6:30PM/POETRY SLAM 8:15PM/REFRESHMENTS   MORE INFO: WWW.BROCKTONARTS.ORG
 
 
THURSDAY APRIL 10, @7PM
 
DUXBURY POETRY CIRCLE
DUXBURY LIBRARY-SETTER ROOM
77 ALDEN ST DUXBURY
SHARE YOUR POETRY/ MORE INFO  RDL678@COMCAST.COM
 
THURSDAY APRIL 10 TO SUNDAY APRIL 13

BOSTON NATIONAL POETRY MONTH FESTIVAL

 
THURSDAY 7:30PM TO 9:00PM  POETRY MUSIC & DANCE CONCERT
OLDSOUTH CHURCH 645 BOYLSTON ST  GUILD ROOM 4TH FLOOR
 
FRIDAY 11:00AM TO 4:00PM 15 KEYNOTE POETS
BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 700 BOYLSTON ST COMMONWEALTH SALON ROOM
 
 SATURDAY 10:00AM TO 4:30PM 40 READINGS BPL RABB HALL
OPEN-MIC 1:30PM TO 3:00PM BPL ROOMS 5&6
 
SUNDAY 1;10PM TO 4:40 PM 21 READINGS BPL RABB HALL
OPEN-MIC 1:30PM TO 3PM BPL ROOMS 5&6
 
For more information and a list of poets and times go to http://www.bostonnationalpoietry.wix.com/poetry
 
SUNDAY APRIL 13, @12 NOON
 
THE ART OF WORDS/MIKE AMADO MEMORIAL SERIES
PLYMOUTH CENTER FOR THE ARTS
11 NORTH ST PLYMOUTH
FEATURES:TIMOTHY GAGER & CHAD PARENTEAU/OPEN-MIC    MORE INFO: WWW.PTAOW.COM
 
WEDNESDAY APRIL 16,@6PM
 
POETRY IN THE VILLAGE
BLANDING LIBRARY
124 BAY STATE RD REHOBOTH, MA
FEATURE: /OPEN-MIC_MORE INFO: NLMBOUCHER@COMCAST.NET
 
SATURDAY APRIL 19,@2PM
 
GREATER BROCKTON SOCIETY FOR POETRY AND THE ARTS
THE FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM
455 OAK ST BROCKTON, MA
FEATURES:MARGUERITE BOUVARD, RENE SCHWIESOW & JACK SCULLY/OPEN-MIC/POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP 12NOON TO 2PM         MORE INFO:. WWW BROCKTONARTS.ORG
 
SATURDAY APRIL 19, 1:30PM
 
BARRY HELLMAN’S ANNUAL POETRY & MUSIC CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
WELLFLEET LIBRARY
WELLFLEET MA
POETRY FEATURES JOHN SKOYLES AND JUDITH PARTELOW WITH MUSIC FEATURES CHRIS MORRIS, EILEEN FENDLER AND STEVE GREGORY FREE ADMISSION AND REFRESHMENT
 
WEDNESDAY APRIL 23, @7PM
 
SALON OF SHORTS
BARN AT COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
RTE 28, COTUIT
AN EVENING OF POETRY, MUSIC, PERFORMANCE OR RANDOM ACTS OF GENIUS
MORE INFO: CONTACT WWW.ARTSONTHECAPE.ORG

SATURDAY APRIL 19, @7PM
 
MANSFIELD MUSIC & ARTS SOCIETY OPEN MIC
377 NORTH MAIN ST MANSFIELD
FEATURE: Bill Liscomb Singer/songwriter – country, bluegrass, folk and rock and roll
Theme: Story Telling in Word or Song
 OPEN-MIC MUSIC,POETRY AND SPOKEN WORD [SUITABLE FOR GENERAL PUBLIC]  Coffee & desserts are served in the art gallery throughout the evening.   General Admission is $10, Performers $5, Families may inquire about special rates                 FOR MORE INFO WWW.MMAS.ORG
 
 

HOT OF THE PRESS

 

Partner, Orchard, Day Moon by Michael Todd Steffen, published by Cervena Barva Press $17.00  http://www.cervena barvapress.com
‘I’ve just come back from reading the poems in Partner, Orchard, Day Moon, full of admiration. Steffen is so alive in his writing, keen with observation, both of what things actually look like, what the wind feels like, how things grow and rot, and also of character, his own, his uncles’, anybody’s he sees. The book gives us many wonderfully memorable lines using his chosen meter for all its worth. This is very good work.’- David Ferry

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions are now open for the second issue of Metaphor, a quarterly magazine of modern and contemporary poetry. Please submit up to five poems to shakespril@gmail.com. Also submit a short bionote.
http://metaphormagazine.wix.com/poetry
You can now submit your poems, short stories, essays and artworks to Caesura Journal. Attach a Word document or a JPEG to caesurajournal@gmail.com
http://caesurajournal.wix.com/caesurajournal
We like Poems that sneak up on you. Poems that make out with you. Poems that bloody your mouth just to kiss it clean. Poems that bite your cheek so you spend all day tonguing the wound. Poems that vandalize your heart. Poems that that act like a tin can phone connecting you to your childhood. Fire Alarm Poems. Glitterbomb Poems. Jailbreak Poems. Poems that could marry the land or the sea; that are both the hero & the villain. Poems that are the matches when there is a city-wide power outage. Poems that throw you overboard just dive in & save your ass. Poems that push you down on the stoop in front of history’s door screaming at you to knock. Poems that are soft enough to fall asleep on. Poems that will still be clinging to the walls inside of your bones on your 90th birthday. We like poems. Submit yours. : http://wordsdance.com/submit/
Submissions are now open for the second issue of Metaphor, a quarterly magazine of modern and contemporary poetry. Please submit up to five poems to shakespril@gmail.com. Also submit a short bionote.
http://metaphormagazine.wix.com/poetry
Rattle. Special theme for their fall issue is Poets of Faith (doesn’t have to be a particular faith, but looking for work that explores the relationship between faith and poetry). Pays $50, deadline not listed. There are other calls for themes on the page, as well. http://www.rattle.com/poetry/submissions/calls/
Black Warrior Review. Open until September 1. Looking for poetry, prose, and non-fiction. This is a paying market, although rates are not listed. http://bwr.ua.edu/submit/guidelines/
No fee, May 1 deadline. ‘Broken Worlds’ Dystopian Short Story Competition
Prize £100+publication. 5000 word limit. Be sure to read the terms and conditions.
http://www.almondpress.co.uk/#/dystopian-short-story-contest/4581919339
Whispering Angel Books is accepting submissions of short stories and poetry for its next anthology on miracles and extraordinary blessings. Please visit www.whisperingangelbooks.com for full guidelines.
Chase The Moon – The Magazine of Misfit Stories is a new magazine launching, seeking short fiction, from the editorial team behind Glitterwolf Magazine. Looking for fiction with heart, the kind of fiction with feet in multiple genres, the kind of fiction that is in search of a home. http://chasethemoon.webeden.co.uk/
The Leopard Seal seeks out the bold and curious. Check out some of our published writers and consider us for submission. http://poetry.theleopardseal.org/page/10

BITS AND PIECES

Happy National Poetry month !!!! Make a commitment to do something to advance your poetry life this month, attend a monthly poetry reading, finish that poem that you having been working on forever, submit some of your poems [see submission list above], buy a book of poetry or contribute to a poetry project [ Mass Poetry can always use a conation].
Barry Hellman’s Cape Cod Poetry Group on Facebook. Covers poetry, art,
and music events on Cape Cod. To join go to:
If you have a chance you most check out part of Harris Gardner’s, Boston National Poetry Month Festival, which now begins on Thursday April 10 at 7:30pm at the Old South Church, with a program of Poetry,  Music and Dance.  On Friday from 11am to 4pm 15 Keynote Poets at the Boston Public Library Main Branch in the Commonwealth Avenue Salon, Saturday beginning at 10am and Sunday at 1:40 pm there will be poetry readings by 61 poets in Rabb Hall of the Library and both days will feature a Oprn-Mic at 1:30pm. I will be conducting the Saturday Open-Mic and Sheila Mullen Twyman from Scituate will be reading at 11:40am, Rene Schwiesow from Marshfield will be reading at 1:40pm and Miriam O’Neal from Plymouth will be reading at 1:50pm all on Saturday. For more information and a list of poets and times go to www.bostonnationalpoietry.wix.com/poetry
Congratulations to Louisa Clerici, Holly Guran and Chad Parenteau who all had poems selected by Sam Cornish, Boston Poet Laureate, to be part display remembering last years Boston Marathon.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Duxbury Free Library is delighted to host a contemplative, 90 minute poetry workshop led by Rev. Dr. Gordon Postill. On Saturday April 5 at 2:00 PM in the Merry Room, the Rev. Dr. will recite several poems by renowned poets including William Shakespeare, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Anne Sexton and W.H. Auden.Registration for this program is encouraged and begins on Saturday March 22. Visit www.duxburyfreelibrary.org, and follow the link from Library Events, All, to the date and title of the program.  Click on the hand and the registration template appears. You may also call the Library to register at 934-2721, x 108.

The Kingston Public Library Foundation is sponsoring a one day bus trip to New York on Saturday April 26. The cost of the bus trip only is $70  there is no set agenda for the day that is up to you. The bus will leave Kingston at 6am and return to Kingston between 10 and 10:30pm, the bus will drop passengers off and pick-up passaengers at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Ave, the rest of the day is up to you. For more info go to www.kplf.org

Barry Hellman’s National Poetry Month celebration will be held at the Wellfleet Library on Saturday April 19 at 1:30pm, there will be poetry and music features along with free admission and refreshment.
 
Any suggestions, additions or subtractions please feel free to send me a note. johnscully36@yahoo.com
JACK SCULLY