We Made Our Goal! — And Other News

Poetry on the TThank you to everyone who participated in our Indiegogo campaign to keep Poetry on the T! Thanks to you, we surpassed our goal, and you will see Poetry on the T for the rest of the summer! We’re busy reading all the fabulous poem nominations and getting incentives together. We’re thrilled to share this program with you, to inspire Boston together. Be sure to check out the final Funder Wall of Fame, below.

McDonough and DietzAttention Teachers: Don’t miss our Professional Development Summer Seminar with Jill McDonough & Maggie Dietz!

Just 14 spots left in our PD Summer Seminar at UMass Boston Aug 4-5. Earn 15 PD points in two days while studying and practicing the teaching of poetic craft and technique. Help even your best student poets create more unique and thoughtfully-crafted poems.

 

Richard Hoffman

Richard Hoffman

In a new series on poets who write prose, we’ll be exploring how the prose mind can be beneficial to the poetic mind. Richard Hoffman has just published his memoir, Love & Fury, and is the author of three volumes of poetry. Read his story here.

 

studentsOur recent In-school Student Day of Poetry at Masconomet Regional High was a hit! Check out the fabulous line-up of participating poets, as well as a poem by each of them, and the exciting workshops they ran.

 

 

U35_LogoStay tuned for videos of our May U35 Reading, and save the date for the next one: Tuesday, July 22 at The Marliave in Boston! Line-up to be announced next week.

 

POETRY ON THE T FUNDER WALL OF FAME
Thank you for your support of this important emerging program! 

Anonymous • Mark Shafer • Ckohare • Cheryl Clark • Cynthia Larson • Claire.Cheney • adl • trumpswan • Richard Borofsky • Gwynne Sawtelle • Joanstackkovach • Arlyce R Menzies • Mary Baine Campbell • Jacques Denault • Jay Reeg • Judith Fox • Alice Hendricks • Jude.a.goldman • Johnette Ellis • Jackie Newman • gstarfish • Dawn Paul • Ann Taylor • Judith Hoyer • Ellen Steinbaum • Lorna Blake • Anonymous • Dmccarthy104 • Anonymous • Anonymous • Gloria Dove • Nancy Mills • Susan Rich • Sarah Vickery • Anonymous • Beth Levin • Kate Artz • Anonymous • Anonymous • Dkanin • kesikola • Rachel Childs • David Ferry • Rosalynde Vas Dias • P Johnson • Elschildkrout • Melissa Varnavas • Priscilla • Tennant Herrington • John W. McCormack • Cperk5 • Jennifer Markell • Lkessenich • Joan Houlihan • Johanna Lyman • Christina Laurie • Lynn Holmgren • Elizabeth Canick • Anonymous • Lisa Hanson • Tim-Mayo • Sandra Cofran • Katie Krell • Virginia Connelly • Gail Moran Slater • Tommy Hayes • Alex Foran • Anonymous • Melissa Leigh Gore • mglaz964 • Anonymous • Sarah L Hill • Rebecca Olander • John Scully • Amy Gorin • Diane Hessan • Judith Walcott • Lisa Breger • David Miller • Sarah Mccann • Emily02138 • Kara Williams • Emily Gaudette • Verina Pettigrew • Susanna Met • Jemurph • Whitney Allen • CRodgers • Theresa Ramirez • Lisa DeSiro • Marie Gauthier • Anonymous • Nancy Howell • Alicekociemba • Tom Daley • Susanna Brougham • Anonymous • C. Condakes • Jessica Fjeld • Anonymous • Jeff Volk • Nitapenfold • Erica Charis • Anonymous • Elaine Bakal • Richard Shideler • Anonymous • Fred Marchant • Elisabeth Weiss • Terry and Steve Tafaro •Marylyn Macios • Renee Ostrowski • Anonymous • Cassandra Sprague • Jennifer Barber • Rosamond Zimmermann • Anonymous • Karen Stern • rkoapt • rwgill • Ken and Nadine Delano • Kevin & Betty Becker • Martha Collins • J.Martelli  • Emily Pardo • Cynthia Bargar  • Maryanne Kirkbride • Lonsdale Koester • Sdorff • Jesse Littlewood • Alex Benedictus • Michael Feehly • TDKnoess • Steven and Mandy Kapica • Cindy Veach • Anonymous • Andrea Shafer/Whitney Allen • Tracy Mar • David Rivard • D. Jones Pruett • Annavqross • Julia Rappaport • Corlis Carroll • Richard Shideler • Anita Diamant • Meg Kearney • Ellen Dore Watson • Kelly Dumar • Anonymous • Mmedeiros • Sarajafshar • dunster • Colleen Michaels • Shannon Murphy • Kiersten Taylor • Karen Byrne • Peg Voss Howard • Jill Jupen • Jeffrey Levine • Sandy Johnson • Stephen Masimilla • sjohnson • Mariela Griffor • Lori Zimmermann • Mary Baine Campbell • GEPTOC • Jose Olivarez • Tasneem Zehra Husain • Jim Schley • gvanderloop • Scott Burn • Deborah McAlister • Matt Wilson • Don McLagan • Dorie • Chuck Joseph • LZ Nunn • Anonymous • Mariahadessa Tallie • Brendan Sapien • Evan Grossman • Angelica Recierdo • Ariella Ruth • Peter Davis • Deborah Porter • Claire Keyes • Joshua • Anonymous • Wendy Swart Grossman • Steve Hurley • Harmony Wu • Nicholas Mele • Jac-Lynn Stark • Amelia O’Donnell • Cindy Veach Lappetito • Nicco Mele • Anonymous • Drew Esposito • Jackie Malone • Danielle Jones-Pruett • Mike O’Toole • Teresa Vilmain • Kirsten Dianne Miles • Christin Langill • Schuyler Larrabee • kmoreyk • Heather Hughes • Anonymous • Cathy Fahey • Susanna Baird

 

Comments

  1. Hello Mass Poetry!
    William Logan wrote an opinion piece in the NYT (“Poetry: Who needs it?”) that ran online this last Saturday that mentions how we now have “poetry plastered on subways and buses..” and I thought to myself – that would be really nice! What subway is this? I even started my blog post today about that – wondering what subway or bus system would have poetry plastered all over it?

    http://illustratedpoetry.com/2014/06/16/buses-and-subways-plastered-in-poetry-where/

    And then I missed my bus and took the Red Line this morning and was promptly greeted with “Ceremony” by Christopher Millis. I went straightaway and updated my blog post and linked to you guys. Thrilled to have found it!

    Cheers,
    Marcy Erb
    http://illustratedpoetry.com

  2. Life is just full of fortuitous happenings, Marcy! We’re happy you’re happy about it.

    For those of you who haven’t read it, here is William Logue’s NY Times essay: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/15/sunday-review/poetry-who-needs-it.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=1