Common Threads 2013

Welcome to the 3rd annual Common Threads!

This year, Mass Poetry is offering its third annual Common Threads group reading and discussion program for April, National Poetry Month. You’ll be able to find everything you need here to facilitate or participate in a Common Threads group. And don’t forget to come hear the poets read at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival on May 3rd, 4th, and 5th in Salem, Massachusetts. This year there is a special Common Threads reading on Saturday, May 4th at 11 am.

Download the reader’s guide here:

Order online: You can also purchase hard copies of the book through the Harvard Book Store for $10 with $5 of that going to support the work of Mass Poetry  – Buy Now.

Check out the videos of the living poets reading their own poems as well as those poems of the non-living poets.

Here’s an article about how to get a Common Threads group started.


  1. Raffael DeGruttola says:

    I was wondering who presented the name of Stephen Jonas and his poem? I’m one of the Executors of his estate along with Gerrit Lansing of Gloucester.

    Raffael de Gruttola
    4 Marshall Road
    Natick, MA 01760

  2. It was me, Raffael! Nice to meet you! And Gerrit gave permission for some of Jonas’s recordings to be made available online from the Woodberry poetry room. Eventually they’ll be up here:

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