Friday, September 28, 2012

Kalogeris at the Grolier, September 2012

George Kalogeris reads from his new collection, Dialogos (Antilever Press), at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, on September 13, 2012. Video by Mark Schorr.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Class Act Poets, a reading at the Armory

7 PM, Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Center for the Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA

Reading on this occasion will be: Betty Barrer; Denise Provost; Anthony Majahad; Nellie Goodwin; Adnan Adam Onart; Audrey Henderson; Mary Buchinger; and Bob Brooks.

About the group
Class Act is a group of poets who are students in classes conducted by poet Susan Donnelly, author of “Eve Names the Animals,” “Transit” and “Capture the Flag.” Class Act poets have published books and chapbooks, won awards from The New England Poetry Club and elsewhere, are published in many journals, and are active in groups such as the Jamaica Pond Poets, Bagel Bards, C.R.E.W., and the Boston Poetry Union. Admission is free. For more information and samples of Class Act work visit their website at

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Katia Kapovich reads her English poems in Hamilton

Russian-born Katia Kapovich will be reading her English language poems on September 21st at Christ Church, 149 Asbury Street in South Hamilton, Mass. Come, bring flowers, wreathes, money to buy books. (RSVP here)

Kapovich has published nine volumes of poetry in English and Russian. Her latest is Cossacks and Bandits (Salt Publishing, 2007). She was a co-founder of Fulcrum ("an annual of poetry and aesthetics"), which was during the period of its publication one of the most esteemed magazines of its kind in the English-language poetry world.

For more information, you can go ogle her using the usual search engines, or visit

Monday, September 17, 2012

Naked Girls Reading: They Might Be Giants

I've been asked to share news of this literary event, billed as "the biggest Naked Girls Reading ever!" Information from the Coolidge website:
Well, the tallest, anyway. We've got over thirty linear feet of Naked Girls reading some of the best flash fiction ever written. Every performer is at least 5'10" tall in her bare feet! Featuring: Betty Blaize, a Boston Babydoll, known as "six feet of fun"; Karina Valkyrie from Hudson, MA, a first-time Naked Girl who stands 6’1”; Legs Malone from New York City, who at 5’11” is billed as ‘The Girl with the Thirty-Four-and-a-Half Inch Inseam’; Lizzie Havoc, a local writer and bartender who at 6’3” is the tallest of the readers; and ‘Vita Lightly’, the alter-ego of former Boston Babydoll and professional model, Sarah Hartshorne, who is 5’10”." Tickets: $20 advance / $30 day-of-show.
Hartshorne, pictured above, also blogs at Erratic in Heels. You may have seen here on a previous season of America's Next Top Model, or at Trident Cafe on one of those afternoons a few years ago when she'd meet with certain editors of certain local literary magazines to read recent issues of literary magazines and comb through slush pile submissions.

The reading is happening on Saturday, September 22, 2012, 11:59 at the Coolidge Corner Theater,  290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

David Ferry to read at Boston University

The estimable poet and translator David Ferry will be launching the Fall 2012 Poetry Reading Series at Boston University, on Monday, September 24th at 6 PM. This free and public reading will take place in the Katzenberg Center, 3rd Floor, 871 Commonwealth Avenue (BU West T-stop on the Green Line). (RSVP here)

Ferry is the author of Of No Country I Know: New and Selected Poems and Translations, winner of the 2000 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry and the Academy of American Poets' Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He is the translator of Gilgamesh (1992), The Odes of Horace (1998), The Eclogues of Virgil (1999), The Epistles of Horace (2001), winner of the Landon Translation Prize, and The Georgics of Virgil (2005), all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Ferry's other awards include the Sixtieth Fellowship of The Academy of American Poets, the Teasdale Prize for Poetry, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Ingram Merrill Award, and the William Arrowsmith Translation Prize from AGNI magazine.

His new book, Bewilderment, was released this year by the University of Chicago Press.

Books will be available for sale. Please contact Meg Tyler at (617) 358-4199 or with any questions. This event co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at Boston University and the College of General Studies.