poetry

Let’s Talk About a Poem with Lloyd Schwartz

Join us for another lovely morning with Somerville’s Poet Laureate Lloyd Schwartz. We’ll listen and then discuss a selected poem.  This month’s poems will be “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “To Earthward”, both by Robert Frost. This program is free and everyone is welcome! If you have questions, please call 617-623-5000 x […]


Let’s Talk about a Poem

Join us at the East Branch for another morning of poetry with Somerville’s own poet laureate, Lloyd Schwartz. This morning we will be hearing two poems, with a discussion to follow. The poems are Sailing to Byzantium by William Butler Yeats and Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats. This event is free and everyone is welcome!


Poetry Reading with Somerville’s Poets Laureate

A Poetry Reading by Somerville’s Poets Laureate Featuring Nicole Terez Dutton, Gloria Mindock and Lloyd Schwartz Nicole Terez Dutton served at Poet Laureate for Somerville from 2015 to 2017. She is the author of If One Of Us Should Fall (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012). She also edits for Transition Magazine and The Baffler, and […]


November Poetry Reading

A November poetry reading with Gloria Monaghan, Ed Meek, and Doug Holder. Gloria Monaghan is a professor of Humanities at Wentworth Institute in Boston. She has published three books of poetry, Flawed (Finishing Line Press, 2011, nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award), The Garden (Flutter Press, 2015), and False Spring (Adelaide). Her poems have appeared […]


Let’s Talk About a Poem with Lloyd Schwartz

Please join us Saturday morning at the East Branch. Somerville’s poet laureate Lloyd Schwartz will read the poem To Autumn by John Keats, and then lead a discussion. The program is open to everyone. Please email mcoombs@minlib.net or call 617/623-5000 with questions


Native American Poets Playlist: Poems in the Gallery

Enrich your museum visit by listening to an evocative playlist of contemporary poems by Native American authors. Wander freely across the first-floor galleries to see where the poems take you and expand your understanding of Native arts and cultures. The poems, drawn from a powerful recent anthology, New Poets of Native Nations (edited by Heid […]


Poetry in the Garden Series

A series devoted to bring engaging, creative?,? and insightful poetry readings to the community. Somervile Poet Laureate Lloyd Schwartz will be joined by David Surette, author of Malden, and Linda Flaherty Haltmaier, poet laureate of Andover, to read selections of their poetry in the beautiful outdoor setting of The Somerville Community Growing Center. Please join […]


What’s New: The Report Card & Fresh Cuts

The Report Card UMass Professor Named New Poet Laureate The UMass-Boston English professor Lloyd Schwartz was named Somerville’s poet laureate earlier this year, the Boston Globe reports, and he plans to use his new platform to connect the community’s poets with those who are unfamiliar with the craft. “Having spent my whole adult life bringing […]



Poetry Reading at the Somerville Community Growing Center

Allison Adair’s work has appeared in the Boston Review, Mid-American Review and other journals; her hypertext projects on The Rumpus and Electric Literature websites. Winner of the 2014 Fineline Competition, she teaches literature and writing at Boston College. Suzanne Matson’s fourth novel, Ultraviolet, is forthcoming from Catapult. Her essays have appeared in The New York […]


Activist-essayist-poet Jackie Wang Tackles Incarceration

Local poet Jackie Wang will not be pigeon-holed. She’s a performer, the author of multiple radical zines, and a self-described “poetry-school drop-out,” “library rat,” and “trauma monster.” She’s also a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard in African and African American Studies, and, she cheerfully adds, “I also make music and films!” You may have heard her […]


Solidarity Salon

Solidarity Salon: a reading/performance/exhibit Saturday, June 23, 7-9 pm Featuring: Lisa DeSiro, poet and pianist Kelly Dumar, poet and playwright Darci Hanna, artist Jennifer Martelli, poet Kay Patterson, soprano Anne Pluto, poet Join us as we share our poetry, music, and handmade creations. Books and artwork will be available for purchase. Light refreshments provided. Free […]