The poetry series meets in September, November, February and April. An open mic follows with a limit of one short poem per person.
Jason Tandon is the author of five collections of poetry, including This Far North, The Actual World, and Give Over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt, winner of the 2006 St. Lawrence Book Award for a first book from Black Lawrence Press. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and the North American Review, among others. He is a master lecturer in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.
Charles Coe is the author of four books of poetry published by Leapfrog Press: All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents, Picnic on the Moon, and Memento Mori, designated a “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, and “Purgatory Road,” He is also author of “Spin Cycles”, a novella published by Gemma Media. Charles was selected as a Boston Literary Light by the Associates of the Boston Public Library and is a former artist fellow at the St. Botolph Club in Boston.
Lynne Viti’s most recent full length poetry collection is The Walk to Cefalù (Cornerstone Press 2022), and her newest mini-chapbook is “Waxing Gibbous Moon”, Origami Poems Project, 2023. She coordinates a grant-funded poets-in-the schools program in Westwood and leads a poetry workshop at the Westwood Public Library. A faculty emerita in the Writing Program at Wellesley College, she blogs at https://lynneviti.wordpress.com.
Lawrence Kessenich won the 2010 Strokestown International Poetry prize in Ireland in 2010. His poetry has appeared in the Sewanee Review, Atlanta Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and many other magazines. He has published five books of poetry, the novel Cinnamon Girl, and has had plays performed at many festivals. His book are available at lawrence-writer.com.
The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson St. Press.