Friday, February 14, 2014

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Small Press Fair, Poets with New Books, U35, Online Calendar, and more
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Reserve your table at the Small Press and Literary Fair at the Mass Poetry Festival

Saturday May 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Small Press and Literary Fair will take place outside of the Peabody Essex Museum (with a rain location for inclement weather) on Saturday May 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Literary journals, library organizations, university libraries or academic programs, and other community centers are also encouraged to participate. This will be a great opportunity to promote your material to an audience of more than 1,500 poetry lovers, and to engage with like-minded organizations. 

Interested? Contact January O'Neil at for details.

Attention: Poets with New Books

If you have a full-length poetry collection published in calendar years 2013 or 2014 (excludes chapbooks), sign up for our 2014 Poets with New Books Reading. The reading will take place on Saturday, May 3 from noon-3 p.m. Register now.

Click here for a blast from the past--Poets with New Books reading at the 2009 festival.

Adopting U35

Mass Poetry is thrilled to announce that we are taking over U35, a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, founded by Daniel Evans Pritchard (Boston Review; The Critical Flame). Daniel will stay on as Founding Director after his farewell mini marathon reading on Tuesday, March 11, which boasts a line-up not to be missed! Make sure to catch:
James Stotts | Sean Campbell | Nora Delaney | Amy Macabre | Hannah Baker-Siroty | Sarah Sweeney | Audrey Mardavich | Sam Cha | Derek J G Williams | Teisha Dawn Twomey | Matt Summers | Janaka Stucky | Krysten Hill | Shari Caplan | Alexis Ivy | Daniel Evans Pritchard @ 7 p.m., March 11, at Marliave (10 Bosworth St, Boston, MA).

Mass Poetry's first official U35 will take place in May. Details coming soon.

Check out our upcoming events!

With no shortage of events on our docket, we've added a Mass Poetry events listing to the website. Check back often, as we will keep it updated!

Buy an Ad in the Festival Program Book

Support the festival while promoting your book, small press, or organization in our 2014 Festival program. We have full-page, half-page, and quarter-page sizes available. It's a great way to spread the word to a dedicated audience.

Interested? Contact January O'Neil at for details.

Want to be part of the action?

Volunteer at the 2014 Massachusetts Poetry Festival to receive a free T-shirt, free festival admission, and an invite to the VIP reception! Register now.

Cant wait until May to get behind the scenes? Volunteer at Student Day of Poetry on Friday, March 21. You'll receive a free SDOP T-shirt and access to the amazing headline performances and ever-stunning student open mike. Register here.

Poetry & Leadership

Stay tuned for more information on our March 31 fundraising event, Poetry & Leadership, in which we proudly partner with The Favorite Poem Project and Courage & Renewal Northeast to present poetry readings from several notable leaders from both the artistic and political spheres right here in Massachusetts.
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