Read some new poems and some from Works on Paper

I will be reading (virtually) with Denise Bergman for the Lily Poetry Salon on September 17, at 7 p.m. I’ll read some new poems and some from Works on Paper, and Denise will read new poems as well as poems from her recent collection, The Shape of the Keyhole. Please contact me via email for...

Live and in person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the newest Brookline Poet Laureate, Jennifer Barber, reading her work. Past laureates Jan Schreiber, Judith Steinbergh and Zvi A. Sesling will also read their work.

Register for the event! RSVP to let us know you’re coming! RSVPs don’t guarantee a seat, but you’ll be alerted to important details about the program, including safety requirements, cancellations, and book signing updates. Reserve a book! Copies of Jennifer Barber’s collection Works on Paper will be available for purchase at the event, but you can ensure that...

In-person: Cambridge, Blacksmith House Poetry Series

Cambridge, Blacksmith House Poetry Series: Monday, March 28th, 8-9 p.m., with Joshua Weiner.    

In-person: Rozzie Reads: Jennifer Barber & Charles Coe

Square Root Cafe 2 Corinth Street, Roslindale

Now in-person: Rozzie Reads: Thursday, April 21st, Jennifer Barber & Charles Coe, 6:45 p.m. At the Square Root Cafe, 2 Corinth Street, Roslindale. Open mic to follow.  

In-person: Brookline, Brookline Booksmith

Brookline, Brookline Booksmith: Thursday, April 28th, 7 p.m.: 4 x 4 reading for National Poetry Month with Danielle Legros Georges, George Kalogeris, and Fred Marchant.

Tree Lines: A Celebration of Ecopoetics

Goethe-Institut Boston 170 Beacon Street, 1st floor, Boston

Five Boston-area poets gather to share poems from the anthology Tree Lines: 21st Century American Poems, celebrating nature and seasons. These poets will examine what trees might be saying to us and how we might listen and guard the forests around us. Jennifer Barber (The Sliding Boat Our Bodies Made), Charles Coe (All Sins Forgiven: Poems for My Parents), Martha Collins (Because...

Chapter & Verse: Jennifer Barber, Charles Coe, Aaron Tillman

Loring Greenough House 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

7 p.m. on Friday, November 11th, at the Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. MC'd by Sandee Storey. Free and open to the public.

Mass Poetry Festival–May 5-7, in Salem, MA: see details at Mass Poetry Festival website,

Friday, May 5th, 1 to 2 p.m. Five poets whose collections have been published by the Washington, D.C.-based Word Works will read poems that explore the physical and metaphysical presence of birds. Their poems observe and describe different species, with their various behaviors, and consider birds as harbingers, emissaries, and omens, as figures of hope,...