Mass Poetry believes that words matter. We support poets and poetry in Massachusetts, help to broaden the audience of poetry readers, bring poetry to readers of all ages, and transform people’s lives through inspiring verse. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.
Learn new techniques and invigorate your classroom next year. Over the course of three days, participants will have the opportunity to study the craft of poetry and will learn a range of hands-on techniques that they can use in their classrooms. Teachers can earn Professional Development Points.
“Stray Harbor reflects the balance between feeling lost and feeling safe; exploring themes of identity, family, and sexuality in the natural world. I’m grateful I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks at The MacDowell Colony when I was finishing this manuscript. During that time, I wrote the names of the poems on stickies in my studio and spent quite some time rearranging them. The manuscript has evolved quite a bit since then, but as the book has changed, that strategy has been really effective for me.”
Join Our Team!
Mass Poetry seeks an expert manager and experienced educator with a passion for poetry to serve as our full-time Education Director. Our incoming Education Director will manage Mass Poetry's unique suite of poetry programs, build robust partnerships with middle and high schools across the state, and oversee the expansion of our Poet-in-Residence program, among other responsibilities.
Learn more here and apply by July 31!