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.
From September through November, three poets will act as Poets in Residence at the galleries in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution). The workshops are designed to be drop-in (although you can stay for the whole time if you like!). No poetry experience is required. Regie Gibson will lead a workshop at the French Pastels exhibit in September, Kathi Aguero at the Shelf Life exhibit in October, and Krysten Hill at the Nutshells exhibit in November.
In the building industry, post-occupancy evaluations are commonly used to understand how a building performs. It's been eighty years since the New Deal when the federal government built a slew (1,500) of new post offices among 30,000 other buildings. Now, these beauties are aging, and decisions about their futures will have to be made.
This summer, Sarah and Ben are creatively documenting these buildings through their project: New Post Occupancy. Sarah will be writing Concrete poetry postcard poems at each post office and sending them back to Somerville.
It's easy! Fill out the form and get ready to write. Participants can write poems, haikus, freeform, sonnets, grocery lists... as long as you're writing in some form in exchange for donations to Mass Poetry, we’re thrilled!