Mass Poetry supports poets and poetry in Massachusetts. We 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.
Poetry is Duhamel’s affirmative answer to all that life throws at her, from the dissolution of love to the certain knowledge that our time here is limited. Though she will welcome you with the familiar or even the frivolous, she will drop you off at the big questions of transcendence and mystery.
It’s easy to become addicted to Rita Dove’s poetry. She draws us in with her clear, direct approach. Once involved, we become ensnared in the allusiveness and subtlety of her diction and imagery. Seemingly straight-forward poems like “I have been a stranger in a strange land,” unfold into complex and subtle mysteries.
Announcing our Poetry on the T Contest!
We are thrilled to feature three poems in May that will be chosen through open submissions (submission period Jan 24-Feb 24). Two spots are reserved for any Massachusetts resident and one is reserved for a middle or high school student in the state. For contest details and guidelines, and to submit, click here.