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.
"The dusty manacles of what we think poetry and theatre are still weigh on us. But though the outdated or overwrought may give our art a bad name, they also provide the springboard for our minds to be blown by the true, clear voice of those gifted few who pierce thru and captivate us."
We are thrilled to release the schedule for the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Click here to view the full line-up, buy your button, join the attendee directory, and more. Headliners include Rita Dove, Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, Edward Hirsch, Jorie Graham, Marge Piercy and many more!