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.
Left teaching job in Boston for an MFA program in Miami. Got a dog. Have started running long distances. Am making less money and more happiness. Am surrounded by loving family and friends. Started Volunteering in prisons as a creative writing teacher. Feel like I made a good choice.
I wrote my first poem when I was in second grade. Although I didn’t write poems in college, I became a serious lover of poetry when I read Wallace Stevens’ “Sunday Morning” for a literature class. Stevens and other writers got me to graduate school in English, but I didn’t seriously commit to writing poetry until I began writing a thesis on Henry James and realized that I didn’t want to write about writers—I wanted to be one.