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.
Six weeks ago, we set out to raise $15,000 in support of our programming. Thanks to the many poets who put their pens to paper for our cause, we have officially reached our goal! We celebrated with participants and supporters at Newsfeed Cafe in Boston Public Library on October 25th; we enjoyed food and drinks together, shared poems we had written for the fundraiser, and discussed the future of Mass Poetry.
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10+ Questions! is a series in which we catch up with poets who have been featured in our programming. In this installment, we hear from Ben Berman, who recently led our 2018 Professional Development Summer Seminar.
What are you working on these days?
I have a very (very) small book of short prose called Then Again coming out towards the end of November. It was inspired by the many conversations I have had with my daughters about words and their amazement that a single word could mean so many things. I began to wonder what it would be like to try to write linked narratives where each section of a piece explored a different sense of the title word and each piece’s title connected to the next.
Student Day of Poetry is Mass Poetry’s program for middle and high school students. SDOPs change the way middle and high school students see poetry, as well as how they feel about themselves and each other. Through writing-generative workshops with top poets educators, poetry readings, performances, and student open mics, SDOPs provide inspiration and instruction at all levels and in all genres of poetry.