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.
Getting to Know Sarah Trudgeon and Her New Book, The Plot Against the Baby
I loved the beats in high school (of course!), but I didn’t start writing poetry until college. I really wanted to be a novelist, or write a short story, but I could never get past a page. I kept going over and over what I wrote—I was only concerned with the language and style, I kept trying to condense, to make it “sound” right. Then I took a poetry course and realized that what I was actually trying to do was write a poem.
Spearheaded by GrubStreet, the new narrative arts center will be a long-term home for writing and reading in Boston. It will come to life at 50 Liberty on Fan Pier. Over the next year, GrubStreet will oversee the center’s build out in a 13,000 square-foot retail space set to feature a literary stage, classrooms for writing workshops, podcast studio, and a bookstore and a café. Together, Mass Poetry and GrubStreet will transform 50 Liberty into a nationally renowned literary arts center.
It doesn’t matter how much Van Morrison you listen to, /
how many Museum of Fine Arts that you visit, /
the shuttlecock of time comes down extraordinarily fast /
and smashes you to pieces.
There was that time in Sag Harbor when we played badminton for hours /
after a day at Windmill Beach.
The hot sweat, the cold Labatts.