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.
“A lot of my poems deal with the creation of the universe, or the end of the universe. And a different set of my poems take place in an urban setting. So ‘Neon Apocalypse’ seemed to have a nice ring to it. The overarching theme is that life is random, and the end of the world could be right around the corner, and we will probably not even see it coming. So: revel! Revel! Get up on your feet! Create something, smash something, but don’t just sit there.
Joining us are musician Amanda Palmer, author Neil Gaiman, Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer, and many other exceptional leaders from diverse fields who will read a favorite poem and reflect on its connection to their life and work.
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.