announcing the winner of mass poetry's 2018 festival reading CONTEST: hannah larrabee


Congratulations to Hannah Larrabee, our 2018 Festival Reading Contest Winner, selected by final judge January Gill O'Neil! Hannah will open for Kaveh Akbar and Nicole Sealey at 12:15 on Saturday, May 5. Add the event to your schedule here.

Hannah Larrabee is the author of Murmuration (Seven Kitchens Press), selected as part of the Robin Becker Series for LGBTQ writers, Sufjan, and Virgo (Finishing Line Press). She was selected by NASA during a call for artists and invited to see the James Webb Space Telescope before it launches in 2020. Her JWST poems are featured online and were displayed at Goddard Space Center. She’s had work appear in Lambda Literary Spotlight, HOUSEGUEST, Harpoon Review, Sinister Wisdom, Rock & Sling, and elsewhere. When she's not brewing hard cider or answering to her adopted hound, Hannah teaches writing and works for a software company in Boston. Visit her at

Thank you to all who entered! Your entry supports the production of the 10th Massachusetts Poetry Festival, and we are grateful. 

How did the contest reading work?
All reading was anonymous. We received 57 entries, eight of which were selected by Laurin Macios to move forward to second-round screening. Sara Siegel selected four semi-finalists, from which Michael Ansara and Laura Cafasso selected two finalists. Our final judge, January Gill O'Neil, selected the winner.

Finalist, selected by Co-founder and Board Member Michael Ansara and Program Assistant Laura Cafasso
K.T. Landon

Semi-finalists, selected by Program Director Sara Siegel
Erica Charis-Molling
Angela Siew

Quarter-finalists, selected by Executive Director Laurin Macios
Jessica Fjeld
heather hughes
Hannah Wagner
David Walker