A new year is nigh. What New Year's resolutions should U35 make?
In the short time that we have been organizing U35, we have been very impressed with the poets who have read (and signed up to read). By all accounts, there is a rich and growing group of talented and passionate poets under the age of 35 in Massachusetts. Mass Poetry would like to better support those poets. There have been great communities of poets in Massachusetts before, most famously the ones including Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Stanley Kunitz, Elizabeth Bishop, Anne Sexton, Frank Bidart, Kathleen Spivack, and others who studied together, exchanged work, socialized, and supported each other.
We would like to see U35 in 2015 become not just a reading series, but a community. We have a lot of ideas as to how to build that community and the services/programs that Mass Poetry could offer—but we want to hear from you about what you would like to get out of U35.
Here are some of our initial thoughts; please let us know what you think by way of this [very casual] survey.