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.
“My tenure as Presidential Inaugural poet for President Obama altered every dimension of my life: personally, spiritually, and aesthetically. As for the latter, I was compelled to explore my role as a civic-minded poet of sociopolitical conscious. I realized that many people like me, from many different walks of life, also felt marginalized from the standard American narrative. And so, over the course of several years, I was drawn to write poems that expanded that narrative and spoke to and for ‘us.’”
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.
Middle and High School Students - Participate in Our Installation with Boston Properties!
In spring/summer of 2019, Mass Poetry and collaborating artists François DeCosterd and Andrew Bablo will create an installation to be displayed in the Bank of America building in Boston, and we want work from middle and high school students! Download our poetry samples and prompts on the themes of “light,” “growth,” “windows,” and “rebirth,” and send in your poems by March 29 to see your work on display!