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Saturday, October 13 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Poems and Pints

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Our annual toast to the art of poetry is back and bigger than ever, with a new venue (and plenty of room to stretch out!) at the Room & Board furniture store. Join fellow poetry fans to sample seasonal beers and pretzels and hear new work by five terrific poets: Shauna Barbosa (Cape Verdean Blues), P. Scott Cunningham (Ya Te Veo), Erica Funkhouser (Post and Rail), Emily O’Neill (A Falling Knife Has No Handle), and Austin Smith (Flyover Country). Triple threat singer-songwriter-novelist Robin MacArthur (Heart Spring Mountain) will also join us to play a few songs, making for the perfect capstone to another wonderful BBF day. Room & Board is sponsoring a book drive in connection with this event, so please consider bringing a used book or two to donate to the avid readers at the Women’s Lunch Place. This laid-back evening of poetry for ages 21+ is sponsored by Mass Poetry and hosted by Mass Poetry’s program director, Sara Siegel.

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Sara Siegel

Sara Siegel is the program director for Mass Poetry. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis and working at women's health organizations in New York City, she moved to Burlington, Vermont to earn a Masters in Public Administration at UVM. While there she worked at... Read More →

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Shauna Barbosa

Shauna Barbosa is an up-and-coming poet whose first published collection is titled Cape Verdean Blues. Barbosa, who can name Kendrick Lamar as a fan, has had poems published in Tupelo Quarterly, The Southeast Review, Boulevard, Lit Hub, Lenny Letter, The Awl, Colorado Review, Virginia... Read More →
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P. Scott Cunningham

Scott Cunningham is an award-nominated poet and editor. His poetry collection, Ya Te Veo, was a finalist for the 2018 Miller Williams Poetry Prize. The name “Ya Te Veo” comes from the name of a mythical tree that eats people. His work has appeared in the Harvard Review, POETRY... Read More →
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Erica Funkhouser

Erica Funkhouser is an award-winning poet and educator. Educated at Vassar and Stanford, Funkhouser published her first poetry collection, Natural Affinities, in 1983. She has also published Sure Shot and Other Poems (1992), Pursuit (2002), Earthly (2008). Her work has appeared in... Read More →
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Robin MacArthur

Robin MacArthur is a writer, educator, and musician. She is the editor of Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology and is half of the folk-music duo Red Heart the Ticker. MacArthur has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and two Creation Grants. Her debut... Read More →
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Emily O'Neill

Emily O'Neill writes and tends bar in Boston. Her debut poetry collection, Pelican, was the inaugural winner of YesYes Books' Pamet River Prize for first and second collections by women and nonbinary authors, as well as the winner of the 2016 Devil's Kitchen Reading Series in  poetry... Read More →
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Austin Smith

Austin Smith is an award-winning poet and professor. He has published three chapbooks: In the Silence of the Migrated Birds, Wheat and Distance, and Instructions for How to Put an Old Horse Down. His first collection, Almanac, was chosen by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton Series of... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Room & Board 375 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115, USA