Five-time 2019 Boston Music Award nominee Oompa hosts intimate celebration of her newly-released sophomore album, Cleo. Kaovanny and Brandi Blaze open. Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born poet, rapper, and educator, who is forever representing the queer, black, orphaned, hood kids, and them. She is the winner of the 2018 Unsigned Artist of the Year award from Boston […]

Native American Poets Playlist: Poems in the Gallery

Enrich your museum visit by listening to an evocative playlist of contemporary poems by Native American authors. Wander freely across the first-floor galleries to see where the poems take you and expand your understanding of Native arts and cultures. The poems, drawn from a powerful recent anthology, New Poets of Native Nations (edited by Heid […]

Poetry & Coloring: A creative mindfulness workshop

Poet Jean Dany Joachim and Miriam of MireliBooks will offer an afternoon for creative engagement combining Jean’s latest project and MireliBooks’ hand-drawn designs. Mindful coloring will be accompanied by a poetry reading, and a discussion will follow. This experimental exercise is designed to encourage relaxation, engage creative senses, and provoke thoughtful discussion. Jean Dany Joachim, […]

Poetry Reading at the Somerville Community Growing Center

Allison Adair’s work has appeared in the Boston Review, Mid-American Review and other journals; her hypertext projects on The Rumpus and Electric Literature websites. Winner of the 2014 Fineline Competition, she teaches literature and writing at Boston College.   Suzanne Matson’s fourth novel, Ultraviolet, is forthcoming from Catapult. Her essays have appeared in The New […]

Activist-essayist-poet Jackie Wang Tackles Incarceration

Local poet Jackie Wang will not be pigeon-holed. She’s a performer, the author of multiple radical zines, and a self-described “poetry-school drop-out,” “library rat,” and “trauma monster.” She’s also a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard in African and African American Studies, and, she cheerfully adds, “I also make music and films!” You may have heard her […]