Join Porter Square Books at Aeronaut brewery for a celebration of local poetry.
The greater Somerville and Cambridge area is lucky to have such a vibrant poetry community. So, once a month we will gather at the community space at Aeronaut on the Duck Village stage, to celebrate that community with readings by three local poets.
The event will feature a social hour from 6-7 in which you can grab a beer and converse with the poets, hosts, and other poetry fans. The formal reading will be from 7-8 and will feature three local poets reading from their latest works.
The poets reading on April 19 are:
Josh Bell is Briggs Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University and the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature grant. He is the author of the poetry collections No Planets Strike (University of Nebraska Press) and Alamo Theory (Copper Canyon Press) and has published poems and prose in such venues as The New Yorker, The New Republic, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Boston Review, BOMB, A Public Space, and Tin House.
Ben Berman’s first book, Strange Borderlands, won the 2014 Peace Corps Award for Best Book of Poetry and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Awards. His second collection, Figuring in the Figure, is recently out from Able Muse Press. He has received awards from the New England Poetry Club and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Somerville Arts Council. He is the Poetry Editor at Solstice Literary Magazine and teaches in the Boston area, where he lives with his wife and daughters.
Shauna Barbosa's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Awl, Colorado Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, RHINO Poetry, The Atlas Review, PANK, and others. She received her MFA from Bennington College. Shauna is the 2017 Writers’ Room of Boston Fellow. Her first book, Cape Verdean Blues is forthcoming in 2018 from the University of Pittsburgh Press.