Poetry

BOSTON: Poetry Reading ft Michael Ansara, Quintin Collins, and Jennifer Martelli

Porter Square Books: Boston Edition and Mass Poetry are delighted to present an evening of poetry on Monday, September 26 at 7pm!

The Queen of Queens (Via Folios #156) By Jennifer Martelli Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781599541808
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Published: Bordighera Press - April 12th, 2022

Claim Tickets for Stolen People (Journal CBWheeler Poetry Prize) By Quintin Collins Cover Image
$14.95
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ISBN: 9780814258149
Published: Mad Creek Books - February 7th, 2022

CAMBRIDGE: Poetry Reading with Kate Colby, Elisa Gabbert & Sommer Browning

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome poets Kate Colby, Elisa Gabbert, and Sommer Browning for a reading at the store! Kate will be reading from her collection Reverse Engineer, while Elisa will read from Normal Distance and Sommer from Good Actors. You can find out more about the poetry collections below! 

Normal Distance By Elisa Gabbert Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593767334
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Published: Soft Skull - September 13th, 2022

Good Actors By Sommer Browning Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781734632101
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Published: Birds - July 5th, 2022

Reverse Engineer By Kate Colby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781942723127
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Published: Ornithopter Press - March 3rd, 2022

VIRTUAL: Poetry Reading with Claire Schwartz and Solmaz Sharif

Porter Square Books is happy to welcome

Civil Service: Poems By Claire Schwartz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450949
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 2nd, 2022

Customs: Poems By Solmaz Sharif Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450796
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 1st, 2022

Look: Poems By Solmaz Sharif Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977443
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 5th, 2016

CAMBRIDGE: Poetry Reading with Christie Towers and Aly Pierce

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome local poets Christie Towers and Aly Pierce for a reading at the store! Both will be reading from their celestial debut collections, which you can learn more about below. This event will take place on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00pm

Please note that masks will be required for all those attending the event. RSVPs, while not required, are strongly encouraged!

and again i heard the stars By Christie Towers Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781956005592
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Published: Spuyten Duyvil - April 1st, 2022

The Visible Planets By Aly Pierce, Josh Savory (Editor), Sam Cush (Cover Design by) Cover Image
By Aly Pierce, Josh Savory (Editor), Sam Cush (Cover Design by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781732498679
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Published: Game Over Books - February 4th, 2020

Edward Hirsch with Kim Garcia, The Heart of American Poetry

Porter Square Books is delighted to present award-winning poet Edward Hirsch for his latest, The Heart of American Poetry. Said Susan Sontag, “Edward Hirsch is the most endearing of guides to the ecstasies of reading poetry.” Join us in welcoming Hirsch in conversation with Boston College professor Kim Garcia on Tuesday, May 10 at 7pm.

Please RSVP below if you plan to attend!

The Heart of American Poetry By Edward Hirsch Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781598537260
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Published: Library of America - April 19th, 2022

Joint Reading with Jeffrey Yang with Fanny Howe

Porter Square Books is thrilled to partner with Mass Poetry in welcoming Jeffrey Yang and Fanny Howe for a reading and conversation about the poets' latest works! Hear from Line and Light, a multifaceted collection by Jeffrey Yang, whose poetry is “flexible, expansive, sonorously clever” (The Millions), and Indivisible, the conclusion of a radically philosophical and personal s

Line and Light: Poems By Jeffrey Yang Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781644450864
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 3rd, 2022

Indivisible, new edition (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) By Fanny Howe, Eugene Lim (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Fanny Howe, Eugene Lim (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781635901559
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Published: Semiotext(e) - April 26th, 2022

Love and I: Poems By Fanny Howe Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9781644450048
Published: Graywolf Press - October 1st, 2019

Rachel Mannheimer with Richie Hofmann, Earth Room [Cambridge]

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome Rachel Mannheimer for her debut, Earth Room, called "a lesson in how to make something of where we find ourselves" by Nobel Prize winning poet Louise Glück. Richie Hofmann will be joining the author in conversation. This event will take place on Thursday, May 12 at 7pm at Porter Square Books: Cambridge Edition. Please RSVP below if you plan to attend!

Earth Room By Rachel Mannheimer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781955125109
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Published: Changes Pub. - April 5th, 2022

A Hundred Lovers: Poems By Richie Hofmann Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593320983
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Published: Knopf - February 8th, 2022

Kemi Alabi with Porsha Olayiwola, Against Heaven [virtual]

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome Kemi Alabi for Against Heaven, called "a stunning debut from one of our most talented emerging voices". Joined in conversation by poet laureate for the city of Boston Porsha Olayiwola, Alabi will discuss magic, portals, spells, and altered states in their poetry. This event is free and open to all, hosted virtually via Crowdcast on Thursday, April 21 at 7pm.

Against Heaven: Poems By Kemi Alabi Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450826
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 5th, 2022

I Shimmer Sometimes, Too By Porsha Olayiwola Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781943735457
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Published: Button Poetry - October 29th, 2019

Joint Poetry Reading with Erika Meitner and Sarah Matthes [Cambridge]

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Porter Square Books and Mass Poetry are delighted to welcome poets Erika Meitner and Sarah Matthes for a joint reading from their latest collections.

Useful Junk (American Poets Continuum #191) By Erika Meitner Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781950774531
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Published: BOA Editions - April 5th, 2022

Town Crier: Poems By Sarah Matthes Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780892555277
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Published: Persea - April 13th, 2021

Haleh Liza Gafori with Kythe Heller: Gold by Rumi

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome Haleh Liza Gafori for Gold, a new translation of Rumi that has been called "ecstatic and piercing." Gafori will be joined in conversation by writer, interdisciplinary artist, and doctoral candidate at Harvard University Kythe Heller. This event will take place in person at our Cambridge location on Thursday, April 7 at 7pm.

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Gold By Rumi, Haleh Liza Gafori (Translated by), Haleh Liza Gafori (Editor) Cover Image
By Rumi, Haleh Liza Gafori (Translated by), Haleh Liza Gafori (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781681375335
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Published: NYRB Classics - March 8th, 2022

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