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 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 local poets reading from their latest works.
The poets reading on June 14 are:
Krysten Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Cantab Lounge, Merrimack College, U35 Reading Series, Mr. Hip Presents, and many others. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston where she currently teaches. Her work can be found in B O D Y, Muzzle, PANK, Winter Tangerine Review, apt, Amethyst Arsenic, Damfino Press, ROAR, and Write on the DOT. She is the recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. She is the author of a chapbook, How Her Spirit Got Out, now available from Aforementioned Productions.
Susan Barba was born in New Jersey and received degrees from Dartmouth College, Boston University, and a doctorate in comparative literature from Harvard University. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Review, Words Without Borders, Poetry as well as the publications mentioned above. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and two children, and words as an editor for New York Review of Books.
Adrienne Raphel is the author of What Was It For (Rescue Press, 2017), and the chapbook But What Will We Do (Seattle Review, 2016). Born in New Jersey and raised in Vermont, Raphel graduated from Princeton and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is currently a PhD student at Harvard. She lives in Somerville.