Poets & Pints: May 17

Poets and Pints LogoJoin 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 May 17 are

Wendy Drexler’s third poetry collection, Before There Was Before, has just been published by Iris Press. She is also the author of Western Motel, and a chapbook, Drive-ins, Gas Stations, the Bright Motels. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Ibbetson Street, Nimrod, Off the Coast, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, The Mid-American Review, The Hudson Review, The Worcester Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and other journals. Her work has been featured on Verse Daily, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, and in numerous anthologies. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she has been a poetry editor for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. She lives in Belmont, Massachusetts, with her husband. Her website is wendydrexlerpoetry.com.

Holly Guran, author of River of Bones and the chapbooks River Tracks and Mothers' Trails, earned a Massachusetts Cultural Council award, and is a member of Jamaica Pond Poets. Her work has appeared in journals including Poet Lore, Poetry East, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Borderlands, Worcester Review, and Salamander. Holly resides in Boston with her husband, Phil, and their dog, Ginger.


Susan Donnelly is the author of two books from Iris Press, CAPTURE THE FLAG and TRANSIT, and of EVE NAMES THE ANIMALS from Northeastern. She has also written five chapbooks. Published in The New Yorker, Poetry, Prairie Schooner and many other journals and anthologies, she has been featured four times on Garrison Keillor's The Writers Almanac. She conducts poetry classes and consultations from her home in Arlington, Mass.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Aeronaut Brewing
14 Tyler ST
Somerville, MA 02143

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