Poets & Pints: November 14


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 November 14 are:


After living in Los Angeles for many years, Jake Tringali is now back in his home city of Boston. Runs rad restaurants.Thrives in a habitat of bars, punk rock shows, and late-night adventures. First published in 2014. Journals include Catch & Release, Boston Poetry Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, and forty other fine periodicals. Jake writes about the edges of society, and frequently about the things we no longer see, such as the hidden letters of the alphabet (“recanted”). With a strong background in cyberpunk and the hard sciences, he has a focus on the intersection of technology and human interaction. The reader will find him equally comfortable inside a mosh pit, or enjoying a 12-course dinner service.

D.M. Aderibigbe's first book, How the End First Showed was selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil for the 2018 Brittingham Prize in Poetry and is forthcoming from The University of Wisconsin Press, Fall 2018. His poems have appeared in The Nation, The Poetry Review, jubilat, World Literature Today, New American Writing and elsewhere. He's received fellowships from The James Merrill House, Banff, OMI International Arts Center, Ucross Foundation, Jentel Foundation and Boston University where he received his MFA in Creative Writing as a BU fellow, and also received a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship.

David Gullette was one of the first editors of Ploughshares, taught English at Simmons University for many years, and is Literary Director of The Poets' Theatre, which has performed his adaptation for the stage of Seamus Heaney's Beowulf, and his Three Generations of the Adams Family, and The Boston Abolitionists, currently enjoying a revival run. He is also President of the Newton/San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua) Sister City Project, and has published two books about Nicaraguan revolutionary poetry. Questionable Shapes, available for sale tonight, is his first collection of poems.

Event date: 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Aeronaut Brewing
14 Tyler ST
Somerville, MA 02143