*This event has been postponed due to public health concerns. Please check back for a rescheduled date later this spring!*
Join us at Pemberton Farms Marketplace (2225 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140) for our newest series Poets & Plants, featuring local, homegrown poetry read in the gorgeous greenhouse space at Pemberton Farms!
The greater Somerville and Cambridge area is lucky to have such a vibrant poetry community. So, we will gather at the greenhouse at Pemberton Farms Marketplace for celebration of local words and local nature, with readings from three Massachusetts-based poets.
Featured readers at our first ever Poets & Plants reading include moira j. for their collection, Bury Me in Thunder, and Adrie Rose.
Bury Me in Thunder, the full-length debut by moira j., is an eviscerating collection, suffused with nature, ceremony, and pain. Delivering an unflinching look into the consumption of Indigenous people, this collection sheds new light on the colonization of North America and how trauma is carried through intergenerational memory. In heartbreaking juxtaposition, the speaker presents the old and new worlds side by side, melding the two in stunning images while weaving folklore into the magic of these poems. To read this collection is to observe a brewing storm, to bear witness to the unburying of ancestors and their release as monsoon.
moira j. is an agender writer of Dził Łigai Si'an N'dee descent. They were the winner of the 2018 Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize and were Frontier Poetry’s 2019 Frontier New Voices Fellow. moira j.'s writing examines narratives of indigeneity, queerness, desire, kinship, and illness. Their work is published and forthcoming with The Shallow Ends, PRISM International, and Black Warrior Review. They currently live with their partner in the occupied Massachusett homelands of Nutohkemminnit (Greater Boston, Massachusetts). Their debut poetry collection, Bury Me in Thunder (January 29, 2020) is out now with Sundress Publications.
Adrie Rose writes, works with herbs, and organizes for Extinction Rebellion in occupied Nonotuck and Pocumtuc territory. Her work has previously appeared in Rebelle Society, Plum, Peregrine, Albatross, The Essential Herbal, Poetry Breakfast, bitches be witches and Ibbetson Street Review. Her poem “In the Liminal” was awarded second place in the Robert P. Colleen Poetry Competition. She studied creative writing at Bennington College and the SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities, and is currently a student at Smith College.