Poets & Plants: A Reading featuring Deborah Schwartz, Ellen Doré Watson, and Krysten Hill

Porter Square Books is delighted to partner with Pemberton Farms Marketplace for an evening of poetry featuring poets Deborah Schwartz, Ellen Doré Watson, and Krysten Hill! Copies of each poet's most recent collection will be available for sale at this event. 

We invite you to join us at Pemberton Farms Marketplace (2225 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140) on the evening of Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30pm. You'll be able to mingle and shop using an exclusive 10% discount to Pemberton Farms Marketplace before we begin the reading at 7pm. Attendance will be limited to 20 people, so RSVP at the form below to reserve your spot and coupon!



Deborah Schwartz

Deborah Schwartz is the author of two poetry collections: Wind of the House, Voice of the Stream, of the Dream That you Dream, While We Turn You Around (Kattywompus Press, 2022), and A Girl Could Disappear Like This (Kattywompus Press, 2019,) which won finalists with Carolina Wren Press, Elixir Press, and Inlandia Press, and was highlighted at Brilliant Light Publishing as one of the recommended poetry books of 2019. She is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Bunker Hill Community College.

Ellen Do Watson

Ellen Doré Watson earned both a BA and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts. Her first poetry collection, We Live in Bodies, was published by Alice James Books in 1997. Robert Pinsky describes her work in this debut as “interrogative, tender, wildly inventive, with the wonder of childhood and a grown woman’s comic sense.” She is also the author of pray me stay eager (Alice James Books, 2018), Dogged Hearts (Tupelo Press, 2010), This Sharpening (Tupelo Press, 2006), and Ladder Music (Alice James Books, 2002), winner of Alice James Books’ 2000 New York/New England Award. Watson is also a prolific translator and has translated several books from Brazilian Portuguese into English, including The Alphabet in the Park: Selected Poems (Wesleyan Poetry in Translation, 1990) and other books by Adélia Prado. She serves as the translation editor of The Massachusetts Review.

Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill is the author of How Her Spirit Got Out (Aforementioned Productions, 2016), which received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. Her work has been featured in The Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day Series, Poetry Magazine, B O D Y, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Muzzle, PANK, Winter Tangerine Review and elsewhere. The recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award and 2020 Mass Cultural Council Poetry Fellowship, she received her MFA in poetry from University of Massachusetts Boston, where she currently teaches.

Event date: 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

Pemberton Farms Marketplace
2225 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

RSVP Form: 

How Her Spirit Got Out By Krysten Hill Cover Image
It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Information
ISBN: 9781941143087
Published: Aforementioned Productions - December 13th, 2016

Pray Me Stay Eager By Ellen Doré Watson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938584688
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Alice James Books - January 9th, 2018


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