First and Last Word Poetry

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Date(s) - Tue. Sep. 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Doors 6:30 pm. Third Tuesday of every month, with different featured poets each time, and a chance to read your own work during the open mic section at the end.

Hosted by Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock

Tickets: $4

Readers: Harris Gardner, Molly Bennett and Zvi A. Sesling
Harris Gardner: Credits: The Harvard Review; Midstream; Cool Plums; Rosebud; Fulcrum; Chest; Ibbetson Street; Main Street Rag; Vallum (Canada); and over fifty other publication credits. Three collections. Poetry Editor, Ibbetson Street: 2010 to present; co-founder:Tapestry of Voices and Boston National Poetry Month Festival with Lainie Senechal. Member: four selection committees for Poet Laureate: Boston, Somerville. Recipient of Ibbetson Street Life Time Achievement Award-2015. Citation from Massachusetts House of Representatives- 2015
Molly Mattfield Bennett is the author of two books of poetry, Name the Glory (2010) and Point-No-Point (2016). She has published in the journals Knock, Antioch (Seattle, WA.),Constellations,Ibbetson Street (Somerville, MA.) Off the Coast, Wilderness House Review and Bagels With the Bards. For years Molly has combined writing poetry with teaching young children and their teachers, raising daughters, being a Unitarian minister ‘s wife and leading a writing group. She lives in Quincy, Massachusetts and is an activeparticipant in the Boston poetry community   –honored to read at the Boston Public Library during the Boston National Poetry Month Festival and to be one of three poets invited to participate at the June 2012 Jeff Male Memorial Reading at the William JoinerInstitute’s Writers Conference, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Zvi A. Sesling is the Brookline, MA Poet Laureate. He edits Muddy River Poetry Review and is author of  The Lynching of Leo Frank (Big Table Publishing, 2017), Love Poems From Hell (Flutter Press, 2017), Fire Tongue (Cervena Barva, 2016), Across Stones of Bad Dreams (Cervena Barva, 2011) and  King of the Jungle (Ibbetson Street, 2010).