Library gets local poetry collection

September 9, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Branch Library now has a special section devoted to full-length collections of poetry by contemporary Boston area poets. More than two dozen books have been donated to the 12 Sedgwick St. library by members of Jamaica Pond Poets (JPP), a poetry workshop and sponsor of the local Chapter and Verse literary reading series.

Many of the books are by poets such as Afaa Michael Weaver and Susan Donnelly, who have read at Chapter and Verse. Several are by Jamaica Plain residents who have also read there. The books are kept on the second-floor mezzanine and available to be checked out.

“We wanted to make local, contemporary poetry books more accessible to local people,” said Dorothy Derifield, JPP member and director of Chapter and Verse.

Chapter and Verse takes place October through June at the Loring-Greenough House at 12 South St. near the library.

For more information, see JamaicaPondPoets.com.

From press materials.

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