Chapter and Verse Literary Reading series will be held again on Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain Center. The following will be the night’s activities.
Mary Birnbaum was born, raised and educated in New York City. She attended the Cooper Union Art School and the New School for Social Research. She has studied poetry with Fred Marchant, Martha Collins, Yusef Komunaaka, Danielle Legros Georges, and other poets at the William Joiner Institute at UMass Boston. Mary is fascinated by translation and her translation of the Haitian poet Felix Morriseau-Leroy has been published in the anthology Into English (Graywolf Press). She has participated in poetry readings in New England and is a member of Jamaica Pond Poets.
Heather Derr-Smith is a poet with four books, Each End of the World (Main Street Rag Press, 2005), The Bride Minaret (University of Akron Press, 2008), Tongue Screw (Spark Wheel Press, 2016), and Thrust, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award (Persea Books, 2017). She is founder and director of Cuvaj Se/Take Care, a nonprofit supporting writers in conflict zones and post-conflict zones and divides her time mostly between Iowa and Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Helena Minton published a chapbook, The Raincoat Colors, in 2017 with Finishing Line Press. Other collections include The Canal Bed (Alice James Books) and The Gardener and the Bees (March Street Press). Her poems have recently appeared in The Tower Journal, Sou’wester, The Paddock Review, The Listening Eye, and Ibbetson Street. Her poetry has also been anthologized in Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse and Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace. She has taught English composition and worked as a librarian. She is on the board of the Robert Frost Foundation in Lawrence and lives north of Boston.
Suggested donation: $5.00 or whatever you can afford. (We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.) Free refreshments are served.
Parking Information: The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but four spaces are reserved for ZIP Cars. Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass. There is nonrestricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between Burroughs and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.
For more information check our website at http://jamaicapondpoets.com or email [email protected] or call 617-325-8388. Upcoming Chapter and Verse Literary Readings in the 2018/2019 Series are tentatively scheduled for Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 and May 10.