Chapter & Verse

 The meeting of the Chapter & Verse Reading Serires will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 ast 7:30 p.m. at the Loring-Greenough House pon Center Street.

Denise Bergman is the author of four books of poetry. Three Hands None was published by Black Lawrence Press this year. A Woman in Pieces Crossed a Sea, 2014, won the West End Press Patricia Clark Smith Poetry Prize. The Telling, 2014, is a book-length poem generated by a relative’s one-sentence secret. Seeing Annie Sullivan, 2008, is based on the early life of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller’s teacher. The Shape of the Keyhole will be published by Black Lawrence Press in 2020.The first stanza of her poem “Red” is permanently installed in a public park in Cambridge. Her poetry is widely published, most recently in Poetry, Beloit Journal, Solstice, Paterson Literary Review. She lives in Cambridge.

Dorothy Derifield is the director of the long-running literary reading series Chapter and Verse in Jamaica Plain. She is also a member of the committee that directs the Rozzie Reads Poetry Reading Series in Roslindale. She is the author of a chapbook, The River and the Lakes, and the forthcoming book Zero Plus Time (Word Press, 2020). Her work has won an Editor’s Award from “Plainsongs” and has appeared in the Radcliffe Quarterly among other journals. She is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets and lives in Roslindale.

Lloyd Schwartz is Somerville’s poet laureate. Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at UMass Boston, he’s also classical music critic for NPR’s Fresh Air and WBUR’s the ARTery. He has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism and fellowships in poetry from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundation. His four poetry collections include, most recently, Little Kisses (U of Chicago), and his poems have been selected for a Pushcart Prize, The Best American Poetry, and The Best of the Best American Poetry. An internationally respected Elizabeth Bishop scholar, his Bishop editions include the Library of America’s Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters.

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 or email [email protected] or call 617-325-8388. The next Chapter and Verse Literary Readings in the 2019/2020 Series will be on Fridays, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 13, April 3 and May 8.

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