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Tuesday, June 30, 7:00PM

Tina Chang, Robin Schaer, Brenda Shaughnessy and Tracy K. Smith

Rutgers University professor Mark Doty hosts this edition of the Word for Word Poetry Series, which features readings from Chang (Of Gods & Strangers), Schaer (Shipbreaking), Shaughnessy (Our Andromeda) and...

Wednesday, July 1, 8:00PM

Jason Bayani

Kundiman fellow, Filipino American Spoken Word troupe co-founder, and National Poetry Slam finalist Bayani (Amulet) performs for this weekly Boston Poetry Slam series.

Thursday, July 2, 6:00PM

Luis J. Rodriguez

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Rodriguez, best known for his memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A., gives a reading at the Pacoima branch of the L.A. Public Library.

Friday, July 3, 7:00PM

Geraldine Kim

Kim (Povel) visits New York to celebrate the publication of her chapbook, Things I'd Let You Do To Me, which is just out from new poetry and music publisher Recreation League.

Sunday, July 5, 3:00PM

Dorothy Buhrman, Michelle Detorie and Michalle Gould

Buhrman, Detorie (After-Cave) and Gould (Resurrection Party) read for Poetry at the Steynberg, a series curated by Kevin Patrick Sullivan at this café and art gallery.

Monday, July 6, 6:30PM

Faith Allington, Erin Fristad and Judith Skillman

Allington, Fristad and Skillman (House of Burnt Offerings) read for the quarterly series "An Evening of Poetry," featuring local poets reading work and talking with the audience.

Tuesday, July 7, 6:30PM

Mahogany Browne, Dean Kostos and Richard Siken

Browne (#Dear Twitter), Kostos (This Is Not a Skyscraper) and Siken (War of the Foxes) read and talk about their work for the Beach=Culture series, co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America and Red Hen...

Wednesday, July 8, 7:30PM

Dawn Lundy Martin and Jayson P. Smith

University of Pittsburgh professor and Black Took Collective co-founder Martin (Life in a Box is a Pretty Life) and writer and dance artist Smith read for the Queer Text series curated by Philip J....

Thursday, July 9, 6:00PM

Ellen Bass

Santa Cruz-based poet Bass (Like a Beggar), who co-edited the influential No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women, reads at this bookstore in the Appalachian Mountains.

Friday, July 10, 7:00PM

E.E. Cummings at Silver Lake

A weekend-long celebration of Cummings's poetry, visual art and relationship to the town of Madison, NH, which hosts an art show, "non-lecture" and tours of Cummings-related sites, including his former...

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