"Common Threads": Poetry Discussion and Tea

Thursday, February 8 from 4-5:30PM at the Emily Dickinson Museum

Dive into poetry this winter in a cozy discussion at the Emily Dickinson Museum. Facilitated by Diana Gordon in the home of Amherst’s favorite poet, this discussion will revolve around eight poems by Massachusetts poets featured in Common Threads 2018. Common Threads, an annual publication produced by MassPoetry, includes a guide to reading and discussing these poems and inspires hundreds of programs around the state. This year's collection focuses on the shared ideas of connection and disconnection.

Poetry newcomers and enthusiasts alike are welcome to this free Winterfest program. Tea and cookies will be served. Space is limited, please reserve a space by calling 413-542-2034.

About Diana GordonD M (Diana) Gordon is the author of Fourth World (Adastra Press, 2010,) and Nightly, at the Institute of the Possible (Hedgerow Books, 2011,) a volume selected as a 2012 “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book and finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award and International Book Award. Gordon’s poems and short stories have been published widely in journals such as The Massachusetts Review, Weber Studies, The Northwest Review, and Poetry Daily. Prizes include First Prize for “The Work of Hunters is Another Thing,” a story published by Glimmer Train, the Betsy Colquitt Award from descant, the Editor’s Choice Award from The Beacon Street Review, and finalist for The Pablo Neruda Award from Nimrod. Phi Beta Kappa, Masters in Music from Boston University, she’s a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow in fiction, as well as a two-time finalist in poetry.