Common Threads Poetry Discussion for National Poetry Month

Thursday, April 26 from 5-6:30PM at the Emily Dickinson Museum

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Poetry is alive in Massachusetts this spring in this friendly discussion group at the Emily Dickinson Museum! Facilitated by local poet Adam Grabowski 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.

During this discussion we will look at the following poems:

  • Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper by Mart(i)n Espada
  • What the Living Do by Marie Howe
  • How to Love by January Gill O'Neil

Poetry newcomers and enthusiasts alike are welcome to this program. Tea and cookies will be served. The participation fee is $5 per person, payable at the door. For questions or more information call 413-542-2034.

About Adam Grabowski

Adam Grabowski's poems have appeared in Off the CoastBeech St. Review, DMQ Review, jubilat, Drunk in a Midnight ChoirThe Naugatuck River Review, and elsewhere.  He's an instructor with the ever-evolving Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop and an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.  A district rep. for masspoetry.org, Adam currently lives and works in Holyoke, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.