• I’m holding workshops at Mass Poetry’s Student Day of Poetry

    On Friday, December 18, Mass Poetry is sponsoring a Student Day of Poetry at UMass Amherst for middle and high school students. Throughout the day, students can engage in generative writing workshops with top poets and educators, enjoy poetry readings, performances, and participate in a student open mic. Featured poets include Martín Espada, Regie Gibson, and Aja Monet. I’m offering two “Exploring Ekphrasis” workshops. For more information, visit the Mass Poetry site: http://www.masspoetry.org/umasdop or email info@masspoetry.org.

  • “30 Poems in November!” Reading

    I’m reading at Smith College as part of the celebration to commemorate the seventh year of writing a poem a day to benefit the Center for New Americans literacy programs for immigrants and refugees in Northampton. The reading takes place in Wright Hall at Smith College on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 pm. Come join us!

  • My poem was chosen for the Northampton Arts Council’s Biennial Poetry Reading!

    My poem “Alita Darcy” has been chosen for inclusion in the Northampton Arts Council’s inaugural Biennial Poetry Reading based on the theme “Motion/Emotion” and accompanied by a juried art exhibit on the theme. Judges Patrick Donnelly, Susan Kan, and Christopher Gonzalez selected 12 winning poems from over 150 submissions from 53 poets. Artistic responses to the “Motion-Emotion” theme were to revolve around the central idea of a quote by William Faulkner: The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that 100 years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. Join us for a reading at…

  • I’m reading at the 6th Annual Word Festival in Greenfield, MA!

    The Greenfield Annual Word Festival will be happening from Tuesday-Sunday this week, October 20-25, in Greenfield, MA. I’m reading on Saturday October 24 at 7:00 pm at Replay with a group of other poets from Florence. Human Error Publishing is celebrating its 6th year with 6 days of WORDS in downtown Greenfield. For more info on readings, open mics, the book fair, and venues, check out their website: www.gawfest.org

  • It’s year seven of “30 Poems in November!”

    I am thrilled to be taking part in the seventh annual “30 Poems in November!” writing challenge this November. This will be my seventh year participating as well. I have pledged to write a poem each day in November, and I am asking for donations to support this effort. The funds raised during this challenge go to benefit family literacy programming at the Center for New Americans in Northampton. The center provides community-based education and resources to immigrants and refugees in the Pioneer Valley. Donating through the website below is simple, fast and totally secure. Many thanks in advance for your support! With love & thanks, Rebecca https://www.razoo.com/story/30-Poems-In-November-7