Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / wcpaboard@yahoo.com

Gregory Stockmal Reading
The Gregory Stockmal Reading was established in 2009 by the Worcester County Poetry Association in cooperation with Carol Stockmal. The purpose of the reading is to continue the efforts of Greg Stockmal to honor American poet Stanley Kunitz and his legacy in Worcester. The reading is an important part of this legacy, recognizing Stanley Kunitz as teacher and leader of his self-described “tribe” of poets, friends and family by sponsoring Worcester-area readings by poets for whom Stanley Kunitz has been an inspiration.

Each year the Worcester County Poetry Association partners with a local college or university to present a poet who had a connection to poet Stanley Kunitz.  Kunitz (1905-2006) was born in Worcester and went on to receive many honors, including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Medal of Arts, and was to become Poet Laureate of the United States (1974, 2000).
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Featured Reader
canceled unexpectedly
Gregory Orr
Dan Lewis
Judith Ferrara
Kathleen Spivack
Michael True
Stephen Cramer
Cleopatra Mathis
Co-sponsor
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Becker College
Worcester State University English Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Assumption College
Clark University, Goddard Library
College of the Holy Cross
Past Readings
About the Gregory Stockmal Reading Fund

The Gregory Stockmal Reading Fund was established in 2009 by the Worcester County Poetry Association in cooperation with Carol Stockmal.  The purpose of the fund is to support programming which continues the efforts of Greg Stockmal to honor American poet Stanley Kunitz and his legacy in Worcester.

Contributions to the fund may be made through the Worcester County Poetry Association or the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.