Worcester County Poetry Association
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2011 Archive
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A reading by Nigerian Poet

Gabriel Okara

Wednesday, August 17

Fitchburg Art Museum
25 Merriam Parkway
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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Michel Duncan Merle connects with the spirit of Elizabeth Bishop via shell-phone during the open mic preceding Beth Sweeney's poetry reading at Barnes & Nobel 4th Saturday Poetry Series, February 26.
Go to the Elizabeth Bishop Centenary pages.
2011 Finalists - WCPA College Poetry Contest
Go to the College Poetry Contest page.
WCPA & Dead Poets Society members read several poems at the Elizabeth Bishop gravesite including "In the Waiting Room" and "The Bight".Hope Cemetery is also the resting place of Mark Dine, Stanley Kunitz's stepfather. Carle Johnson provided some Kunitz history and discussed Kunitz poetry about the search for the father.Several feet from the Dine marker, Solomon Kunitz is buried. Readings included "Halley's Comet" and "An Old Cracked Tune".Dead Poet Society members made their first trip to the Stanley Kunitz childhood home at 4 Woodford Street. In the garden, they heard a recording of Stanley reading "My Mother's Pears".
Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Celebration
Dead Poets Society Visits Worcester
October 7 - 2nd Annual Dead Poets Rememberance Day

Dead Poet Society members led by the indefatigable Walter Skold made stops at Hope Cemetery and Stanley Kunitz's childhood home. WCPA members Carle Johnson, Laura Menides, Francine D'Alessandro and Carol Stockmal provided local history and lore, joining the DPS visitors in readings at each site.

Charles Simic
Robert Pinsky
at the Hanover Theatre
August 13
Elizabeth Bishop Centenary
Lloyd Schwartz at WPI
September 13
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Elizabeth Bishop Centenary
Dr. Ron Strauss
September 21
UMass Medical School
WCPA Poetry Contest: The Frank O'Hara Prize
2011 Winners' Reading
September 25
First Unitarian Church, Worcester
2011 Gregory Stockmal Reading
October 4
Assumption College

Bob Cronin
First Monday Poetry
January 3
EB100 - Hope Cemetery, February 8
Elizabeth Bishop Birthday Reading
Street Beat Poetry Series - February 10
Sunday, March  27
Visionary Women
Amy Belding Brown
Tuckerman Hall, Worcester
April 21 - Clark University
Mapping Elizabeth Bishop
May 11 - Shrewsbury Public Library
Elizabeth Bishop Suite by J. Menides
May 15
First Congregational Church, Shrewsbury
Hope Cemetery - October 6
Thomas Travisano
Fitchburg State University
October 24
Stanley Kunitz Society
First panel presentation of the Stanley Kunitz Society, American Literature Association, May 26, 2011, Boston.
Mark Wagner, Kathleen Spivack, Judith Ferrara, Jim Cocola.
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