THE BOSTON NATIONAL POETRY MONTH FESTIVAL
Now in its SUCCESSFUL Eighth !!! Year
The Boston Public Library. Starts Saturday, April 12th, 2008 10:00 A.M.
To 5:00 P.M. OPEN MIKE: Saturday, 1:30 to 4:00P.M. The festival will be held at the library ’s main branch in Copley Square.
56 Major and emerging poets will each do a ten minute reading; also
Featuring six extraordinarily talented prize winning high school students: Rhea Kroutil-McKendry and Tu Phan, Boston Latin High School; Jocelyn Morris, Yamira Serret, Taoe Clark, Boston Arts Academy; and Gabriella Fee, a Sophomore attending the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. These Student stars will open the festival at 10:00 A.M. SAM CORNISH, Boston's new and first Poet Laureate will open the formal part of the festival at 11:00 A/M. 55 additional major and emerging poets will follow with a
Some of the many luminaries include SAM CORNISH, Diana DerHovanessian , Rhina P. Espaillat, Richard Wollman, Lloyd Schwartz,, Fred Marchant, Barbara Helfgott-Hyett, DanTobin, Charles Coe, Danielle Legros-Georges, Regie Gibson, Marc Widershien, Sandee Story, Tino Villanueva,C.
This festival has it all. A plethora of professional poets, celebrities, a Pulitzer Prize Winner, numerous award winners, student participation.
Even more, it is about community, neighborhoods, diversity, BOSTON and MASSACHUSETTS. This fast growing tradition is one of the largest events in Boston’s Contribution to National Poetry Month. FREE ADMISSION !!
For information: Tapestry of Voices, (617-306-9484) or
617-723-3716 Library: (617)- 536-5400
Wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening devices available. To request a sign language interpreter or for other special needs, call (617) 536-7855 (TTY) at least two weeks before the program date.