Jamaica Pond Poets
Metaphorically speaking....since 1995
Readings at Chapter and Verse with directions

Biographies of Our Next Readers


April 7, 2017,  Friday, at 7:30 PM

Nicole Terez Dutton

Nicole Dutton's work has appeared in Callaloo, Ploughshares, 32 Poems, Indiana Review and Salt Hill Journal. Her collection, If One of Us Should Fall, won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. An MFA graduate from Brown University and recipient of several fellowships, Nicole was the inaugural poet laureate for Cambridge, Mass. She teaches in the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program and is an editor at The Baffler and Transition Magazine.

Grey Held

Grey Held has spent 25 years in the corporate world, managing and mentoring teams and coordinating projects. He is a recipient of a NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing. Two books  of his poetry have been published: Two-Star General (Brick Road Poetry Press in 2012)  and Spilled Milk (Word Press in 2013). Grey works closely with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs in Newton, MA to direct projects that connect contemporary poets (and their poetry) with a wider audience.

Jennifer Markell

Jennifer Markell's first poetry collection, Samsara, (Turning Point, 2014) was named a “Must-Read Book” by the Massachusetts Book Awards in 2015 and was a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Markell received the Barbara Bradley and Firman Houghton awards from the New England Poetry Club. Her work is included in numerous journals, including Consequence, RhinoTinderbox, and The Compassion Anthology.

2016-2017 Season  

October 14, 2016 November 11, 2016
  Jim Lafond-Lewis*
  Mindy Fried
  Lynn Potts   Alice Kociemba*
  Lisa Taylor   James R. Whitley
December 9, 2016 January 13, 2017
  Special event for   Linda Flaherty Haltmaier
  the Writers' Room,   Kirun Kapur
  featuring seven readers   Dorian Kotsiopoulos*
February 3, 2017 March 10, 2017
  Susan Donnelly   Juan Casillas Alvarez
  Jeffrey Harrison   Jean-Dany Joachim
  Jennifer Jean   Susanna Kittredge*
April 7, 2017 May 12, 2017

  Nicole Terez Dutton

  Krysten Hill
  Grey Held    Frannie Lindsay
  Jennifer Markell*   Gary Whited*



   *member of the Jamaica Pond Poets

Getting to the Loring-Greenough House

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12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130



Parking Information: The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but  four spaces are reserved for ZIP Cars. Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass. There is also ample nonrestricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street, between Burroughs and Thomas Streets, just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.



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