Chapter and Verse

Chapter and Verse is a free literary reading series sponsored by the Jamaica Pond Poets, usually on the second Friday of the month, from October through May. The events take place at the Loring Greenough House in Jamaica Plain at 7:30 PM (for map and directions, see below). The operating committee members are  Dorothy Derifield, Sandra Storey, Susanna Kittridge, Jennifer Markell, and Alan Smith Soto

There are three readers followed by free refreshments. Open to all. Please join us. A $5.00 donation is requested but not required.For more information, contact


Biographies of Our Next Readers 

April 12, 2019,   Friday, at 7:30 PM

Hillary Sallick                   

Hilary Sallick is the author of a chapbook, Winter Roses, and a full-length collection, Asking the Form, soon to appear from Červená Barva Press. Her poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Exposition Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, The Bookends Review, Ibbetson Street, The Inflectionist Review, and other publications. She teaches reading and writing to adult learners in Somerville, and she is vice president of the New England Poetry Club.

Natalie Shapero

Natalie Shapero is the Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University and an editor at large of the Kenyon Review. Her poetry collections are Hard Child and No Object, and her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Nation, Granta, and elsewhere. She lives in Somerville.

Lindsay Turner

Lindsay Turner is the author of the poetry collection Songs & Ballads (Prelude Books, 2018). She is the translator of several books of contemporary Francophone poetry and philosophy, including adagio ma non troppo by Ryoko Sekiguchi (Les Figues, 2018) and The Next Loves by Stéphane Bouquet, forthcoming from Nightboat Books in the fall. She holds an MFA in poetry from New York University and a PhD in English from the University of Virginia. She currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina and teaches at Furman University.

2018-2019 Season  

                          October 12, 2018 November 9, 2018
                             Nausheen Eusuf   Jonathan Bennett Bonilla
                             Robert Fieseler
  Holly Guran
                             Gail Mazur   Willy Ramirez
                         December 14, 2018 January 11, 2019
                            Jonathan Aibel   Paul Hostovsky
                            Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough   Christina Liu
                            Ellen Steinbaum   Cammy Thomas
                        February 8, 2019 March 8, 2019
                           Susan Eisenberg   Mary Birnbaum*
                           Aaron Tillman   Heather Derr-Smith
                           Dan Lynn Watt   Helena Minton
                        April 12, 2019 May 10, 2019
                           Hillary Sallick   ***Special Event***
                           Natalie Shapero   25th Anniversary of Chapter and Verse
                           Lindsay Turner   Reading by Jamaica Pond Poets

                                                                                       *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  several 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 couple of blocks from the Loring-Greenough House.