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

Biographies of Our Next Readers


May 12, 2017,  Friday, at 7:30 PM

Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Cantab Lounge, Merrimack College, U35 Reading Series, and many others. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston where she currently teaches. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in apt, Word Riot, The Baltimore Review, B O D Y, Muzzle, PANK, Winter Tangerine Review and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Her chapbook, How Her Spirit Got Out, is now available through Aforementioned Productions.


Frannie Lindsay

Frannie Lindsay’s fifth poetry volume, If Mercy, was published in the spring of 2016 by The Word Works. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The American Poetry Review, Field, Crazyhorse, and many others. She was awarded the 2008 Missouri Review prize in poetry, and one of her poems appears in Best American Poetry 2014. Her work has been featured in Ted Kooser’s syndicated column, American Life in Poetry, on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac and on Poetry Daily. She is also a classical pianist, and has been active in greyhound rescue for 23 years.

Gary Whited

Gary Whited is a poet, philosopher and psychotherapist. His book titled, Having Listened, was the 2013 Homebound Publications Poetry Contest winner. In 2014 it received a Benjamin Franklin Silver Book Award. Having Listened offers a collection of poems that speak from the confluence of a childhood on the prairie remembered and an encounter with the haunting voice of Parmenides echoing across 2500 years. His poems have appeared in journals, including Salamander, Plainsongs, The Aurorean, Atlanta Review, and Comstock Rewiew. He is currently working on a new translation of the entire poem of the 5th century BCE Greek thinker, Parmenides.

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

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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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