Jamaica Pond Poets
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Biographies of Our Next Readers


October 13, 2017,  Friday, at 7:30 PM

Noy Holland

Noy Holland's I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like, New and Selected Stories, was published by Counterpoint in January. Her previous books include Bird (Counterpoint), Spectacle of the Body (Knopf), What Begins with Bird (Fiction Collective Two), and Swim for the Little One First (Fiction Collective Two). Her writing has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Antioich, The Quarterly, and Glimmer Train, among others. She was a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council award for artistic merit and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She has taught for many years in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts and collaborated in the founding of the Juniper Prize in Fiction.


Adam Scheffler

Adam Scheffler grew up in California, received his MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his PhD in English from Harvard. His first book of poems—A Dog's Life—was selected by Denise Duhamel as the winner of the Jacar Press Poetry Book Contest. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Antioch Review, Rattle, North American Review, Verse Daily, and many other venues. He is currently a preceptor in Harvard's Expository Writing Program for which he teaches a class on Hell and the Underworld.

Sandra Storey

Sandra Storey is the author of the poetry collection, Every State Has Its Own Light, a finalist for the May Swenson Award. Her poetry has appeared in New Millennium Writings, THEMA and the New York Quarterly, among other journals. Sandee was founder, editor and publisher of two bilingual Boston neighborhood newspapers for 20 years. Now she is a columnist for the Jamaica Plain Gazette. She is a member of Jamaica Pond Poets and is co-director of Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series. She leads poetry workshops where a different “poetic idea” is the focus each week.

2017-2018 Season  

October 13, 2017 November 10, 2017
  Noy Holland
  Amy Hoffman
  Adam Scheffler   Meg Kearney
  Sandra Storey*   Nicholas Samaras
December 8, 2017 January 12, 2018
  Fred Marchant   Alan Smith Soto
  Karen Locasio   Tim Suermondt
  Robert Oldshue   Pui Ying Wong
February 9, 2018 March 9, 2018
  Natalie Shapero   Jonathan Aibel
  Richard Waring   Ben Berman
  Anna Warrick   Wendy Drexler
April 13, 2018 May 11, 2018


  TBA    TBA



   *member of the Jamaica Pond Poets

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