Jamaica Pond Poets
Metaphorically speaking....since 1995
Readings at Rozzie Reads with directions

Rozzie Reads

Rozzie Reads is a free literary reading series sponsored by the Friends of the Roslindale Library, usually on the third Thursday of the month, in October, December,January, March, and May. The events take place in the community room at Roslindale House at 7:00 PM (for map and directions, see below). The operating committee members are Steve Babcock, Dorothy Derifield, Holly Guran, Mary McCusker, and Vivienne Shalom.    

There are two readers, followed by an open mike. Free refreshments. Open to all. Please join us. For more information, contact dorothy.derifield@gmail.com

Biographies of Our Next Readers

May18, 2017, Thursday,  at 7:00 PM

Beatrice Greene

The Bones We Carry, 2009, Mojo Extra Anthology, 2013, and The Lunar Calendar 2016 include Beatrice Greene’s poetry. This March she read at the School Street Sessions. In 2016 she performed a one woman show on black abolitionist/poet Frances E. W. Harper, enjoyed a Vermont Studio Center residence, and composed a piano composition for the organization Violence Transformed. 

Gloria Mindock

Gloria Mindock is editor of Cervena Barva Press and USA editor of Levure Litteraire (France). She is the author of Whiteness of Bone, La Portile Raiului, Nothing Divine Here, and Blood Soaked Dresses. Widely published in the USA and abroad, her poetry has been translated and published into the Romanian, Serbian, Spanish, Estonian, and French. She is Poet Laureate of Somerville, MA.

Schedule for the 2016-2017 season

October 20, 2016 December 1, 2016
  Denise Bergman
  Jenny Barber
  Adam Sheffler   Susan Eisenberg

  Emcee: Vivienne Shalom 

  Emcee: Holly Guran 


February 16, 2017


March 23, 2017 

  Kevin Bowen

  Carolyn Gregory

  Martha Collins

  David Surette

  Emcee: Mary McCusker

  Emcee: Dorothy Derifield


May 18, 2017  



  Beatrice Greene


  Gloria Mindock


  Emcee: Steve Babcock



Getting to Roslindale House, located at 120 Poplar Street

From Roslindale Square at the Library, go down Poplar Street. The entrance to Roslindale House is about 100 yards past the first corner (Florence Street) on the left. There is generally ample on-street parking on both Florence Street and Poplar street. Please do not park in the Roslindale House parking lot.



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