Rozzie Reads Poetry

Rozzie Reads Poetry is a free monthly literary reading series sponsored by the Friends of the Roslindale Library, usually on the third Thursday of the month. 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

*** The September 22nd reading will be a hybrid – both on Zoom and live (where there will be limited space at Roslindale House). If you wish to join us, email Holly Guran and indicate whether you want to attend in-person or on Zoom .***

Biographies of Our Next Readers 

                   September 22, 2022  Thursday, at 7:00 PM

Art Collins is a Boston poet who believes that there is extraordinary
power in words and considers his poetry to be socially conscious as well
as entertaining. He hopes that his style of poetry will motivate action,
provoke thought and stimulate the mind of the listener.

David Miller‘s collection, Bend in the Stair, was published by Lily Poetry Review Books in 2021. Sprawled Asleep was published by Nixes Mate Books in 2019. His poems have appeared in Meat for Tea, Denver
Quarterly, The Poetry Porch, subTerrain, Muddy River Poetry Review, Constellations, Lily Poetry Review, Caustic Frolic, Clementine Unbound, and Nixes Mate Review, among others. He lives with his wife, the visual artist Jane Wiley, in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

       2022-2023 Season  

                         September 22, 2022 October 20, 2022
                          Art Collins   Will C
                          David Miller   Jennifer Markell
                        November 17, 2022 January 19, 2023
                          Martha Collins   Harris Gardner
                          Enzo Silon Suran   TBA
                        February 16, 2023 March 16, 2023
                         Tom Daley   Ann Bookman
                         Susanna Kittredge   Carla Schwartz
                        April 20, 2023 May 18, 2022
                         TBA   TBA
                         TBA   TBA


        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.