Rozzie Reads Poetry

Rozzie Reads Poetry is a long-running monthly poetry series sponsored by the Friends of the Roslindale Library. The series is organized by a committee which includes Steve Babcock, Dorothy Derifield, Holly Guran (coordinator), Mary McCusker, and Vivienne Shalom. The readings take place on Thursdays at 7:00 pm and are free. Refreshments are provided and voluntary donations are welcome.  

For the past two and a half years, the readings have been held on Zoom. This continues (hybrid), and happily this fall, Rozzie Reads Poetry returns live to the community room at Roslindale House (for map and directions, see below). At each reading there are two featured poets, followed by a lively open mic. Many find this a comfortable place to try out their recent work. For more information and for the Zoom link,  contact Holly Guran  – no later than 6:30 PM on the day of the reading.

Biographies of Our Next Readers 

                          February 16, 2023  Thursday, at 7:00 PM   

***Please note that, due to the possibility of bad weather, this reading will be on Zoom only!***          

Susanna Kittredge’s poems have appeared in publications such as Barrow Street, The Columbia Review, and Salamander as well as the anthologies including  Shadowed: Unheard Voices (The Press at California State University, Fresno 2014). Her first full-length collection, The Future Has a Reputation, was published by CW Books in January 2020. She is a member of The Jamaica Pond Poets workshop and the Brighton Word Factory writing group. By day she teaches middle schoolers. You can learn more at

Recipient of the Dana Award in Poetry, Tom Daley’s poetry has appeared in North American Review, Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, Fence, Denver Quarterly, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Witness, and elsewhere. FutureCycle Press published his first full-length collection of poetry, House You Cannot Reach—Poems in the Voice of My Mother and Other Poems. His chapbook, Far Cry, was published in 2022 by Ethel Zine & Micro Press.

Upcoming Readings

March 16, 2023 – readers TBA

April 20, 2023 – readers TBA

May 18, 2023 – readers TBA

*member of the Jamaica Pond Poets


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.