Rozzie Reads Poetry

Rozzie Reads Poetry 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

*** Due to Covid-19 concerns, the May 28 event has been converted to Zoom. To participate, please contact ***

Biographies of Our Next Readers 

                   May 28, 2020,   Thursday, at 7:00 PM

David P. Miller

David P. Miller’s collection, Sprawled Asleep, was published by Nixes Mate Books in 2019. Poems have recently appeared in Meat for Tea, Hawaii Pacific Review, Turtle Island Quarterly, Clementine Unbound, Constellations, J Journal, The Lily Poetry Review, Unlost, Ibbetson Street, and What Rough Beast. His poem “Add One Father to Earth” was awarded an Honorable Mention by Robert Pinsky for the New England Poetry Club’s 2019 Samuel Washington Allen Prize competition. Sprawled Asleep is available on Nixes Mate’s online bookstore at  

Dorian Kotsiopoulos

Dorian Kotsiopoulos’s, poetry has been published in a number of literary magazines, including Poet LoreSalamanderSlipstreamThird Wednesday, and Smartish Pace. She has been a featured reader at the Brockton Public Library, the Brookline Poetry Series, Chapter and Verse and the Fuller Museum gallery. She works as a technical writing manager and is compiling her first full-length poetry manuscript. 


2019-2020 Season  

                         September 26, 2019 October 24, 2019
                          Mignon Ariel King   Nausheen Eusuf
                          William Orem   Michael Sherlock
                        November 21, 2019 December 12, 2019
                          Daniel Johnson   Wendy Drexler; Usman Hameedi
                          Linda Flaherty Haltmaier   New Mission High School Students
                        January 23, 2020 February 27, 2020
                         Timothy Gager   Henrietta “Queen” Hodge, 
                         Pui Ying Wong   Maureen McElroy, and Vivienne Shalom
                        March 26, 2020 April 23, 2020
                         Kate McCann   Martha Collins
                         David Miller   Nancy Naomi Carlson

                                May 28, 2020                                     June 25, 2020

                                  Dorian Kotsiopolous                       Paul Hostovsky                                                  

                                  David P. Miller                                   Kate McCann


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.