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  hguran@aol.com

Biographies of Our Next Readers 

                   February 28, 2019,   Thursday, at 7:00 PM

Gloria Mindock

Gloria Mindock is the author of five books of poetry, most recently, I wish Francisco Franco Would Love Me (Nixes Mate books, 2018). She is editor of Cervena Barva Press and one of the USA editors for Levure Litteraire (France). Widely published, her poetry has been translated and published into the Romanian, Croation, Serbian, Montenegrin, Spanish, Estonian, and French. Gloria was the Poet Laureate in Somerville for 2017 & 2018.


Dzvinia Orlowsky

Four Way Books founding editor, Pushcart Prize and NEA in Translation recipient, Dzvinia Orlowsky is the author of six poetry collections published by Carnegie Mellon University Press including her most recent, Bad Harvest. Her first collection, A Handful of Bees, was reprinted in 2009 as a CMUP Classic Contemporary. She is a founding faculty member of the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing of Pine Manor College and teaches at Providence College.


                                

2018-2019 Season  

                         September 27, 2018 October 25, 2018
                          Preston Hood   Paula Bonnell
                          Elizabeth Quinlan   Charlot Lucien
                             
                        November 29, 2018 January 24, 2019
                          Mary Buchinger   Roslindale Women Writers
                          Jean Dany   Phyllis Bluhm, Frances Donovan, Mary Lou Maloney
                            
                        February 28, 2019 March 28, 2019
                         Gloria Mindock   Dennis Daly
                         Dzvinia Orlowsky   Krysten Hill
                          
                        April 25, 2019 May 23, 2019
                         Judy Katz-Levine   Wendy Drexler
                         Conrad Squires   Fred Marchant
                           

                                                                         

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.