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

Biographies of Our Next Readers 

                   November 29, 2018,   Thursday, at 7:00 PM

Mary Buchinger

Mary Buchinger grew up on a small family farm in Michigan, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Equador, and earned a doctorate in applied linguistics from Boston University. Author of e i n f ΓΌ h l u n g/in feeling (2018), Aerialist (2015), and Roomful of Sparrows (2008), she is President of the New England Poetry Club (founded by Robert Frost, Amy Lowell, Conrad Aiken) and Professor of English and Communication Studies at MCPHS University in Boston; her work has appeared in AGNI, DIAGRAM, Gargoyle, Nimrod, Salamander, Slice, and elsewhere.

 Jean Dany

Jean Dany Joachim Cambridge Poet Populist (2009-11), is now Poet in Residence at First Church in Cambridge, and is the creator of the Many Voices Project inspiring conversations about race and equality. His poetry collections are Chen Plenn (2007), Crossroads/Chimenkwaze (2013), Avec des Mots (2014), and Quartier (2016). He is the director of City Night Readings, adjunct professor at Bunker Hill Community College, recipient of Massachusetts Cultural Council grant for his play Your Voice Poet, and the winner of STC’s Playwrights of Color competition.


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, Anastasia Vassos
                        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
                         Con 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.