Chapter and Verse

Chapter and Verse is a literary reading series sponsored by Jamaica Pond Poets, usually on the second Friday of the month, from October through May at 7:30 pm. The readings took place at the historic Loring Greenough House in Jamaica Plain for more than 20 years, through February 2020. Beginning October 16, 2020 and for the foreseeable future, the readings will be on Zoom. Chapter and Verse committee members are: Dorothy Derifield (Director), Sandra Storey (Codirector), Mary Birnbaum, Susanna Kittredge, Jennifer Markell, and Alan Smith Soto. For more information, contact dorothy.derifield.@gmail.com.

Chapter and Verse usually features three readers per event. Please join us. To be on our email list for readings, email sandeestorey@fastmail.fm with your name and email address. To receive a Zoom invitation with a link on the day of the reading, RSVP to sandeestorey@fastmail.fm stating that you want to attend.


     Upcoming Readings: Fall 2022 – Spring 2022

To be announced

 

 


 

Previous Readings

with links on how to buy readers’ books and to videos of the readings


Readings: Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

 

October 15: Frannie Lindsay, Maureen McElroy, Brian Simoneau; MC: Sandee Storey

To view a recording of this reading, click here.

To order Frannie Lindsay’s The Snow Wife, click here

To order Maureen McElroy’s chapbook, contact her at mcelroy55@rcn.com

To order Brian Sim0neau’s No Small Comfort, click  here 


November 12: Gail Mazur, *David Miller, Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne; MC: Dorothy Derifield

To view a recording of this reading, click  here 

To order Gail Mazur’s book, click here or here

To order David Miller’s book, click here or, write to him at dpmiller1955@outlook.com

To order Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne’s book, click here or here


 

December 10: Danielle Legros Georges, *Jennifer Markell, Jan Schreiber; MC: David Miller

To view a recording of this reading – click here

To order Danielle Legros Georges’s book, click here or here

To order Jennifer Markell’s book, click here or go to her site for a signed copy

To order Jan Schreiber’s books go to Amazon.com


January 14: Indran Amirthanayagam and Dick Lourie
To view a recording of this reading – click here
To order Indran Amirthanayagam’s book, click here or here 

To order Dick Lourie’s book, click here


 

February 11: Graciela Baquero, Katherine Hanulla Hill, Alexis Ivy, and Alan Smith Soto

To view a recording of this reading – click  here  

To order Graciela Baquero’s book,  email her here

To order Alexis Ivy’s books, click here or here

To order Alan Smith Soto’s book, click here


 

March 11: *Dorothy Derifield, Mark Pawlak, and Sheryl White

To view a recording of this reading – click here

To purchase Dorothy Derifield’s book, click here

To purchase Mark Pawlak’s book, click here

To purchase Sheryl White’s chapbook, click here


 

April 8: Sam Cha, Gloria Mindock, and Peter Schmitt; MC: Sandee Storey

To view a recording of this reading – click here

To purchase Sam Cha’s books, click here or here

To purchase Gloria Mindock’s book, click here

To purchase Peter Schmitt’s book, click here


 

May 13: Kevin Gallagher, Marcia Karp, and Chandreyee Lahiri; MC: Dorothy Derifield

To view a recording of this reading – click here
To purchase Kevin Gallagher’s book – click here
To purchase Marcia Karp’s book – click here
To check out  Chandreyee Lahiri’s work – click here

 

Readings: Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

October 16: Mary Buchinger, *Valerie Loveland, *Jennifer Markell; MC: *Alan Smith Soto


November 13: Allison Adair, Robbie Gamble, *Susanna Kittredge; MC: *Jennifer Markell


December 11: Joshua Coben, Steven Cramer, Joyce Peseroff; MC: *Sandra Storey


January 8: Poetry in Spanish and Translations into English and into Music

Poet: Pedro Granados     Translator: Leslie Bary
Poet: Daisy Novoa Vásquez    Translator: *Alan Smith Soto          
Poet: Juana Borrero    Translator/Composer: Stephany Svorinić
MC: *Alan Smith Soto


February 12: Susan Buttenwieser, Jennifer Martelli, Scott Withiam; MC: *Dorothy Derifield


March 12: Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Robert Carr, and Jennifer De Leon; MC: *David Miller

To view a recording of this reading, click here.


April 9: Clare Beams, Greg LeStage, and David McCann; MC: *Mary Birnbaum

To view a recording of this reading, click here.


May 14: Jane Brox, Jeffrey Harrison, and Jennifer LeBlanc; MC: *Susanna Kittredge

       To view a recording of this reading, click here.

       Buy Jane Brox’s books here 

       Buy Jeffrey Harrison’s books here

       Buy Jennifer LeBlanc’s book here

 

*Member Jamaica Pond Poets