Welcome!  Best wishes to all as we work for health and for equity. 


News:  My new book, Tremors, will be out in September 2021 from Four Way Books. 

Some recent and upcoming readings:

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 1 pm

Solo reading at the Stockbridge Public Library.

Recording of the event is available  here.

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 7 pm.

Reading with Bruce Weigl.

Zoom reading for Rozzie Reads, sponsored by Friends of the Roslindale Public Library.

Sign up here, https://friendsofroslindalelibrary.org/poetry/

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 4 pm.

Giving a symposium on gods in the Odyssey

Sponsored by Four Way Books

RSVP ryan@fourwaybooks.com for a Zoom link


Monday, October 25, 2021, 7:15 pm.

Reading with Joan Houlihan

Boston-area book launch for Tremors

Blacksmith House Poetry Series


42 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 6-7 pm.

Reading and discussion with Julia Lisella

Phosphorescence Reading Series

Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst


Sunday, March 13, 2022, 5 pm.

Two of my poems are the text of "Far Past War," a new choral work by my sister, composer Augusta Read Thomas. The work will be premiered by the Cathedral Choral Society. Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington DC

For more information:

Click here for Augusta's website.

Click here for the Choral Society's website.

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Poem of the Month:

by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943)


O breath of wind and sea,
Bitter and clear,
Now my faint soul springs free,
Blown clean from fear!


O hard sweet strife, O sting
Of buffeting salt!
Doubt and despair take wing,
Failure, and fault.


I dread not wrath or wrong,--
Smile, and am free;
Strong while the winds are strong,
The rocks, the sea.


Heart of my heart, tho' life
Front us with storm,
Love will outlast the strife,
More pure, more warm.