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.

Symposium on gods in the Odyssey

Sponsored by Four Way Books in NYC

Video now available on my Poems and Links page.


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:

Nurse's Song, by William Blake

from Songs of Innocence, 1789

When voices of children are heard on the green
And laughing is heard on the hill,
My heart is at rest within my breast
And everything else is still

Then come home my children the sun is gone down
And the dews of night arise
Come come leave off play, and let us away
Till the morning appears in the skies

No no let us play, for it is yet day
And we cannot go to sleep
Besides in the sky, the little birds fly
And the hills are all covered with sheep

Well well go & play till the light fades away
And then go home to bed
The little ones leaped & shouted & laugh'd
And all the hills echoèd