I'm very pleased to announce that my new book, Tremors, can be ordered now from Four Way Books

Some recent and upcoming readings:

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.

Friday, October 1, 2021, 7 pm

Launch reading sponsored by Four Way Books and the Norwich Bookstore, on Zoom.

Please register here.


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

Reading with Joan Houlihan

Boston-area book launch for Tremors

Blacksmith House Poetry Series on Zoom

Please register here.

Sunday, November 21, 2021, 3 pm

Reading with Christopher Jane Corkery

Concord Free Public Library on Zoom

Please register here.

Wednesday, December 1, 7 pm

Somerville Armory, on Zoom

Please contact me for Zoom access.

Sunday, December 12, 3 pm

New England Poetry Club, on Zoom

Details for joining the Zoom will be posted before the reading on the New England Poetry Club website, and on their Facebook page.

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

Reading and discussion with Julia Lisella, on our work's relation to the work of Emily Dickinson.

Phosphorescence Reading Series, on Zoom

Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst

Please register here.

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.

Sunday, April 10, 2022, 2 pm

Reading with Monica McAlpine

Brookline Poetry Series sponsored by the Brookline Public Library

For access, send an email ahead of time to brooklinepoetry@minlib.net.

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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