Zoom Logo

2021 Massachusetts Poetry Festival - Shared screen with speaker view
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
38:04
Captions are available! Click the “Live Transcript” button at the bottom of your zoom screen.Need assistance? Send a direct message to one of our volunteers.Need help with Zoom or can’t access an event? Call the Festival Helpline: (978) 230-7110
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
38:41
Captions are available! Click the “Live Transcript” button at the bottom of your zoom screen.Need assistance? Send a direct message to one of our volunteers.Need help with Zoom or can’t access an event? Call the Festival Helpline: (978) 230-7110
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
45:11
Captions are available! Click the “Live Transcript” button at the bottom of your zoom screen.Need assistance? Send a direct message to one of our volunteers.Need help with Zoom or can’t access an event? Call the Festival Helpline: (978) 230-7110
Marjorie Maddox (she/her)
47:16
This looks amazing. Congratulations!
Patricia C
47:36
The book looks great!
Amy Dryansky she/her
47:48
It's a beautiful book!
Patricia C
48:16
yes
Diana Whitney (she/her)
49:33
“what a meek cheering squad that modesty has”— LOVE THIS
Amy Dryansky she/her
49:49
^^^
Amy Dryansky she/her
50:11
horns and a parade!
Patricia C
50:25
Fantastic!
Diana Whitney (she/her)
50:36
Wonderful reading!!!
Krysia (she/her) Wazny McClain
50:40
Chills!
Diana Whitney (she/her)
52:03
“because I have stories instead of manners…"
Patricia C
53:29
terrific
Marjorie Maddox (she/her)
53:33
Bravo!
Cindy
53:41
AMAZING
Giavanna Munafo
53:52
Brava!!!!!!
Krysia (she/her) Wazny McClain
53:52
Such a fantastic reading!! Thank you!
Diana Whitney (she/her)
55:48
Actually, Amy your poem is in the SEEKING chapter
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
56:11
But you have tude all the same.
Diana Whitney (she/her)
01:00:38
INCREDIBLE reading. Wow!
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:00:57
Love that red corderoy lost jumper & Band-aid colored slip…But hate that lap man. Had one of those fuckers on a subway car once. Now those are worth losing.
Krysia (she/her) Wazny McClain
01:01:01
Beautiful
Diana Whitney (she/her)
01:02:32
“Like you, I was born. Like you, I was raised in the institution of dreaming.”
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:02:43
“No borders, only wind.” Beautiful reading, Amy. I love your heart.
Marjorie Maddox (she/her)
01:02:47
So powerful…
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
01:03:11
Captions are available! Click the “Live Transcript” button at the bottom of your zoom screen.Need assistance? Send a direct message to one of our volunteers.Need help with Zoom or can’t access an event? Call the Festival Helpline: (978) 230-7110
Lizzy
01:03:46
I loved Detroit as Barn!
Diana Whitney (she/her)
01:06:47
“I like remembering she had a cervix” - one of my favorite lines
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:07:00
Love that idea of the mutually reinforcing action of reading and the relationship between self and others…
Volunteer Frances Donovan she/her
01:07:08
ache could undo you like a knot
Diana Whitney (she/her)
01:07:36
^^^
Diana Whitney (she/her)
01:08:21
I love hearing the origin of this poem
Patricia C
01:09:45
great!
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:10:07
“trust that I will believe for you” xo - Love the idea of darkness’s party. Thank you, Crystal.
Angélica María Aguilera
01:10:14
Beautiful 🙌🏼
Angélica María Aguilera
01:11:16
Yessss take up all the space 💃🏻
Patricia C
01:11:31
we keep losing her sound
Amy Dryansky she/her
01:12:04
Angelika & Crystal, love your poems!
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:12:29
My mom used to always say “Things will be alright. I don’t know how or when but I know they will.” It felt like a magic spell when she said it.
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:14:47
…Angelica - I arrived a few minutes late & am so sorry I missed your reading - I’ll have to read in the book!
Crystal
01:15:16
What a thrill to hear your poems, Angelica Maria and Amy. Diana, thank you for reading Stephanie’s poem and for bringing this wonderful anthology into being.
jrowe
01:17:01
I loved the poems everyone read! Thank you.
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:20:15
mother-daughter moon-circle zoom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:20:41
awesome.
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
01:25:49
As we head into the last ten minutes of this event, we’re going to share ways to connect with these wonderful poets.
Lizzy
01:25:56
did you ever go the Cantab Lounge to read?
Lizzy
01:26:11
Best part of the Boston poetry scene
Volunteer Frances Donovan she/her
01:26:11
Very sad that the Cantab closed this year :(
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
01:26:30
You Don’t Have to Be Everything Anthology:https://www.workman.com/products/you-dont-have-to-be-everything
Lizzy
01:26:34
Agreed, I used to go literally every week :(
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
01:26:45
Discover more about Diana Whitney:https://www.diana-whitney.comhttps://www.instagram.com/dianawhitney31/Newsletter: https://dianawhitney.substack.com/about
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
01:26:59
Discover more about Crystal Williams:Website: Crystalannwilliams.com (poems and links to books there)Substack Blog: https://crystalwilliams.substack.com/
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
01:27:18
Discover more about Amy Dryansky:Amy Dryansky – Poet. Mother. Worker. Website & blog with other links!Instagram: adryskydayTwitter: adryansky
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
01:27:31
Discover more about Angélica María Aguilera:Instagram: @yosoyangelicamaria
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
01:27:49
You Don’t Have to Be Everything Anthology:https://www.workman.com/products/you-dont-have-to-be-everything
Diana Whitney (she/her)
01:27:55
You can find the book here: https://www.workman.com/products/you-dont-have-to-be-everything
Diana Whitney (she/her)
01:28:10
Or at your local indie bookstore!
Diana Whitney (she/her)
01:29:51
I love how jazz and theater were part of your life
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:29:57
Thank you all for your work, and Diana for this book! My niece was thrilled to receive as birthday gift. This book is also a gift to show off that spectrum Amy was just talking of (that is missing so much in school)…
Giavanna Munafo
01:30:24
Any teachers out there, I am using the book in an alternative high school classroom with young moms. It’s a great book for teens of all stripes but especially powerful with young folks struggling in so many ways.
Diana Whitney (she/her)
01:30:58
A poet’s job is to tell the truth. To name the thing that others cannot name. AMEN
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:31:31
Love that, Crystal.
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
01:31:51
Facebook: facebook.com/masspoetryInstagram: @masspoetryTwitter: @masspoetryYouTube: youtube.com/masspoetrychannelMailing List Sign-Up:https://masspoetry.org/contactusDonate to Mass Poetry:https://festival.masspoetry.org/support-us/donate/Massachusetts Poetry Festival:https://festival.masspoetry.org
Giavanna Munafo
01:32:13
Thank you!!!
Amy Dryansky she/her
01:32:17
Thanks to everyone here!
Cindy
01:32:20
THANK YOU!!!
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
01:32:21
Thank you for your poems!
Lisa (she/her)
01:32:26
Thank you so much for sharing!
Jeannette Law
01:32:28
Thank you, truth tellers!!!
Diana Whitney (she/her)
01:32:37
Thank you Festival volunteers!!!! You made this possible!
Volunteer Carolyn Oliver she/her
01:33:10
Facebook: facebook.com/masspoetryInstagram: @masspoetryTwitter: @masspoetryYouTube: youtube.com/masspoetrychannelMailing List Sign-Up:https://masspoetry.org/contactusDonate to Mass Poetry:https://festival.masspoetry.org/support-us/donate/Massachusetts Poetry Festival:https://festival.masspoetry.org