I was speaking with Gil Barbosa the owner of The Book Shop at Ball Square, and we decided his shop would be a great place for the Ibbetson Street 33 reading. ( June 26 6:30PM) All past and present readers are welcome to come and read from their work. This is our 15th Anniversary, and we have such great poets as Jean Valentine, Cornelius Eady, Kathleen Spivack, Brendan Galvin, Marge Piercy, as well as many others in this issue. The front and back cover art was contributed by Richard Wilhelm, a Ball Square resident. Also this bookstore is a great independent and I hope you will buy books and keep this joint running…Gil tells me he signed a new four year lease.
Here is the bookshop’s website:
http://www.bookshopsomerville.com Open Mic as well– after contributors….Free. 6:30 p.m.
**** Ibbetson Street is now affiliated with Endicott College in Beverly, Mass, and work was selected from it for a Pushcart Prize ( 2014). ( Afaa Michael Weaver’s poem: Blues in Five/Four/The Violence in Chicago)
The Book Shop at Ball Square 694 Broadway Somerville,Mass