The First and Last Word Poetry Series

On January 15, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


The Center for the Arts at the Armory Poetry at the Cafe
191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
Tuesday, January 21
7 p.m./Admission $4.00
Reading and Open Mic

Hosted by: Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock

The First and Last Word Poetry Series






Deborah Finkelstein is the editor of Like One: Poems for Boston, an anthology of healing and humorous poems that raises money for The One Fund. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Recent publications include Magnolia, Ibbestson Street, Cradle Songs, and Lumox. She also writes haiku, tanka, and plays. She teaches creative writing.







Doug Holder is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press. His work has appeared in Caesura, Northeast Corridor, Main Street Rag, Rattle, the new renaissance, Muddy River Review and others. He teaches writing at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, and Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. For the last 25 years he has run poetry groups for patients at McLean Hospital. His latest collection of poetry is “Eating Grief at 3A.M.” (Muddy River Books)









Dan Sklar teaches writing at Endicott College in Massachusetts. Recent publications include the Harvard Review, New York Quarterly, Ibbetson Street Press, and The Art of the One-Act. His one act play “Lycanthropy” was produced at the Boston Theatre Marathon in 2012 and was reviewed in The Boston Globe. His poem “Flying Cats (Actually Swooping)” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the editors of Writing that Risks.


The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop

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