Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 8 @ 7:00pm
Mike Mogel @ Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, July 9  @ 8:45pm
Ryk McIntyre @ The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, July 10 @ 6:30pm
Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, July 10 @ 8:00pm
7 Hill Slam
Raven Worcester, 258 Pleasant Street, Worcester

Sunday, July 15 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Sunday, July 15 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project @ Nick’s Worcester
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Sunday, July 15 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project @ Nick’s Worcester
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, July 16 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Thursday, July 19 @ 6:00pm
Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State
Poetry Society Monthly Meeting
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Saturday, July 21th @ 1:00 pm
Kunitz’s Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series
Workshop #2 - Awakening to the Night: What Is Found There
with facilitator Maura MacNeil - Registration fee: $20
Visit kunitzhome.org to register or call
Carol Stockmal at 508-756-4407

Sunday, July 22 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, July 23 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Monday, July 23 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, July 24  @ 6:30pm
Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, July 24 @ 7:00pm
Mary Ellen Letarte @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Wednesday, July 25 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Thursday, July 26 @ 6:30pm
Presentation of the Fourth Annual
Stanley Kunitz Medal to Judith Ferrara
Worcester Historical Society, 30 Elm Street, Worcester

Saturday, July 28 @ 7:00pm
John Gaumond @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Sunday, July 29 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Sunday, July 29 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project @ Nick’s Worcester
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester


Highlighted events are either organized or co-sponsored by the WCPA.

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates


Season Six of Poet Stanley Kunitz’s
Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series

June 16th - Writing Workshop #1
Jonathan Blake, Leader
My Book of Transformations
This class is full.

July 21th - Writing Workshop #2
Maura MacNeil, Leader
Awakening to the Night: What Is Found There

August 18th - Writing Workshop #3
Eve Rifkah, Leader
The Vision and the Word

September 15th - Writing Workshop #4
Meg Kearney, Leader
After Stanley Kunitz- Generating Poems
Inspired by His Teaching and His Work
This class is full.

Held at the Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home,
4 Woodford Street, Worcester

Registration fee: $20 per workshop.
Limited enrollment! Registration required.

Complete the online form or contact
Carol Stockmal by telephone at 508-756-4407.

View the full details at kunitzhome.org.


Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / wcpaboard@yahoo.com

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The WCPA has produced many fantastic broadsides over the past 4 decades.  Enjoy these samples from the WCPA archives.

Announcing the Winners of the
2018 WCPA Poetry Contest:
The Frank O'Hara Prize

The WCPA is pleased to announce that Jeff Walt of San Diego, CA, has won First Place in this year’s WCPA Poetry Contest: The Frank O’Hara Prize for his poem “The World is Ending on the East Coast." Contest judge Regie Gibson selected three additional poems to honor.

Second Place – Nicole DiCello of Worcester, MA
for “Electra 101
Third Place – Malt Schlitzman of Worcester, MA
for “This Rage Dies with Me
Honorable Mention – Michael Morlock of Berlin,
MA for “Speak of the Moment

A Winners' Reading will be held on Sunday, September 23. The winners, along with the contest judge, will share their work. Additional details will be announced as we get closer to the event.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Congratulations to Judith Ferrara
Winner of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Medal










Join us for the medal presentation on
Thursday, July 26, 2018  -  6:30 to 8:30 pm
Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street, Worcester

Open to the public - Refreshments will be served

View the event broadside

Judith Ferrara, winner of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Medal
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photo credit: John Gaumond

Photos from our 23rd Annual Ramble can be
viewed on the Bloomsday 2018 page.