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


Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
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Join us for the Presentation of the
Stanley Kunitz Medal to Carle Johnson










A 30-minute open reading celebrating Stanley Kunitz.
followed by the poetry and remarks of the honoree.

Thursday, July 27, 2017  -  6:30 to 8:30 pm
Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street, Worcester


Congratulations to the winners of the
WCPA Annual Poetry Contest:
The Frank O'Hara Prize!

First Place - Richard Fox
Skating on the Edge of Flesh

Second Place - Jeff Walt
Each Morning I Rise Like a Sleepwalker
and Rot a Little More

Third Place - Jennifer Freed
On Their Anniversary She Whispers His Name

Honorable Mention - Marsha Kunin
In the Garden of the Blind Barbarian

Join us on Sunday, September 24 for the
Winners' Reading where you'll hear from
the winners and the contest judge, Lori Desrosiers.

The reading will run from 3 to 5 pm and will take place at the First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St, Worcester

Remembering Dan Lewis

Dan was a friend to many in the central Mass. poetry community and an active volunteer member of the WCPA Board of Directors for more than twenty years. 

read more on our Memorial page
Upcoming Events

Monday, July 24 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Monday, July 24  @ 7:00pm
The Poetry Room
First Church of Christ, Unitarian, 725 Main St, Lancaster

Tuesday, July 25 @ 6:00pm
Summer 2017 Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, July 25 @ 7:00pm
Pamela Gemme @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Wednesday, July 26 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Thursday, July 27 @ 6:30pm
Presentation of the Stanley Kunitz Medal honoring Carle Johnson
30-minute open reading celebrating Stanley Kunitz will
precede the awarding of the medal - Free and open to the public
Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm Street, Worcester

Thursday, July 27 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Friday, July 28 @ 7:00pm
Dana Laquidara @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester



Sunday, August 6 @ 2:00pm
The Anatomy of Life: A Poetry Reading and Tribute
featuring poets Marsha Kunin and Richard Fox,
with a tribute to Dan Lewis
Nick’s Worcester, 124 Millbury St., Worcester
Hosted by Worcester Storytellers

Tuesday, August 8 @ 6:00pm
Summer 2017 Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, August 8 @ 7:30pm
7 Hills Slam presents Robert Lashely  and the iWPS Finals
Raven Worcester, 258 Pleasant Street, Worcester
No cover; $5 suggested donation

Thursday, August 10 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Thursday, August 17 @ 6:00pm
Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State
Poetry Society Monthly Meeting
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Saturday, August 19 @ 1:00pm
Kunitz’s Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series
Writing Workshop #3 - Discovering the Poem led by Carol Hobbs
Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home, 4 Woodford Street, Worcester
Registration fee: $20 per workshop.  Limited enrollment!
View the workshop flyer for more information

Tuesday, August 22 @ 6:00pm
Summer 2017 Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough


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

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates