Amherst Art Walk and Poetry Night

The Emily Dickinson Museum participates in the Amherst Art Walk on first Thursdays monthly from 5-8PM. Each month enjoy a one-night-only art exhibit, a poetry open mic, and featured readers. The Art Walk is just one way the Museum is bringing local contemporary talent into Emily Dickinson’s creative space. All events are free and open to the public.

Event Schedule
5:00-8:00pm  Art in the Homestead by Ann Knickerbocker “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her”
5:00-6:00pm  Poetry Open Mic sign-ups  
6:00pm  Poetry Open Mic

Featured readers following open mic: D M Gordon & Paul Richmond


D M (Diana) Gordon is the author of Fourth World and Nightly, at the Institute of the Possible, a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award and International Book Award. Gordon’s prizewinning poems and short stories have been published widely in journals. An MCC Artist Fellow in fiction, as well as a finalist in poetry, she’s a freelance editor in multiple genres at, and the editor for Hedgerow Books,the poetry imprint of Levellers Press.

Ann Knickerbocker and her husband Charles Tarlton moved to Northampton in December 2014 from San Francisco. Their work Collaboration (Tarlton’sthree poems about Knickerbocker’s three paintings) appeared in three consecutive issues of The Ekphrastic Review, beginning on June 26, 2016.  Ann Knickerbocker is a member of Gallery One Connecticut, and a former member of Gallery A3 in Amherst and Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, California. Her paintings have been accepted into juried shows at the Essex Art association and in the 105th Juried Annual of The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in June and July, 2016. She was given a solo show by Cider House Media in Easthampton in September 2015 and was selected for the Northampton Biennial in October, 2015.  Knickerbocker participated in The Amherst Poetry Festival held at the Emily Dickinson Museum in 2015 with Nancy Meagher, presenting an interactive art exhibit, “Ample Make This Bed: When Poetry Inspires Painters.” 

The work in this exhibition was inspired by sketching time in the poet’s bedroom in 2015.  These are digital prints created in an iPad painting application, starting with original paintings and photographs.  

Poet Paul Richmond

Paul Richmond has been an artist and performer for over 40 years. Created Human Error Publishing, organizes monthly readings and annual Word events / festivals, (Greenfield Annual Word Festival) Four books; “No Guarantees – Adjust and Continue.”, "Ready or Not - Living in the Break Down Lane" and "Too Much of a Good Thing - In the land of Scarcity - Breeds Contempt" "You Might Need A Bigger Hammer". Has been published in numerous journals, anthologies and has been a featured poet through out the country.