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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series 2021

Phosphorescence event graphic picturing the Homestead at night, with lights glowing

To Emily Dickinson, phosphorescence, was a divine spark and the illuminating light behind learning — it was volatile, but transformative in nature. Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series celebrates contemporary creativity that echoes Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. The Series features established and emerging poets whose work and backgrounds represent the diversity of the flourishing contemporary poetry scene. The 2021 Series will be a virtual event to ensure the health and safety of participants. While we are disappointed not to gather together in Amherst, we are excited to connect with a global community of friends and writers.  Join us on the last Thursdays of each month to hear from poets around the world as they read their work and discuss what poetry and Dickinson mean to them.

Amherst Books is the preferred book seller for the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series.

Phosphorescence Lineup:

<b>Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</b></br>Thursday, March 25, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, March 25, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence March 2021 featured poets:
Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Amy Dryansky, and W. Todd Kaneko ...
<b>Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</b></br>Thursday, April 22, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, April 22, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence April 2021 featured poets:
Jennifer Franklin, Philip F. Clark, Fred Marchant and Mervyn Taylor ...
Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</br>Thursday, May 27, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, May 27, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence May 2021 featured poets:
Melissa Range and Erica Charis-Molling ...
<b>Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</b></br>Thursday, June 24, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, June 24, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence June 2021 featured poets:
Gail Thomas, Nicole M. Young and Amina Jordan Mendez ...
<b>Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</b></br>Thursday, July 22, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, July 22, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence June 2021 featured poets:
Jacqueline Balderrama, Ida Stewart and Lynne Thompson ...
<b>Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</b></br>Thursday, August 26, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, August 26, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence June 2021 featured poets:
W.J. Herbert, Mary Robles and Dennis James Sweeney ...
<b>Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</b></br>Thursday, September 23, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, September 23, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence September 2021 featured poets:
Chloe Martinez, Rodney A. Brown, Elizabeth Metzger and Moriel Rothman-Zecher ...
<b>Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</b></br>Thursday, October 28, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, October 28, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence October 2021 featured poets:
Somrita Ganguly and Danielle Legros Georges ...
<b>Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</b></br>Thursday, November 18, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, November 18, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence November 2021 featured poets:
Rosemarie Dombrowski and Resi Ibañez ...
<b>Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</b></br>Thursday, December 16, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, December 16, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence December 2021 featured poets:
Julia Lisella and Cammy Thomas ...

Support Phosphorescence and Honor Someone Special:
Admission to all Phosphorescence events is free, but online donations, especially those made in honor or memory of family, friends, or colleagues are heartily encouraged and vital to the future of our programs. All gifts are tax deductible.