Phosphorescence Contemporary Poetry Series 2022

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 2022 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.

Upcoming Phosphorescence Reading:

Phosphorescence graphics for December 2022Thursday, December 15, 6pm ET

Featuring poets: Eleanor Hooker and Cori A. Winrock
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 

Phosphorescence 2022 Schedule:

headshot grid of March 2022's featured poets Audrey Molloy, Barbara DeCoursey Roy, Maeve McKenna and Morag AndersonThursday, March 31, 6pm ET

Featuring poets: Audrey Molloy, Barbara DeCoursey Roy, Maeve McKenna and Morag Anderson

 

 

 

 

Phosphorescence graphic for April 2022 featuring headshots of poetsThursday, April 28, 6pm ET

Featuring poets: Saida Agostini, Shauna M. Morgan and Tara Betts

 

 

 

 

 

Phosphorescence graphic featuring headshots of poetsThursday, May 26, 6pm ET

Featuring poets: Quintin Collins, Meg Kearney and Denise Low

 

 

 

 

 

graphic for Phos June 2022 featuring poet headshotsThursday, June 30, 6pm ET

Featuring poets: Anna Talhami and Stacy Szymaszek

 

 

 

 

 

Phos July 2022 GraphicThursday, July 28, 6pm ET

Featuring poets: Terry Blackhawk, Dolores Hayden, and Marilyn Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

Phos August 2022 GraphicThursday, August 25, 6pm ET

Featuring poets: Abhijit Sarmah and Annemarie Ní Churreáin

 

 

 

 

 

Phosphorescence graphics for September 2022Thursday, September 22, 6pm ET

Featuring poets: Jessica Cuello, Eugenia Leigh, and Joan Kwon Glass
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Phosphorescence graphics for October 2022Thursday, October 27, 6pm ET

Featuring poets: .chisaraokwu. and Shin Yu Pai
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Phosphorescence graphics for November 2022Thursday, November 17, 6pm ET

Featuring poets: Indran Amirthanayagam, Margo Taft Stever, and Susana Case
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Phosphorescence graphics for December 2022Thursday, December 15, 6pm ET

Featuring poets: Eleanor Hooker and Cori A. Winrock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.