Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series 2022

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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.

Phosphorescence 2022 Lineup:

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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, July 28, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence July 2022 featured poets: Terry Blackhawk, Dolores Hayden, and Marilyn Nelson ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, March 31, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence March 2022 featured poets: Audrey Molloy, Barbara DeCoursey Roy, Maeve McKenna and Morag Anderson ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, April 28, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence April 2022 featured poets: Saida Agostini, Shauna M. Morgan and Tara Betts  ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, May 26, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence May 2022 featured poets: Quintin Collins, Meg Kearney and Denise Low ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, June 30, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence June 2022 featured poets: Anna Talhami and Stacy Szymaszek ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, September 22, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence September 2022 featured poets: Jessica Cuello, Eugenia Leigh, and Joan Kwon Glass ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, October 27, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence October 2022 featured poets: .chisaraokwu. and Shin Yu Pai ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, November 17, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence November 2022 featured poets: Indran Amirthanayagam, Margot Taft Stever, and Susana Case ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, December 15, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence December 2022 featured poets: Eleanor Hooker and Cori A. Winrock ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, August 25, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence August 2022 featured poets: Abhijit Sarmah and Annemarie Ní Churreáin ...

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.