Upcoming Events

Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. Alfred Nicol in conversation with Jimmy Pappas and  reading from  his translation of One Hundred Visions of War by Julien Vocance. Via Zoom (Watch for link to come.)

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at 7:00 PM at MIT. Alfred Nicol reading from his translation of One Hundred Visions of War by Julien Vocance, with discussion to follow. (Watch for details.)

Saturday, April 29, 2023. The Newburyport Literary Festival. Alfred Nicol reading from his translation of One Hundred Visions of War by Julien Vocance. (Watch for details.)

Friday-Sunday, Aug. 18-20, 2023. Frost Farm Poetry Conference, Derry, NH. Master Class with Alfred Nicol.


Recent Events

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. The Diminished Prophets present a benefit melopoeia for the “Write the World” scholarship fund. At the People’s Methodist Church, 64 Purchase Street, Newburyport, MA

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, 3 to 4:30 p.m. EDT.  Able Muse presents three acclaimed poets: Carol LightAlfred Nicol, and Barbara Ellen Sorensen, hosted by J. C. Todd.  

Friday, April 1, 2022  7 PM. HC Media, 2 Merrimac Street, Haverhill, MA: The Haverhill River Bards and Creative Haverhill present The Diminished Prophets: poets Rhina P. Espaillat and Alfred Nicol, guitarist John Tavano, and bassist/cellist Roger Kimball perform a melopoeia, a stirring combination of music and poetry. Admission free.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 4:00-5:30 PM Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry hosts a virtual reading for their forthcoming 2022 issue. Readers include the British poet Sally Read and others, including myself and friends Kyle Potvin and Sally Thomas.

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 7:00-8:15 Emma Andrews Library Winter/Spring 2022 Author Series:  Alfred Nicol “How I Write My Poems” an interview (with Aine Greaney) and poetry reading.

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 8:00. Al Basile’s program, Poems On, begins its second season with a Valentine’s Day theme – Romantic Love. Al’s guests are Melissa Balmain, and returning from season one, Alfred Nicol. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021 . “Repetition In Poetry: The “French Forms,” a workshop. 80thAnnual Writers Conference at Ocean Park (Maine)

Tuesday, May 18, 7:00 – 8:00 pm: “First and Last Word” hosts Harris Gardner, editor of Ibbetson Street, and Gloria Mindoch, Poet Laureate of Somerville and editor-in-chief of Cervena Barva Press, present poets Rhina P. Espaillat, Alfred Nicol and Paulette Turco, who will read from The Powow River Poets Anthology II.

Friday, April 16th, 6:30-8:30pm (Zoom opens 6:20):  Boston National Poetry Month Festival  presents a Virtual Performance of Poetry and Music: Poetry by Rhina P. Espaillat & Alfred Nicol. Music by Claire Mulvaney. Poetry by Ed Meek and Doug Holder.

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 3 PM. Powow River Poets Reading in Honor of David Davis, via Zoom.

October 15, 2020 Thursday 7 PM. “Joy and the Loud Cars” A Poetry Reading. On Rosh HaShanah—Yom Teurah or the “Day of Shouting”—we raise a loud noise by blowing the shofar. Inspired by the late David Davis, author of The Joy Poems, poets Michael Cantor, Robert Crawford, Midge Goldberg, Alfred Nicol, Kyle Potvin, and Deborah Warren will explore the idea of finding joy in the world around them, including in loud cars and mud puddles. All the poets have published books–Cantor’s Furusato, Crawford’s The Empty Chair, Goldberg for Snowman’s Code, Nicol’s Winter Light, Potvin’s Loosen, and Warren’s Dream with Flowers and Bowl of Fruit.

Sunday, Aug. 8, 3 PM- 5PM Whittier Reading via Zoom. Because John Greenleaf Whittier was a significant member of the Abolitionist Movement, we focused on his anti-slavery poems this year in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Readings by Chris Bryant, Peter Bryant, Rhina P. Espaillat, Harris Gardner, Alfred Nicol, Ellie O’Leary, Lainie Senechal, Priscilla Turner Spada, Debbie Szabo, Toni Treadway, Paulette Demers Turco, and Stephen Wagner.