Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7 PM. Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1 1/2 Hood Road, Derry, NH. I Asked For Wonder: Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote, “Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me. Midge Goldberg, along with poets Alfred Nicol and Robert Crawford, will explore the role of wonder in their poetry. Ms. Goldberg, Mr. Nicol and Mr. Crawford are all recipients of the Richard Wilbur Poetry Award for their books, Nicol for Winter Light in 2004, Crawford for The Empty Chair in 2011, and Goldberg for Snowman’s Code in 2015. Robert Crawford is currently the Poet Laureate of Derry. The reading by the three poets will be followed by an open mic.


Recent Events

Thursday, September 20th, 7PM. Book Launch for Scribner’s Best American Poetry 2018. Alfred Nicol and other contributors  read their poetry at the book launch. The New School’s Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, NY 10011.

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7 PM. Newburyport Public Library.  A reading for The Friends of the Library. Rhina Espaillat & Alfred Nicol

Saturday, April 28, 2018. Newburyport Literary Festival

Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Brewery Silvaticus, 9 Water Street, Amesbury, MA. 6:00-8:00 PM. A reading of light poetry with the great X. J. Kennedy, Robert Clawson (who played in Ann Sexton’s rock band) and myself. 

Friday, April 6, 2018. Boston National Poetry Month Festival, The Boston Public Library, 1:15 PM: A Melopoeia with Rhina Espaillat, John Tavano.

Thursday, April 5, 2018. Barewolf Brewery, 12 Oakland Street, Amesbury, MA. 7:00 PM. A reading of light poetry with David Davis, Chris O’Carroll, Rhina Espaillat and myself.

November 7, 2017. Yenching Library, Harvard University. New England Poetry Club Contest Winners Reading

October 19, 2017. The Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport: “Passages,” a melopoeia with Rhina Espaillat and John Tavano. 

October 14, 2017.  The City of Newburyport Honors the Life and Work of Rhina Espaillat. Old South Church, 29 Federal St, Newburyport, MA

October 4, 2017, 7:00 PM. Portsmouth Poetry Hoot, Café Espresso,  Portsmouth, NH: Reading with Rhina Espaillat

August 13, 2017, 3-4:30 PM. The John Greenleaf Whittier Home, Amesbury, MA

July 11, 2017, 7:00 PM. The Newburyport Public Library:. A  new melopoeia program, “Passages” with John Tavano & Rhina Espaillat.

June 6, 2017, 1:30-3:30 PM. The Newburyport Public Library: “Why was Bob Dylan Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature?” 

May 17, 2017, 7:00 PM. Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, NH. Reading with Priscilla Turner Spada.

April 29, 2017. 8:30 AM-4 PM. The Newburyport Literary Festival Poetry Events, Central Congregational Church Social Hall. 

April 20, 2017. 7:00 PM. A Melopoiea at Amesbury Public Library with John Tavano and Rhina Espaillat

April 7, 2017. 12 Noon. Boston National Poetry Month Festival Keynote Poets. Boston Public Library.

April 5, 2017. 6:30 PM. Berklee College of Music Words and Music Symposium

March 5, 2017, 3:00 PM. The Actors Studio of Newburyport. A performance of “melopoiea” with Rhina Espaillat and John Tavano.