Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 29, 2023. The Newburyport Literary Festival. 11:30 AM at Newburyport Public Library: Mary Buchinger and Alfred Nicol. Nicol will read from his translation of One Hundred Visions of War by Julien Vocance. (Check the festival website for other events throughout the weekend.)

Thursday, May 11, 2023, 6:30 PM. Six Powow River Poets and a special guest, all with recent books published by Kelsay Books, will read from their new collections at the Emma Andrews Library, 77 Purchase Street, Newburyport, MA. Athar Pavis, from Paris, joins local poets Rhina P. Espaillat, Paulette Demers Turco, Jean Kreiling, Don Kimball, Midge Goldberg, and Alfred Nicol. The event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, Aug 6, 2023. 2 PM Annual  Tapestry of Voices Reading to Honor John Greenleaf Whittier at The Whittier Home, 86 Friend Street, Amesbury, MA 

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

Recent Events

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 7:00 PM at MIT, Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 144, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139: Alfred Nicol reads from his translation of One Hundred Visions of War by Julien Vocance, with discussion to follow. Alfred Nicol: William Corbett Reading Series
Throughout the month of February, “Write Now—Alfred Nicol, January 2023” will air in Haverhill, MA on Comcast channel 22 on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 3:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Program producer Gayle Heney and Nicol converse about his translation of One Hundred Visions of War by Julien Vocance, written in the trenches of France during WWI.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023, at 6:30 PM. G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury, MA. Alfred Nicol reads from his translation of One Hundred Visions of War by Julien Vocance.  Reading followed by a discussion of Vocance’s important, neglected modernist poem. For more information and to register, please scroll down library calendar here.

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 ZoomSunday, 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)