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Saturday, October 19 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Poems and Pints

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We’re thrilled to return to the Room & Board furniture store for our annual toast to the art of poetry. Join fellow poetry fans to sample seasonal beers and pretzels and hear new work by four terrific poets: Kevin Coval (Everything Must Go), Brandon Melendez (Gold That Frames the Mirror), Morgan Parker (Magical Negro), and Claudia Wilson (Grown). Incredible poetry, cozy surroundings, a refreshing beverage, and the company of good friends—what better way to cap off the first day of BBF weekend? This laid-back evening of poetry for ages 21+ is sponsored by Mass Poetry and hosted by Mass Poetry’s education director, Erica Charis-Molling

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Erica Charis-Molling

Erica Charis-Molling is a poet, educator, and librarian. Her writing has been published in Crosswinds, Presence, Glass, Anchor, Vinyl, Entropy, and Mezzo Cammin and is forthcoming in Redivider. She’s an alum of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and received her MFA in creative... Read More →

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Morgan Parker

Morgan Parker is a Pushcart Prize–winning poet, novelist, and nonfiction writer. Her publications include There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, and most recently, the poetry collection Magical Negro and the YA novel Who Put This Song On?
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Brandon Melendez

Brandon Melendez is a Mexican American poet from California. He won the 2018 Academy of American Poets Award and is a National Poetry Slam finalist and two-time Berkeley Grand Slam champion as well as a member of the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam team. His work has been published in the... Read More →
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Claudia Wilson

Claudia M. Wilson is a poet, instructor, and social worker who lives and plays in Amherst. They have featured at various venues in Ohio and Boston such as Writer's Block, Fazenda Queer Reading, and The Oberon. Wilson's present work in progress centers embodiment, familial relationships... Read More →
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Kevin Coval

Kevin Coval is an award-winning poet and activist from Chicago known for his unique blend of personal experience and calls to action. He is the artistic director of Young Chicago Authors and the cofounder of Louder than a Bomb: The Chicago Teen Poetry Festival, now one of the nation’s... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Room & Board 375 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02115