Great Fall International Word Festival

Join Florence Poets Saturday, Oct. 12  7 p.m. at the Shea Theater, Turners Falls  for a reading at the Great Falls International Word Festival

Gerry Yelle

Anita Gellers

Linda Wiodyka

Sashsa Berman

Eileen P. Kennedy

Tommy Twilit

Howie Faerstein

Rosie McMahan



Poetry 180

Has anyone read Billy Collins’ poetry 180: a turning back to poetry?

It’s a collection of accessible poetry that he compiled while he was poet laureate with everyone from C.S. Lewis to Jane Yolen to Richard Brautigan.  This is a version of the 180 Library of Congress website (www.  The purpose was to assemble “a generous collection of short, clear, contemporary poems.  Enjoy!