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Andrea Gibson and Sarah Kay demonstrate the power of words in Northampton

Aakanksha Gupta describes her emotional journey through a memorable reading at the Academy of Music Theatre.

Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers lead ‘Search Party’ at UMass

The co-creators, co-writers and co-directors dropped by Herter 231 for a Q&A after screening the pilot of their upcoming TBS series.

Marilyn Chin reads her award-winning poetry at Smith College

UMass Amherst graduate and Anisfield-Wolf Award winner utilizes sass and wit to communicate issues of diversity and feminism.

Amherst Poetry Festival combines Dickinson works with contemporary pieces

Event organizer Michael Medeiros says the annual festival is ‘a perfect event for Amherst.’

Tuesday night poetry readings at hinge in Northampton

Hinge is a hip local restaurant and bar that hosts open mics, poetry slams, and traveling feature poets every Tuesday night.

Slideshow: a reading with Natasha Trethewey

Alumna Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize winner, shared her insights and poetry to a UMass crowd on Wed. Feb. 9.

Life of late Massachusetts poet revealed

Jerome Charyn’s novel “The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson” serves not only to offer a hypothetical look at one of Amherst’s most mysterious celebrities, but also to give readers a sometimes entertaining, sometimes sobering window into Amherst’s 19th century past.

Prestigious poet to visit Smith College

The Smith College program for the Study of Women and Gender will hold a poetry reading tonight, recognizing the youth of New England’s excellence in the art of poetry.

Poetic talent portrayed at Amherst Cinema

Amherst Cinema was center stage for three recognized poets last Thursday night. The event was presented by the University of Massachusetts Juniper Initiative for Arts and Action, the UMass Fine Arts Center and the Going Public Contemporary Literature series. The cinema was full of over 150 poetry enthusiasts, made up of students, graduate students and area locals, to hear the work of James Haug, Ellen Doré Watson and James Tate.