Local Poet Harris Gardner Hosts Yet Another Boston National Poetry Month FestivalBy Doug Holder
( Left--Harris Gardner-- Founder of Festival)
Right-Sam Cornish-Boston Poet Laureate)
Local poet Harris Gardner has pulled off another one--another poetry festival, that is. Gardner, the founder of the acclaimed literary organization Tapestry of Voices, will be hosting a showcase for 56 major and emerging poets, titled the: Boston National Poetry Month Festival. And from the start I have been privileged to be a featured reader in the said festival. I know for a fact a few Somerville poets will be featured including: Gloria Mindock and Timothy Gager. So come and sample some of the poets, buy a signed edition, read your own work in the open mic, and enjoy. For details see below!
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