The Poetry Reading Series

Poetry Reading Series

Co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, College of General Studies, and the BU Center for the Humanities (BUCH), the Poetry Reading Series strives to make poetry a fundamental part of university and community life. By presenting the work of both renowned and emerging poets, the series attempts to broaden our vision of poetry’s concerns and effects. In the past, the series has featured readings by Jorie Graham, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Geoffrey Hill, Vona Groarke, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Marilyn Hacker, David Ferry, and Linda Gregg, among others.

All readings are free and open to the public. Details on the fall 2018 poetry reading series will be added to this page and to the CGS calendar. Please direct any questions to Meg Tyler,, 617-358-4199.

October 17 at 7:00 pm: Literature, Ethics, and Justice, featuring three celebrated poets and authors– Sonia Sanchez, Gerald Vizenor, and Danielle Legros Georges–moderated by BU College of General Studies faculty member Meg Tyler. Sonia Sanchez is a renowned scholar, poet, playwright and activist who has been an influential force in African American literary and political culture for over three decades. Gerald Vizenor is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published more than thirty books that include narrative histories, literary studies, novels, essays, short stories, and poetry. Danielle Legros Georges is the Boston Poet Laureate. Details here.