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 upcoming poetry reading series events will be added to this page and to the CGS calendar. Please direct any questions to Meg Tyler, mtyler@bu.edu, 617-358-4199.

Upcoming Events

Book Launch with Arrowsmith Press: Featuring Christopher Merrill, Diane Mehta and Steven Cramer
November 2, 2023, 6 pm | Katzenberg Center, College of General Studies

Impressing Irishness: Cuala, A Yeats Family Enterprise
November 8, 2023, 5 pm Reception, 6 pm Symposium| Katzenberg Center, College of General Studies

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A symposium on the Cuala Press and the work of the Yeats family. On display will be prints from the Cuala Press held by the Gotlieb Archives at BU.


  • Professor Angela Griffith, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin
  • Professor Ronan Noone, The Playwright’s Theatre and the Department of English, Boston University
  • Professor Dana Clancy, Director of School of Visual Arts, College of Fine Arts, Boston University
  • Professor Megan Sullivan, Division of Rhetoric, Faculty Director of the BU Inclusive Pedagogy Initiative, Boston University

Free and open to the public.

Hosted by the Institute for the Study of Irish Culture at BU, and co-sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Humanities, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at the College of General Studies, the Schooner Foundation, Trinity College Dublin, and the Gotlieb Archives at Boston University.