Live! Third Thursdays Poetry: Jared Harél, Max Heinegg, Deborah Leipziger, & Anastasia Vassos

Live! Third Thursdays Poetry: Jared Harél, Max Heinegg, Deborah Leipziger, & Anastasia Vassos

Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 7:00PM ET
Event address: 
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

In person at Brookline Booksmith! Join us for an evening of poetry with Jared Harél, Max Heinegg, Deborah Leipziger, & Anastasia Vassos.


This event is part of Third Thursdays Poetry, a monthly reading series at Brookline Booksmith.


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Third Thursdays Poetry: September

Anastasia Vassos is the author of Nike Adjusting Her Sandal (Nixes Mate, 2021) and Nostos (Kelsay Books, 2023.) Nostos was named a finalist in Two Sylvias’ and Headlight Review’s Chapbook Contests. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets. She speaks three languages, rides her bike, and lives in Boston.

Deborah Leipziger is an author, poet, and advisor on sustainability. Born in Brazil, Ms. Leipziger is the author of several books on sustainability and human rights. Her poems have been published in eight countries, in such magazines and journals as Pangyrus, Salamander, Lily Poetry Review, and Revista Cardenal. She is the co-founder of Soul-Lit, an on-line poetry magazine. Her collection of poems, Story & Bone, was published in early 2023 by Lily Poetry Review Books. Her chapbook, Flower Map, was published by Finishing Line Press. Her work appears in numerous anthologies, including Tree Lines: 21st Century American Poems.

Max Heinegg's first book, Good Harbor, won the inaugural Paul Nemser Prize from Lily Poetry Press in 2022. His new book of poems is Going There, also published by Lily. His work has appeared in 32 Poems, The Cortland Review, Thrush, Nimrod, and Matter, among others. He is the founder and editor of Panther Cave Press, a press created to publish writers with a strong connection to Medford, MA, and is the co-founder and brewmaster of Medford Brewing Company. He has taught English in the Medford Public Schools since 1998. As a recording artist, his records can be found on Spotify, Itunes, Bandcamp, and at

Jared Harél is the author of Let Our Bodies Change the Subject, selected by Kwame Dawes as the Winner of the 2022 Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry (U. of Nebraska Press, 2023) and Go Because I Love You (Diode Editions, 2018.) He’s been awarded the ‘Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize’ from American Poetry Review, as well as the ‘William Matthews Poetry Prize’ from Asheville Poetry Review. Jared teaches writing, plays drums, and lives with his family in Westchester, NY.