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Third Thursdays Poetry: Susan Rich, Valerie Duff, & Stacie Cassarino

Third Thursdays Poetry: Susan Rich, Valerie Duff, & Stacie Cassarino

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 7:00PM ET
Event Location: 
In person with live streaming
Event address: 
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

In person at Brookline Booksmith! Join us for an evening of poetry with Susan Rich, Valerie Duff, & Stacie Cassarino.


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


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Third Thursdays Poetry: April

Susan Rich is the author of six poetry books including Blue Atlas (Red Hen Press, 2024) and Gallery of Postcards and Maps: New and Selected Poems (Salmon Poetry, 2022). She is co-editor with Kelli Russell Agodon of Demystifying the Manuscript: Creating a Book of Poems (2023). Her work has appeared in the New England Review, Harvard Review, and The Slowdown. A former Brookline resident, she now lives in Seattle, WA.

Valerie Duff has held fellowships from the VCCA and Writers’ Room of Boston. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, POETRY, Ploughshares, The Common, Great River Review, and elsewhere. Her first book, To the New World (Salmon Poetry, 2010), was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize from Queens University, Belfast. Aquamarine was published by Lily Poetry Review Press in 2023. She works as a writer in Alumni Relations and Resource Development at Harvard Kennedy School.

Stacie Cassarino's most recent collection, Each Luminous Thing (Persea Books, 2023) won the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award, and was recommended by the New York Times Book Review and the Washington Post Book Club. She is the author of Zero at the Bone (New Issues Press, 2009), which received a Lambda Literary Award and the Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award, and a scholarly monograph, Culinary Poetics and Edible Images in Twentieth-Century American Literature (OSU Press, 2018). She is a recipient of the 92nd Street Y “Discovery”/The Nation prize and an Astraea Foundation Writers’ Fund Grant. She holds a PhD in English from UCLA. She teaches at Smith College and Mount Holyoke College, and lives in Vermont with her three daughters.