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Eileen Cleary, Anne Pluto, Linda Carney-Goodrich & Gloria Monaghan at Brookline Booksmith

March 21 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EST

Join Brookline Booksmith for an evening of poetry with Eileen Cleary (Poetry, June 2016), Anne Pluto, Linda Carney-Goodrich, & Gloria Monaghan.

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

Eileen Cleary (she/her) is the author of Wild Pack of the Living (Nixes Mate, 2024), 2 a.m. with Keats (Nixes Mate, 2021) and Child Ward of the Commonwealth (Main Street Rag Press, 2019), which received an honorable mention for the Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize. She co-edited the anthology ‘ Voices Amidst the Virus’ which was the featured text at the 2021 MSU Filmetry Festival. Cleary founded and edits the Lily Poetry Review and Lily Poetry Review Books, and curates the Lily Poetry Salon. A multi-pushcart nominee, her work is published widely in journals and anthologies.

Anne Elezabeth Pluto grew up in Brooklyn, NY before it was cool. She is professor of Literature and Theatre at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA where she is the artistic director of the Oxford Street Players. She is an alumna of Shakespeare & Company and was a. member of the Worcester Shakespeare Company from 2011 – 2016. She was a member of the Boston small press scene in the late 1980s and is one of the founders and editors at Nixes Mate Review/Nixes Mate Books. Her most recent publications are full length collections: The Deepest Part of Dark, Unlikely Stories Press, NOLA, 2020 and How Many Miles to Babylon?, Lily Poetry Review Books, 2023.

Linda Carney-Goodrich is a writer and teacher from Boston. Her work has appeared in journals such as spoKe10Lily Poetry ReviewThe MacGuffinNixes Mate ReviewAnti-Heroin ChicLiterary MamaMuddy River Poetry Review, Wordgathering Journal of Disability Poetry and LiteratureGyroscope Review, and City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems. Her work has been translated in Spanish and published in Columbia and Mexico. Several of her poems have been displayed on the walls at Boston City Hall as part of the Boston Mayor’s Poetry Program. Linda is the Poetry Coordinator for the Menino Art Center in Hyde Park. She also owns and operates Home Scholars of Boston, through which she offers small classes, private tutoring, and educational consulting. Her one person shows include The Secret Childhood Diary of a Welfare Mother and My Life in BarbieDot Girl is her first collection of poetry.

Gloria Monaghan is a Professor at Wentworth University. She has published six collections of poetry. The most recent book, Cormorant on the Strand, was published by Lily Poetry Review in 2023. Her poems have appeared in Nixes Mate, NPR, Poem-a-Day, Lily Poetry Review, Mom Egg Review, Quartet and River Heron among others. She has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, as well as the Massachusetts Book Award, and the Griffin Prize. She recently completed a film on painter, Nancy Ellen Craig, which was accepted into the 2023 Provincetown Film Festival.

Free – $5

Brookline Booksmith


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Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446-2908 United States
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