The Jack Straw Alumni Poetry Series

April 4, 2024

The Jack Straw Writers Program is still going strong in its 28th year, and we are proud of the work our program alumni continue to produce. The Jack Straw Alumni Poetry Series is a chance to catch up with some of our poet alumni and celebrate their recent books.

We are amazed – and yet not surprised – by how prolific our poets continue to be: this six-reading series doesn’t even include everyone.  We hope you will join us for as many of these readings as you can, in April, June, August, October, and November. Every reading promises to be an exciting, varied, and moving celebration of poetry.

Hosted by Kathleen Flenniken, Jack Straw fellow (2002), curator (2019),  and board member.

Visit our Alumni Poetry Series web page on for information on each reading in the series. Artist links include each writer’s bio, information on their new books, and excerpts of their work.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 7pm

Jeannine Hall Gailey, Mercedes Lawry, Larry Laurence, Vincent Rendoni, Judith Skillman, and Carolyne Wright:

Monday, June 3, 2024, 7pm

Wendy Call, Kevin Craft, Erin Malone, Anastacia-Renee, Jeanine Walker, and Julene Tripp Weaver

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 7:00 pm

Laurie Blauner, Leanne Dunic, Michael Magee, Shin Yu Pai, Sylvia Byrne Pollack, and Molly Tenenbaum

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 7:00 pm

Suzanne Bottelli, Sharon Hashimoto, Ann Hursey, Raúl Sanchez, Carletta Carrington Wilson, and Deborah Woodard

Monday, October 21, 2024,  7pm

John Burgess, Bill Carty, Claudia Castro Luna, Denise Calvetti Michaels, Susan Rich, Katharine Whitcomb

Monday, November 18, 2024 (online, time tbd)

Lana Hechtman Ayers, Jamaica Baldwin, Danielle Bero, Sharon Carter, Larry Crist, Jory Mickelson, and Emily Pérez

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