The Massachusetts Poetry Festival 2009 - In Lowell

I was fortunate to be The Cultural Organization of Lowell's photographer for this past Saturday's events at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. If you missed it this year, definitely check it out next. I will freely admit that poetry was never compelling to me when I was in school, but I found attending several of the venues at the festival very moving. I think if more people could experience some of this they would come away with similar feelings.

The events take place in locations around downtown Lowell, and are within easy walking distance from one another. The evening session was the highlight of the day, featuring readings by four student poets as well as four acclaimed ones: Robert Pinsky, Louise Gluck, Anne Waldman and Afaa Weaver.

But enough of this... the rest of this post are some images from the day's events, which I hope you will enjoy.

If you attended, please feel free to share your comments!

The Mass Poetry Festival welcomes visitors in Lowell

Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky    


Poet Afaa Weaver reading his works.


Robert Pinsky & Louise Gluck, both former Poet Laureates.