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Chapter & Verse
Friday, January 12 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Alan Smith Soto, a resident of Jamaica Plain, was born in San José, Costa Rica, and lived in Madrid, Spain for many years. He has published two books of poems, Fragmentos de alcancía (Treasure Jar Fragments) (Cambridge: Asaltoalcielo editores, 1998), with support from the Spanish consulate in Boston, and Libro del lago (Pond poems), published in Madrid by Árdora Ediciones. His poetry has been anthologized in Poetas sin fronteras (Madrid: Verbum, 2000) and Sabia savia (Segovia: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, 2006). His translation of Robert Creeley’s Life and Death (Vida y muerte) was published in 2000 (Madrid: Árdora Ediciones). Professor of Spanish literature at Boston University, he has published various books and articles on the subject.
Tim Suermondt is the author of five full-length collections of poems: Trying To Help The Elephant Man Dance (The Backwaters Press, 2007), Just Beautiful (New York Quarterly Books, 2010) and Election Night And The Five Satins (Glass Lyre Press, 2016). His fourth full-length collection, The World Doesn’t Know You, was just published, and his fifth book, Josephine Baker Swimming Pool, will be released in 2018 by MadHat Press. He has had poems published in Poetry, The Georgia Review, and Ploughshares, among others. He is a book reviewer for Cervena Barva Press and a poetry reviewer for Bellevue Literary Review. He lives in Cambridge with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.
Pui Ying Wong was born in Hong Kong. She is the author of two full-length books of poetry: An Emigrant’s Winter (Glass Lyre Press, 2016) and Yellow Plum Season (New York Quarterly Books, 2010)—along with two chapbooks. She won the 2017 Pushcart Prize and was a Best of the Net finalist. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, Plume Poetry Journal, Atlanta Review, The Southampton Review and The New York Times, among others. She is a book reviewer for Cervena Barva Press. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, the poet Tim Suermondt.
Suggested donation: $5.00 or whatever you can afford. (We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.) Free refreshments are served.
Parking Information: The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but four spaces are reserved for ZIP Cars. Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass. There is nonrestricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between Burroughs and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.
- Jamaica Pond Poets / Chapter and Verse
- Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States + Google Map