I'll be featuring at the Walnut Street Cafe's Speak Up!
Come join me and bring a poem for the open mic.
September 25, 2019
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe
157 Walnut St
Lynn, MA 01905
Join me at the 5th annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival where I will be participating in two panels (details below).
Saturday, September 14, 2019
New England College
98 Bridge Street
Henniker, NH 03243
Challenging the Quintessential Motherhood Poem
CEI Building, Room 101
Panelists: Jennifer Martelli, Kyle Potvin, Marjorie Tesser, Cindy Veach
The earliest motherhood poems were paeans, odes often written by male poets about their mothers. Self-sacrifice, modesty, and other traditional “virtues” were lauded; mothers were discussed in highly sentimental terms, and motherhood itself deemed a time of unremitting happiness. Today’s poems about motherhood are more often written by mothers themselves. By revealing truths about motherhood, they subvert stereotypes and forge a new poetry of diverse experiences of mothering. The panel will read excellent poems, their own and others’, that discuss such subjects as physical aspects of motherhood, work of motherhood and how motherhood impacts on other work, boredom, frustration, and other negative emotions mothers were not supposed to have, and also poems that depict and celebrate the joys of mothering and mother love authentically. As is noted in Jennifer Militello’s article, “From the Maternal to the Mechanical” (APR May/June 2017), “America’s contemporary poets are now in a position where they must explore ways of writing about motherhood that can defy sentimentality and resist the cultural pressure to present motherhood mainly as a source of happiness.”
Is This the End of the Beginning? Or the Beginning of the End?
CEI Building, Room 102
Panelists: Jennifer Martelli, Dawn Paul, Marjorie Tesser, Cindy Veach
How do you get out of a poem? How do you write an ending that peels out of the driveway like a doomed lover? That drifts down like fog or gives a final firecracker pop? Is your poem linear—a narrative that tells a story with a beginning and an end? Is your poem circular—with no ending? There are many new, invented and traditional forms that lend themselves to specific line-count for endings (American Sonnet, ghazal, the “duplex”, sestina) but, how do you keep your poem from being too “tidy?” How do you guard against overwriting your ending? When is enough enough? When is enough too much? Panelists will address these questions, and more, by sharing their own techniques and craftsmanship, as well as their favorite poems with emphasis on endings. In addition, they will examine various kinds of endings and how they make the meaning and mood of the poem. This panel will end with a generous Q & A and attendees will receive a handout of prompts designed to focus on poem endings.
Featuring: Lisa DeSiro; Jennifer Martelli and Cindy Veach
THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT THE ARMORY
POETRY AT THE CAFÉ
191 HIGHLAND AVENUE
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019
7:00 PM/ADMISSION: $4.00
READING AND OPEN MIC
Lisa DeSiro is the author of Labor (Nixes Mate, 2018) and Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017). Her poetry is featured in various anthologies and journals, and has been set to music by several composers. Along with her job as Production & Editorial Assistant for C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Works, Lisa is an assistant editor for Indolent Books and a freelance accompanist. Read more about her at thepoetpianist.com.
Jennifer Martelli is the author of My Tarantella (Bordighera Press), as well as the chapbook, After Bird (Grey Book Press, winner of the open reading, 2016). Her work has appeared in Verse Daily, The Bitter Oleander, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Iron Horse Review (winner, Photo Finish contest). Jennifer Martelli is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry. She is co-poetry editor for Mom Egg Review.
Cindy Veach is the author of Gloved Against Blood (CavanKerry Press), named a finalist for the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She received the 2019 Phillip Booth Poetry Prize (Salt Hill Journal) and the 2018 Samuel Washington Allen Prize (New England Poetry Club). Cindy is co-poetry editor for Mom Egg Review.
Atypical Yoga Studio will be hosting four storyteller/poets from the Boston area: Gloria Monaghan, Gregory Glenn, Jennifer Martelli and Cindy Veach.
June 15, 2019, 5-7PM
Atypical Yoga Studio
228 Rear Cabot Street
Come hear Lauren Lija, Jennifer Martelli, Michael McInnis and Cindy Veach read their fiction and poetry as part of the Boston Book Festival's LItCrawl. There will be history. There will be literature. There will be, of course, Boston. But there won't be any cupcakes.
June 6, 2019, 7-8 PM
279 Newbury Street
I'll be attending the AWP Conference in Portland, Oregon March 27-30.
You can find me at the Mom Egg Review table (T9082).
Also... Friday, March 29 from 9-10 stop by the MER table for a Community Meet Up with the editors
And... Friday, March 29 from 3-4 I'll be signing copies of, Gloved Against Blood, at the Presence Journal table (T2007).
Hope to see you all there!
February 14, 2019 - 5:30-6:30 PM
Celebrate Valentine's Day by joining us for an evening of poetry on all aspects of love from platonic to idyllic, from romantic to dysfunctional. Bring your significant other, or come stag. If you've ever been in love, or have ever been loved, this event is for you. If not, come anyway.
This event features poets: Jennifer Martelli, Gloria Monaghan, Julia Salinger, Heather Treseler, Cindy Veach.
Wellfleet Public Library, 55 W Main St, Wellfleet, MA
New England Poetry Club Members with New Books Reading: Mary Buchinger, Diana Cole, Nellie Goodwin, Cindy Veach
February 10, 2019 - 2:00-4:00 PM (free and open to the public)
Harvard's Yenching Library Common Room
2 Divinity Ave.
February 6, 2019 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Gloucester Writer's Center features:
Jennifer Martelli, author of "My Tarantella" and "The Uncanny Valley"
Cindy Veach, author of "Gloved Against Blood"
126 East Main Street
Join New England Poetry Club Poets Ben Berman, Robbie Gamble and Cindy Veach for a reading at the Old Manse
February 1, 2019 - 7:00-8:00 PM
The Old Manse
269 Monument Street,
Poetry Reading with Kate Hanson, Matt Miller and Cindy Veach
January 26, 2019 4:30-5:30
Dracut Arts, Christ Church United, 10 Arlington Street, Dracut, MA
Annual New England Poetry Club contest award reading. I will be reading my poem, "Witch Kitsch", co-winner of the 2018 Samuel Washington Allen Prize. I hope to see you there!
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Harvard's Yenching Library, Common Room
2 Divinity Avenue
Poets Matt Miller and Cindy Veach read at Water Street Bookstore
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Water Street Bookstore
125 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833
April 7 5:30-7, Perugia Press Presents Reading at Eileen Fisher, 24 Pleasant Street Northampton, MA. With poets Sarah Sousa, Ida Stewart and Cindy Veach.
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA
Susan Rich is the author of four collections of poetry, The Cartographer’s Tongue / Poems of the World, Cures Include Travel, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, and Cloud Pharmacy. She has received awards from PEN USA, The Times Literary Supplement, and Peace Corps Writers. Her fellowships include an Artists Trust Fellowship from Washington State and a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa.
I'll be reading from my debut poetry collection, Gloved Against Blood, as part of the The Cellar reading series curated by Clay Ventre and Linda Spolidoro. Please join us! Thursday, January 10 at 7PM. Open mic before the feature. Beverly Depot, 10 Park Street. Beverly, MA.
Join Barnes & Noble (Peabody, MA) for a day of amazing poetry, creativity and fun with MA Poetry Bookfair Event! This special day is dedicated to poetry in all of its forms.
Join us in the morning for a special Children's Poetry Reading at 11:30, at 1 pm for a Poetry Workshop, share your talents with us at 5:30 during Open Mike!, and at 7 pm for a special Poets Panel featuring local poets Kevin Carey, January Gill O'Neill and Cindy Veach. Local poets will also be featured and reading throughout the day.
A portion of your sales can go to benefit MA Poetry, and help with outreach programs and events. Please ask any bookseller for details.
Cindy Veach reads as part of the Readers and Writers Guild Poetry Series
November 17, 2017 7:30 PM
149 Asbury Street, Hamilton MA
Writing with the Past: Cindy Veach and Rachel Hall read from their work.
November 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Salem State University
Martin Luther King, Jr. Room
Ellison Campus Center
November 12, 2017 3PM
Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Please join me at the Salem Athenaeum to celebrate the publication of my debut poetry collection Gloved Against Blood (CavanKerry Press). There will be a reading, refreshments, book signing, and abundant quantities of joy!
Cindy Veach and Vincent Guerra will read from their new books at Porter Square Books.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7PM
25 Winter Street, Cambridge, MA
An evening of poetry and music with Melanie Braverman, Maggie Cleveland, Jennifer Colella Martelli and Cindy Veach. Music By Dana McCoy. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 6PM. Snowy Owl Coffee Shop. 2624 Main Street (Route 6A). Brewster, MA.
The Line: Have We Crossed It? Lowell Building, Room 201
Panelists: Jennifer Jean, Jennifer Martelli, Kevin McLellan, J.D. Scrimgeour, Cindy Veach
We write in exciting times! With the rise of “hybrid” forms—prose poem, listicle, flash—what is the function of the line? If a line of free-verse poetry is “arbitrary,” what does this say about poetry? Is the line more for visual or aural effect? What about white space as a communicative pause? Is the poetic line expelled breath? Can the line be a physical movement? Can it be sexy? Panelists will address these questions, and more, by examining their own techniques and craftsmanship, as well as their favorite poems. This panel will end with a generous Q&A.
From the Mothership:
Mom Egg Review 15th Anniversary ReadingLowell Building, Room 101
Panelists: Jennifer Jean, Jennifer Martelli, January Gill O’Neil, Kyle Potvin, Marjorie Tesser, Cindy Veach
“From the Mothership” is a poetry reading celebrating fifteen years of Mom Egg Review, a literary journal focused on motherhood. MER writers employ varied perspectives, voices, and creative strategies to write about mothering—pregnancy, the body, nurture—and its interplay with other roles: woman, worker, artist, member of families, cultures and communities.The readers, MER contributing poets and editors, will read works that explore diverse experiences of motherhood.
I will be reading as part of the launch of the "At Sea" Issue of WSQ. "At Sea" examines the gendered dimensions of the contemporary global migrant crisis, martime violence, and environmental destruction. For a preview of the issue visit: http://www.feministpress.org/forthcoming-contents/
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:00–8:00 p.m
The New School
Room 104 | The Orientation Room
2 West 13th St., New York, NY 10011
RSVP on Facebook or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wsq-at-sea-issue-launch-tickets-33647433379
It's Not About You - Writing the Persona Poem Workshop. Dawn Paul and Cindy Veach. Massachusetts Poetry Festival (day/time TBD)
Sometimes a poem calls for a different voice—one that’s not your own. Writing using a persona can free you to write about difficult subjects or experiences. It can help a poet avoid sentimentality or self-indulgence. It allows more control over the distance between poet and audience, and can give an audience room to breathe. A persona releases you from the constraints of time and space—you can speak as a Civil War nurse, a Neanderthal, or Queen Nefertiti. You can be a space alien or your goldfish. A persona can give you a more immediate kind of authority with being preachy. Or it can just be fun. But how does a poet create an authentic voice, one true in tone, diction and knowledge? In this workshop we will examine personae and how poets successfully create them. We will look at the work of a small, but diverse group of poets. Then we will put on the mask, and write a persona poem of our own. For whom will you speak? How will you answer the call of your poem?