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Thank you to all 
who participated in 
The Grolier Poetry Festival 
on June 2, 2018.  

Poets and performers, guests, sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and contractors came together, outside on Plympton Street, to make our 90th anniversary celebration very special. Heartfelt thanks to all for staying with us through the sunshine, and the light rain.

Because of you, it was a magical day. 

In the words of our David Ferry, 
a long-time friend, poet, and translator:

"And now it's the poet Ifeanyi Menkiti and his wife Carol, Francine LaChance, and Elizabeth Doran with them, still fostering us who write and us who read in this legendary place, the Grolier Poetry Book Shop. Center of its world, historically and now. 
Being in the story you knew you, any poet, any reader, any who stopped by, is inside the legend. So you yourself are legendary. 

The legend of the Grolier must continue so that poets, readers, and any who stop by can continue to experience the center of its magic world, that world inside the walls of the Grolier."

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We will announce future events with poets, artists, and performers, including:
2018 Poetry Pulitzer Prize winner Frank Bidart, 
David Ferry, Robert Pinsky, Peter Balakian, Robert Perkins, Lloyd Schwartz, and many more.


UPCOMING EVENTS
PAST EVENTS



THE GROLIER POETRY FOUNDATION 

AND FORUMS TRUST

thanks all who came to…

An Evening at the Grolier…

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 AT 7PM

A reading, including 
Spanish and Italian translations, a discussion, 
and a book signing.

Tino Villanueva, author of So Spoke Penelope,
published by the Grolier Poetry Press, 
and translated into Spanish and Italian.











Maria Azucena Lopez Cobo read excerpts from the 
Spanish translation. Livia Meneghin read excerpts from the Italian translation.

We appreciate all who supported us
Proceeds from this event will go towards continuing and furthering our cultural work.

An event video will post during the week of December 17, for those of you who could not attend! Video/photo credits: Huck Vaughn. 

We would like to acknowledge food and beverage sponsors for this event:
Star Market, Porter Square
Broadway Marketplace
Golden Goose Market

And we also gratefully acknowledge ongoing 
Foundation event donors:
University Wine Shop
Brattle Square Florist 

THE GROLIER POETRY BOOK SHOP GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE FOLLOWING ONGOING EVENT SPONSORS:

UNIVERSITY WINE SHOP
BRATTLE SQUARE FLORIST

SAVE THE DATES
Foundation Events:​

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7pm
Robert Pinsky will read from 
 An Explanation of America

May 4, 2019, 7pm
Arrowsmith Book Launch

Summer 2019, Date TBD
David Ferry will read from Ellery Street
A Grolier Poetry Press Book Celebration

Peter Balakian and Susan Barba
at the Historic Sheraton Commander

January 25, 2019, Friday

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A NOTE FROM POETS PETER BALAKIAN AND SUSAN BARBA: 
We will read from our work, reflect on poetry and its relationship to trauma, collective memory and the poem’s engagement with history. 

For us, as for so many poets, the Grolier has been a vital location, and, for nearly a hundred years, a temple to poetry and the most historically important bookstore of its kind. Because poetry is the cutting edge of language and a singular force in probing human experience, the Grolier remains essential to American life. Please come out and support the Grolier and its future.