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."
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.