Poet Laureates

All were invited to celebrate National Poetry Month with Arlington's four poets laureate (one current, three former) at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Robbins Library, 700 Mass. Ave., Arlington.

The four are all from Arlington –– Miriam Levine, Cathie Desjardins, Steven Ratiner and Jean Flanagan, the current holder of that title.

They shared the podium at Robbins Library for an evening of poetry, reading from some of their collected works This in-person event is free and open to the public.

A reception nearby afterward welcomed all to enjoy "good food, wine and conversation," a news release says.

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Jan. 25, 2024: ACA sponsoring poetry anthology; submissions sought by May 1

This news announcement was published Tuesday, April 22, 2024, based on information from Steven Ratiner, the immediate past poet laureate of the town (Jean Flanagan being the current one).