Submissions for the WCPA’s Annual Contest

The Frank O’Hara Prize

are open through April 30, 2021.

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2021 Kunitz Medal Nominations
are open through March 1, 2021

Congratulations Clemente Worcester Graduates

Class of 2020

Growing Poetry

Since 1971

Experience Poetry

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Amanda Gorman reads “The Hill We Climb”

National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the presidential inauguration yesterday. You can view a video of her performance and read the poem’s full text of the poem at this link.  

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Jennifer Freed at the Thirsty Lab Poetry Reading.

A week from tonight (Tuesday, January 26, 2021) the WCPA will support A virtual Thirsty Lab with Jennifer Freed at 7:00 pm. Registration is required; click here to be taken to the Zoom registration page. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvc-isqTMoHNVEdqYuxmFsu6GNCHX8TM5Y Jennifer L. Freed (she/her) has poems appearing in various print and on-line journals including Atlanta Review, Comstock Review, Connecticut River Review, […]

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Celebrating Pat Fargnoli on January 24, 2021

WCPA is honored to support Celebrating Pat Fargnoli next Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 3:00 pm. Fifteen readers will each read one of her poems. Pat is scheduled to finish off the reading with three poems if she is able.   Registration is required to attend. Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvf-qvrjkjG9RcjRN5p5swwymzHSmjNEWo to register and Zoom will email you […]

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Board Meeting Schedule change

At our January 4, 2021 meeting the WCPA the board voted to move our future meetings to the second Tuesday of each month. This move will provide more time to complete financial reports. The WPCA board meeting monthly from September through June, taking a break from official meetings in July and August each year. If […]

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COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals

Today Mass Cultural Council launched a second round of its COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals. Grants of $1,500 are available to Massachusetts individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists who have lost income derived from their work as a direct result of COVID-19 related cancellations and closures. Apply by 11:59pm February 2, 2021!

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2020 WCPA Annual Poetry Contest

Submissions are open for the 2020 WCPA Annual Poetry Contest The Frank O'Hara Prize | Contest Judge: Doug Holder

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