Poets of Franklin County
GREENFIELD (October 4, 2014) — Greenfield Annual Word Festival organizer, Wendell poet and spoken word artist Paul Richmond, works on last minute details at a downtown coffee shop. Richmond launched GAWF five years ago, inspired by the Austin Poetry Festival in Austin, Texas. Recorder/Trish Crapo

Poets of Franklin County: Greenfield Annual Word Festival

Friday, October 10, 2014

Want to read your poems to members of Franklin County’s eclectic literary community? Want to take a stab at storytelling (no notes!) in front of a live audience? Or maybe you’d like to just relax and listen to other people do these things. Either way, you’re in luck. Writers and spoken word artists from the Pioneer Valley and beyond will … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Daniel Hales

Friday, October 3, 2014

So begins the poem “: prayer” by Greenfield poet Daniel Hales: “Once we stop praying to anomalies and impossibilities is when bad luck starts.” And it continues: “The headlights lit up the backyard/climb the ailanthus/and for some reason remind me of being little or different people I miss.” The poem is a moment … 0

Poets of Franklin County: ‘Dear Lady Heroin’

Friday, September 26, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of columns by Trish Crapo on poetry that explores aspects of addiction. In her first column, Crapo wrote about the loss of her niece Aria to a heroin overdose. In the second column, Crapo focused on Leyden poet Paula Sayword, whose granddaughter Ashley Sims … 0