Best Poet in Boston

1999 Best Poet

Robert Pinsky, Boston University

Through his writings, readings, teaching, radio readings, inspired translations, and generosity to other poets, Pinsky is truly poetry in motion. Small wonder that he’s also the nation’s poet laureate…Read More

1999 Best Poetry, Store and Readings

The Grolier Poetry Book Shop


This one-room shop nestled down the street from the Harvard Book Store has volumes of poetry stacked from floor to ceiling—and the most knowledgeable proprietor around. The selection is stunningly…Read More

1997 Best Poet

Robert Pinsky

Take a quick trip through his poems from the past 30 years—recently collected in The Figured Wheel—and you’ll discover a poet equally at home with the complexities of a 12-part…Read More

1997 Best Poet, Lifetime Achievement

John Weiners

The Poet Laureate of Beacon Hill, the Oracle of Joy Street belongs in the ranks of Boston’s most distinguished literati. His remarkable first book, The Hotel Wentley Poems (1959), made…Read More

1997 Best Poetry, Slam

The Cantab Lounge


Next Wednesday about 10 o’clock, shake yourself out of your TV-induced stupor and set out for Central Square. when you spot the Cantab, take a sharp right through the door,…Read More

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