March 11, 2020

Coolidge Room Collective: A Trio of Local Poets

Coolidge Room Collective: A Trio of Local Poets

Date(s) - Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Three local poets will read from their latest collections in the Coolidge Room.

Naila Moreira, writer-in-residence emeritus at the Forbes Library, has poetry published in The Cape Rock, Connecticut River Review, Naugatuck River Review, Island Review, Poets Touchstone, and others. Her second poetry chapbook, Water Street (Finishing Line Press, 2017), won a New England Poetry Club Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. Her debut middle grade novel is forthcoming from Walker Books US in Spring 2022, and her nonfiction has appeared in, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Common Online, and other venues. She teaches at Smith College and can be found at and @nailamoreira.

Rebecca Hart Olander’s poetry has appeared recently, or is forthcoming, in Crab Creek Review, The Massachusetts Review, Radar Poetry, Solstice, and Tinderbox, among others. Rebecca is a Women’s National Book Association poetry contest winner and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She has published a chapbook, Dressing the Wounds (dancing girl press, 2019), and her debut full-length collection, Uncertain Acrobats, is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press in 2021. Olander teaches writing at Westfield State University and is editor/director of Perugia Press. Find her at and @rholanderpoet.

Joshua Michael Stewart has had poems published in the Massachusetts Review, Rattle, Salamander, Brilliant Corners, Talking River Review and many others. His first full-length collection of poems, Break Every String, was published by Hedgerow Books in 2016. Visit him at