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The Bagel Bards of Somerville, Mass: An Introduction
By Doug Holder   
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Last edited: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Posted: Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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The Bagel Bards an introduction by Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish

 

"The Bagel Bards are a friendly group of poets, writers and artists
who meet — or should I say, gather — each Saturday at the
Somerville, Mass. Au Bon Pain. A group writers and poets who like to drink coffee and talk to each other, they share a love of poetry and a warm,friendly word for those who want to join them and talk. No dues are required, and publication is not important. They’re not interested in
awards, grants or pedigree. Most of them have been around since the
early days of The Grolier Book Shop and the Plough and the Stars, when
they met to drink and name-drop like young men and women fresh out
of writing programs will do. They don’t do that anymore. Now, they
are making room at the table, and the writing community they have
created is friendly and experienced. This is their latest anthology, which
is probably as varied and as surprising as they are as a group. I have not seen any of these particular poems, but I’ll say that, from having read
their previous volumes and anthologies, you can expect work without
pretension or slavish adherence to a current, fashionable school. These
are individuals, and each poet has his/her own voice, so have a cup of
coffee, step outside for a smoke, lean back and read slowly. The Bagels
Bards have a poem for you."
 

 

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