Kim Triedman

Kim Triedman's poems have been published widely, and she was nominated for the anthologies Best New Poets 2009 and Best of the Web 2010. Her first poetry collection—bathe in it or sleep—was published by Main Street Rag in October of 2008. She won the 2008 Main Street Rag Chapbook Competition and the 2010 Ibbetson Street Poetry Award. She also co-organized a poetry reading with Jim Henle of Harvard to benefit the people of Haiti, and edited Poets for Haiti: An Anthology of Poetry and Art.

A Poetic Feast with the Bagel Bards
May 14 12:00PM
Every Saturday from 9-noon for six years, The Bagel Bards, a wide-open and ever-expanding group of writers—including several award-winning poets—have met for coffee, tea, bagels, muffins, socializing, literary gossip, and networking at Cambridge and Somerville cafes. (Their current home is Au Bon Pain in Davis Square, and any writer is welcome.) This group of six poets is a representative sample of the Bagel Bards' diversity. Come have a free bagel and at the same time enjoy a feast for your ears!
Poets for Haiti
May 14 5:00PM
[This event will move to Museum Mall Rain Plan Room (enter through mall on Essex St.) if rain plan is implemented.]

This project was developed after the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince to raise money in support of the people of Haiti. It began with a large collaborative benefit reading at Harvard organized by Kim Triedman and Jim Henle involving 18 prominent Boston-area poets, and evolved into an anthology called Poets For Haiti: An Anthology of Poetry and Art, which was released this past November by Yileen Press. All proceeds from the original benefit and book sales (100%) are being donated to Partners in Health. The anthology includes poetry by both Haitian and non-Haitian poets (Robert Pinsky, Patrick Sylvain, Rosanna Warren, Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell, Lucille Clifton, etc), exquisite artwork by some of Haiti's most prominent visual artists, and a preface by Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl of Partners in Health. It is edited by Kim Triedman.

Moderated by Kim Triedman.