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Poetry Workshop with Zeke Russell

  • World War II Club 50 Conz Street Northampton, MA, 01060 United States (map)
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Every first Tuesday in 2019, nohopoco will be bringing you a special poet to lead a workshop. After the workshop, our guest poet gives a private reading of their own work. In June we are honored to have Zeke Russell teach a generative workshop.

About the workshop:

In the Particular is Contained the Universal
This is a generative workshop in which we will write poems that blend every day actions and objects with deep emotional and political forces which are important to us as writers and as human beings. Don’t worry, it will be mostly fun. 

To attend this workshop, please sign up in advance through the online system ( or contact Catherine Weiss ( directly, because seats are limited!

About our featured poet and workshop facilitator:

Zeke Russell grew up in Central Maine surrounded by artists and lumberjacks. Since then he’s been a cook, a teacher, a security guard and a social worker. In 2008, while living in Lowell, Mass., he rediscovered poetry through the performance zine OutLet. This led him to the Mill City Slam, and thence to the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge. He moved to Boston in 2011.

Zeke competed in the 2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team Selection Finals with a torn quadriceps using a walker. This feat has never been duplicated. He was a member of the 2011 Mill City Team and the 2016 and 2017 ion. As the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier Champ, represented the venue at this year’s Individual World Poetry Slam. His work has appeared in Drunk In a Midnight Choir, Wyvern Lit, Maps For Teeth and Printer’s Devil Review.


Accessibility Information:

Northampton Poetry is a wheel chair accessible venue.

We strive to be a fragrance free. Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, essential oils, and highly scented body products.

Spots in the workshop are reserved in advance through our online system. $10. Low/no-fee spots available. Please contact us if you have questions.

Earlier Event: May 28
May Poetry Potluck
Later Event: June 11
Open Mic + Jerry W