Upcoming Poets: December 17 (online only)

August 23, 2023

Betty Buchsbaum is Professor Emerita at Mass College of Art in Boston where she taught literature and writing and served as Dean and Provost. Her published work includes the poetry collection, The Love Word (Chicory Blue Press), and the chapbook Voices Off (Finishing Line Press). Her poems and essays appeared in various journals (including Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Women’s Review of Books) and in four anthologies. She received prizes from Solo magazine and the New England Poetry Club. Her family includes three daughters, their husbands, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her beloved husband died in 2021.


Wendy Drexler is a recipient of a 2022 artist fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her fourth collection, Notes from the Column of Memory, was published in September 2022 by Terrapin Books. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, J Journal, Nimrod, Pangyrus, Prairie Schooner, and The Threepenny Review, among others, and forthcoming in The Sun. She’s been the poet in residence at New Mission High School in Hyde Park, MA, since 2018, and is programming co-chair for the New England Poetry Club. 


Gary Whited practices poetry, philosophy and psychotherapy. He has been working on a translation project of the 5th century BCE fragments of Parmenides’ poem for the past five decades. His current book, Being, Here published by Wayfarer Books (Homebound Publications) dances between the poetic voice of the ancient Greek Parmenides and the poetic remembrances of a young life on a cattle ranch on the Montana prairie. His first book, Having Listened, won the 2013 Homebound Publications Poetry Contest and received a Benjamin Franklin Silver Book Award. His poems have also appeared in journals, including Salamander, Plainsongs, The Aurorean, Atlanta Review, Narrative, The Red Letters and Comstock Review. Gary currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.