Upcoming Features


May 25th

A Special Double Feature With

Therese Gleason

(AUTHOR OF Libation & Matrilineal)


Howard J. Kogan

(AUTHOR OF Indian Summer & Before I Forget)

Therese Gleason

Therese Gleason is the author of two chapbooks: Libation (2006), selected by Kwame Dawes as co-winner of the South Carolina Poetry Initiative chapbook competition, and Matrilineal (Finishing Line, 2021). She was a finalist in the 2022 Wolfson Press chapbook competition and received an honorable mention for the 2020 Frank O’Hara Prize from The Worcester Review. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in 32 Poems, Indiana Review, Rattle, New Ohio Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, America, and elsewhere. Originally from Louisville, KY, Therese currently works as literacy teacher at an elementary school in Worcester, MA, where she lives with her spouse and three children. She reads for The Worcester Review and has an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University. Find her online at Copies of Therese’s most recent chapbook Matrilineal may be purchased online through her publisher Finishing Line Press by clicking here

Howard J Kogan

Howard J Kogan is a retired psychotherapist and poet.  He and his wife Libby moved to Ashland, MA in 2018 after spending thirty years in the Taconic Mountains of rural upstate New York. His poems have appeared in Still Crazy, Occu-Poetry, Naugatuck River Review, Up the River, Poetry Ark, Farming Magazine, Jewish Currents, Stone House Museum Newsletter, Literary Gazette, Award-Winning Poems from Smith’s Tavern Poet Laureate Contest (2010 and 2011 Editions), and many other publications. His first book of poems, Indian Summer, was published in 2011 by Square Circle Press, a chapbook, General Store Poems, published in 2014 by Benevolent Bird Press, is out of print but available from the author.  His book of poems, A Chill in the Air, published in 2016 is also available from the publisher, Square Circle Press.  His most recent book, Before I Forget, published by Square Circle Press in April 2023 is also now available from his publisher @

(His three poetry books should be ordered, if possible, from the publisher or your local independent bookstore.  They are also available from Amazon. Howard welcomes any opportunity to do readings in the area, and you may contact him at