The 2023 Massachusetts Poetry Festival
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Sunday, May 7 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
LOS LORCAS: Poetry in Concert

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Celebrating their new release Last Night in America, poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up. Los Lorcas blur boundaries between spoken word and song, weaving poetry with Andalusian ballads, blues, rock, folk, reggae, hip hop, Americana and jazz in pursuit of the cante jondo (deep song) Federico Garcia Lorca so ardently championed.

“… and then listened to Los Lorcas...WOW!!! the second time through I had tears on EVERY SINGLE Song...wow and double wow...and the third time through....Innisfree became cherished for its sweetness—a whole sound....The rest is SO powerful and Quirky and intensely wonderful...”—Chuck Cole, Cape Cod Community Radio

Troubadouring widely in the US and abroad (Ireland, Canada and Slovenia), Los Lorcas have been featured on NPR and performed everywhere from farmhouse kitchens to pubs, coffeehouses, schools, theaters and 1,000+ book festival crowds, attesting to the broad appeal of their lyrical tapestries and innovative vision of how poetry and music are two sides of the same spinning coin and together can attain a mesmerizing symbiosis. “House band” for the Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge, Los Lorcas have recently been commissioned by the Poetry Cooperative of Galway and mental health organizations in Ireland to arrange and record the work of poet Patrick Kavanagh, in anticipation of performing benefit concerts for mental health charities later this year in New England and Ireland.

“Los Lorcas in unity is a marvel that would silence any creative individual to awe, inspiring the quietest observer to reach for each word as if they were Federico Lorca himself, meditating on song and poetry mid-stage, arms outstretched.”—Bianca Viñas

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Partridge Boswell

Author of the Grolier Poetry Prize-winning collection Some Far Country, Partridge Boswell is co-founder of Bookstock Literary Festival and teaches at Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters in Montreal. He lives with his family in Vermont and troubadours widely with the poetry/music... Read More →
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Peter Money

Peter Money’s books of poetry include hybrid works such as the prose-poem sequence with Saadi Youssef, To day – minutes only; the poetry/music collaboration Blue Square; Che: A Novella In Three Parts; and a book of translations, with Sinan Antoon, of the Arab Modernist Saadi Youssef... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2023 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
PEM Morse Auditorium