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Common Threads 2015 has arrived!

We are excited to release the fifth edition of Common Threads, guest edited by Alice Kociemba, contributed to by Robert Pinsky, and graced with eight stunning poems by Massachusetts poets! It includes discussion questions, writing prompts and more, and boasts a complementary media package and a host of exciting events throughout 2015. Check out the Common Threads page of our website or use these quick links:

New this year:

1) Common Threads events can take place anytime in 2015, so if you are interested in hosting a discussion or writing group, you can still do so! We just ask that you sign up so we can keep track of all the groups happening across the state.
2) Please send us photos & videos! We would love to add you to the media package--record yourself reading your favorite poem from the issue, take a snapshot of yourself with the issue, etc., and send to or share via social media using the hashtag #CommonThreads2015.
If you are hosting a Common Threads event that is open to the public, please submit your event info when ready so that we can add it to the calendar.

Where might I run a Common Threads group?

We've got poets available to partner with you if needed (you can request one during sign-up or via email), and a live webinar with Alice Kociemba on Jan 16 (limited spots available) if you'd benefit from a run-through with a Common Threads veteran. Our Suggestions for Common Threads Discussion Group Leaders might also be helpful.

Questions? Contact us at

Help us spread the word on social media with these ready-made posts!

On Facebook:

Common Threads 2015 is here! Bring poetry into your community today. #Threads15

Common Threads: Diverse, accessible, contemporary poems by MA poets + discussion questions, writing prompts, & more. Explore the free PDF & ways to get involved at #Threads15

Not sure you like poetry? Step out of your comfort zone this year by checking out Common Threads, an outreach program connecting people and communities with poetry. Get the free PDF & find events near you at #Threads15

On Twitter:

Common Threads 2015 is here! Explore the free PDF at #Threads15 @masspoetry

Diverse, accessible poems by MA poets + discussion questions, writing prompts & more #Threads15 @masspoetry

Not sure you like poetry? See if you connect with one of these 8 poems by MA poets. #Threads15 @masspoetry
Lead or attend a poetry group this year with Common Threads! #Threads15 @masspoetry
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