Best of Boston


2000 BEST Poet, Local

Louise Gluck

read more»

1999 BEST Poet

Robert Pinsky, Boston University

Through his writings, readings, teaching, radio readings, inspired translations, and generosity to other poets, Pinsky is truly poetry in motion. Small wonder that he’s also the nation’s poet laureate. read more»

1997 BEST Poet, Lifetime Achievement

John Weiners

The Poet Laureate of Beacon Hill, the Oracle of Joy Street belongs in the ranks of Boston’s most distinguished literati. His remarkable first book, The Hotel Wentley Poems (1959), made him an overnight star of the Beat generation. He hobnobbed… read more»