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Barbara's work featured in the ‘Raining Poetry’ project, an art installation organized by Mass Poetry and the City of Boston.

"Poets ranging from Langston Hughes to Barbara Helfgott Hyett are represented"

see short video in New York Magazine ; articles in Boston Magazine; and Atlas Obscura:

Boston's Sidewalks Are Covered In Secret Poems. You can only see them when it rains.

Helfgott Hyett's work whispers in Roslindale.

Since 1984, prize-winning poet Barbara Helfgott Hyett, has conducted PoemWorks Workshops in the Boston area, and abroad.

Each workshop session is a gathering of poets who each bring work to the table for reading and critique. Each weekly session provides intensive critical analysis in a supportive atmosphere as poets work towards finely-honed, completed poems.

In addition to its workshops, PoemWorks also functions as a publishing network for its members who have published 130+ books, have won many of America's top poetry prizes, awards and fellowships, and have published hundreds of individual poems. The Workshop also conducts public readings which showcase its members.

At work in France

At work in France

PoemWorks workshops run during four (4) yearly semesters:

Fall (12 weeks)
Winter (12 weeks)
Spring (12 weeks)
Summer (8 weeks)

Students can begin at any time in the term.

The Spring semester is running four (4) workshop sections that meet on Tuesday mornings, Tuesday evenings, Thursday mornings and Thursday evenings.

PoemWorks also offers one-day workshops throughout the year on various topics, weekly workshops in various scenic locations, and workshops abroad.