Eileen Cleary is the author of 2 a.m. with Keats (NixesMate Press, 2020) and Child Ward of the Commonwealth (Main Street Rag Press, 2019), which received an honorable mention for the Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in Sugar House Review, West Texas Literary Review, The American Journal of Poetry, JAMA, Right Hand Pointing and other journals. Eileen is a 2016 and 2018 nominee for the Pushcart Prize. Eileen founded and edits the Lily Poetry Review and Lily Poetry Review Books, and hosts/curates the Lily Poetry Salon.

She is a graduate of Lesley University’s and Solstice of Pine Manor’s MFA programs. As a nurse and poet living in Massachusetts, she is passionate about poetry and its witness of humanity.

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Coming soon.

Selection of Past Readings:

With Matthew Sisson, Friday, December 6, 2019, at 7 PM Newton YMCA (Open Mic opportunity, come out and let us enjoy your work) 

Outpost 186 December 18, 6:30-8:30 PM with Suzanne Mercury, David Miller, Steven Riel, Kevin McLellan, Cynthia Bargar, Darren Black, Juile Puncochar, Emily Logan, Greg Nicholl

The Art of Words Mike Amado Memorial Series with Dennis Daly (Open Mic opportunity, come out and let us enjoy your work) January 5th 2 PM

The Hastings Room Reading Series Wednesday January 15th at 7 PM, at First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. With Lisa DeSiro and Denise Bergman.

Writers Helping Writers, Arts at the Armory Somerville, MA November, 2019

Reading for Climate Change Awareness, Open Doors Power Yoga Studio, November 2019 with Gloria Monaghan

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Please reach out to me if you would like to book me for a reading or workshop.