Eileen Cleary is a nurse and poet living in Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Lesley University’s  and Solstice of Pine Manor’s MFA program. She is passionate about poetry and its witness of humanity. Eileen is a 2016 and 2018 nominee for the Pushcart Prize.

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Newton YMCA Friday, December 6, 2019, at 7 PM (Open Mic opportunity, come out and let us enjoy your work)
West Suburban YMCA
276 Church Street
Newton, MA 02458

With Matthew Sisson


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 2PM

(Open Mic opportunity, come out and let us enjoy your work)

January 5th 2 PM with Dennis Daly

132 South Street Plymouth MA 02360


The Hastings Room Reading Series on January

Wednesday January 15th at 7pm, at First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge.
With Lisa DeSiro and Denise Bergman.


Selection of Past Readings:

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

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

Boston Poetry Marathon, 2019


Un-Nameable Books, February 15, 2019 6:20 PM

December 12, 2018

Outpost 1861/2 6-9 pm

August 10 ,2018

7 PM Boston Poetry Marathon  Outpost 186

August 1 2018

Eileen Cleary and Robbie Gamble at the Walnut Café, 7  PM

May 14, 2018 6 PM

Outpost 186, 186 ½ (Rear) Hampshire Street Cambridge MA 02139                                      

August 27, 2017 2:00 PM                                                                                                                     Hollihock Writer’s Conference                                                                                                                                          715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA

April 3, 2017 7:00 PM
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Rd, Newton, MA 02459

Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 AM
AWP 2017: Cody D. Todd Memorial Stage
Naugatuck River Review Poetry Reading
(Lori Desrosiers, Lisa Kwong, Eileen Cleary, Lucille Lang Day)
Naugatuck River Review is a journal of “narrative poetry that sings” in its ninth year of publication. Poets from the summer/fall 2016 issue and the 2017 contest issue are reading their beautifully crafted narrative poems.

November 10, 2016 7 PM
Lesley University
Sherrill Library, Siegenthaler Atrium
89 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Reading for poems2go project

June 9, 2016 7:30 PM
Feature at Beverly Depot
10 Park Street Beverly, MA 01915







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