Versiferous — The Berkshire Poets

Welcome to the just-launched poetry section of the Greylock Glass. The submissions are already beginning to drift in, which is truly elating. Submit your work by e-mailing us at A short bio and headshot are optional, but welcome, items.

"The Favourite Poet," Oil on canvas, 1888, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912)

“The Favourite Poet,” Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema; Oil on canvas, 1888


I was mulling over some ideas about getting this page started, thinking about what makes poets tick, when it came to me:

fuel up local poets with caffeine and sugar.

Novel idea, right? Berkshires cafés are contributing  gift certificates that will set poets up with a cup of coffee and a muffin (or bagel, or cookie, etc.) when their works are selected for publication at Greylock Glass. The chosen poet of the week will get to choose the café her or his redemption café . One week it may be No. 6 Depot down in West Stockbridge. Another week, it may be Dottie’s in Pittsfield. You get the idea.


So we offer thanks to our favorite Berkshires cafés that have eagerly assented to sponsoring this poetry initiative with tasty things to sip and nibble on:

Haven Cafe and BakeryNo. Six Depot Roastery & Café


Oh, and with FIVE muses devoted to you and your pen (six, if you count Melpomene—tragedy), we have every confidence in your creativity.

Calliope-epic poetry; Euterpe-flutes and lyric poetry;
Thalia-comedy and pastoral poetry; Erato-love poetry; Polyhymnia-sacred poetry

The Nine Muses

The Nine Muses