Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Join us at the 10th Mass Poetry Festival

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Join us at the 10th Mass Poetry Festival
It's Time to Plan Your Festival Weekend!

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Join our Headline Poets

Sonia Sanchez · Kaveh Akbar · Duy Doan
 Jeffrey Harrison · Dorianne Laux · Erika Meitner Carl Phillips · Nicole Sealey
Sean Thomas Dougherty · Rhina P. Espaillat
A Letter from the Festival Director

A Letter from the Festival DirectorHas it been 10 years, already? Yes, it has -- and the Massachusetts Poetry Festival is back again with 10 nationally recognized, and award-winning poets headlining three days and nearly 100 different programs, including poetry readings, workshops, music, and more. Meet with poets, writers, and publishers at our small press and literary fair, or engage them in conversation at one of many sessions held throughout the weekend. Surround yourself with what's good—you may be surprised, and you may surprise yourself. Please join us for this special 10th year.
Are you a first timer? Never been to Salem?
Watch this video to see why Salem loves the Mass Poetry Festival!
Raining Poetry for the 2017 Mass Poetry Festival
Saturday May 5, 2:00pm-3:00pm, The Bridge at 211

Join Ben Berman, Danielle Legros Georges, and Kelle Groom as they commemorate SALAMANDER's 25th anniversary.
Saturday May 5, 12:15pm-1:15pm, PEM Connect BLDG

Sean Thomas Dougherty · Kamilah Aisha Moon · Oliver de la Paz

As poets, we face the double danger of the sentimental and the exoticization of their disability. This panel will address how do poets negotiate the topic and portraiture of autism. Each panelist will read a small selection of poems that they have written about their own autistic children or siblings, and speak to the difficulties of writing these poems. How do we speak our joys, fears, love in language whose intent is to nurture, to elevate, to challenge, and to sing.
Be inspired. Try something new. Surprise yourself.
We have space available in a variety of workshops. You can generate new work, talk about craft with poets and poetry lovers, or ask that question about poetry you've always wanted to ask. 
Join us at the 10th Mass Poetry Festival - WBUR
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