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Friday, May 4 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Poets on Poetry: An Ars Poetica Workshop FILLING

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“I, too, dislike it...”  Marianne Moore

What is poetry? More, what is YOUR poetry? Ever since Horace, poets have sought to define poetry, or express its essence, in their own works. We will read some poems about poetry—traditional and modern, and from diverse esthetics and perspectives. Then, workshop participants will create and share their own works of ars poetica. Through exploring how prominent and newer poets have defined their missions as poets and set parameters and ideals for the work, workshop participants will be inspired to consider, clarify, and express their own visions in new works.

Moderators
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Marjorie Tesser

Editor in Chief, Mom Egg Review
Marjorie Tesser is the editor in chief of Mom Egg Review, author of poetry chapbooks THE IMPORTANT THING IS (Firewheel Chapbook Award), and The Magic Feather (Finishing Line), and co-editor of the anthologies Bowery Women and Estamos Aquí: Poems by Migrant Farmworkers (Bowery Books... Read More →

Speakers
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Jennifer Jean

Co-director, Morning Garden Artist Retreats
Jennifer Jean is a poet, educator, activist, and consummate "literary citizen." Her debut poetry collection is The Fool (Big Table); her poetry chapbooks include: In the War, and The Archivist. Jennifer’s newest manuscript, titled OBJECT, was a finalist for the 2016 Green Mountains... Read More →
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Jennifer Martelli

Vox Editor, The Mom Egg
Author of "My Tarantella," (forthcoming from Bordighera Press), "The Uncanny Valley," (BigTable Publishing), and "After Bird" (Grey Book Press). | Her work has appeared in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Cleaver, Glass Poetry Journal, and The Baltimore Review. She is a recipient of the... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hawthorne Hotel, Sophia Room 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970, USA

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