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Our 2018 headliners: Sonia Sanchez · Kaveh Akbar · Duy Doan · Jeffrey Harrison · Dorianne Laux · Erika Meitner · Carl Phillips · Nicole Sealey · Sean Thomas Dougherty · Rhina P. Espaillat

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Saturday, May 5 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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You Are Here: Writing From Your Place in History  "The Machine is the Other; each glimpse of the human face, rising out of it, is the counter."   -Nomi Stone  

Three poets who write about America's ongoing colonialism and systemic brutality (both at home and abroad) will read their work and discuss the difficulties of disentangling themselves from their history, the prescribed parameters and limitations of inheritance, in order to disturb the power of empire. How does one challenge the constructs of whiteness, without appropriating other voices, or denying privilege? How does one write about violence, without reenacting it? How do we push ourselves past the fixed boundaries of our own imaginations?

Moderators
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Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones  holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is assistant director of the Writers House. Her poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2014, Beloit Poetry Journal, Southern Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2014 Rona... Read More →

Speakers
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Jill McDonough

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Three-time Pushcart prize winner Jill McDonough is the recipient of Lannan, NEA, Cullman Center, and Stegner fellowships. Her most recent book is Reaper (Alice James, 2017); Here All Night, her fifth collection, is forthcoming from Alice James Books. She teaches in the MFA program... Read More →
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Nomi Stone

Nomi Stone’s second collection of poems, Kill Class is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2019. Poems appear recently or will soon in POETRY, American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Academy of American Poets’ “Poem-a-Day” series, Bettering American Poetry 2017, The Best... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salem Waterfront Hotel, Compass Room 225 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970, USA