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10 YEARS OF MASS POETRY!

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 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
3 Nations Anthology Reading: Native, Canadian & New England Writers LIMITED

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While much attention focuses on the border between Mexico and the United States, this book looks at the northeast, where Canada and New England share borders, boundaries, blood, and heritage. The land is disputed in places, in others the US and Canada share responsibility, and Tribal Lands reside as sovereign nations within their borders. The poems, essays, and short stories in this anthology explore the things that divide, the bridges between, and the intense love of this rugged region the people hold in common.

“...like pulling a deep, revivifying breath into the body." Patricia Smith, author of Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah

"...a book pulsing with the heartbeat of the land.” Chris Benjamin, Managing Editor of Atlantic Books Today

“...a refreshing change from the literary and cultural barriers that we all too often allow to come between us.” Joseph Bruchac, winner, Native Writers Circle of the Americas Writer of the Year

Moderators
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Valerie Lawson

Editor/Publisher, Resolute Bear Press
Valerie Lawson’s work has been published in Main Street Rag, BigCityLit, About Place Journal, The Catch, and Ibbetson Street. Lawson’s first book, Dog Watch, was released in 2007. Her work has won awards for Best Narrative Poem and Spoken Word at the Cambridge Poetry Awards and... Read More →

Speakers
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Sonja Johanson

Sonja Johanson is the author of Impossible Dovetail (IDES, Silver Birch Press), all those ragged scars (Choose the Sword Press), and Trees in Our Dooryards (Redbird Chapbooks). She has recent work appearing in the McNeese Review, the Mid-American Review, Ninth Letter, and Poet Lore... Read More →
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Cheryl Savageau

Cheryl Savageau is the author of three collections of poetry, Mother/Land, Dirt Road Home, which was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Home Country. She has won Fellowships in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Hawthorne Hotel, Library Room 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970, USA

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