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Friday, May 4 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Circling the Earth: The Poetry of Refuge and Sanctuary FILLING

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What is the role of poetry in a broken world? This reading explores how poets both seek and create sanctuary and how poetry can itself be a home or sanctuary. Voices from Haiti, Mexico, and Brazil share their poems of flight, shelter, and home.

In this time when we are becoming sanctuary cities, schools, temples and churches, what does it mean to give and receive sanctuary? Five poets explore this question.

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Deborah Leipziger

Deborah Leipziger is a poet, author, and advisor on sustainability. Her chapbook, Flower Map, was published by Finishing Line Press. Born in Brazil, Ms. Leipziger is the author of several books on sustainability. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her poems have been published... Read More →

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Melissa Castillo-Garsow

Dr. Melissa Castillo-Garsow is a Mexican- American writer, poet and postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. She is the author of the poetry collection Coatlicue Eats the Apple, editor of the anthology, ¡Manteca!: An Anthology... Read More →
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Robbie Gamble

Robbie Gamble is a poet, writer, nurse practitioner, and social activist. He worked as a human rights observer during the civil war in El Salvador in the late 1980's, and subsequently ran a settlement house in Hamilton, Ontario, for Central American refugees seeking political asylum... Read More →
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Gloria Mindock

Gloria Mindock is the founding editor of Cervena Barva Press and one of the USA editors for Levure Litteraire (France). She is the author of I Wish Francisco Franco Would Love Me (Nixes Mate Books), Whiteness of Bone (Glass Lyre Press), La Portile Raiului (Ars Longa Press, Romania... Read More →
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Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

Yermiyahu Ahron Taub is the author of six books of poetry, including most recently A moyz tsvishn vakldike volkn-kratsers: geklibene Yidishe lider/A Mouse Among Tottering Skyscrapers: Selected Yiddish Poems (2017). Tsugreytndik zikh tsu tantsn: naye Yidishe lider/Preparing to Dance... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Hawthorne Hotel, Sophia Room