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Saturday, May 5 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Memory and Redemption FILLING

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Stanley Kunitz said, ‟Poetry is for the sake of the life,” and wrote of receiving a gift, a blessing—which seems to be, in some poems, a blaze of memory. Polly Brown, poet, teacher and naturalist, will lead writers through two poems related to Kunitz’s boyhood home and his experience there, to ask how those poems work ‟for the sake of the life.” Participants will examine both betrayal and redemption in their own lives and explore related memories through their writing, bearing in mind some useful aspects of Kunitz’s craft.

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Polly Brown

Every Other Thursday Poets
Polly Brown taught at Touchstone Community School in Grafton for 25 innovative, exhilarating years. A member of Every Other Thursday Poets, she has organized outdoor poetry events on her Hopkinton hillside, and written about war and peace at UMass Boston's Joiner Institute. She has... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
New Liberty Charter School, Room 3 1 Museum Place Mall Salem, MA 01970