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Saturday, May 5 • 9:30am - 10:30am
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The lives of women are celebrated in poems from the recently published anthology: Forgotten Women: A Tribute in Poetry. Several of the contributing poets will share work from the collection, which pays tribute to women from all walks of life: factory workers, artists, sharp-shooters, scientists, lighthouse keepers, mothers, wives, and others. As poet Patricia Spears Jones has said of this collection, “In an era where you'd think that women's lives would always be celebrated or considered, we find that women's lives and stories are often disrespected and dismissed." The poems in this reading present the compelling stories of some women who deserve our attention and respect.

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Ginny Lowe Connors

publisher, Grayson Books
Ginny Lowe Connors runs a small poetry press, Grayson Books. Connors is the author of Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village, The Unparalleled Beauty of a Crooked Line and Barbarians in the Kitchen, as well as a chapbook, Under the Porch, winner of the Sunken Garden Poetry... Read More →

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Christine Casson

Scholar- /Writer-in-Residence, Emerson College
Christine Casson is the author of After the First World, a book of poems. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and she has also published critical essays on the work of Leslie Marmon Silko and the poetry of Linda Hogan and Robert Penn Warren. She is currently... Read More →
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Carol Dine

Carol Dine’s books of poems include Orange Night and Van Gogh in Poems. Her memoir, Places in the Bone, discusses the redemptive power of art. Carol’s work appears in literary magazines, including Aesthetica Creative Arts Annual, UK, Alehouse, Blue Mesa Review, Boulevard, Bitter... Read More →
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Suellen Wedmore

Suellen Wedmore, Poet Laureate emerita for the small seaside town of Rockport, Massachusetts, has been widely published. She has been awarded first place in the Writer’s Digest’s Rhyming Poem Contest and, most recently, in the digest’s Non-Rhyming Poems contest. Her chapbook... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Hawthorne Hotel, Library Room 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970, USA