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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 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nasty Women Poets: A Reading and Panel Discussion of Unapologetic, Subversive, Feminist Verse FULL

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The 2017 Lost Horse Press anthology NASTY WOMEN POETS: AN UNAPOLOGETIC ANTHOLOGY OF SUBVERSIVE VERSE (ed. Grace Bauer and Julie Kane) is not only a response to the current sociopolitical climate, wherein many women feel outraged about the persistent pervasiveness of sexism in society, but also a timeless celebration of the many defiant women throughout history whose sass, strength, and smarts inspire us. This important anthology is a continuation of a proud tradition of diverse, inclusive feminist anthologies dating back to the 1970s that have helped situate the work of women poets in a canonical context. In this event, four locally based contributors to the NASTY WOMEN POETS anthology will read their work and discuss questions such as: are feminist poetry anthologies still necessary and why? For what reasons do we come together and do this work? How can such projects help advance women inside and outside poetry?

Moderators
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Jenna Le

Jenna Le is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Six Rivers (NYQ Books, 2011) and A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora (Indolent Books, 2018; 1st edition was published by Anchor & Plume Press, 2016), which won 2nd Place in the 2017 Elgin Awards. Her poetry, fiction... Read More →

Speakers
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Janet Aalfs

Founder and Director, Lotus Peace Arts
I'm an integrative arts performer, educator, activist, healer, and peace-builder. My joy is to facilitate the creation of "sites for revelation" between and among participants of diverse backgrounds and views about life. I've been practicing and teaching weavings of poetry, martial... Read More →
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Liz Ahl

Plymouth State University
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Lesléa Newman

I am a poet, novelist, short story writer, and children's book author.My most recent poetry collections are I CARRY MY MOTHER and LOVELY. I have also written a novel-in-verse called OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD. My most well-known book is the children's classic, HEATHER... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hawthorne Hotel, Sophia Room 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970, USA

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