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Saturday, May 5 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
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The theme for this year's "State of Poetry" panel is: "The Poet and the Poem." This topic will cover recent trends  regarding the relationship between the poet and the poem. Readers, teachers, students, writers, writing program directors, and prize-givers are - more than ever - asking "Should/Can/Will I separate the poet and the poem?" - especially in light of the #MeToo movement. Panelists will share prepare a brief statement on the topic and be ready for a generous Q&A. Hosted by Jennifer Jean.

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Simeon Berry

Simeon Berry lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. He has been an Associate Editor for Ploughshares and received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Grant. His first book, Ampersand Revisited (Fence Books), won the 2013 National Poetry Series, and his second book, Mo... Read More →
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Amy Dryansky

My second book, Grass Whistle (Salmon) received the 2014 Massachusetts Book Award for poetry. My first, How I Got Lost So Close to Home, won the New England/New York Award from Alice James Books. Individual poems appear in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Nasty Women... Read More →
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Jennifer Jean

Co-director, Morning Garden Artist Retreats
Jennifer Jean is a poet, educator, activist, and consummate "literary citizen." Her debut poetry collection is The Fool (Big Table); her poetry chapbooks include: In the War, and The Archivist. Jennifer’s newest manuscript, titled OBJECT, was a finalist for the 2016 Green Mountains... Read More →
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Jennifer Militello

Jennifer Militello is the author, most recently, of A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments (2016) and Body Thesaurus (2013), both from Tupelo Press. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and Best New Poets. She teaches... Read More →
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Nomi Stone

Nomi Stone’s second collection of poems, Kill Class is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2019. Poems appear recently or will soon in POETRY, American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Academy of American Poets’ “Poem-a-Day” series, Bettering American Poetry 2017, The Best... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Salem Waterfront Hotel, Compass Room