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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 • 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.

Speakers
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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

Amy Dryansky has two poetry collections; Grass Whistle (Salmon Poetry), winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for poetry, and How I Got Lost So Close to Home (Alice James). She’s a Massachusetts Cultural Council Poetry Fellow, and former poet laureate of Northampton, MA. You can... Read More →
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Jennifer Jean

Co-director, Morning Garden Artist Retreats
Jennifer Jean’s collections include OBJECT LESSON and THE FOOL. She’s authored OBJECT LESSON: a GUIDE to WRITING POETRY. Her poems and co-translations appear in Poetry, Waxwing, Rattle, The Common, and Salamander. She’s an organizer for the Her Story Is collective and the program... 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