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10 YEARS OF MASS POETRY!

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 • 9:30pm - 11:00pm
What Poetry Means to Me: Stories about Poems, Poets, & Poetry FULL

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Come hear poets and readers of poetry tell stories about how poetry changed their lives. Modeled after The Moth storytelling events, speakers will tell true stories, live, without notes.


Moderators
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J.D. Scrimgeour

Poetry & other Arts, Poetry & Nonfiction, Poetry about sport, Salem

Speakers
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Sean Thomas Dougherty

Sean Thomas Dougherty has worked in a newspaper plant, as a security guard, a poet in the schools, a preacher to parolees, and as an untenured college lecturer.  He’s also worked in a pool hall, as a caregiver and medical technician for people recovering from traumatic brain injuries... Read More →
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Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill is the author of How Her Spirit Got Out (Aforementioned Productions, 2016), which received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. She received her MFA from UMass Boston, where she currently teaches.
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Alice Kociemba

Founding Director, Calliope—Poetry for Community
Alice Kociemba is a co-editor of From the Farther Shore: Discovering Cape Cod and the Islands Through Poetry (Bass River Press, forthcoming) along with Robin Smith-Johnson and Rich Youmans. She is founding director of Calliope Poetry and is the author of Bourne Bridge (Turning Point... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Salem Waterfront Hotel, Ballroom 1