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Friday, May 5 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Poetry and the Public Sphere

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This panel will explore the tensions and possibilities for poets engaged in civic spheres / the questions of meaningful public engagement with poetry / poetry as public art / the recent popularity of poet laureate and similar positions in the US / and poetry in this time of threatened federal funding for the arts.

Moderators
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Danielle Georges

Professor, Lesley University
Danielle Legros Georges is a writer, poet, editor, and translator. She is the author of two books of poetry, Maroon and The Dear Remote Nearness of You, the chapbook Letters from Congo, and is the editor of City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems. She teaches at... Read More →

Speakers
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Mary Buchinger

Mary Buchinger Bodwell is the author of four collections of poetry, Navigating the Reach (forthcoming), einfühlung/in feeling (2018), Aerialist (2015, shortlisted for the May Swenson Poetry Award, the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry, and the Perugia Press Prize), Roomful... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Hawthorne Hotel Library Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970