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Saturday, May 6 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Massachusetts Cultural Council 2016 Fellowship Awardees

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Every two years, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) awards grants to some of the most talented poets working in the Commonwealth. This reading is a celebration the 2016 Fellowship awardees.

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Richard Michelson

Richard Michelson is the author of More Money than God (Pitt Poetry Series, February 2015), Battles and Lullabies (U of Illinois), Tap Dancing for the Relatives (U of Florida), and two fine press collaborations with the artist Leonard Baskin’s Gehenna Press. His many children’s... Read More →

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Scott Challener

Scott Challener is a doctoral candidate in English at Rutgers University. His poems have appeared in Lana Turner Journal, Pangyrus, Gulf Coast, Mississippi Review, and elsewhere.
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Aaron Krol

Aaron Krol's poems have appeared in KROnline, Painted Bride Quarterly, Cimarron Review and other journals. He is a Baltimore native, Emerson alum and Watertown resident, and has received fellowships from the MCC and the Saint Botolph Club Foundation. He's lucky just to be here.
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Sarah Sousa

Sarah Sousa is the author of the poetry collections See the Wolf (2018): Split the Crow (2015) and Church of Needles (2014) She also edited and transcribed The Diary of Esther Small, 1886 (2014) which won the New England Book Festival Award for Regional Literature. Her poems have... Read More →
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Elizabeth Witte

Elizabeth Witte is a writer and editor living in Western Massachusetts. She is a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council's 2016 Artist Fellowships in Poetry, with work most recently published or forthcoming in Prelude and Denver Quarterly; her chapbook Dry Eye is available... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Connect PEM Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970