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Saturday, May 6 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Poetry as Invocation

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Henry David Thoreau said, "I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung." On this panel, four poets will read their work and explore the poetic impulses of women as a magical or quasi-magical act. The audience is invited to discuss how poetry lures a reader into its casted spells and illuminates the necessary darkness we carry inside us.

Moderators
avatar for Marie-Elizabeth Mali

Marie-Elizabeth Mali

Author of STEADY, MY GAZE (Tebot Bach, 2011) and co-editor with Annie Finch of VILLANELLES (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, 2012). Her work has appeared in Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, and RATTLE, among others. She is also a life coach and underwater photographer who has a thing for... Read More →

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Cassandra de Alba

Cassandra de Alba's work has appeared in Tinderbox, Gabby, smoking glue gun, and Drunken Boat, among other publications. Her chapbook habitats was released in 2016 by Horse Less Press. A Tent Fellow for Creative Writing and Pink Door Fellow, she reads for pizza pi press and lives... Read More →
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Gala Mukomolova

Gala Mukomolova earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. Her poetry and essays have appeared in POETRY, Pen America, VINYL and elsewhere. In 2016 Mukomolova won the 92nd St Y Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Gala writes astro-inspired love letters under the name Galact... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Connect PEM Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

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