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Saturday, May 6 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Writing What We See: Poets of Witness, Emerging and Established

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This panel consists of very established and newer writers discussing their understanding of the genre of witness poetry. We will explore the process of witness writing, our experience in it, how we've come to our present understanding of what it means to be a witness, and what we're still trying to discover. We will share poetry of witness, and encourage conversation about what elevates witnessing to art.

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Eileen Cleary

Eileen Cleary is the author of 'Child ward of the Commonwealth' (2019), which received an honorable mention for the Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize and ' 2 a.m. with Keats' (Nixes Mate, 2021). In addition, she co-edited the anthology ' Voices Amidst the Virus', the featured text... Read More →

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Martha Collins

Martha Collins’s eleventh volume of poetry, Casualty Reports, was published by Pittsburgh in fall 2022, and her fifth collection of co-translated Vietnamese poetry will be published by Milkweed in May 2023. Her tenth poetry book, Because What Else Could I Do (Pittsburgh, 2019... Read More →
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Robbie Gamble

Robbie Gamble (he/him) received an MFA in Poetry from Lesley University. His poems and essays have appeared in the Atlanta Review, Poet Lore, RHINO, Rust + Moth, Salamander, The Sun, and Tahoma Literary Review. His chapbook A Can of Pinto Beans was published by Lily Poetry Review... Read More →
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Barbara Helfgott Hyett

Director, PoemWorks
Their poems, my poems, our poems.
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Richard Waring

Richard Waring is the author of What Love Tells Me (Word Poetry, 2016). He hosts the Workshop for Publishing Poets reading series at Newtonville Books in Newton, Mass. His poems have appeared in Sanctuary, Chest, JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Ars Medica, the... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
The Bridge at 211 211 Bridge Street, Salem Massachusetts 01970 (Formerly First Universalist Church)