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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.

Moderators
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Eileen Cleary

Eileen Cleary is the author of Child Ward of the Commonwealth (Main Street Rag Press, 2019), which received an honorable mention for the Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize, and 2 a.m. with Keats (forthcoming from Nixes Mate, 2021). She edits The Lily Poetry Review and Lily Poetry Review... Read More →

Speakers
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Martha Collins

FIELD magazine; Oberlin College Press
Martha Collins’s ninth book of poetry, Night Unto Night, was published by Milkweed in 2018. Her earlier books include Admit One: An American Scrapbook (Pittsburgh, 2016), Day Unto Day (Milkweed, 2014), White Papers (Pittsburgh, 2012) and Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006). She has also... Read More →
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Robbie Gamble

Robbie Gamble (he/him) received an MFA in Poetry from Lesley University (January 2017). His poems and essays have appeared in the Atlanta Review, Pangyrus, RHINO, 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)