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Saturday, May 6 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Superfund City: PCBs, poetry, and the native narratives of Massachusetts' former industrial centers

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What sort of poetry comes from the pollution and the grandeur, the run-down streets, the ruins of cultural landmarks, and the weedy life growing (sometimes thriving, others just barely existing) in the constantly reimagined remains of Massachusetts' industrial cities? These places, scattered from southeastern shores to western Mass's inland waterways, have shaped the imaginations of so many of the state's poets, each of whom comes out of their experience with these places with. Michael, Adam, and Rushelle will read from their own very personal works which, like the cities themselves, are a conglomeration of light and dark, beautiful and terrifying, hilarious, heartbreaking, and unflinchingly human.

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Michael Medeiros

Public Relations Coordinator, The Emily Dickinson Museum
Michael Medeiros is the public relations coordinator at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, MA. He is a member of Northampton poetry, and recently edited A Mighty Room, a compilation of poetry by contemporary poets written in Emily Dickinson's bedroom.

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Adam Grabowski

Adam Grabowski grew up in Springfield, Ma., one block away from a factory secretly used for The Manhattan Project. He received his MSW from Westfield State University in 2012 and his poetry has appeared in Off the Coast, jubilat, Beech St. Review, Rattling Wall, Wilderness Hous... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Old Town Hall Second Floor 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970

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