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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

Vermont College of Fine Arts
Adam's work has appeared in Off the Coast, jubilat, The Rattling Wall, The Naugatuck River Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Meat for Tea, and elsewhere. Adam received his MSW from Westfield State University in 2012 and is currently an MFA candidate at the Vermont College... Read More →

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