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Saturday, May 6 • 9:30am - 10:30am
WordTech Poets -- from Massachusetts!

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A group reading of Massachusetts poets published by WordTech Communications of Cincinnati.

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James B. Nicola

James B. Nicola's poems have appeared stateside in Antioch, Southwest and Atlanta Reviews, Rattle, Tar River, and Poetry East, and in many journals in Europe and Canada. A Yale graduate, he won a Dana Literary Award, a Willow Review award, and a People's Choice award (from Storyteller), and he was featured poet at New Formalist. His nonfiction book, Playing the Audience, won a Choice award. Following the tradition of poets Stanley Kunitz, Elizabeth Bishop, and Frank... Read More →

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Lisken Van Pelt Dus

Lisken Van Pelt Dus is grateful to the many editors who have published and awarded honors to her work in such journals as Conduit, Cider Press Review, upstreet, and many others. Her chapbook, Everywhere at Once, was published by Pudding House Press in 2009, while What We’re Made Of (Cherry Grove Collections, Word Tech, 2016) is her first full-length collection and was a finalist for the Patricia Bibby First Book Award and a semifinalist for both the Brittingham and Pollack Poetry Prizes and the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry.  | Raised internationally – in England, the US, and Mexico – Lisken now lives in western Massachusetts. She holds a BA in Religion from Williams College, a Masters in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an eighth degree black belt in classical Okinawan karate, and a third degree black belt in Okinawan kobudo (weapons). She teaches writing and languages at Monument Mountain Regional High School, and martial arts at a dojo she co-owns with her husband Bob. In 2016, she was honored as Berkshire County Educator of the Year. | Sample poems can be found... Read More →
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Rhina P. Espaillat

Rhina P. Espaillat has published ten full-length books and three chapbooks, comprising poetry, essays and short stories, in both English and her native Spanish, and prize-winning translations from and into Spanish. Her work appears in numerous journals, websites and anthologies, and has earned national and international awards. Her most recent publications are two poetry collections in English titled Playing at Stillness and Her Place in These Designs, as well as a book of Spanish translations titled Oscura fruta/Dark Berries: Forty-two Poems by Richard Wilbur, and a book of Spanish translations titled Algo hay que no es amigo de los muros/Something There Is that... Read More →
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Claire Keyes

Claire Keyes has published reviews and poems in The Women's Review of Books, The Georgia Review, Calyx and Rattle, among others. On-line, you can find her work at Tattoohighway.org,Poemeleon.org, and poetrymagazine.org. She recently won the Robert Penn Warren Award (First Prize... Read More →
avatar for James B. Nicola

James B. Nicola

James B. Nicola's poems have appeared stateside in Antioch, Southwest and Atlanta Reviews, Rattle, Tar River, and Poetry East, and in many journals in Europe and Canada. A Yale graduate, he won a Dana Literary Award, a Willow Review award, and a People's Choice award (from Storyteller), and he was featured poet at New Formalist. His nonfiction book, Playing the Audience, won a Choice award. Following the tradition of poets Stanley Kunitz, Elizabeth Bishop, and Frank... Read More →
avatar for Susan Roney-O’Brien

Susan Roney-O’Brien

Susan Roney-O’Brien lives in Princeton, MA where she works with international students and young writers. She curates a monthly poetry venue at The Thirsty Lab and is part of 4 X 4, a group of four visual artists and four poets who respond through art and poetry to each other’s w... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Old Town Hall Second Floor 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970

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