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Sunday, May 7 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Arrows Dipped in Honey:How Poetry Hurts a Wounded World Into Healing

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This panel will explore the ways in which poetry sparks multiple activisms. From environmental to feminism to the recurring and insistent issues of race, we will examine the historical and current uses and forms of poetry to shed light on our human darkness, and the various ways poets have demanded personal, public, and political change through languages and stances of protest, engagement, and witness.

Moderators
avatar for Deborah Leipziger

Deborah Leipziger

Lecturer, Bard
Deborah Leipziger is an author, poet, and professor. Her chapbook, Flower Map, was published by Finishing Line Press (2013). In 2014, her poem “Written on Skin” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the co-founder of Soul-Lit, an on-line poetry magazine. http://soul-lit... Read More →

Speakers
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Richard Cambridge

Richard Cambridge’s poetry and theater productions address controversial themes on the American political landscape, including EMBARGO!, the 50-year U.S. blockade of Cuba, PRESENTE!, bringing to light political prisoners and prisoners of war in the U.S., and The Cigarette Paper... Read More →
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Danielle Georges

Professor, Lesley University
Danielle Legros Georges is a professor in the Creative Arts and Learning Division at Lesley University. Her areas of interest include arts and education, contemporary American poetry, African-American poetry, Caribbean literature and studies, and literary translation. Her poems h... Read More →
avatar for Regie Gibson

Regie Gibson

Regie Gibson is a poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator. Gibson and his work appear in the film Love Jones, based largely on events in his life. In 1999 he performed for the award-winning Traffic Series at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater where he adapted th... Read More →
avatar for Leah Meryl Harmon

Leah Meryl Harmon

Leah Meryl Harmon was born in Boston Massachusetts. She attended Berklee Collage of Music, and The University of Massachusetts Boston, earning her BA with a concentration in poetry and a minor in art history. She currently lives in the Boston area where she has taught poetry and... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Leipziger

Deborah Leipziger

Lecturer, Bard
Deborah Leipziger is an author, poet, and professor. Her chapbook, Flower Map, was published by Finishing Line Press (2013). In 2014, her poem “Written on Skin” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the co-founder of Soul-Lit, an on-line poetry magazine. http://soul-lit... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Connect PEM Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970