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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.

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Deborah Leipziger

Author. Advisor. Poet
Deborah Leipziger is an author, poet, and advisor on sustainability. Born in Brazil, Ms. Leipziger is the author of Story & Bone, published by Lily Poetry Review Books. Her poems have been published in the UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Israel and the Netherlands, in such magazines... Read More →

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Richard Cambridge

I'm looking for an agent for my novel, RIDE (61K words) — a coming of age story, set in the Nineties—an odyssey through fifty years of American culture. Think “My Generation” with a radical twist.Two days before a scheduled reading more than a thousand miles away, a poet’s... Read More →
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Danielle Georges

Professor, Lesley University
Danielle Legros Georges is the former Poet Laureate of Boston; a professor of creative writing at Lesley University; the creative editor of six salon, a digital forum for explorations of Caribbean literature; and a contributing editor to the literary magazines Salamander and Consequence... Read More →
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Regie Gibson

Literary performer, Regie Gibson has performed, taught, & lectured at schools, universities, theaters, & other venues around the world. He’s a Brother Thomas Fellow & has received several Mass Cultural Council Awards, two Live Arts Boston Grants to develop his first play, The Juke... Read More →
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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 is a singer/ songwriter. She currently lives in the Boston area where... Read More →

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