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Sunday, May 7 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Emotionality: Harness or Whip? FULL

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Are there emotional pressures in your poetry? Do you incorporate restraint in order to circumnavigate sentimentality or even sentiment itself? Or do you come undone? T.S. Eliot asserted that, “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have a personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.” Does personality or personae inhabit your poems or is it you? This panel will present poems with different approaches and different emotional frequencies to better understand our relationship to our emotions. A writing prompt and Q&A will follow the panel discussion.

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Kevin McLellan

Kevin McLellan is the author of Hemispheres (Fact-Simile Editions, forthcoming), Ornitheology (The Word Works, 2018), [box] (Letter [r] Press, 2016), Tributary (Barrow Street, 2015), and Round Trip (Seven Kitchens, 2010). He won the 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize and Gival Press... Read More →

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Anne Champion

Anne Champion is the author of Reluctant Mistress (Gold Wake Press, 2013), The Good Girl is Always a Ghost (Black Lawrence Press, 2018), and The Dark Length Home (Noctuary Press, 2017).  Her poems have appeared in Verse Daily, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, Epiphany Magazine, The... Read More →
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Jennifer Martelli

Vox Editor, The Mom Egg
Author of "My Tarantella," (forthcoming from Bordighera Press), "The Uncanny Valley," (BigTable Publishing), and "After Bird" (Grey Book Press).Her work has appeared in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Cleaver, Glass Poetry Journal, and The Baltimore Review. She is a recipient of the Massachusetts... Read More →
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Ralph Pennel

Lecturer in English and Media Studies, Bentley Univesity
Ralph Pennel is the author of A World Less Perfect for Dying In, published by Cervena Barva Press. His writing has appeared in Literary Orphans, F(r)iction, Tarpaulin Sky, The Cape Rock, Right Hand Pointing, Rain Taxi Review of Books and various other publications. Ralph teaches poetry... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Connect PEM Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970