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Thursday, May 4 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm
A Celebration of the Salem Poetry Seminar

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Each June, the Salem Poetry Seminar brings together selected Massachusetts college students with others who share their obsession with words for five days of intense workshopping, drafting, and evening readings at the historic Salem Athenaeum. Students submit a selection of their work and are chosen to dig deep into their practice and to meet literary co-conspirators. The Seminar began in 2000, and has taken place six times since. For many SPS participants, their identity as Poet took form during this residency. Come hear what the seminar poets are up to today in a fun marathon reading in the place where it all began!

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J.D. Scrimgeour

A long-time professor at Salem State, J.D. Scrimgeour lives in Salem and has written extensively about sports, especially baseball and basketball. His five books include the basketball memoir, Spin Moves. He also appears in the anthology Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art... Read More →

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Robert Auld

Student, Salem State University
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Shari Caplan

Shari Caplan is the author of “Advice from a Siren” (Dancing Girl Press, 2016). Her work appears in Zoetic Press, Drunk Monkeys, and Deluge and is forthcoming from Blue Lyra Review and The Rhylsing Anthology, a publication of Rhylsing Award nominees. A graduate of Lesley University’s... Read More →
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Gregory Glenn

Beloved Eternal Editor Supreme, Unpopular Writer
Moving Words (5/16)Writer: "Safe Outside"Dancer: Olivia OwenRegional mid-carderBeloved Eternal Editor Supreme for Unpopular WriterFormer Poetry Editor for Soundings East, 2017-20192019 Pushcart Nominee, for Big Bird Singing at His Father's Funeral ( https://www.drunkmonkeys.us/2017-posts/2019/9/9/poetry-big-bird-singing-at-his-fathers-funeral-gregory-glenn... Read More →
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Joseph Gould

Joey Gould is a tutor, poet, & deckbuilder who loves creating improv poetry & walking through Audubon sanctuaries. He has helped facilitate four poetry festivals & was only picked up by the police once.
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Jess Tower

Poet and Tutor
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Teisha Dawn Twomey

Poetry Editor, Wilderness House Literary Review
TEISHA DAWN TWOMEY received her MFA in Poetry at Lesley University. She is the poetry editor for Wilderness House Literary Review. Her debut collection “How to Treat Pretty Things” was released by Stream~Lines earlier this year. She lives in Dedham, MA. http://teishapoetrytwo... Read More →

Thursday May 4, 2017 8:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Salem Athenaeum 337 Essex Street , Salem, MA