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Sunday, May 7 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
A Reading in Support of the World Poetry Movement in Opposition to the proliferation of Nuclear Arms and in support for World Wide Efforts at Peace

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In October, the World Poetry Movement sponsored readings around the globe to draw attention to the recent increasingly dangerous escalation of nuclear weapons and the need for increased recognition and support for efforts toward peace, particularly among the world's communities of poets. This reading will feature poets who recently read in Cambridge in this cause. Our readers are activists, publishers, editors, and translators who will read from poems that directly address these issues. The World Poetry Movement has its roots in Medellin and the World Poetry Festival which for over twenty-five years, in the midst and against the violence of an on-going war has brought poets from around the world each year to read and conduct workshops in schools, colleges, barrios, banana plantations, plazas, throughout the countryside and the cities of Bogota and Medellin.

Moderators
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Kevin Bowen

Born and raised in the West End of Boston, an old section of the city, demolished in 1960 to make way for new high rise condominium living, that experience, I have always been deeply effected by that experience. Along with my experience as a soldier in Vietnam, it has informed most... Read More →

Speakers
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Martha Collins

FIELD magazine; Oberlin College Press
Martha Collins’s ninth book of poetry, Night Unto Night, was published by Milkweed in 2018. Her earlier books include Admit One: An American Scrapbook (Pittsburgh, 2016), Day Unto Day (Milkweed, 2014), White Papers (Pittsburgh, 2012) and Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006). She has also... Read More →
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Danielle Georges

Professor, Lesley University
Danielle Legros Georges is a writer, poet, editor, and translator. She is the author of two books of poetry, Maroon and The Dear Remote Nearness of You, the chapbook Letters from Congo, and is the editor of City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems. She teaches at... Read More →
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Fred Marchant

Emeritus Professor of English, Suffolk University
Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent of which is Said Not Said (2017). Earlier books include The Looking House, Full Moon Boat, and House on Water, House in Air. His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Washington Prize, and was reissued in a 20th... Read More →
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Gloria Mindock

Gloria Mindock is the founding editor of Cervena Barva Press and one of the USA editors for Levure Litteraire (France). She is the author of I Wish Francisco Franco Would Love Me (Nixes Mate Books), Whiteness of Bone (Glass Lyre Press), La Portile Raiului (Ars Longa Press, Romania... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Old Town Hall Second Floor 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970

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