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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.

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Martha Collins

FIELD magazine; Oberlin College Press
Martha Collins’s eighth book of poems, Admit One: An American Scrapbook will be published by Pittsburgh in early 2016. Her earlier books include Day Unto Day (Milkweed, 2014), White Papers (Pittsburgh, 2012) and Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006). She has also published four collectio... 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 →
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Fred Marchant

Emeritus Professor of English, Suffolk University
Fred Marchant is the author of four books of poetry, the most recent of which is The Looking House (Graywolf Press). His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Word Works Washington Prize in poetry, and has been reissued in a 20th anniversary second edition. He has a new book, T... Read More →

Gloria Mindock

Editor, Cervena Barva Press
Cervena Barva Press was founded in 2005 by Gloria Mindock. Cervena Barva Press publishes books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, plays, and translations. We hold readings, workshops, and events in our studio located at the Arts for the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Basement B8, So... 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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