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Saturday, May 6 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
The State of Poetry

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A diverse panel of poets will engage in a free flowing discussion about the state of poetry today: who gets published (and who doesn’t), the impact of new technologies, trends in craft, and poets and poetry’s connection to the events and to the social context of our times. Hosted by Jennifer Jean.

Moderators
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Jennifer Jean

Co-director, Morning Garden Artist Retreats
Jennifer Jean's debut poetry collection is The Fool (Big Table, 2013); her chapbooks include: The Archivist, and In the War. Her poetry and prose have appeared, or are forthcoming, in: Rattle, Drunken Boat, Crab Creek Review, Waxwing, Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, Tidal Basin Revi... Read More →

Speakers
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Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali is a poet, essayist, fiction writer and translator. His books include several volumes of poetry, including Sky Ward, winner of the Ohioana Book Award in Poetry​; ​The Far Mosque, winner of Alice James Books' New England/New York Award; The Fortieth Day; All One's Blue; ​and the cross-genre... Read More →
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Marie Gauthier

Director of Sales & Marketing, Tupelo Press
Marie Gauthier is the author of Hunger All Inside (FLP, 2009). Her poems have appeared in The Common, Cave Wall, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. A 2008 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize recipient, she lives with her family in Shelburne Falls, MA where she works for Tupelo P... Read More →
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Rigoberto González

Rigoberto González is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Unpeopled Eden, which won the Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His ten books of prose include two bilingual children's books, the three young adult novels in the Mariposa Club series, the... Read More →
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Elizabeth Powell

Associate Professor of Writing and Literature/Editor of Green Mountains Review, Johnson State College
Elizabeth A. I. Powell is the author of "The Republic of Self" a New Issue First Book Prize winner, selected by C.K. Williams. Her second book "Willy Loman's Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances" won the Robert Dana Prize in poetry, chosen by Maureen... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
PEM Morse Auditorium Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

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