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Saturday, May 6 • 9:00am - 9:00pm
Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & Migration

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At this year’s festival, we will feature poems on the theme of migration as part of our Raining Poetry project. Five poems were selected for display on the streets of Salem for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.

Using a biodegradable water-repellent spray and stencils made by local artists, the organization will place poems throughout the streets of Salem. The spray vanishes once dry, so the poems are invisible—until it rains. Once wet, the area around the poems will darken, enabling passersby to read them.

Sixty-four entries were received from Massachusetts residents on the broad theme of migration. Our theme, Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & Migration, borrows a line from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s poem, “Borderbus.”

Stop in at headquarters to find out where the poems are!



Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am - 9:00pm
Old Town Hall Second Floor 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970

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