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Welcome to the schedule of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, happening May 1-3 in the beautiful and historic town of Salem! 

Create a profile by signing up below. Doing so will allow you to create a customized schedule so you can keep track of what you want to attend.

To purchase your attendance button, read articles on our headliners, get tips for where to stay in Salem, and more, visit our website at www.masspoetry.org/festival2015.

Featured Speakers


Speakers

avatar for Erik Andrade

Erik Andrade

La Soul Renaissance
Creative Director
avatar for Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony

Warrior Writers
avatar for Maria Luisa Arroyo

Maria Luisa Arroyo

multilingual poet & educator
avatar for Alan Asselin

Alan Asselin

Warrior Writers
Workshop Facilitator
avatar for Beth Bachmann

Beth Bachmann

Vanderbilt University
Writer in Residence
avatar for Jennifer Barber

Jennifer Barber

Suffolk/Salamander
Scholar in Residence/Editor
avatar for J. Peter Bergman

J. Peter Bergman

The Berkshire Historical Society at Herman Melville's Arrowhead
Director of Communications
avatar for Ciaran Berry

Ciaran Berry

Trinity College
Assistant Professor, Director of Creative Writing
avatar for GNB Writers Block

GNB Writers Block

GNB Writers Block
Founder
avatar for Brian Burt

Brian Burt

Gadabout
avatar for Luisa Caycedo-Kimura

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura

Poet and translator
avatar for Cathy Linh Che

Cathy Linh Che

Kundiman
Managing Director
avatar for Ching-In Chen

Ching-In Chen

San Houston State University
avatar for Maggie Cleveland

Maggie Cleveland

National Elevator Industry Educational Program
Curriculum Development & Credentialing Manager
avatar for Martha Collins

Martha Collins

FIELD magazine; Oberlin College Press
avatar for Kim Dela Cruz

Kim Dela Cruz

Window Cat Press
Editor
avatar for Abbot Cutler

Abbot Cutler

Slate Roof Press
member
avatar for Lori Desrosiers

Lori Desrosiers

Naugatuck River Review
Publisher
avatar for Mariya Deykute

Mariya Deykute

Boston Poetry & Jazz Salon
co-founder
avatar for Maggie Dietz

Maggie Dietz

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Assistant Professor
avatar for Patrick Donnelly

Patrick Donnelly

The Frost Place
Director, Poetry Seminar
avatar for Christine Ernst

Christine Ernst

Cotuit Center for the Arts
avatar for Howie Faerstein

Howie Faerstein

Westfield State University
avatar for Ray Fahrner

Ray Fahrner

Colleges of the Fenway
Director, Office of Performing Arts
avatar for Martin Farawell

Martin Farawell

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Director, Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
avatar for Jan Freeman

Jan Freeman

Paris Press
Director
avatar for Elana Friedland

Elana Friedland

Window Cat Press
Editor
avatar for James Geary

James Geary

Nieman Foundation for Journalism
deputy curator
avatar for Danielle Georges

Danielle Georges

Lesley University
Professor
avatar for Kate Glavin

Kate Glavin

UMass Boston
MFA Candidate
avatar for D M Gordon

D M Gordon

Hedgerow Books
Editor
avatar for Miriam Greenspan

Miriam Greenspan

psychotherapist and author
avatar for Elisabeth Weiss Horowitz

Elisabeth Weiss Horowitz

Salem State University
avatar for Emily Jaeger

Emily Jaeger

Window Cat Press
Poet, Editor
avatar for Maya Janson

Maya Janson

Smith College
Poet, Lecturer
avatar for Jennifer Jean

Jennifer Jean

Morning Garden Artist Retreats
Co-director
avatar for Hope Jordan

Hope Jordan

Manchester Community Health Center
Director of Advancement
avatar for Susan Kan

Susan Kan

Perugia Press
Director
avatar for James Kershner

James Kershner

Cape Cod Community College
professor
avatar for Rod Kessler

Rod Kessler

Salem State University
Professor Emeritus
avatar for Colin Killick

Colin Killick

Disability Policy Consortium
Community Organizer
avatar for Karen Klein

Karen Klein

teXtmoVes
avatar for Alice Kociemba

Alice Kociemba

Calliope—Poetry for Community
Founding Director
avatar for Laurel Kornhiser

Laurel Kornhiser

Quincy College
Professor
avatar for George Kovach

George Kovach

CONSEQUENCE magazine
Editor
avatar for Valerie Lawson

Valerie Lawson

Resolute Bear Press
Editor/Publisher
avatar for Deborah Leipziger

Deborah Leipziger

Bard
Lecturer
avatar for Patricia Lee Lewis

Patricia Lee Lewis

Patchwork Farm Retreat
Founder/Director
avatar for Julia Lisella

Julia Lisella

Regis College
Assoc. Prof.
avatar for Janet MacFadyen

Janet MacFadyen

Slate Roof Press
Managing Editor
avatar for Laurin Macios

Laurin Macios

Mass Poetry
Program Director
avatar for Fred  Marchant

Fred Marchant

Suffolk University
Emeritus Professor of English
avatar for Grace Mattern

Grace Mattern

Author and Nonprofit Advisor
avatar for John Matthias

John Matthias

University of Notre Dame
Professor Emeritus
avatar for Alyssa Mazzarella

Alyssa Mazzarella

GrubStreet
Development Manager
avatar for Jill McDonough

Jill McDonough

University of Massachusetts, Boston
Associate Professor
avatar for Leslie McGrath

Leslie McGrath

Central CT State University
Poet and literary interviewer
avatar for Rachel McNeill

Rachel McNeill

Warrior Writers
Boston Program Director
avatar for Colleen Michaels

Colleen Michaels

Improbable Places Poetry Tour
Founder/Host
avatar for Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Warrior Writers
Boston Outreach Director
avatar for Gregory Pardlo

Gregory Pardlo

Columbia University
Teaching Fellow
avatar for Judith Partelow

Judith Partelow

Steeple Street Poets
Reader
avatar for Dawn Paul

Dawn Paul

Montserrat College of Art
Writing/Interdisciplinary Faculty
avatar for Oliver de la Paz

Oliver de la Paz

College of the Holy Cross
Associate Professor
avatar for Jo Pitkin

Jo Pitkin

Pear Tree Hill Editorial Services
Poet and Educational Writer
avatar for Slate Roof Press

Slate Roof Press

Slate Roof Press
avatar for Daniel Evans Pritchard

Daniel Evans Pritchard

The Critical Flame
Editor / Poet / Critic
avatar for Pilar Quintana

Pilar Quintana

Grey Court Poets
poet, artist, musician, actor
avatar for Hila Ratzabi

Hila Ratzabi

Red Sofa Salon & Poetry Workshop
Founder


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