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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! 

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Featured Speakers


avatar for Erik Andrade

Erik Andrade

La Soul Renaissance
Creative Director
avatar for Michael Ansara

Michael Ansara

Mass Poetry
avatar for Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony

Warrior Writers
avatar for María Luisa Arroyo

María Luisa Arroyo

multilingual poet & educator
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

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
avatar for Iva Brito

Iva Brito

Bristol Community College
avatar for Brian Burt

Brian Burt

avatar for Tina Cane

Tina Cane

Writers-in-the-Schools, RI
Poet & Founder/Director
avatar for Shari Caplan

Shari Caplan

The Theatre of Words & Music
avatar for Luisa Caycedo-Kimura

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura

Poet and translator
avatar for Cathy Linh Che

Cathy Linh Che

Managing Director
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
avatar for Abbot Cutler

Abbot Cutler

Slate Roof Press
avatar for Amanda DeGrace

Amanda DeGrace

Dream Out Loud Center for the Arts
avatar for Lori Desrosiers

Lori Desrosiers

Naugatuck River Review
avatar for Mariya Deykute

Mariya Deykute

Boston Poetry & Jazz Salon
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
avatar for Elana Friedland

Elana Friedland

Window Cat Press
avatar for James Geary

James Geary

Nieman Foundation for Journalism
deputy curator
avatar for Danielle Legros Georges

Danielle Legros Georges

Lesley University
avatar for Kate Glavin

Kate Glavin

UMass Boston
MFA Candidate
avatar for D M Gordon

D M Gordon

Hedgerow Books
avatar for Joan Houlihan

Joan Houlihan

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference
Founder & Director
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
avatar for Hope Jordan

Hope Jordan

Manchester Community Health Center
Director of Advancement

George Kalogeris

Suffolk University
avatar for Susan Kan

Susan Kan

Perugia Press
avatar for James Kershner

James Kershner

Cape Cod Community College
avatar for Rod Kessler

Rod Kessler

Salem State University
Professor Emeritus
avatar for Colin Killick

Colin Killick

Disability Policy Consortium
Community Organizer
avatar for Alice Kociemba

Alice Kociemba

Calliope Poetry Series
Founding Director
avatar for Laurel Kornhiser

Laurel Kornhiser

Quincy College
avatar for George Kovach

George Kovach

avatar for Valerie Lawson

Valerie Lawson

Cobscook Community Learning Center
Program Manager
avatar for Deborah Leipziger

Deborah Leipziger

avatar for Patricia Lee Lewis

Patricia Lee Lewis

Patchwork Farm Retreat
avatar for Julia Lisella

Julia Lisella

Regis College
Assoc. Prof.
avatar for Janet MacFadyen

Janet MacFadyen

Slate Roof Press
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

UMass Boston
Adjunct Professor & Tutor
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
avatar for January O'Neil

January O'Neil

Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Executive Director
avatar for Gregory Pardlo

Gregory Pardlo

Columbia University
Teaching Fellow
avatar for Judith Partelow

Judith Partelow

Steeple Street Poets
avatar for Dawn Paul

Dawn Paul

Montserrat College of Art
Writing/Interdisciplinary Faculty
avatar for Jo Pitkin

Jo Pitkin

Pear Tree Hill Editorial Services
Poet and Educational Writer
avatar for Beth Woodcome Platow

Beth Woodcome Platow

Berklee College of Music
Associate Professor
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
avatar for Ed Rayher

Ed Rayher

Slate Roof

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