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Saturday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Coming Home: Four Veteran Poets on Returning FILLING

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Four veterans will each read from their own work and discuss coming home, what it meant for them, what it has meant in literature, and how they see us dealing with these returns now. They’ll consider what their service and their return has meant in their work, and combine conversation and poems to present their thoughts.

avatar for Jill McDonough

Jill McDonough

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Three-time Pushcart prize winner Jill McDonough is the recipient of Lannan, NEA, Cullman Center, and Stegner fellowships. Her most recent book is Reaper (Alice James, 2017); Here All Night, her fifth collection, is forthcoming from Alice James Books. She teaches in the MFA program... Read More →

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Kevin Bowen

Born and raised in the West End of Boston, an old section of the city, demolished in 1960 to make way for new high rise condominium living, that experience, I have always been deeply effected by that experience. Along with my experience as a soldier in Vietnam, it has informed most... Read More →
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George Kovach

Editor, CONSEQUENCE magazine
George Kovach is a poet and founding editor and publisher of CONSEQUENCE Magazine, the literary journal addressing the culture and consequences of war. He directs a series of writing workshops for war veterans at the Vet Center in Brockton, Massachusetts. Highly decorated for action... Read More →
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Fred Marchant

Emeritus Professor of English, Suffolk University
Fred Marchant has authored five books of poetry, the most recent of which, Said Not Said, was named an Honored Book by the Massachusetts Book Awards. He has edited Another World Instead: The Early Poetry of William Stafford, and, co-translated (with Nguyen Ba Chung) works by several... Read More →

Saturday May 2, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Hawthorne Library

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