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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

Lannan Fellowship and three-time Pushcart prize winner, Jill McDonough’s books of poems include Habeas Corpus (Salt, 2008), Oh, James! (Seven Kitchens, 2012), and Where You Live (Salt, 2012). The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Stanford’s Stegner program, she taught incarcerated college students through Boston University’s... 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 in combat, he served in Vietnam with the US Army’s 25th Infantry Division, 1969-70.
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Fred Marchant

Emeritus Professor of English, Suffolk University
Fred Marchant is the author of four books of poetry, the most recent of which is The Looking House (Graywolf Press). His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Word Works Washington Prize in poetry, and has been reissued in a 20th anniversary second edition. He has a new book, The Day Later, coming out from Graywolf Press in 2016. He is also the co-translator of From a Corner of My Yard, by Tran Dang Khoa, and is the editor of Another World... Read More →

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

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