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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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Saturday, May 2 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Edna St. Vincent Millay's Massachusetts Poetry FULL

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Edna St. Vincent Millay spent formative years in coastal Massachusetts and her connection to the unique lifestyle of the region influenced her life and her work. As an adult, developing a true social conscience she turned to the political structure of the state, went to jail in Boston for her beliefs and wrote some of her finest pieces to awaken the American audience to the world's darkest affairs. As a Berkshire poet (though living on the western slope of the Taconic range) she sought to influence Massachusetts politics with her words.

Speakers
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J. Peter Bergman

Director of Communications, The Berkshire Historical Society at Herman Melville's Arrowhead
 J. Peter Bergman was the Executive Director of the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop From 2007 through 2013 where he created all programs, exhibits, publications and the actual historic house museum in Austerlitz, NY. A published playwright (Maids in the Mills), novelist (Small Ironies) and poet, he currently works in the home of one America's great authors, Herman Melville - Arrowhead in Pittsfield, MA - where Melville wrote... Read More →

Volunteers
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Amanda Hope

Poet & librarian

Saturday May 2, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Hawthorne Essex Room

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Waitlist (11)