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Sunday, May 3 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Jorie Graham and Stephen Burt Sunday afternoon event FILLING

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Join us for our closing reading with Jorie Graham and Stephen Burt. Opening for them are the two winners of the Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize, Nicole Blackwood and Sequoia LeBreux. 

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Nicole Blackwood

Nicole Blackwood is a winner of the 2015 Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize.  A recent winner of the Arisia Writing Award and a Writer's Digest Short Story winner, Nicole is a junior at Newburyport High School. With assistance from her Creative Writing teacher, Deborah Szabo, she... Read More →
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Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt is a poet, literary critic, and professor. In 2012, the New York Times called Burt “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation.” He grew up around Washington, DC and earned a BA from Harvard and PhD from Yale. Burt has published three collections... Read More →
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Jorie Graham

Jorie Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including From the New World: Poems 1976-2014, Place, which won the Forward Prize in 2012, and The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, winner of the 1996 Pulitzer prize for Poetry. Her other poetry... Read More →
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Sequoia LeBreux

Sequoia LeBreux is a winner of the 2015 Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize. A junior at Mohawk Trail Regional High School in Shelburne Falls, Sequoia is an activist, feminist, artist, and poet. She aspires to expand minds and in turn expand her own through experiencing new art and... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
PEM East India Marine Hall

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