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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 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Making It New FILLING

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Four poets, all of whom are faculty in the creative writing program at Suffolk University, will read from new work, both poems and translations. Each poet will aim to identify what he or she believes is new in the work that was read. It might be a new theme or a new form, or it could be a discovery about a given word or phrase or rhythm or figure of speech. Perhaps too the poem surprised the poet with something he or she had never thought of until the moment of composition. Overall the reading and discussion will offer a compendium of the various ways a poet might adapt and enact and even question Pound’s enduring injunction to “make it new.”

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Fred Marchant

Emeritus Professor of English, Suffolk University
Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent of which is Said Not Said (2017). Earlier books include The Looking House, Full Moon Boat, and House on Water, House in Air. His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Washington Prize, and was reissued in a 20th... Read More →

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Jennifer Barber

Scholar in Residence/Editor, Suffolk/Salamander
Jennifer Barber teaches literature and creative writing at Suffolk University in Boston, where she is also founding and current editor of the literary journal Salamander. Her poetry collections are Works on Paper, which received the 2015 Tenth Gate Prize (The Word Works, 2106), and... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
PEM Bartlett Gallery

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