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Friday, May 1 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mediterranean Voices: Ancient Echoes Modern Lives FULL

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Five women poets from diverse backgrounds explore the insistence and echoes of the ancient through revisionary myth making or through the acknowledgement of Old-World paths and visions in their very modern lives and work. Mediterranean echoes emerge in both the content and forms in the work they present and each poet explores its influence in unique ways: Greek myths unravel and are revised to tell our contemporary stories, deep memories in Italian or Greek American backgrounds surface, ancient landscapes become familiar dreamscapes in the poets' current lives.

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Ellen Goldstein

Ellen Goldstein was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her work has appeared in journals such as The Common, Measure, StorySouth, Solstice, Muddy River Review, and Post Road, as well as in the anthologies Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014, Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry(Bloomsbury, 2013), Letters to the World (Red Hen Press, 2008), and Not Quite What I Was Planning (HarperCollins, 2006). She lives in... Read More →
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Julia Lisella

Assoc. Prof., Regis College
Julia Lisella's books include a chapbook, Love Song Hiroshima (Finishing Line Press), and two full length collections, Always & Terrain, both from WordTech Editions. Her poems can be found in journals and anthologies, print and online--Alaska Quarterly Review, Salamander, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, Literary Mama, Voices in Italian Americana, and others. She is originally from Queens, New York and received a Masters in Creative... Read More →
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Rosemary Starace

Rosemary Starace is a writer and visual artist living in Pittsfield, MA, USA. Her poems have appeared in Orion, Blueline, Yew, Studio, Lake, and other journals and books. She is author of the poetry collection, Requitements (Elephant Tree House), and co-editor, with Moira Richards and Lesley Wheeler, of Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-po Listserv (Red Hen Press). Starace’s work in both genres can be seen at her website... Read More →
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Theodora Stratis

Theodora Stratis writes about everyday life, often against the background of her Greek heritage. She is interested in the dual sense of belonging to and isolation from community and family, and explores the theme of zenitia, or otherness. She has participated in local readings including the Poetry of Place panel in the 2014 Mass Poetry Festival.
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Cammy Thomas

Cammy Thomas' first book, Cathedral of Wish, won the 2006 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her second book, Inscriptions, is just out. Both were published by Four Way Books. She lives in Lexington, MA, and teaches literature and creative writing at Concord Academy.

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Julia Lisella

Assoc. Prof., Regis College
Julia Lisella's books include a chapbook, Love Song Hiroshima (Finishing Line Press), and two full length collections, Always & Terrain, both from WordTech Editions. Her poems can be found in journals and anthologies, print and online--Alaska Quarterly Review, Salamander, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, Literary Mama, Voices in Italian Americana, and others. She is originally from Queens, New York and received a Masters in Creative... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Old Town Hall, 1st floor

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