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Sunday, May 3 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salamander's New Voices LIMITED

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Join Salamander Magazine for a reading by some of its most recent contributors: Ciaran Berry, Leslie McGrath, and Maggie Dietz. This group comes together to celebrate a magazine whose mission, after two decades, remains singular and dynamic: “to publish a generation of writers reaching artistic maturity and deserving of a wider audience alongside new work by established writers.” Each of these readers, a serious practitioner of the craft, adds something to the developing creative conversation between Salamander contributors, past and present.

Speakers
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Ciaran Berry

Assistant Professor, Director of Creative Writing, Trinity College
Ciaran Berry’s most recent book is The Dead Zoo. His poems have been widely published in American and Irish journals and selected for Best New Poets 2006 and Best American Poetry 2008. The Sphere of Birds, won the Crab Orchard Series Award of Southern Illinois University Press, the 2008 Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize and the inaugural Michael Murphy Memorial Award, 2011. In 2012 he received a Whiting Writers’ Award for poetry.
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Maggie Dietz

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Maggie Dietz’s is the author of the newly released That Kind of Happy and Perennial Fall, which won New Hampshire’s Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry in 2007 (both from The University of Chicago Press). The former director of the Favorite Poem Project, Dietz is coeditor of three anthologies related to the project: American's Favorite Poems, Poems to Read, and An Invitation to Poetry. Her awards include the Grolier Poetry Prize... Read More →
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Leslie McGrath

Poet and literary interviewer, Central CT State University
Leslie McGrath is a poet and literary interviewer. She is the author of Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage (2009), a poetry collection, and two chapbooks, Toward Anguish (2007) and By the Windpipe (2014). McGrath's latest book is a satiric novella in verse, Out From the Pleiades (Jaded Ibis, 2014). She teaches creative writing and literature at Central Connecticut State University and is series editor of The Tenth Gate, a poetry imprint of The Word... Read More →

Producers
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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 Given Away and Rigging the Wind, both from Kore Press (2012, 2003). She is happy to talk about anything related to Suffolk, to literary journals, to teaching poetry... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hawthorne Library

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