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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
The Poetry of Work FULL

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Finding a balance between working life and writing life can be a challenge, especially for writers whose day jobs don't necessarily align with their passions. In the midst of that struggle, it may be easy to forget poetry's role as a powerful conduit for human experience--even when that experience may feel like something to 'get through' before starting in on the real work. In this workshop, we'll look at poems centered on working and the workplace, and try out some writing exercises designed to bring together these often disparate aspects of a writer's life.

Speakers
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Maggie Cleveland

Curriculum Development & Credentialing Manager, National Elevator Industry Educational Program
Maggie Cleveland hails from the seacoast town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and develops training and certifications for Union Elevator Mechanics through the National Elevator Industry Educational Program. Her poems have been published in journals including The Offending Adam, qarrtsiluni, Fell Swoop, Newport Review, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Elephant, Flying Fish, BURP, Out of Our, and Amerarcana; as well as the anthologies OCEAN VOICES (Spinner... Read More →
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Susan Eisenberg

Susan Eisenberg is a poet, visual artist and licensed electrician, who plays with scale and juxtaposition to investigate issues of power and social policy. A Resident Artist/Scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center, she is author of the poetry collections Perpetual Care (forthcoming 2015), Blind Spot, and Pioneering, and the nonfiction NYT Notable book, We’ll Call You If We Need You. On Equal Terms, her touring... Read More →

Producers
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Maggie Cleveland

Curriculum Development & Credentialing Manager, National Elevator Industry Educational Program
Maggie Cleveland hails from the seacoast town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and develops training and certifications for Union Elevator Mechanics through the National Elevator Industry Educational Program. Her poems have been published in journals including The Offending Adam, qarrtsiluni, Fell Swoop, Newport Review, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Elephant, Flying Fish, BURP, Out of Our, and Amerarcana; as well as the anthologies OCEAN VOICES (Spinner... Read More →

Volunteers
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Abigail Warren

Associate Professor, Cambridge College
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Saturday May 2, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Hawthorne Sophia Room

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