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Saturday, May 2 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Real Dirt: poetry of food, garden and farm FULL

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We live in a time of constant movement, interconnectedness,urban excitement, of uprootedness. While there are many benefits to living in the so-called digital age, it is hard not to feel the loss of a psychic life that had a much deeper root system, planted in the local, furnished with shared cultural values. Poetry that grows out of the earth and has a sense of connectedness to "a" piece of ground, to "that" creek, to "the" maple on the knoll, can help to bring together these two worlds.
We will explore the importance of poetry rooted in soil, garden, and farm through discussion illustrated with our own poems and those of others.

Speakers
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Abbot Cutler

member, Slate Roof Press
Abbot Cutler lives at the end of a dirt road in Ashfield, MA with his wife Sarah Holbrook who is a photographer. He has three collections of poems from three different presses. His poems have appeared in a number of magazines including Orion Magazine, Ploughshares, and Blue Sofa Review... Read More →
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Janet MacFadyen

Managing Editor, Slate Roof Press
Janet is author of four works, most recently Waiting to Be Born (Dos Madres Press 2017) and In the Provincelands (Slate Roof Press 2012). Her poetry has been nominated the Forward Prize (UK), and twice for a Pushcart. It has appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, The Southern Poetry Review... Read More →
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Cindy Snow

member, Slate Roof Press
Cindy Snow’s writing has appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Peace Review, Worcester Review, and elsewhere. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart, and she is the recipient of writing residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Cill Rialaig. Slate Roof Press will publish... Read More →

Producers
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Abbot Cutler

member, Slate Roof Press
Abbot Cutler lives at the end of a dirt road in Ashfield, MA with his wife Sarah Holbrook who is a photographer. He has three collections of poems from three different presses. His poems have appeared in a number of magazines including Orion Magazine, Ploughshares, and Blue Sofa Review... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Old Town Hall, 2nd floor

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