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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 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
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Join us for this extraordinary poetry reading with acclaimed poets Rita Dove and Richard Blanco. This event is not to be missed!

Speakers
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Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco is the author of the memoirs The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood and For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey; the poetry chapbooks One Today and Boston Strong; and the poetry collections Looking for the Gulf Motel, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, and City of a Hundred Fires. In 2013, Blanco was chosen to serve as the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, becoming the youngest, first Latino... Read More →
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Rita Dove

Rita Dove is a former U.S. Poet Laureate (1993-1995) and recipient of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Thomas and Beulah. The author of nine poetry collections, most recently Sonata Mulattica (2009) and American Smooth (2004), as well as a collection of short stories, a novel, and a play, she also edited The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry (2011). She has received numerous... Read More →

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Mass Poetry

Mass Poetry
Mass Poetry supports poets and poetry in Massachusetts. We help to broaden the audience of poetry readers, bring poetry to readers of all ages and transform people’s lives through inspiring verse. We are a tax exempt, non-profit organization. Programs and events include: The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Poetry on the T, Common Threads, Student Day of Poetry, U35 Reading Series, and Educator Professional Development.


Saturday May 2, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Universalist Church

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