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Sunday, May 3 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Comstock Review 30th Anniversary - Celebrating Massachusetts Poets FILLING

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For 30 years, the Comstock Review has been publishing and has awarding more than $30,000 in our contest prizes. An independent journal with an all-volunteer staff of poets who love the craft and those who write in the genre, CR has featured many MA poets throughout the years. In celebration of three decades in print and the marvelous contributors from across the state who have graced our pages, we gather to hear voices that we admire so greatly. Hosted by Georgia A. Popoff, CR senior editor

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Grey Held

I am a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing. My first book of poems, Two-Star General was published by Brick Road Poetry Press in 2012. My second book of poems Spilled Milk was published by Word Press in 2013. Through a prison outreach program I have led poetry writing workshops for prisoners in the Northeastern Correctional Center in Concord, MA. Through my collaboration with the City of Newton (MA) I... Read More →
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Brionne Janae

Brionne Janae is from California, and currently lives Boston where she is finishing her MFA in poetry at Emerson College. Brionne's work has been published or is forthcoming in Apogee Journal, Fjords Review, Toe Good Poetry, and Redivider among others. She is also the winner of the 2014 Muriel Craft Bailey Contest at the Comstock Review. Brionne is a Cave Canem Fellow, and currently working on her first collection of poems.
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Tara Skurtu

Poet, Teacher, Translator, Boston University Prison Education Program
Tara Skurtu, originally from South Florida, is a poet and translator living in Boston. She is the recipient of a 2015-16 Fulbright, a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, and two Academy of American Poets prizes. Tara teaches incarcerated college students through Boston University's Prison Education Program. Her recent poems appear or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Poetry Wales, Poetry Review, Plume, Memorious, Salamander, and Poet Lore. Her... Read More →

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Georgia Popoff

Georgia A. Popoff, is an educator, arts-in-education specialist, Comstock Review senior editor, Downtown Writers Center Workshops Coordinator and faculty member with two poetry collections and coauthor of a book for teachers on poetry in K-12 classrooms. Her fourth book is forthcoming in June 2015 from Tiger Bark Press in 2015.

Sunday May 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Hawthorne Library

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