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Sunday, May 3 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Common Threads LIMITED

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Rhina P. Espaillat, John Hodgen, Fred Marchant, and Alice Kociemba read and discuss the poems in Common Threads 2015.

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Rhina P. Espaillat

Rhina P. Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. After Espaillat’s great-uncle opposed the regime, her family was exiled to the United States and settled in New York City. She began writing poetry as a young girl—in Spanish and then English—and has published in both languages. She has published 11 books of poetry. A founding member and former director of the Powow River Poets... Read More →
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John Hodgen

John Hodgen has won the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry for Grace (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006) and the 2008 Chad Walsh Prize in Poetry from Beloit Poetry Journal. He lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and teaches at Assumption College in Worcester.
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Fred Marchant

Emeritus Professor of English, Suffolk University
Fred Marchant is the author of four books of poetry, the most recent of which is The Looking House (Graywolf Press). His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Word Works Washington Prize in poetry, and has been reissued in a 20th anniversary second edition. He has a new book, The Day Later, coming out from Graywolf Press in 2016. He is also the co-translator of From a Corner of My Yard, by Tran Dang Khoa, and is the editor of Another World... Read More →

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Alice Kociemba

Founding Director, Calliope Poetry Series
Alice Kociemba is the Guest Editor of Common Thread (2015 & 2016). She is the director of Calliope, a poetry reading series, with winter craft workshops, at the West Falmouth Library, now completing its ninth season. For the past six years, she has facilitated a poetry discussion group at the Falmouth Public Library. Alice's first poetry collection, Bourne Bridge, was released in March 2016 by Turning Point.

Sunday May 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm
PEM Bartlett Gallery

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