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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.

Speakers
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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... 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 five books of poetry, the most recent of which is Said Not Said (2017). Earlier books include The Looking House, Full Moon Boat, and House on Water, House in Air. His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Washington Prize, and was reissued in a 20th... Read More →

Producers
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Alice Kociemba

Founding Director, Calliope—Poetry for Community
Alice Kociemba is the author of Bourne Bridge (Turning Point, 2016) and was guest editor of Common Threads (2015 & 2016). She has facilitated a monthly poetry discussion group at the Falmouth Public Library since 2009. She lives in Falmouth with her husband, Rich Youmans.



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

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