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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 has authored five books of poetry, the most recent of which, Said Not Said, was named an Honored Book by the Massachusetts Book Awards. He has edited Another World Instead: The Early Poetry of William Stafford, and, co-translated (with Nguyen Ba Chung) works by several... Read More →

Producers
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Alice Kociemba

Founding Director, Calliope—Poetry for Community
Alice Kociemba is a co-editor of From the Farther Shore: Discovering Cape Cod and the Islands Through Poetry (Bass River Press, forthcoming) along with Robin Smith-Johnson and Rich Youmans. She is founding director of Calliope Poetry and is the author of Bourne Bridge (Turning Point... Read More →



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

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