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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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Friday, May 1 • 10:50am - 11:50am
Reading and Open Mic: Harlym 1two5, Krysten Hill, Tara Skurtu *Student Track* FILLING

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Harlym 1two5, Krysten Hill, and Tara Skurtu will blow your mind in this group reading. Then you'll have the opportunity to share one of your poems in the open mic!

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Harlym 1two5 (Jamele Adams)

Harlym 1two5, aka Jamele Adams, is a poetic force to be reckoned with and the Dean of Students at Brandeis University. In his words: "Poetry climbs the limbs of wind soaked dream tops And sherlocked gumdrops missing teeth. Shoot the city And suffocate the criminal. Strangle the miscarriage of peace Give people a reason to love themselves. This is my bio."
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Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill is originally from Kansas City, MO, and currently lives and teaches in Boston, MA. She received a BFA in Creative Writing from Stephens College and MFA in Poetry from UMass Boston. Her poetry has been featured on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Cantab Lounge, U35 Reading Series, Mr. Hip Presents, Literary Firsts, and The Encyclopedia Show: Somerville among others. She is published in Muzzle, PANK, apt, Amethyst Arsenic... Read More →
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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 →

Friday May 1, 2015 10:50am - 11:50am
Old Town Hall, 2nd floor