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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 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
José Olivarez Reading and Q&A *Student Track* LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Come see José Olivarez read his poetry! You'll also have time to ask him questions. 

José says:
Ask me about Hip Hop and how it affects my writing. Ask me about why I like writing love poems. Ask me about basketball, my favorite rappers, and the hardest part of writing poetry. Ask me about joy. Ask me about sadness. Ask me about poetry slam. Ask me about writing books. Ask me anything! 

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José Olivarez

José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. Originally from Calumet City, IL, he lives in the Bronx. He is a graduate of Harvard University, the Poet-Linc Manager for Lincoln Center Education, and he is an editor at Painted Bride Quarterly. He has performed and taught at high schools, universities, and book festivals across the country, and his work has been published or is forthcoming in The BreakBeat Poets, The Acentos Review... Read More →

Friday May 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salem Five Community Room