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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 • 9:40am - 10:40am
Reading and Open Mic: Anthony Febo, José Olivarez, Rachel Wiley *Student Track* LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Come have your socks knocked off by Anthony Febo, José Olivarez, and Rachel Wiley! Then wow the crowd with a poem of your own.

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Anthony Febo

Anthony Febo is a poet, actor, youth worker, lover and friend. He founded Mill City Slam, the adult slam poetry scene, and M.O.M.S. the Middlesex/UMass Lowell college slam poetry scene in 2010. Along side his fellow partners in rhyme, in 2009 he founded FreeVerse!, a youth organization dedicated to expand the presence of spoken word in the city of Lowell. He is a lover of theatre and art, a strong believer that poetry is something we live... Read More →
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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 →
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Rachel Wiley

Rachel Wiley is known for her honest, witty, and sometimes sassy poetry that touches body image, romance, and feminism. From Columbus, Ohio, she attended the Theatre Studies program at Capital University. She tours colleges and slam venues nationwide. Her work has been featured by the Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, Frigg Magazine, Drunken Boat, and Nailed Magazine. Her first full length poetry collection "Fat Girl Finishing School " was... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 9:40am - 10:40am
Old Town Hall, 2nd floor