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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Hila Ratzabi

Hila Ratzabi is a poet, freelance editor, writing coach, and workshop leader living in Philadelphia. She founded the Red Sofa Salon & Poetry Workshop and is the editor in chief of Storyscape Journal. She's been working on a manuscript of poems addressing climate change, which inspired her to create the ecopoetry workshop she is offering at the Mass Poetry Festival. Hila Ratzabi was selected by Adrienne Rich as a recipient of a National Writers Union Poetry Prize. She is the author of the chapbook The Apparatus of Visible Things (Finishing Line Press). Her poetry is published or forthcoming in Narrative, Alaska Quarterly Review, Drunken Boat, Linebreak, The Nervous Breakdown, and other literary journals, and in The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.