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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Hampshire College
Visiting Assistant Professor
Amherst, MA
HEATHER MADDEN is a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Hampshire College. She received an M.F.A. in Poetry from Indiana University and an M.A. in English from New Mexico State University. Currently, she serves as a contributing editor to Salamander. In the past, she has worked as managing editor for Salamander; read for the Indiana Review, Puerto del Sol, and Ploughshares; worked as a writer-in-the-schools in Las Cruces, New Mexico; and organized a visiting writers program for DYS students in rural Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in Solstice Literary Magazine, Mid-American Review, Massachusetts Review, and Salamander, among other journals, and been supported by grants from the Somerville, MA Arts Council and the St. Botolph Club Foundation.