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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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Lisa DeSiro

Cambridge, MA
Lisa DeSiro is the author of Labor (Nixes Mate, 2018) and Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017). She is featured in Writers Resist: The Anthology (Running Wild Press, 2018); Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press, 2017); and Thirty Days: The Best of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project’s First Year (Tupelo Press, 2015). Her poem “In Lieu of Flowers” was a winner in the 2017 City of Cambridge Sidewalk Poetry Contest and is imprinted in front of the Cambridge Public Library Main Branch. Her poems have also been published in many journals, and have been set to music by several composers. She is among the writers featured on Mass Poetry's "Poem of the Moment" page. Along with her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, Lisa has degrees from Binghamton University, Boston Conservatory, and Longy School of Music; she also studied at Emerson college. In addition to her job as Production & Editorial Assistant for C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Works, and she is an assistant editor for Indolent Books and a freelance pianist. Her interests include: formal poetry, translation, art song, and interdisciplinary collaboration.