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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Miriam Greenspan

Jamaica Plain, MA
Miriam Greenspan has been a psychotherapist, public speaker, workshop leader, and writer for the past 40 years--author of A New Approach to Women & Therapy, which helped pioneer the field of feminist therapy; and Healing Through the Dark Emotions: the Wisdom of Grief, Fear, & Despair, a Boston Globe bestseller and winner of the 2004 gold Nautilus Award in psychology. In a previous career, she taught writing and literature at the University of Massachusetts/Boston and Brandeis University, with an MA in English & Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Returning to an earlier passion, she is currently a not-so-young emerging poet particularly interested in the power of the lyric poem to speak the unspeakable.  The Heroin Addict's Mother is a cycle of poems on the impact of the epidemic of opiate addiction on one mother, one family. Poems from this collection-in-search-of-a-publisher have appeared in Off the Coast, the online journal Dark Matter: Women Witnessing, and The Healing Muse.

My Moderators Sessions

Sunday, May 3

10:15am EDT