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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Jan Freeman

Paris Press
Ashfield, MA
Jan Freeman, Poet and Paris Press Director, lives in Ashfield, MAPeople should talk with Jan Freeman about poetry and publishing, creating a press, editing anthologies, and of course -- metaphor, poetry, and trauma.She is the author of Hyena and Simon Says, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and a chapbook, Autumn Sequence. Her new collection, Blue Structure, was recently published by Calypso Editions and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in anthologies and journals, including The Academy of American Poets "Poem a Day," Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, The Women's Review of Books, The Massachusetts Review, The Southern Review, and other many publications. She lives in Western Massachusetts, where she founded and directs Paris Press.