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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Richard Michelson

Richard Michelson is the author of More Money than God (Pitt Poetry Series, February 2015), Battles and Lullabies (U of Illinois), Tap Dancing for the Relatives (U of Florida), and two fine press collaborations with the artist Leonard Baskin’s Gehenna Press. His many children’s books have been listed among the Ten Best of the Year by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The New Yorker; and among the Best Dozen of the Decade by Amazon.com. He has been a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award (2X), the National Jewish Book Award (3X) and the Phillis Wheatley Award. He received a Sidney Taylor Gold and Silver Medal from the Association of Jewish Librarians, the only author ever honored with their two top awards in a single year. He owns R. Michelson Galleries and he is the current Poet Laureate of Northampton Massachusetts.