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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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Sara Rivera

GrubStreet, The Urbano Project
Writer, Artist, Educator
Boston, MA
Sara D. Rivera is an interdisciplinary artist and writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico, currently based in Boston. She holds a BFA in Art Studio and a BA in English from the University of New Mexico, an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University. Sara is of Peruvian and Cuban descent and recently spent time in Ireland as a 2013 Robert Pinsky Global Fellow in Poetry, writing about Irish verbal and musical traditions. She focuses her current collaborative practice on questions of language, folk culture, and identity, and works as a teaching artist for the Urbano Project, a non-profit that creates social change through participatory works of art. Her poetry has appeared in "Lay Bare the Canvas: New England Poets on Art", DIALOGIST, and is upcoming in Origins Literary Journal.