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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Doris Atkinson

    In 2006 South Hadley, MA, resident, Doris Atkinson, became the literary executor for the estate of Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American Nobel Laureate in literature. Under her care over 17,000 documents including original manuscripts and hundreds of unpublished poems were transferred from Massachusetts to Mistral's homeland, Chile.  Ms Atkinson was featured in the documentary Locas Mujeres and has written essays for two compilations of Mistral's writings. Ms Atkinson was awarded the Bernardo O'Higgins and the Gabriela Mistral Awards by the government of Chile for her work with the Mistral estate.