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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Em Jollie

Wendell, Massachusetts
Poet. Artist. Lover of the Living Earth. em jollie celebrates all genres of creative expression. In addition to writing poetry she is developing several prose pieces. Many of her hours are dedicated to gardening, crafting, making visual art, and playing traditional wood flutes. She serves as editor of Toe Good Poetry journal, associate editor of Naugatuck River Review, and associate editor of The Silkworm Journal. Her work has appeared in various print and online sources. She has one chapbook due to come out from Foothills Press and is working on a full length manuscript. She has taught poetry classes and workshops to teens and adults. em was raised in the Woods on the Land currently considered to be the Northeast U.S., in a tiny Western Massachusetts town. Her journey has taken her in many Circles that just recently brought her back to this area. em sees her work as an amalgamation of protest & prayer; in gentle rage & sure-footed love she seeks to address the collective injustices of a world rife with colonial conquests… and full of devastating Beauty… of Beauty… & Beauty.
You are welcome to contact em on facebook or at emjollie@gmail.com