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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Fred Pelka

Fred Pelka is a 2004 Guggenheim Fellow. His nonfiction has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, The Disability Edge, Mainstream, Poets and Writers, and elsewhere. He is the author of the ABC-CLIO Companion to the Disability Rights Movement (ABC-CLIO, 1997), The Civil War Letters of Charles F. Johnson, Invalid Corps (University of Massachusetts Press, 2004), and What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012).

A Different Blaze, published by Hedgerow Books in 2014, is his first book of poetry.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, May 2

11:00am EDT