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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Kathleen Spivack

Watertown, MA
Kathleen Spivack is the author of "Unspeakable Things," published by A.Knopf, 2016. Her last book was "With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz and Others" (University Press of New England, 2012.) She’s published eight other books of prose and poetry (Doubleday, Graywolf, and others.) Kathleen Spivack has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Commission, and residencies with the Radcliffe Institute, Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the American Academy in Rome and others. She publishes widely. Recent works have won first prizes including the Allen Ginsberg Memorial Poetry Award, New Issues, Carpe Articulum, and the Erika Mumford Prize. She has also won several Solas International Best Essay awards. She teaches in Boston and Paris. Kathleen has helped innumerable writers achieve their full potential, and more. She is currently working on another book .