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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Moira Linehan

Moira Linehan’s second collection, INCARNATE GRACE, will be published by Southern Illinois University Press (SIUP) in April 2015. It explores various meanings of the word margin in response to her surgeon’s words that the margins around her lumpectomy were “clean but not ideal.” A quarter of the poems are set on Winter Pond, the pond behind her Massachusetts home. Her debut collection, IF NO MOON—selected by Dorianne Laux—won the 2006 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry open competition and was published in 2007 by SIUP. In 2008 IF NO MOON was named an Honor Book in Poetry in the 8th annual Massachusetts Book Awards. That book chronicles the loss of her husband.In 2010 Linehan’s poem, “Last Wishes,” received the Foley Poetry Award from America magazine. After careers as a high school English teacher and an administrator in high tech and academic settings, Linehan now writes full-time and occasionally leads poetry writing workshops in the Boston area. She has been awarded numerous residencies, including recent ones at the Cill Rialaig Project in Co. Kerry, Ireland; Fundación Valparaíso in Mojácar, Spain; the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan, Ireland; the Whiteley Center at Friday Harbor, WA; and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Linehan holds a MFA in Writing from Vermont College. Her website is www.moiralinehan.com.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, May 2

11:00am EDT