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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Michelle Valois

Mount Wachusett Community College
Northampton, Massachusetts
In Michelle Valois' previous lives she owned the world's cutest beagle; lived in Sweden; and played the guitar - though not always at the same time. These days she lives in Florence, Massachusetts with her partner and their three children. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Tri-Quarterly, Brevity, Fourth Genre, The Baltimore Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The North American Review, and others. She earned an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has received writing grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. A chapbook My Found Vocabulary (Aldrich) was published in 2015. She teaches writing and humanities at Mount Wachusett Community College.