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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Patrick Sylvain

Patrick Sylvain is a poet, writer, translator, photographer, and academic. He is a faculty at Brown University’s Center for Language Studies. Sylvain has taught as a lecturer at Harvard, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Tufts University. Additionally, Sylvain was also a lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is published in several anthologies, academic journals, books, magazines and reviews including: African American Review, Agni, American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Caribbean Writers, Anchor Magazine, JoInt. Literary Magazine, Dirty Chai, Ploughshares, SX Salon, Haiti Noir, International Journal of Language and Literature, The Journal of Haitian Studies, The New West Indian Guide, Revista: Harvard Review of Latin America, Massachusetts Review, Human Architecture: A Sociology Journal, Poets for Haiti, Fixing Haiti and Beyond, The Butterfly's Way, Tectonic Shifts, The Best of Beacon Press, Transition, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. He has been featured in: PBS NewsHour, NPR's «Here and Now» and «The Story», he was also a contributing editor to the BostonHaitian Reporter. Sylvain’s academic essays are anthologized in several edited collections, including: “The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development,” Edited by Millery Polyné; “Politics and Power in Haiti,” Edited by Paul Sutton and Kate Quinn. Sylvain graduated from Harvard University Graduate School of Education as a Conant Fellow where he received his Ed.M; and also holds an MFA from Boston University where he was a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, May 3