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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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Rich Youmans

North Falmouth, MA
Rich Youmans’s haiku, haibun, and related essays have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including Modern Haiku, Paterson Literary Review, Journeys 2017: An Anthology of International Haibun, and Contemporary Haibun Online (where he was recently a featured writer). His most recently published collection, "All the Windows Lit," was a 2015 Snapshot Press eChapbook Award winner. A forthcoming volume, "Head-On: Haibun Stories," is scheduled to be published this year by Red Bird Chapbooks. Currently a member of the editorial team for the online journal Haibun Today, he lives on Cape Cod with his wife, Alice.