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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Shirley Jones-Luke

Fiction Writer
Shirley Jones-Luke is a poet, a writer and a public speaker. Ms. Luke lives in Boston, Mass. She has an MA in Integrated Communications from Emerson College, an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and an MA in English from UMass Boston. Shirley attended Writer's Workshops at Colgate University and Howard University. She has participated in conferences at Breadloaf, Tin House and Voices of Our Nation (VONA). Ms. Luke is a two-time Poetry Fellow at The Watering Hole Poetry Retreat. Her work has appeared in Adanna, Anti-Heroin Chic, BlazeVOX, Cadaberous, Deluge, ENUF, For the Sonorous, Longleaf Review, Porridge Magazine, Vessel Press and Willawaw. Her poems have been nominated for Best of the Net