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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Harris Gardner

Tapestry of Voices
Co-Founder/ Executive Director
Co-founder, with Lainie Senechal, of Tapestry of Voices, 2000 to the present; Co-founder of Boston National Poetry Month Festival, 2001 to the present; Poetry Editor of Ibbetson Street since 2010 to the present. Recipient of Ibbetson Street Life Time Achievement Award in 2015; Received Citation from Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2015. Served on five blue ribbon committees to select Poet Laureates for three cities. (Boston, Somerville, Cambridge).Have founded and curated a multitude of poetry venues since 1998 to the present. Three poetry collections published (One co-authored with Lainie Senechal); Current full collection in search of a publisher; new full poetrymanuscript underway, half finished.