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Saturday, April 30 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
The World in a Grain of Sand: Incorporating Scale in Poetry and Art

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Galaxies and exoplanets, scanning electron microscopes, 4 million queries per minute on Google: in our ever expanding universe, is the human brain still 'wider than the sky' as Emily Dickinson said? What is the role of poet/artist in helping us understand how and where humans fit? Join poet and museum professional Meg Winikates to explore the use of scale in poetry and art in PEM's Sizing It Up exhibition, experiment with physical and mental scale in your writing, and generate a poem idea (or three!) inspired by the artworks on view.

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Meg Winikates

Membership & Advocacy Manager, New England Museum Association
Margaret Winikates is a writer and museum professional from Boston, MA. She writes poetry and fiction as well as Brain Popcorn, a blog on interdisciplinary education. Five years working at the Peabody Essex Museum reinforced the ways nature and art inspire her writing, and she's thrilled to be leading programming at the Poetry Fest for the fifth year running. She has poems published on Window Cat Press, and short fiction on PEM's Connected and... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
PEM East India Marine Hall Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970