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Saturday, April 30 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Verse and Diverse Walk Into a Bar: A Conversation With Solstice’s Editors on Varied Voices

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Solstice is one of the leading literary magazines when it comes to publishing diverse voices and reaching diverse audiences. Four of its current and past editors (Danielle Legros Georges, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Regie Gibson and Ben Berman) – whose interests range from spoken word to translation, formalism to the experimental – will discuss what it means for a journal to focus on diversity and will read some of their favorite selections from past issues. Kathleen Aguero, a consulting Solstice editor and one of the first anthologists of multi-cultural literature, will moderate this panel. 30/4/16 Hawthorne Library, 

Moderators
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Ben Berman

Ben Berman?s first book, Strange Borderlands, won the 2014 Peace Corps Award for Best Book of Poetry and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Awards. His second collection, Figuring in the Figure, is forthcoming from Able Muse Press. He has received awards from the New England Poetry Club and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Somerville Arts Council. He is the Poetry Editor at Solstice Literary Magazine and he teaches... Read More →

Speakers
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Kathleen Aguero

Kathleen Aguero’s most recent book of poetry is After That.  She has also co-edited three volumes of multi-cultural literature for the University of Georgia Press. She teaches in the low-residency M.F.A. in creative writing program at Pine Manor College and in Changing Lives through Literature, an alternative sentencing program based on the principle that reading and reflection can change lives. She conducts creative writing for... Read More →
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Danielle Legros Georges

Professor, Lesley University
Danielle Legros Georges is a professor in the Creative Arts and Learning Division at Lesley University. Her areas of interest include arts and education, contemporary American poetry, African-American poetry, Caribbean literature and studies, and literary translation. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and a book of poems, Maroon, was published in 2001. She is current Poet Laureate of the city of Boston.
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Regie Gibson

Regie Gibson is a poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator. Gibson and his work appear in the film Love Jones, based largely on events in his life. In 1999 he performed for the award-winning Traffic Series at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater where he adapted the work of Kurt Vonnegut. In addition, he has performed at The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Field Museum of Natural History... Read More →
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Dzvinia Orlowsky

Dzvinia Orlowsky is a poet and translator. She is the author of five collections of poetry published by Carnegie Mellon University Press including A Handful of Bees, reprinted in 2009 as a Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary; Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones, recipient of a 2010 Sheila Motton Book Award; and her most recent, Silvertone, for which she was named Ohio Poetry Day Association’s 2014 Co-Poet of the Year. Her translation from... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Hawthorne Library Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970

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