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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

Author, THEN AGAIN
Ben Berman’s first book, Strange Borderlands, chronicled his time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zimbabwe and won the 2014 Peace Corps Award for Best Book of Poetry and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Awards. His second book of poems, Figuring in the Figure, turned its... 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... Read More →
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Danielle Georges

Professor, Lesley University
Danielle Legros Georges is a writer, poet, editor, and translator. She is the author of two books of poetry, Maroon and The Dear Remote Nearness of You, the chapbook Letters from Congo, and is the editor of City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems. She teaches at... Read More →
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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... 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... 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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