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Sunday, May 1 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
How Did I Get Here? MA Book Awards Winners Tell All

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Amy Dryansky, Jeffery Harrison, and Daniel Tobin are all recent winners of the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry, a prize that’s sponsored by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Each poet will read from their work, and talk briefly about their experience as writers- not just about their achievements, but their struggles, the diverse paths each has taken that brought them to where they are today, and where they might go in the future. Come hear these three very different poets share their work, and talk about what it means to make your way as a writer in the world.

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Amy Dryansky

Amy Dryansky's second book, "Grass Whistle" (Salmon) was published in 2013 and received the Massachusetts Book Award for poetry. Her first, "How I Got Lost So Close to Home," was published by Alice James and individual poems appear or are forthcoming in a variety of anthologies and journals, including Harvard Review, New England Review, Orion, Salamander, and The Women’s Review of Books. She has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes and... Read More →

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Jeffery Harrison

Jeffrey Harrison is the author of five books of poetry, including The Singing Underneath, a National Poetry Series selection; Feeding the Fire, winner of the Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club; Incomplete Knowledge, runner-up for the Poets’ Prize in 2008; and, in 2014, Into Daylight, winner of the Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press and a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award in 2015. His honors include fellowships from the... Read More →
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Daniel Tobin

Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson college
Daniel Tobin is the author of six books of poems, Where the World is Made, Double Life, The Narrows, Second Things, Belated Heavens (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry), and The Net (2014). His seventh book of poems, From Nothing, is forthcoming in 2016. He is the author of the critical studies Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney and Awake in America, and the editor of The Book of Irish... Read More →

Sunday May 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Old Town Hall 2nd Fl 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970