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Saturday, April 30 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Place/Displace: Poems of Home and Exile

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Every day huge numbers of refugees cross national borders to escape war, famine, poverty, and injustice in search of the basic rights that allow humans to feel at home — to feel safe, fed, clothed, and cared for. Meanwhile people from all corners of the globe are more closely connected than ever before — and yet still people feel alienated in their own communities or even in their own skins. We intend to explore this dialectic between home and exile, place and displacement. Is home a tent, a McMansion, an apartment, a room? And conversely what external and internal forces drive people into exile from their own land, their people, their families, even from themselves? We will investigate poetry that expresses the belonging and rootedness of home against the angst and displacement of exile, illustrated with our own poems and those of others.

Moderators
avatar for Janet MacFadyen

Janet MacFadyen

Slate Roof Press
Janet is author of three works, including In the Provincelands (Slate Roof Press 2012) and A Newfoundland Journal (Killick Press, St. Johns, 2009). Her poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, The Southern Poetry Review, Malahat, and most recently in Crannog, White Stag, Terrain, and Sweet. A Pushcart nominee, she has held residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Cill Rialaig in Ireland, and at the Fowler & C-Scape dune... Read More →

Speakers
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Cindy Snow

member, Slate Roof Press
Cindy Snow’s writing has appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Peace Review, Worcester Review, and elsewhere. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart, and she is the recipient of writing residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Cill Rialaig. Slate Roof Press will publish her first chapbook in 2016. Cindy’s current project is a series of poems on the 17th century German naturalist and botanical artist Maria Sibylla Merian. Cindy works... Read More →
avatar for Kate Stearns

Kate Stearns

Catherine Stearns is the author of The Transparency of Skin (New Rivers Press), and has poems recently published in Southwest Review, Yale Review, and North American Review. A long-time teacher, she is currently writer-in-residence at the Roxbury Latin School in Boston and lives in South Natick. | A chapbook from Slate Roof Press will be forthcoming.
avatar for Anna M. Warrock

Anna M. Warrock

Anna M. Warrock's publications include the chapbooks Horizon, Smoke and Stone, and the forthcoming Turning to Go Back from Slate Roof Press. Her work appears in the anthology Kiss Me Goodnight, Poems and Stories by Women Who Were Girls When Their Mothers Died, Minnesota Book Award Finalist, for which she also wrote the introduction. Besides appearing in a number of literary and multidisciplinary magazines, her poems have been set to music... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charter School 2 Museum Place Mall, 2nd Fl, Salem, MA 01970

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