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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.

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Janet MacFadyen

Managing Editor, Slate Roof Press
Janet is author of four works, most recently Waiting to Be Born (Dos Madres Press 2017) and In the Provincelands (Slate Roof Press 2012). Her poetry has been nominated the Forward Prize (UK), and twice for a Pushcart. It has appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, The Southern Poetry Review... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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Anna M. Warrock

Slate Roof Press
Anna M. Warrock’s latest book is From the Other Room, Slate Roof Press Chapbook Award winner. Besides appearing in The Sun, The Madison Review, Harvard Review, Poiesis, and other journals; and anthologized in Kiss Me Goodnight, writing by women who were girls when their mothers... Read More →

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