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Friday, April 29 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Stars in my Pocket like Grains of Sand: Poetry and Science Fiction

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The overlaps of poetry and genres like essay or autobiography remain contested but acknowledged territory; less discussed are the depths traversed by both poetry and science fiction. They share a drive to build the world and the word anew time and time again, to situate society and self and language in strangeness. How can poets use science fiction to extrapolate from the known to chart the unknown? Panelists will read poems and discuss applying SFF tropes and themes to writing.

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Heather Hughes

Heather Hughes hangs her heart in her native Miami and her current town of Somerville. Her poems have recently appeared in The Adroit Journal, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Prelude, Sidereal Magazine, and others; and her reviews have featured in venues such as The Rumpus. She is a... Read More →

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Sam Cha

Sam Cha received his MFA from UMass Boston, where he was the 2011 and 2012 recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Amethyst Arsenic, apt, Anderbo, Better, decomP, DIAGRAM, Cleaver, Printer's Devil Review, Memorious, RHINO... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Hawthorne Library Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970