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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

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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, and Toad. He's a poetry editor at Radius and at Off the Coast. He lives and writes in Cambridge, MA.


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

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