Saturday, April 30 • 11:00am - 4:00pm
Poetry Circus

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Come one! Come all! Festival goers will enter small booths and tents to listen to the poetry of the lost souls, bright-eyed stars, and seasoned veterans of the Dime Museum and Carnival circuit. They may have their fortune told through poem, overhear the inner monologue of a bearded woman, or help complete the thoughts of an amphibious young man. A few performers will circulate outside the tents, engaging passersby and entreating them to enter the tents while dancing or juggling. The strange and vibrant world of the traveling circus come to life in the center of the Poetry Festival, allowing festival goers to stop by between panels or stay all day if they choose. This multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory event will be fun and inspiring for all ages.

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Shari Caplan

Shari Caplan is the author of “Advice from a Siren” (Dancing Girl Press, 2016). Her work appears in Zoetic Press, Drunk Monkeys, and Deluge and is forthcoming from Blue Lyra Review and The Rhylsing Anthology, a publication of Rhylsing Award nominees. A graduate of Lesley University’s... Read More →

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Mariya Deykute

co-founder, Boston Poetry & Jazz Salon
I am a Russian-born poet, writer, teacher & performing artist. I have taught courses to the homeless, undergraduates, prison inmates, elementary school kids, high school students & seniors throughout Massachusetts. I've performed my work at the Somerville Center for the Arts, the... Read More →
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Jessica Lynne Furtado

JJ Lynne is the pseudonym of Jessica Furtado, a poet and photographer who makes a living as owner of the popular Etsy featured shop All You Need is Pug. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, apt, A Narrow Fellow, Rust + Moth, Spry, and Stirring, among others. Her micropoem... Read More →
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Joseph Gould

Joey Gould is a tutor, poet, & deckbuilder who loves creating improv poetry & walking through Audubon sanctuaries. He has helped facilitate four poetry festivals & was only picked up by the police once.
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CJ Rizzo

beatnik bohemian poet, artist, musician, bmxer, surfer, gypsypiratewitch, health inspector, paranormal investigator, fire spinner, filmmaker, photographer, tarot reader, minstrel street performer, merry prankster, shaman, philanthropist, Jedi, and human being from Salem, Massachusetts... Read More →
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Casey Roland

Casey Lynn Roland grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts and currently resides in Beverly. Casey began writing poetry in high school, but didn’t take it seriously until working towards a BA in English at Salem State University, where she became the first graduate with a concentration... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 11:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Armory Park Across from the Peabody Essex Museum