Friday, April 29 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
College Slammers

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Spoken word is thriving on today’s college campuses, and it is changing the way poetry is written, taught, and understood. This program features college slammers from Salem State University and Merrimack College, students who are tapping into the spoken word movement to express, explore and assert identity, as well as to engage with the political and social issues of the day. Come check out some dynamic performances and get a first hand look at the Massachusetts college poetry scene in action.

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Kevin Carey

Kevin Carey is Coordinator of Creative Writing at Salem State University. Books include: The Beach People (2014), The One Fifteen to Penn Station (2012), Jesus Was a Homeboy (2016) which was an Honor book for the Paterson Literary Prize, & Set in Stone (2020). His poems have appeared... Read More →
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Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones  holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is assistant director of the Writers House. Her poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2014, Beloit Poetry Journal, Southern Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2014 Rona... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Old Town Hall 2nd Fl 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970