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Saturday, April 30 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
UMass Poets: Sandra Lim, Maggie Dietz, and Jill McDonough

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An homage to Berryman and Bradstreet, poems about Zoloft and in the style of Lyle Lovett, villanelles about American drones and their operators--some of the variety you'll hear from these three award-winning poets and professors in the University of Massachusetts system. Sandra Lim, Maggie Dietz, and Jill McDonough, present poems from recent, new, and forthcoming books, respectively. Lim will read from The Wilderness, which was selected by Louise Gluck for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and published by Norton in 2014; Dietz will read from her long-awaited second collection, That Kind of Happy, just out from The University of Chicago Press; and McDonough will read from Reaper, her groundbreaking book forthcoming next fall from Alice James. Together the three present widely varied approaches to the art of poetry. Q&A to follow reading.

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Maggie Dietz

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Maggie Dietz’s is the author of the newly released That Kind of Happy and Perennial Fall, which won New Hampshire’s Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry in 2007 (both from The University of Chicago Press). The former director of the Favorite Poem Project, Dietz is coeditor of three anthologies related to the project: American's Favorite Poems, Poems to Read, and An Invitation to Poetry. Her awards include the Grolier Poetry Prize... Read More →

Speakers
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Sandra Lim

Assistant Professor of English, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006) and The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014), winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthology Gurlesque (Saturnalia, 2010). She is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute. Her areas of interest include Poetry... Read More →
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Jill McDonough

Lannan Fellowship and three-time Pushcart prize winner, Jill McDonough’s books of poems include Habeas Corpus (Salt, 2008), Oh, James! (Seven Kitchens, 2012), and Where You Live (Salt, 2012). The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Stanford’s Stegner program, she taught incarcerated college students through Boston University’s... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PEM East India Marine Hall Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

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