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Saturday, April 30 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Populating our Poems: A reading of Persona Poems and Poems of Place

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Four award-winning emerging poets will read from their new and recent books, all of which are infused with voice and place: Rebecca Morgan Frank’s The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon) channels the voices of art makers; Megan Grumbling’s Booker’s Point (University of North Texas) is a portrait-in-verse of an old Maine woodsman; Rachel Richardson juxtaposes the quests of Ahab and Melville against the daily voices of wives and mothers in The Hundred-Year Wave (Carnegie Mellon); and David Roderick conjures myriad voices in the patchwork identity search of The Americans (PITT). Through their work and commentary, they will demonstrate the possibilities of the persona poem and poetry of place, drawing on the physical, literary, and artistic landscapes of New England and beyond.

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Rebecca Morgan Frank

Editor, Memorious: A Journal of New Verse & Fiction
Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon 2016)and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon 2012), finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award; her third collection, Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon... Read More →

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Rachel Richardson

Contributing Editor, Memorious
Rachel Richardson has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford University. She is the author of Copperhead (2011) and Hundred-Year Wave (forthcoming in 2016) both from Carnegie Mellon University... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Hawthorne Library Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970