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Saturday, April 30 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Poets at the Bar

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Five Massachusetts attorneys, who practice the art and craft of poetry, as well as that of the law, read from their published and unpublished verse.

Moderators
avatar for John L. Holgerson

John L. Holgerson

John L. Holgerson is the author of two books of poetry, Unnecessary Tattoo and Other Stains on a Stainless Steel Heart (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and Broken Borders (Wasteland Press, 2012). His work has appeared in literary journals such as Modern English Tanka, Shadow Quill Poetry, and in online literary magazines such as Page & Spine as well as at the Vincent van Gogh Gallery (www.vggallery.com). He is a co-host of the poetry venue For the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matthew C. Brenneman

Matthew C. Brenneman

Not altogether successfully, Matt Brenneman tries to balance a lifelong devotion to poetry with the happy demands of fatherhood and a solo corporate and transactional law practice based up the road in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Matt was born and raised in Connecticut and received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University, where he studied with Philip Levine. His poems, often employing traditional forms and variants of traditional forms... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Fjeld

Jessica Fjeld

Jessica Fjeld is the author of the chapbooks The Tide (2010) and On animate life (2006), for which she received the Poetry Society of America's Chapbook Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in Conduit, Fou, iO, jubilat, Poetry, and elsewhere. In 2015, she was awarded a "Discovery" Poetry Prize by the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center and the Boston Review. She lives in Boston and works at WGBH.
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Amy Demas Grunder

Director of Legislative Affairs, Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coaliton
I write poetry and fiction, live in Cambridge, and work as a legislative advocate for a non-profit advancing and defending the rights of immigrants and refugees in Massachusetts. My writing has been published in Consequence Magazine and Nashville Review.


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PEM Bartlett Gallery Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

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