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Saturday, April 30 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Solstice Anthology Reading

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Solstice is one of the leading literary magazines when it comes to publishing diverse voices and reaching diverse audiences. Last year, it published its first print anthology, a selection of the best pieces of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction since it first started publishing over five years ago. This reading brings together five different poets from the anthology – Major Jackson, Martha Collins, Betsy Sholl, Alysia Harris and Karen Skolfield – for a celebratory reading of their work.

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Regie Gibson

Regie Gibson is a poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator. Gibson and his work appear in the film Love Jones, based largely on events in his life. In 1999 he performed for the award-winning Traffic Series at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater where he adapted the work of Kurt Vonnegut. In addition, he has performed at The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Field Museum of Natural History... Read More →

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Martha Collins

FIELD magazine; Oberlin College Press
Martha Collins’s eighth book of poems, Admit One: An American Scrapbook will be published by Pittsburgh in early 2016. Her earlier books include Day Unto Day (Milkweed, 2014), White Papers (Pittsburgh, 2012) and Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006). She has also published four collections of co-translated Vietnamese poetry—most recently Black Stars: Poems by Ngo Tu Lap (Milkweed, 2013, with the author). She founded the creative writing program at... Read More →
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Dzvinia Orlowsky

Dzvinia Orlowsky is a poet and translator. She is the author of five collections of poetry published by Carnegie Mellon University Press including A Handful of Bees, reprinted in 2009 as a Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary; Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones, recipient of a 2010 Sheila Motton Book Award; and her most recent, Silvertone, for which she was named Ohio Poetry Day Association’s 2014 Co-Poet of the Year. Her translation from... Read More →
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Karen Skolfield

Karen Skolfield’s book Frost in the Low Areas won the 2014 PEN New England Award in poetry and the First Book Award from Zone 3 Press. She's received fellowships and awards from the Poetry Society of America, New England Public Radio, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Ucross Foundation, Split This Rock, Hedgebrook, and Vermont Studio Center. Her poems have appeared in Carolina Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Guernica, Indiana... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Charter School 2 Museum Place Mall, 2nd Fl, Salem, MA 01970

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