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Saturday, April 30 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Small Press, Big Love: Publishing Poetry Collections with Independent Presses

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As the publishing landscape transforms, and the writing population expands, the role of small presses is becoming increasingly more significant. Join us as we talk with the founding editors of three independent presses about the kind of work they’re looking for; the relationships they cultivate with their authors during the revision and publication process; their innovative strategies for getting poetry out in the world; and the ways they’re actively working to increase diversity. Panelists include Carissa Halston and Randolph Pfaff of Aforementioned, Liz Kay and Jen Lambert of Spark Wheel Press, and Enzo Silon Surin of Central Square Press.

Moderators
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Danielle Jones-Pruett

Danielle Jones-Pruett 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 Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and a 2015 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. | | Sample Poem: | | Man Eats 15 lbs. of Bicycle | from... Read More →

Speakers
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Carissa Halston

Fiction writer
Carissa Halston is a fiction writer, book designer, and editor. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in Willow Springs, Fourteen Hills, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. She is the Editor-in-Chief of apt, a literary journal devoted to longform work, and Co-founding Editor at Aforementioned, a small press publishing collections of literary fiction and poetry. Besides editing for AP and apt, Carissa has been a prose editor at AGNI... Read More →
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Liz Kay

Editor, Spark Wheel Press
Liz is a founding editor of Spark Wheel Press and the journal burntdistrict. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Beloit Poetry Journal, Sugar House Review, Nimrod, and Willow Springs. Her debut novel, MONSTERS: A LOVE STORY, about a widowed poet, a novel-in-verse, and a toxic love affair, will be published by G. P. Putnam's Sons this June.
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Jen Lambert

Editor, Spark Wheel Press
Jen Lambert is a founding editor of Spark Wheel Press and burntdistrict magazine. She received an MFA from the University of Nebraska, and her work has appeared in journals such as Pank, The Los Angeles Review, Sugar House Review, and Redactions, among others.
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Randolph Pfaff

Co-founding Editor, Aforementioned
Randolph Pfaff is a poet, editor, and visual artist. His work has been featured in Poet Lore, Barrelhouse, PANK, H_NGM_N, and a number of other magazines and anthologies. He is a founding editor of Aforementioned, an independent press based in Boston.
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Enzo Silon Surin

Editor/Publisher, Central Square Press
Enzo Silon Surin is a Haitian-born poet, publisher, advocate and author of the chapbook Higher Ground (Finishing Line Press). He was recognized in 2015 by PEN New England (New England’s chapter of PEN American Center) as a Celebrated New Voice in Poetry. His work has appeared in jubilat, Soundings East, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, Naugatuck River Review, sx salon, Tidal Basin Review, and The Caribbean Writer... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
PEM East India Marine Hall Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

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