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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.

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Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones  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... Read More →

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Carissa Halston

Fiction writer
Carissa Halston is an award-winning fiction writer and omnireader. She's a doctoral candidate studying Critical Race Feminism and surveillance studies. She's androgynous, Syrian, Mvskoke, and queer.
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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