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Friday, April 29 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Perspectives on the Short Poem

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In a reading/discussion, four colleagues at Suffolk University--David Ferry, Fred Marchant, Dan Carey, and Jenny Barber—will read some of their own very short poems as they examine the ways that intense focus on a single moment or on a very few moments can suggest a larger framework. They will also discuss how specific stanza shapes and line-lengths, and the use of the white space surrounding the poem on the page, can spread a wider horizon of meaning and feeling.

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Fred Marchant

Emeritus Professor of English, Suffolk University
Fred Marchant has authored five books of poetry, the most recent of which, Said Not Said, was named an Honored Book by the Massachusetts Book Awards. He has edited Another World Instead: The Early Poetry of William Stafford, and, co-translated (with Nguyen Ba Chung) works by several... Read More →

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Jennifer Barber

Scholar in Residence/Editor, Suffolk/Salamander
Jennifer Barber teaches literature and creative writing at Suffolk University in Boston, where she is also founding and current editor of the literary journal Salamander. Her poetry collections are Works on Paper, which received the 2015 Tenth Gate Prize (The Word Works, 2106), and... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Salem Five Community Room 210 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts