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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.

Moderators
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Fred Marchant

Emeritus Professor of English, Suffolk University
Fred Marchant is the author of four books of poetry, the most recent of which is The Looking House (Graywolf Press). His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Word Works Washington Prize in poetry, and has been reissued in a 20th anniversary second edition. He has a new book, The Day Later, coming out from Graywolf Press in 2016. He is also the co-translator of From a Corner of My Yard, by Tran Dang Khoa, and is the editor of Another World... Read More →

Speakers
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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 Given Away and Rigging the Wind, both from Kore Press (2012, 2003). She is happy to talk about anything related to Suffolk, to literary journals, to teaching poetry... Read More →
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David Ferry

DAVID FERRY’S most recent book of poems, Bewilderment (The University of Chicago Press), won the 2012 National Book Award. He is an acclaimed translator of the Gilgamesh epic, the Odes of Horace, and the works of Virgil. He also is the author of No Country I Know: New and Selected Poems, and On This Side of the River, a selected poems forthcoming in the U.K. He is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Suffolk University.


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

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