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Saturday, April 30 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
All That You Touch You Change: Mother Poets Read Poems About Change

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Poetry can react to and process change or itself be a force for change in the world. Mothers are both agents of and witnesses to change. In this reading, poets who are mothers explore personal and political change, changes in children and others, changes of mind, body, heart. The reading will be followed by a brief discussion and Q and A centering on the relationship of change of poetry, both in terms of subject matter and craft. Mom Egg Review is a literary journal focused on work by or about mothers.

Moderators
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Marjorie Tesser

Editor in Chief, Mom Egg Review
Marjorie Tesser is the editor in chief of Mom Egg Review, author of poetry chapbooks THE IMPORTANT THING IS (Firewheel Chapbook Award), and The Magic Feather (Finishing Line), and co-editor of the anthologies Bowery Women and Estamos Aquí: Poems by Migrant Farmworkers (Bowery Books), and Travellin' Mama: Mothers, Motherhood and Travel, forthcoming from Demeter Press.

Speakers
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Alice B Fogel

Alice B.Fogel, Walpole, NH, is New Hampshire's poet laureate (2014-2019). She is the author of several books of poems, most recently Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” which won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. Her third collection, Be That Empty, was a national poetry best seller, and Strange Terrain is her guide to appreciating poetry without necessarily "getting" it. She has received a... Read More →
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Jennifer Jean

Co-director, Morning Garden Artist Retreats
Jennifer Jean's debut poetry collection is The Fool (Big Table, 2013); her chapbooks include: The Archivist, and In the War. Her poetry and prose have appeared, or are forthcoming, in: Rattle, Drunken Boat, Crab Creek Review, Waxwing, Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, Tidal Basin Review, Solstice, Green Mountains Review, Mud City Journal, and more. She is Co-director of the Morning Garden Artist Retreats, Poetry Editor for The Mom Egg Review, and... Read More →
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Lori Lamothe

Lori Lamothe is the author of two poetry collections, Trace Elements and Happily (Aldrich Press 2015 and 2016, respectively). She has also published several chapbooks, most recently Diary in Irregular Ink (ELJ Publications, 2014) and Ouija in Suburbia (dancing girl press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Blackbird, The Literary Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Third Coast and elsewhere. She has received scholarships to... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Martelli

Jennifer Martelli

Jennifer Martelli’s book, The Uncanny Valley, will be published in 2016 by Big Table Publishing Co. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry, and has been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net Awards. She’s taught high school English and women’s literature at Emerson College. She’s an associate editor for The Compassion Project: An Anthology, and lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with her family.
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Colleen Michaels

Founder/Host, Improbable Places Poetry Tour
Colleen Michaels directs the Writing Studio at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, where she hosts The Improbable Places Poetry Tour. Her poetry publications include Barrelhouse, poetrymagazine.com, Bohemia, Cider Press Review, The Mom Egg, Paper Nautilus, The Vermont Literary Review and the anthologies Here Come the Brides: Reflections on Love and Lesbian Marriage and Modern Grimmoire: Her poems have been made into installations... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hawthorne Library Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970

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