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Sunday, May 1 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
North of the Border: Canadian Women Poets Speak Out

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Canadians live so close and speak our language yet American poets rarely know what is going on in their poetry community. We do not pay attention to their journals, awards, contests, writing organizations and MFA programs. How does it differ to be a poet in Canada compared to the States? What are the concerns of women poets in Canada in particular? Three edgy and exciting female Canadian poets will discuss the state of poetry in Canada right now. They all live in different regions of the country and will offer multiple perspectives on the topic. Our panelists will share their concerns, the influences on their writing, and discuss how Canadian women’s poetry differs from men’s and from the poetry of the States, and they will also read from their celebrated and refreshing work.

Moderators
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Elisabeth Weiss

Elisabeth Weiss teaches writing and literature at Salem State University. She’s taught poetry in preschools, prisons, and nursing homes and as well as to the intellectually disabled. She’s worked in publishing in New York and has an MFA from The University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. She’s published poems in London’s Poetry Review, Porch, Crazyhorse, Ibbetson Street Review, the Birmingham Poetry Review, and the Paterson Literary... Read More →

Speakers
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Stevie Howell

Stevie Howell is an Irish-Canadian writer and worker. Sharps, a first collection of poetry, was a finalist for the 2015 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Poems from the book were finalists for The Walrus Poetry Prize and The Montreal Poetry Prize. Poems have also been anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry (2014 and 2015 anthologies) and The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library journal, So It Goes (2015). Stevie’s poetry has appeared in... Read More →
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Sharon McCartney

Sharon McCartney is the author of Metanoia (Biblioasis, Spring 2016), Hard Ass (2013, Palimpsest), For and Against (2010, Goose Lane Editions), The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2007, Nightwood Editions), Karenin Sings the Blues (2003, Goose Lane Editions) and Under the Abdominal Wall(1999, Anvil Press). Her poems have been included in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Best Canadian Poetry in English. In 2008, she received the... Read More →
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Chantal Ringuet

Chantal Ringuet is a scholar, an award-winning poet and a literary translator from Quebec. She has published two collections of poetry (Le sang des ruines, 2010, and Under the Skin of War, 2014), a cultural essay about Yiddish Montreal (À la découverte du Montréal yiddish) and literary translations. She is the editor of Voix yiddish de Montréal, the first anthology of Yiddish literature in Canada in French... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Old Town Hall 2nd Fl 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970

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