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Saturday, April 30 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
State of Poetry LIMITED

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A diverse panel of poets will engage in a free flowing discussion about the state of poetry today: who gets published (and who doesn’t), the impact of new technologies, trends in craft, and poets and poetry’s connection to the events and to the social context of our times. Hosted by Jennifer Jean.

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Jennifer Jean

Program Manager, 24PearlStreet Online Writing Program at FAWC
Jennifer Jean’s poetry collections include VOZ and The Fool, as well as Object Lesson which is about sex-trafficking and objectification in America. Her teaching resource is Object Lesson: a Guide to Writing Poetry and she's a co-editor and co-translator of an anthology in development... Read More →

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Sandra Beasley

Sandra Beasley is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Made to Explode, which came out with W. W. Norton in 2021; and Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a disability memoir. She also edited Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways... Read More →
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Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco is the author of the memoirs The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood and For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey; the poetry chapbooks One Today and Boston Strong; and the poetry collections Looking for the Gulf Motel, Directions to the Beach of... Read More →
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Ada Limon

Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, Sharks in the Rivers, and Bright Dead Things. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from New York University where she studied with Philip Levine, Sharon Olds, Mark Doty, and Marie Howe among... Read More →
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Gregory Pardlo

Teaching Fellow, Columbia University
Gregory Pardlo's ​collection​ Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Digest​ was al​so shortlisted for the​ 2015 NAACP Image Award and was a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His other honors​ include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
PEM Morse Auditorium Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970