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Sunday, May 1 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Common Threads

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Join Susan Donnelly, Alan Feldman, Danielle Legros Georges, Henry Lyman, and Alice Kociemba as they read and discuss the poems in Common Threads 2016. Moderated by Alice Kociemba.

Moderators
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Alice Kociemba

Founding Director, Calliope Poetry Series
Alice Kociemba is the Guest Editor of Common Thread (2015 & 2016). She is the director of Calliope, a poetry reading series, with winter craft workshops, at the West Falmouth Library, now completing its ninth season. For the past six years, she has facilitated a poetry discussion group at the Falmouth Public Library. Alice's first poetry collection, Bourne Bridge, was released in March 2016 by Turning Point.

Speakers
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Susan Donnelly

Susan Donnelly is the author of three poetry collections, the most recent Capture the Flag. Published in Poetry, The New Yorker, Prairie Schooner, The Atlantic Monthly and elsewhere, including two poems currently in Irish journals, she had a poem featured in December in Nicholas Kristof's column on poems about race in The New York Times. A teacher of poetry for over 20 years, Susan conducts classes and gives individual consultations from her home... Read More →
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Alan Feldman

Alan Feldman’s first book, The Happy Genius (SUN, 1978) won the Elliston Book Award for the best poetry collection by a small, independent press in the United States. He’s since published ten chapbooks, a critical study of Frank O’Hara, and more two prize-winning books, A Sail to Great Island (2004) and Immortality (2015), with the University of Wisconsin Press. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry... Read More →
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Danielle Legros Georges

Professor, Lesley University
Danielle Legros Georges is a professor in the Creative Arts and Learning Division at Lesley University. Her areas of interest include arts and education, contemporary American poetry, African-American poetry, Caribbean literature and studies, and literary translation. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and a book of poems, Maroon, was published in 2001. She is current Poet Laureate of the city of Boston.
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Henry Lyman

Henry Lyman’s work has appeared in The Nation, New England Watershed, The New York Times, Poetry, and other periodicals. Open Field Press published his collection The Land Has Its Say in April of this year. He edited Robert Francis’s new and uncollected poems Late Fire, Late Snow and an anthology of New England poetry, After Frost, both published by The University of Massachusetts Press. From 1976 to 1994 he hosted and produced Poems to a... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
PEM Bartlett Gallery Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

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