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Sunday, May 1 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
A Many Sided Reality: The Poetic Sequence and the Book-Length Poem

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The poetic sequence has become a staple of contemporary poetry from its beginnings in the work of Whitman and Dickinson, Yeats and Eliot, and a great many others, over the course of the 20th and into the 21st centuries. Likewise, the book-length poem has found renewed purchase in the culture over the past decade or more. This panel of five prominent poets—Christine Casson, Martha Collins, Steven Cramer, and Daniel Tobin--will discuss the subject and read from their work in these two important and dynamic sub-genres of the art.

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Daniel Tobin

Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson college
Daniel Tobin is the author of six books of poems, Where the World is Made, Double Life, The Narrows, Second Things, Belated Heavens (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry), and The Net (2014). His seventh book of poems, From Nothing, is forthcoming in 2016. He is the author of the critical studies Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney and Awake in America, and the editor of The Book of Irish... Read More →

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Martha Collins

FIELD magazine; Oberlin College Press
Martha Collins’s eighth book of poems, Admit One: An American Scrapbook will be published by Pittsburgh in early 2016. Her earlier books include Day Unto Day (Milkweed, 2014), White Papers (Pittsburgh, 2012) and Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006). She has also published four collections of co-translated Vietnamese poetry—most recently Black Stars: Poems by Ngo Tu Lap (Milkweed, 2013, with the author). She founded the creative writing program at... Read More →

Sunday May 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
PEM East India Marine Hall Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

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