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Saturday, April 30 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Mark Doty: Speaking in Tongues - Headline Event

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The strongest poems, I’d propose, speak from more than one part of the self. How does a poem shift registers — moving, say, from intellect to intuition, or from sense perception to feeling? We have a number of varieties of knowing — from the rational to the subterranean, from description to touch. We’ll look at some stellar examples, and talk about technical means of shifting the gears of our own thinking, in order to try for poems that are more dimensional and complicated. more, that is, like life.

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Mark Doty

Mark Doty is the author of nine books of poetry, including Deep Lane (April 2015), Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the 2008 National Book Award, and My Alexandria, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the T.S. Eliot Prize in the UK. He is also the author of three memoirs: the New York Times-bestselling Dog Years, Firebird, and Heaven’s Coast, as well... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
The Bridge at 211 211 Bridge Street, Salem Massachusetts 01970 (Formerly First Universalist Church)