Friday, April 7, 2017

The Mass Poetry Festival is One Month Away!

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Buy Your Buttons!

The Festival schedule is live. Buy your buttons for the chance to see headliners ●Louise Glück ●Eileen Myles ●Kazim Ali ●Andrea Cohen ●Cornelius Eady and Rough Magic ●Ross Gay ●Rigoberto González ●Aimee Nezhukumatathil ●Emily Pettit ●Tom Sleigh ●Dara Wier May 5 - May 7 in Salem, MA!
Student Day of Poetry

Join us on Friday, May 5 for the Festival Student Day of Poetry. Poets Krysten Hill, Lindsey O'Neill, Enzo Surin, Regie Gibson, Hannah Baker-Siroty, Anna Ross, Robby Auld, Lisa Mangini, Neiel Israel and Laurin Macios will lead workshops, participate in readings and q&s, and perform their work before a student open mic. Email to sign your students up and learn more.
Get a Table at the Small Press Fair!
Our Small Press and Literary Fair will take place on Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., located along the Pedestrian Mall between Peabody Essex Museum and Museum Place Mall.
Want to book a table at the Small Press Fair? Presses, writing programs, and individual poets—contact us for more info. Send your queries to
Register to Volunteer

Sign up to volunteer at the Mass Poetry Festival as a greeter, session attendant, info booth attendant, and more! Volunteers keep the festival running, and they receive free admission when not working.
Migration Poetry

As part of the Poetry Coalition, Mass Poetry is proud to present Raining Poetry on the theme Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration, at the Mass Poetry Festival. We are selecting five poems from the submissions received to be sprayed on the sidewalks with water-repellent spray. Be sure to look down when walking around downtown Salem!
Spread the Word!

Help us spread the word about the Mass Poetry Festival. Post on Facebook and Twitter, and tell us who you are most excited to see, and share info with your communities!

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