The 2023 Massachusetts Poetry Festival
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Friday, May 5 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Bright Field: Exploring Devotional Poetry

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A priest, a minister, and a Hasidic Jew walk into a poetry festival . . . and have a conversation about their favorite spiritually-engaged poems and poets, what “devotional poetry” means in the 21st century, the relationship between poetry and sacred texts, and the role of faith and doubt in poetic practice. There will be no proselytizing in this session, except about poetry!

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Nate Klug

Nate Klug is a poet, translator, and essayist. He is the author of Rude Woods, a modern translation of Virgil's Eclogues (The Song Cave, 2013), Anyone (Chicago, 2015), and Hosts and Guests (Princeton, 2020). His poems and essays have appeared in The Nation, The New York Review of... Read More →
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Regina Walton

Regina Walton is a poet, scholar, and teacher. Her poetry collection The Yearning Life won the Phyllis Tickle Poetry Prize and was published by Paraclete Press in 2016. Her poems and essays are forthcoming or have appeared in The EcoTheo Review, Paterson Literary Review, Asheville... Read More →
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Yehoshua November

Yehoshua November is the author of two poetry collections, God’s Optimism (a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize) and Two Worlds Exist (a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and the Paterson Poetry Prize). His work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Harvard... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2023 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
PEM Forbes Gallery