The 2023 Massachusetts Poetry Festival
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Saturday, May 6 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Words in Space: Four poets share their visions

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In the open sea of the page, words carry meaning in relation to each other and to the space. Space is a kind of punctuation, directing the attention of the reader through the poem. The members of this panel, Danielle Legros Georges, David Donna, Martha Collins, and Mary Buchinger, will discuss their thoughts about space and the process of arranging their poetry into lines, isolated words, stranded phrases, etc. Drawing on examples from their own work, each poet will share their perspectives on connections between form and content in relation to the use of space.

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Martha Collins

Martha Collins’s eleventh volume of poetry, Casualty Reports, was published by Pittsburgh in fall 2022, and her fifth collection of co-translated Vietnamese poetry will be published by Milkweed in May 2023. Her tenth poetry book, Because What Else Could I Do (Pittsburgh, 2019... Read More →
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Mary Buchinger

Mary Buchinger, author of Aerialist (Gold Wake, 2015; finalist for the May Swenson Poetry Award, semifinalist for The Journal /Wheeler and Perugia Press Prizes); einfühlung/in feeling (Main Street Rag, 2018); /klaʊdz/ (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2021); Virology (Lily Poetry Review... Read More →
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Danielle Legros Georges

Professor of Creative Writing, Lesley University
Danielle Legros Georges is the former Poet Laureate of Boston; a professor of creative writing at Lesley University; the creative editor of sx salon, a digital forum for explorations of Caribbean literature; and a contributing editor to the literary magazines Salamander and Consequence... Read More →
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Donna David

David Donna is a recent transplant to the Boston area, with a background in software. Some of their writing can be found at www.poetry.daviddonna.com.

Saturday May 6, 2023 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
PEM Forbes Gallery