The 2023 Massachusetts Poetry Festival
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Saturday, May 6 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pangyrus: Where Poetry Lives

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Authors published in Pangyrus and editors of Pangyrus will present their work.

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Serina Gousby

Program Manager, Boston Writers of Color, GrubStreet
Serina Gousby is a poet, essayist, calligrapher, and founder of her lifestyle blog, The Rina Collective. She is also the Manager of the Boston Writers of Color program at GrubStreet, and holds a BA in English from Suffolk University. Her work is featured in GrubWrites, Medium, and Pangyrus. She’s... Read More →
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Carrie Bennett

Boston University
Carrie Bennett is a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow and author of three poetry books— biography of water, The Land Is a Painted Thing, Lost Letters and Other Animals—and several chapbooks from dancing girl press. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including... Read More →
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Cheryl Clark Vermeulen

Cheryl Clark Vermeulen is author of the poetry book They Can Take It Out (Word Works, 2022) and chapbooks Dead-Eye Spring and This Paper Lantern. An M.F.A. graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has published poems, translations, and poetry reviews in Caketrain, The Drunken... Read More →
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Alexandria Peary

New Hampshire Poet Laureate / Professor, English Department, Salem State University
Alexandria Peary (MFA, MFA, PhD) serves as New Hampshire Poet Laureate. She is the author of nine books, including Prolific Moment: Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing and Battle of Silicon Valley at Daybreak. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in the Yale... Read More →
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Cynthia Bargar

Associate Poetry Editor, Pangyrus LitMag
Cynthia Bargar is Associate Poetry editor at Pangyrus. Her poems have appeared in many journals including Nixes Mate, SWWIM Every Day, Driftwood Press, Rogue Agent, Book of Matches, LUMINA and in the book, Our Provincetown: Intimate Portraits by Barbara E. Cohen (Provincetown Arts... Read More →
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Jennifer Martelli

Co-Poetry Editor, Mom Egg Review
Jennifer Martelli is the author of The Queen of Queens andMy Tarantella (Bordighera Press), awarded an HonorableMention from the Italian-American Studies Association,selected as a “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center forthe Book, and named as a finalist for the Housatonic BookAward... 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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Victor Hugo Mendevil

Victor Hugo Mendevil is a Native American, disabled poet based in Boston. Originally from Seattle, he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hofstra University and is currently enrolled in Northeastern University’s MA in English program. Victor currently teaches First-Year Writing... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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