Mass Poetry Fest 2012!

O flames that glowed! O hearts that yearned!

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival is nigh upon us! It’s a schedule of events, workshops, performances, and readings, centered around a three-day (April 20-22, 2012) festival in Salem, MA. As Mass Poetry Fest Executive Director January Gill O’Neil put it in a recent blog post, “More than 85 sessions: poetry, panels, slams, music, visual arts, drama, and more. It’s Ekphrastic Fantastic! It’s Improbable! … I’m telling it all but I’m telling it slant. Can I get an iamb?”

Most iambically! Some ArtSake picks from the truly exceptional glowings and yearnings:

The headline events will feature Robert Pinsky, Maggie Dietz, and Major Jackson (Fri); Joy Harjo, Nikky Finney, Wesley McNair, and Sherwin Bitsui (Sat); and Martha Collins, Frank Bidart and Stephen Dunn (Sun).

Go.

Image: Mass Poetry Fest 2012 poster, designed by Randi Giles.

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