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Salem Poetry Seminar - Reading with Kevin Carey and M.P. Carver

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The Salem Poetry Seminar returns! The seminar is a week-long event for students at public colleges and universities in Massachusetts. This summer 13 students have been selected. They will spend the week in Salem studying poetry writing intensively with noted teachers and authors Charlotte Gordon, J.D. Scrimgeour, and January Gill O’Neil. .

The seminar includes free readings that feature established poets and include brief readings by seminar participants.

All readings being at 7:30 pm.

Kevin Carey is the coordinator of creative writing at Salem State University. He has published three books—a chapbook of fiction, "The Beach People" (Red Bird Chapbooks) and two books of poetry from CavanKerry Press, "The One Fifteen to Penn Station" and "Jesus Was a Homeboy," which was selected as an Honor Book for the 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize. A new collection of poems, "Set in Stone," is due out in May 2020.

MP Carver lives in Salem, Mass., where she teaches creative writing as an adjunct at Salem State. She is an editor at YesNo Press and former Poetry Editor of Soundings East. Her poetry has been published in 50Haikus, Meat for Tea, and The Fox Chase Review, among others. Her chapbook, Selachimorpha, was published by Incessant Pipe Print Works in 2015.

When 9:00pm
Salem Athenaeum
337 Essex Street
Karen A Gahagan

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