Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday Roundup

Just a reminder about tomorrow's Mass Poetry Festival fundraiser:

Lloyd Schwartz and musician Sebastien Jean

Thursday, March 17, 7-9 p.m.
Salem Athenæum
337 Essex Street, Salem MA
Suggested donation: $50
Register now!

Lloyd Schwartz will discuss the poetry of beloved Massachusetts poet Elizabeth Bishop, as well as his own. Sebastien Jean will perform Air for Orchestral Suite in D major by Bach for electric guitar and piano.

The donation is suggested. Pay what you can, and come out to enjoy a great night of poetry.


Claudia Rankine's project, Open Letter on Race and the Imagination, went live yesterday. Brava to her for bringing the conversation on race to the next level. I'm looking forward to reading all of the letters, poems, and submissions, and maybe jump-start my own writing on the subject.


If you haven't picked up the latest issue of O magazine, check out the first-ever poetry edition (about time!). Congrats to three of my favorite poets Aracelis Girmay, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Camille Rankine for appearing in one of their fashion spreads.

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