Saturday, June 07, 2014

Next Stop on the Improbable Places Poetry Tour: Salem Harbor Station

For the record, I think this might be the most improbable and meaningful poetry tour stop yet.

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Decommissioned Power Plant will be Powered by Poetry on July 2nd

Submission Deadline: June 27, 2014

The Improbable Places Poetry Tour, hosted by Colleen Michaels of Montserrat College of Art,  is seeking poems about the Power of Work and the Work of Power for a most unique reading opportunity. On July 2, 2014 from 7-9 p.m., the massive turbines of the iconic Salem Power Plant will turn silent and the hum of poetry will kick in. 

Approaching its fifth season, the Improbable Places Poetry Tour poetry has brought poetry to unlikely places such as bike shops, laundromats, and tattoo parlors on Boston's North Shore. We close out this season with the rare opportunity to experience poetry in an industrial space that will be open to the public for the first time. Footprint Power and Montserrat College of Art have been collaborating all semester to create art that documents the lives and work of the power plant employees. If you have a poem that speaks to the power of work or the work of power, we want to read your submissions.

Submissions can be sent to colleen.michaels@montserrat.edu no later than Friday, June 27. If chosen, you must be available to read your work in Salem, MA on Wednesday, July 2, 7-9 p.m.

If you are interested in attending (where else will you have the chance to wear a hard hat, see an art exhibition, and tour vintage operating equipment all at one poetry reading?), you will have to preregister by emailing ArtandPower@footprintSalemHarbor.com. Please note that you will be required to produce a valid photo ID to enter the site.


For further details, please visit the Improbable Places Poetry Tour blog

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Read more about the power plant's closing.  


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