The Massachusetts Poetry Festival was held from May 4 to May 6 in downtown Salem. The festival featured workshops, panels, readings, music, visual arts presentations, and a book fair featuring small presses and literary magazines. Participating poets included Kaveh Akbar, Duy Doan, Jeffrey Harrison, Dorianne Laux, Erika Meitner, Carl Phillips, Sonia Sanchez, and Nicole Sealey. The cost of admission was $20 ($7 for seniors and students); workshops were an additional $10 each. Visit the website for more information.
Massachusetts Poetry Festival, 15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103, Boston, MA 02210.