The Massachusetts Poetry Festival was held from April 29 to May 1 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 Sandra Beasley, Mark Doty, Marie Howe, Ada Limón, Greg Pardlo, David Rivard, and Charles Simic. The cost of admission was $15 ($7 for seniors and students); workshops were an additional $5 each. Visit the website for more information.
Massachusetts Poetry Festival, 15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103, Boston, MA 02210.