Category Archives: Poetry

2014 Featured Festival Poet: Sharon Olds

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Photo by Marcus Mam, Vogue, September 2012 Through ten collections of poems, Sharon Olds has turned an unflinching eye toward the ecstasies and sorrows of living in the human body. Every stage of life is meticulously observed and explored: childhood, … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Rachel McKibbens

Posted on by Victoria Russell, Festival Assistant

Photo courtesy of rachelmckibbens.com Rachel McKibbens’s poetry feels like a product of dark magic–not meaning it is evil or bad, but rather a miracle arisen from misery. McKibbens is a phoenix, proud and resplendent amongst her ashes. She starts with … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Anis Mojgani

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

Photo by Jered Scott Anis Mogjani is a contagious poet.  His poems make you want to fall in love with the world all over again.  To look at the world with fresh eyes, to wonder and to marvel.  His combination … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Alex Lemon

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale, Online Communications Coordinator

Choosing My life, I drop Quarters in The slot & select The worst Song on The jukebox & then sneak Out to Watch Through the rain- Streaked glass. excerpt from “All of the Made Roads” in Fancy Beasts There is … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Shara McCallum

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

“I’m equally interested in myth as much as I’m interested in history, both personal and public.  I also have always loved best three things, which explain why I became a poet:  song, story and metaphor.” Have you ever wished you … Continue reading

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