2022 Poetry

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Taylor Byas

Taylor Byas

Taylor Byas is a Black Chicago native currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the 1st place winner of the 2020 Poetry Super Highway, the 2020 Frontier Poetry Award for New Poets Contests, the 2021 Adrienne Rich Poetry Prize, and a finalist for the 2020 Frontier OPEN Prize. She is the author of the chapbook Bloodwarm from Variant Lit, and her debut full-length, I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times, forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in Spring of 2023. She is represented by Rena Rossner of the Deborah Harris Agency.

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Al Basile Book
Paulette Demers Turco

Paulette Demers Turco

Paulette Demers Turco, a Powow River Poet, is editor of The Powow River Poets Anthology II (Able Muse Press, 2021) and co-organizer of Powow poetry readings. Her poetry appears in The Lyric, The Poetry Porch, Quill & Parchment, Loch Raven Review, Mezzo Cammin, 2020 Hippocrates Award Anthology, and others. Her chapbook In Silence was published by Finishing Line Press, 2018. Awards include the Robert Frost Poetry Award; First Place in the Rockport 2019 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest, MFA in Writing President’s Award from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, where she earned her MFA. Retired from optometry, she lives in Newburyport, MA, where she also enjoys photography, and painting.

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Caitlin Doyle

Caitlin Doyle

Caitlin Doyle’s poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Yale Review, The Threepenny Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Best New Poets (University of Virginia Press), and elsewhere. Her work has also been featured through the PBS NewsHour Poetry Series, Poetry Daily, and American Life in Poetry. She has received awards and fellowships through the Yaddo Colony, the MacDowell Colony, the James Merrill House, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the P.E.O. Scholar Foundation, and the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, among others. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, Caitlin has taught literature and writing as the Writer-In-Residence at Interlochen Arts Academy, the Emerging Writer-In-Residence at Penn State Altoona, a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Boston University, an Elliston Fellow in Poetry at the University of Cincinnati, and the Writer-In-Residence at St. Albans School. Caitlin earned a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, where she served as Associate Editor of The Cincinnati Review. She currently teaches as Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Writer-In-Residence at Washington & Jefferson College, and she is a faculty member at the Frost Farm Poetry Conference. To learn more about Caitlin’s background and writing, you can visit her website here: http://caitlindoylepoetry.com

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Michael Cantor Book
Marilyn Hacker

Marilyn Hacker

Marilyn Hacker is the author of fourteen books of poems, including Blazons ( 2019), and A Stranger’s Mirror ( 2015), two collaborative books, Diaspo/Renga, written with Deema K. Shehabi ( 2014) and A Different Distance, written with Karthika Naïr (2021); and an essay collection, Unauthorized Voices ( 2010). Her eighteen translations of French and Francophone poets . include Jean-Paul de Dadelsen’s That Light, All at Once, (Yale, 2020), Samira Negrouche’s The Olive Trees’ Jazz (Pleaides Press, 2020) and Claire Malroux’s Daybreak (NY Review Books 2020). She received the 2010 American PEN Voelcker Award and the international Argana Prize for Poetry from the Beit as-Sh’ir/ House of Poetry in Morocco in 2011. She lives in Paris. Photo Credit: Julie Fay

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Michael Cantor Book
Danielle Georges

Danielle Legros Georges

Danielle Legros Georges is a writer, academic, and author of several books of poetry including The Dear Remote Nearness of You, winner of the New England Poetry Club’s Sheila Margaret Motten book prize. Her awards include fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, MacDowell, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. She was appointed the second Poet Laureate of the city of Boston, serving in the role from 2015 to 2019. She directs the Lesley MFA Program in Creative Writing. Her most recent work is a book of translations, Island Heart: The Poems of Ida Faubert, published in 2021.

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Regie Gibson

Regie Gibson

Literary performer and educator, Regie Gibson, has lectured and performed in the U.S., Cuba & Europe. Representing the U.S., Regie competed for & received both the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone & the Europa en Versi Award in LaGuardia di Como, Italy. Himself and his work appear in “love jones”: a film based on events in his life. He is a former National Poetry Slam Champion, has appeared on HBO, numerous NPR programs, and several TED X events. He’s served as a consultant for both the National Endowment for the Arts “How Art Works” initiative & the “Mere Distinction of Color”: an exhibit at James Madison’s Montpelier examining the legacy of slavery & the U.S. constitution & has performed with & composed texts for, The Boston City Singers, The Mystic Chorale & the Handel+Haydn Society. He’s a recipient of The Boston Foundation’s Brother Thomas Fellowship, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Award winner, & has received two Live Arts Boston Grants for the production of his first play “The Juke: A Blues Bacchae”. He has presented at Harvard’s Democracy Entrepreneur’s Conference, Unrig Democracy Summit, the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, & works with Unite America. During the recent Presidential election, Regie was asked to present at the “Humanists for Biden” rally. He is the founder of Shakespeare to Hip-Hop: An education and performance vehicle integrating the performance & study of classical and modern texts into English & artistic curricula. He teaches at Clark University & works with members of the Red Cross-Red Crescent Climate Center (Hague, Netherlands) to craft language regarding issues of climate change.

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Martha Collins Book
Jeffrey Harrison

Jeffrey Harrison

Jeffrey Harrison’s sixth book of poetry, Between Lakes, was published by Four Way Books in September 2020 and was selected as a 2021 Must-Read Poetry Book by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. His previous books include Into Daylight, (Tupelo Press, 2014) winner the Dorset Prize, Incomplete Knowledge (Four Way, 2006), runner-up for the Poets’ Prize, Feeding the Fire, which won the Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club in 2002, and The Singing Underneath, selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series in 1987. A volume of his selected early poems, The Names of Things, was published in the U.K. by the Waywiser Press in 2006. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, among other honors, and his poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including Best American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize volumes, and been featured in American Life in Poetry, The Writer’s Almanac, Poetry Daily, and other online and media venues. He lives in Massachusetts and can also be found at jeffreyharrisonpoet.com.

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Jeffrey Harrison Book
Kirun Kapur

Kirun Kapur

Kirun Kapur is the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize and the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist (Elixir Press, 2015). Her second collection, Women in the Waiting Room (Black Lawrence, 2020) was a finalize for the National Poetry Series and the Massachusetts Book Award. She teaches at Amherst College, where she is the director of Creative Writing Program. Find her at: KirunKapur.com

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Don Kimball

Don Kimball

Don Kimball is the author of the full-length book of poetry, Late Autumn, Raking (Kelsay Books 2021) as well as three chapbooks, Tumbling (Finishing Line Press, 2016), Journal of a Flatlander (Finishing Line Press, 2009) and Skipping Stones (Pudding House Publications, 2008). His poetry has appeared in Blue Unicorn, The Lyric, Rattle, and various other journals and anthologies. His poems reflect on rural life as well as wide travels in Africa, Antarctica, the Arctic, Europe, and the UK. He is a longstanding member and moderator of the Powow River Poets. Don lives in Concord and is the former president of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire.

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Don Kimball Book
Jean Kreiling

Jean L. Kreiling

Jean L. Kreiling is the author of three collections of poetry: Shared History (2022), Arts & Letters & Love (2018), and The Truth in Dissonance (2014). Her work has been honored with the Able Muse Write Prize, the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters Sonnet Prize, the Kelsay Books Metrical Poetry Prize, two Laureates’ Prizes in the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, three New England Poetry Club prizes, the Plymouth Poetry Contest prize, and the String Poet Prize. She is Professor Emeritus of Music at Bridgewater State University and an Associate Poetry Editor for Able Muse: A Review of Poetry, Prose & Art. A longtime member of the Powow River Poets, she lives in coastal Massachusetts.

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Zara Raab

Zara Raab

Zara Raab’s most recent book is a new edition of Swimming the Eel, combining her earlier books and adding new poems. Raab grew up in the West, and lives north of Boston in Amesbury, Mass. Her poems appear in Think: A Journal of Fiction, Poetry and Essay, and elsewhere. Her literary reviews have appeared in Poet Lore and Poetry Flash. For more, go to www.zararaab.com or www.powowriverpoets.com

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Deborah Warren

Deborah Warren

Deborah Warren’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and The Yale Review. She is the author of several books including Zero Meridian (2004, Ivan R. Dee), Dream With Flowers and Bowl of Fruit (2008, Evansville) and Ausonius: The Moselle and Other Poems (2017, Routledge). She has been the recipient of the Meringoff Prize, the Robert Frost Award, the Robert Penn Warren Prize, and the Howard Nemerov Award. She released two books in 2021: Strange to Say: Etymology for Serious Entertainment (Paul Dry, 2021) and Connoisseurs of Worms (Paul Dry, 2021).

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Richard Wollman

Richard Wollman

Richard Wollman is the author of Evidence of Things Seen (Sheep Meadow Press), A Cemetery Affair (Finishing Line Press), and Changeable Gods (Slate Roof Press). An Art of Need, his current manuscript, is about outsider artists and includes ekphrastic poems accompanied by images of the poet’s sculptures. His awards include the Gulf Coast Prize for Poetry, the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for Poems on the Jewish Experience, the Firman Houghton Award from the New England Poetry Club, and the Elyse Wolf Prize. His poems have appeared in New England Review, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, MARGIE, Notre Dame Review, and Poetry Daily. He is Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Simmons University in Boston and lives in Amesbury, Massachusetts. His poems and artwork may be found at RichardWollman.com.

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Rhina Espaillat

Rhina Espaillat

A Visit with Natasha Trethewey — Saturday, 11:30 AM

Melopoia — Saturday Evening, 7:00 PM

Rhina Espaillat’s most recent publications are two poetry collections, And After all and The Field, a monograph titled “Translation: the Shared Art of Writing Backwards,” and Brief Accident of Light: Poems of Newburyport, a collaboration with Alfred Nicol, fellow member of the Powow River Poets.

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Rachel DeWoskin Book
Midge Goldberg

Midge Goldberg

Nagging Questions: The Light Verse of Midge Goldberg and Chris O’Carroll— Saturday, 10:15 AM

Midge Goldberg was the recipient of the Richard Wilbur Poetry Award for her book Snowman’s Code, as well as the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. Her poems and translations have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Hopkins Review, Light, Appalachia, 100 Poems: The Romantics, published by Cambridge University Press, and on Garrison Keillor’s A Writer’s Almanac. Her other books include Flume Ride and the children’s book My Best Ever Grandpa. She is a longtime member of the Powow River Poets and has an M.F.A. from the University of New Hampshire. She lives in Chester, New Hampshire, with her family, two cats, and an ever-changing number of chickens.

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Midge Goldberg Book
A.M. Juster

A.M. Juster

Breakfast with the Poets — Saturday, 8:30-10:00 AM

A.M. Juster is a poet, translator and critic. His tenth book, Wonder and Wrath (Paul Dry Books 2020), includes original poetry and translations from several languages. His next book will be the first translation into English of Petrarch’s Canzoniere that mirrors its rhyme and meter; it is scheduled for 2023 publication by W.W. Norton. His work has appeared in Poetry, Paris Review, and Hudson Review, and he has won the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award three times, the Barnstone Translation Prize, and the Richard Wilbur Award. He has two honorary degrees and was the recipient of the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2010 Humanitarian of the Year Award.

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A.M. Juster
Alfred Nicol

Alfred Nicol

Melopoia — Saturday Evening, 7:00 PM

Alfred Nicol’s most recent publication is the chapbook Brief Accident of Light: Poems of Newburyport (Kelsay Books, 2019) a collaboration with poet Rhina Espaillat. Nicol’s full-length poetry collection, Animal Psalms, was published in 2016 by Able Muse Press. He has published two other books of poetry, Elegy for Everyone (2010), and Winter Light, which received the 2004 Richard Wilbur Award. Nicol’s poem “Addendum” was included in the 2018 edition of The Best American Poetry.

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Alfred Nicol Book