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Friday, May 14 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Beyond “Girlpower”: Poetry, Identity, and Coming of Age

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You Don’t Have to Be Everything is a new anthology for teen girls, just out with Workman Publishing. Four poets from the book will read their poems and discuss how poetry has been a path for self-discovery and self-acceptance, and how poems can facilitate empathy for self and others.

Link to recording: https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/share/5DLtATA1P7BFa-T9dKC0G413-T09oYJFOW_szCg1nunujf_qo1puUZc6cShYb2gA.IQhlGRDqE_cMVkeP

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Diana Whitney

Diana Whitney writes across the genres in Vermont with a focus on feminism, motherhood, and sexuality. Her first book, Wanting It, became an indie poetry bestseller. For years she was the poetry critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she featured women and LGBTQ voices in her... Read More →
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Amy Dryansky

Amy Dryansky has two poetry collections; Grass Whistle (Salmon Poetry), winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for poetry, and How I Got Lost So Close to Home (Alice James). She’s a Massachusetts Cultural Council Poetry Fellow, and former poet laureate of Northampton, MA. You can... Read More →
avatar for Angélica María Aguilera

Angélica María Aguilera

Angélica María Aguilera is an internationally touring Chicana artist and entrepreneur from Los Angeles. Her work has brought her across the country as a TEDx speaker, a workshop facilitator for the National Poetry Slam of Mexico, and a finalist for the National Poetry Slam 2018... Read More →
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Crystal Williams

A poet and essayist, Crystal Williams is the author of four collections of poems, most recently Detroit as Barn. She is Vice President and Associate Provost for Community and Inclusion at Boston University where she is also Professor of English. crystalannwilliams.com... Read More →

Friday May 14, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT