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Saturday, May 15 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
2020 Re-Do Celebration Ceremony

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We invite poets who were winners or finalists of 2020 literary awards but did not have the opportunity to properly celebrate their accomplishments to receive a toast and a round of applause at this unforgettable ceremony.

The theme for this amazing event is "Poetry Awards Ceremony Meets Grammys." Therefore, please feel free to come dressed in a way that makes you feel special. This can include (but is not limited to) gowns, suits, glitter, extravagant furs, etc. There might even be an opportunity for you to take a photo on our virtual red carpet!

Link to recording:  https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/share/GPw63ggy7Sl78AHBAGKiGSq3Lr2JuJyt4vYMHtR3yzV3CxTCLfjYoSO8dvkf3npZ.7bcxMXDchAsAh64h

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Toni Bee

Poet / Curator/ Event Host/ Founder / StoryTeller, tonibee.org
Toni Bee is a poet, educator, and photographer raised in Boston, MA, educated in Roxbury. She was elected as Poet Populist of Cambridge, MA - the first woman to grace that position. In 2016, Toni was selected as the Cambridge Inaugural Poetry Ambassador. She was a teaching artist... Read More →
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Heather Treseler

Associate Professor, Worcester State University
Heather Treseler is the author of Parturition, which received the Munster Literature Centre's international chapbook prize and the Jean Pedrick chapbook prize in 2020. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cincinnati Review, Harvard Review, JAMA, and The American Scholar, among... Read More →
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Susan Roney-O'Brien

Susan Roney-O’Brien lives in Princeton, MA where she works with international students and young writers. She curates a monthly poetry venue at The Thirsty Lab and is part of 4 X 4, a group of four visual artists and four poets who respond through art and poetry to each other’s... Read More →
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Lesléa Newman

I am a poet, novelist, short story writer, and children's book author.My most recent poetry collections are a pair of memoirs-in-verse, I CARRY MY MOTHER and I WISH MY FATHER. I have also written a novel-in-verse called OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD. My most well-known... Read More →
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Kip Wilson

Kip Wilson is the author of young adult verse novels White Rose (2019, Versify), about anti-Nazi political activist Sophie Scholl, The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin (2022, Versify), set in a queer club in Berlin during the last days of the Weimar Republic, and One Last Shot (2023... Read More →
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Marjorie Maddox

Professor of English and Creative Writing, Lock Haven University
Professor of English at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox has published eleven collections of poetry; the story collection What She Was Saying; four children’s YA books; Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania; and Presence (assistant editor). Begin with a Question... Read More →
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Karina Borowicz

Karina Borowicz was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She holds degrees in writing, history, and Russian. Her most recent poetry collection, Rosetta (2020), won the Ex Ophidia Prize. Proof (2014) won the Codhill Poetry Award, and The Bees Are Waiting (2012) won the Marick Press... Read More →
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Stephan Delbos

Stephan Delbos, the first Poet Laureate of Plymouth, Massachusetts, is the author of In Memory of Fire (Cape Cod Poetry Review, 2016); Light Reading (BlazeVOX, 2019); and Small Talk (Dos Madres Press, 2021). His co-translation of The Absolute Gravedigger, by Czech poet Vítězslav... Read More →
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Maru Colbert

Maru Colbert is an engineering professor and performer. Her research and teaching span the engineering fields of chemical, environmental, and materials science with a STEM focus on chemistry and mathematics. Additionally, she runs a cultural arts company based in Boston. Her spoken... Read More →
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Elizabeth S. Wolf

Elizabeth S. Wolf’s chapbook, Did You Know? was a 2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize winner. Her full-length book, When Lawyers Wept, was published by Kelsay Books. Her poetry appears in Boston Literary Magazine, Ibbetson Street, Third Wednesday, Peregrine, and Persian Sugar in English... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Coben

Joshua Coben

Joshua Coben’s second collection, Night Chaser (David Robert Books, 2020), was a finalist for the Vassar Miller Prize, the New American Poetry Prize, and the Donald Justice Poetry Prize. His first book, Maker of Shadows (Texas Review Press, 2010), won the X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize... Read More →
avatar for Margot Douaihy

Margot Douaihy

Margot Douaihy is the author of Scranton Lace, Girls Like You, and the forthcoming docupoetic project Bandit / Queen: The Runaway Story of Belle Starr (Clemson University Press). Her writing has been featured in Colorado Review, The Florida Review, North American Review, PBS NewsHour... Read More →

Saturday May 15, 2021 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT