Sunday, May 16 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Every Place Has Its Story: Writing About Region

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Mark Doty will moderate a panel discussion with Alice Kociemba, Robin Smith-
Johnson and Rich Youmans, co-editors of From the Farther Shore: Discovering Cape
Cod and the Islands Through Poetry
(Bass River Press, 2021). Mark Doty will give an
overview of the anthology and lead the editors in a discussion about how they
conceived, selected, and organized the poems in order to bring the region to life.
They will then read a selection that illustrates how poetry can capture the spirit of
the region—its history, its people, its landmarks, its industries, and its beauty.

Link to recording:  https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/share/zWdKlv_SVvDARvyf5afGolPVoTE4WY7UsLVsdtlzrlLw_h2ulDjIJwW6l-kxE6wB.obrxecu3QIUtEWoq

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Robin Smith-Johnson

Robin Smith-Johnson teaches at Cape Cod Community College. She is the author of two books of poetry: Dream of the Antique Dealer’s Daughter (Word Poetry, 2013), and Gale Warnings (Finishing Line Press, 2016), as well as being a co-founder of the Steeple Street Poets. Robin lives... Read More →
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Alice Kociemba

Founding Director, Calliope—Poetry for Community
Alice Kociemba is a co-editor of From the Farther Shore: Discovering Cape Cod and the Islands Through Poetry (Bass River Press, forthcoming) along with Robin Smith-Johnson and Rich Youmans. She is founding director of Calliope Poetry and is the author of Bourne Bridge (Turning Point... Read More →
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Rich Youmans

Rich Youmans's work has appeared in diverse publications, including Contemporary Haibun Online (where he currently serves as editor in chief), Cape Cod Poetry Review, the Cape Cod Times, and The Best Small Fictions 2020 (Sonder Press). He lives in North Falmouth with his wife, Alice... Read More →
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Mark Doty

Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University
Mark Doty is the author of more than ten books of poetry, most recently Deep Lane (W.W. Norton, 2015), and three memoirs, including What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life (W.W. Norton, 2020).  Fire to Fire, his volume of new and selected poems, won the National Book Award for... Read More →

Sunday May 16, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT