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Thursday, May 13 • 12:15pm - 12:30pm
All Day Event - Improbable Places Audio Tour

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An audio tour highlighting some of the most memorable stops on The Improbable Places Poetry Tour has been made for your listening pleasure.  The Improbable Places Poetry Tour, a reading series organized by Colleen Michaels of Montserrat College of Art, has run for over a decade around Beverly, Salem, and the North Shore bringing poetry and the community together in unexpected places. Yes, even in a swimming pool. This audio tour version will feature stops around the Massachusetts North Shore and can be enjoyed either with a day trip or virtually.  

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J.D. Scrimgeour

A long-time professor at Salem State, J.D. Scrimgeour lives in Salem and has written extensively about sports, especially baseball and basketball. His five books include the basketball memoir, Spin Moves. He also appears in the anthology Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art... Read More →
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Kevin Carey

Kevin Carey is Coordinator of Creative Writing at Salem State University. Books include: The Beach People (2014), The One Fifteen to Penn Station (2012), Jesus Was a Homeboy (2016) which was an Honor book for the Paterson Literary Prize, & Set in Stone (2020). His poems have appeared... Read More →
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Dawn Paul

Writing/Interdisciplinary Faculty, Montserrat College of Art
Dawn Paul is the author of the novel The Country of Loneliness and What We Still Don’t Know, poems on the life and work of scientist Carl Linnaeus. She has also published poetry, fiction and science/nature articles in a variety of journals and magazines, including Orion, Comstock... Read More →
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Colleen Michaels

Founder/Host, Improbable Places Poetry Tour
Colleen Michaels is the author of Prize Wheel (Small Bites Press, 2023). Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including Passages North, The Paterson Review, Cider Press Review, Barrelhouse, and have been commissioned as installations for The Massachusetts Poetry Festival... Read More →
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Ariella Ruth

Ariella Ruth is the author of the chapbook REMNANTS (Gesture Press, 2019), and a full-length version of that manuscript was a finalist for the Two Sylvias Press 2017 Full-Length Poetry Manuscript Prize. She has a poem published on a sandstone monolith as part of the City of Boulder... Read More →
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Eileen Cleary

Eileen Cleary is the author of 'Child ward of the Commonwealth' (2019), which received an honorable mention for the Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize and ' 2 a.m. with Keats' (Nixes Mate, 2021). In addition, she co-edited the anthology ' Voices Amidst the Virus', the featured text... Read More →
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Catherine Fahey

Catherine Fahey is a poet and librarian from Salem, Massachusetts. When she’s not reading and writing, she’s knitting or dancing. Her chapbook _The Roses that Bloom at the End of the World_ is available from Boston Accent Lit. You can read more of her work at www.magpiepoems... Read More →

Hugo Pellinen

Hugo Pellinen is a visual artist and writer. His creative projects take images and ideas out of traditional contexts and ask audiences to make new meanings.  His recent explorations include:  The Type Liberation Project (letterpress projects from reclaimed type), The Essex Natural... Read More →
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R.G. Evans

R.G. Evans's books include Overtipping the Ferryman (Aldrich Press Poetry Prize 2013),  The Noise of Wings (Red Dashboard Press, 2015), and The Holy Both (Main Street Rag, 2017). His original music was featured in the Kevin Carey/Mark Hillringhouse films All That Lies Between Us... Read More →
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Shari Caplan

Shari Caplan is the author of “Advice from a Siren” (Dancing Girl Press, 2016). Her work appears in Zoetic Press, Drunk Monkeys, and Deluge and is forthcoming from Blue Lyra Review and The Rhylsing Anthology, a publication of Rhylsing Award nominees. A graduate of Lesley University’s... Read More →

Thursday May 13, 2021 12:15pm - 12:30pm EDT