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2021 Massachusetts Poetry Festival - Shared screen with speaker view
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
32:26
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Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
32:43
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Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
33:39
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Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
34:19
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Katy's Screen
34:22
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMO5J_AlO58A4w3yByaRqqUEtBHLpE2lG1VF9fh0VHc/edit
Toni Bee
34:41
Sing Please SISTER!!!!
Katy's Screen
35:40
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMO5J_AlO58A4w3yByaRqqUEtBHLpE2lG1VF9fh0VHc/edit
Katy's Screen
36:00
(Packet)
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
36:38
Welcome! Please remain muted.Captions are available! Click the “Live Transcript” button at the bottom of your zoom screen.Need assistance? Send a direct message to one of our volunteers.Need help with Zoom or can’t access an event? Call the Festival Helpline: (978) 230-7110Remember to be kind and respectful!
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
36:53
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMO5J_AlO58A4w3yByaRqqUEtBHLpE2lG1VF9fh0VHc/edit (packet)
Katy's Screen
37:01
Poem Packet… https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMO5J_AlO58A4w3yByaRqqUEtBHLpE2lG1VF9fh0VHc/edit
Veera Dr. Rajaratnam
37:44
WOW!
Toni Bee
39:00
“Joy is built!”
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
39:08
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMO5J_AlO58A4w3yByaRqqUEtBHLpE2lG1VF9fh0VHc/edit
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
39:19
Welcome! Please remain muted.Captions are available! Click the “Live Transcript” button at the bottom of your zoom screen.Need assistance? Send a direct message to one of our volunteers.Need help with Zoom or can’t access an event? Call the Festival Helpline: (978) 230-7110Remember to be kind and respectful!
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
39:41
Poem Packet… https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMO5J_AlO58A4w3yByaRqqUEtBHLpE2lG1VF9fh0VHc/edit
Toni Bee
42:10
MouthFul of GRASS
Heidi Wakeman
42:32
The ragweed from the goldenrod
Host - Meghan (she/her)
44:37
YES I LOVE this poem!!!!!
Toni Bee
45:29
Free Hips!!!
CHARLENE PIERCE
45:51
Petty places!!
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
45:52
Poem Packet… https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMO5J_AlO58A4w3yByaRqqUEtBHLpE2lG1VF9fh0VHc/edit
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
46:06
Welcome! Please remain muted.Captions are available! Click the “Live Transcript” button at the bottom of your zoom screen.Need assistance? Send a direct message to one of our volunteers.Need help with Zoom or can’t access an event? Call the Festival Helpline: (978) 230-7110Remember to be kind and respectful!
Toni Bee
47:03
Activities!!! I love that Teri - No Shame
Jill Crammond
47:16
I first read this in my 20s and felt so empowered! Now at 50...boy do I need this reminder!
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
47:41
Poem Packet… https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMO5J_AlO58A4w3yByaRqqUEtBHLpE2lG1VF9fh0VHc/edit
Lisa Parato (she/her)
47:42
She won’t shrink like girls and women are often taught to do
Host - Meghan (she/her)
49:25
"a prize one could wreck one's peace for"
Heidi Wakeman
50:05
Amen
jessica (she/her)
50:40
"Sex, as they harshly call it," let me know she didn't come to play!
Lisa Parato (she/her)
51:14
She is a WOMAN, not fooled by the difference between lust and love.
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
51:28
Poem Packet… https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMO5J_AlO58A4w3yByaRqqUEtBHLpE2lG1VF9fh0VHc/edit
Veera Dr. Rajaratnam
53:22
NICE!
Toni Bee
53:37
Oneday Stand SIS - pow
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
54:06
Poem Packet… https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMO5J_AlO58A4w3yByaRqqUEtBHLpE2lG1VF9fh0VHc/edit
Sandra Crouch
54:14
heavy as mercury in our moonsuit!
Host - Meghan (she/her)
55:07
yes!! so here for this
Heidi Wakeman
56:20
“bunched against the crimson”
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
56:31
Poem Packet… https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMO5J_AlO58A4w3yByaRqqUEtBHLpE2lG1VF9fh0VHc/edit
Heidi Wakeman
56:37
“I didn’t know the gun was loaded”
Heidi Wakeman
57:16
Yes! I’ve started to say “Thank you” instead of Sorry!
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
57:40
Poem Packet… https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sMO5J_AlO58A4w3yByaRqqUEtBHLpE2lG1VF9fh0VHc/edit
Teri Cross Davis (she/her)
58:42
This is my pandemic poem. I think about it often.
Heidi Wakeman
59:37
Joy and Rage! Both/and
Veera Dr. Rajaratnam
01:00:11
Apologizing to the desk.... ye... we do!
Susanna Rich
01:04:24
Please post link to these prompts
Host - Meghan (she/her)
01:06:37
that antipastoral is POWERFUL!!!!
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
01:06:58
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11Uo_e40cY9ebjmCHCu93vatJkaIl3WmeK7jQXpoIXas/edit#slide=id.p
Volunteer - Rebekah Wolman (she/her)
01:07:10
Prompts: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11Uo_e40cY9ebjmCHCu93vatJkaIl3WmeK7jQXpoIXas/edit#slide=id.p
Mary Pecaut
01:15:37
Thank you so much. This has been wonderful! I need to leave early . Have really enjoyed this workshop.
Susanna Rich
01:15:47
Wonderful poems! Inspiring prompts! Women lifting up! Lifting as we go! Thank you!
Veera Dr. Rajaratnam
01:16:05
When Joyous or In Rage(May 16th/2021 -11:17 CST)I am freeWind that dancesThrough the leaves… flower petalsCarrying the aromaEssential oils of JoyEvaporating in the hot sunMolecule by moleculeMelting the rage of heatSo the bees could go onDoing what they doTo sustain a whole colonyThe soft bodied youngHidden in the hivesAwaiting their returnTo be fed, tendedFor the sake of the whole World!Copyright©2021VeerajaR(www.joypoet.com)
Britt
01:18:37
I can smell freedom and it is the taste of plaster & wall board, it tastes like dust that will not settle.
Saida Agostini she/her/hers
01:18:56
that last line!
Veera Dr. Rajaratnam
01:20:02
Thank You Teri... for Reading my POEM! Very Honored....GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Toni Bee
01:22:28
I appreciate Y’all making this easily accessible to… ALL
Zoe (she/her)
01:23:22
(The format got messed up, but here is a short poem) and it's every day that I find myself apologizing to someone for something I shouldn't have to apologize for, and it's every day that someone talks to me like I'm worse then them, like I'm nothing. uh no, no longer will I sit still and listen as you tear me apart, ripping apart my confidence, no longer will I watch as you look at me, talk to me like I'm someone you can control. next time you come to me, thinking that you've succeeded in shattering who I am, in ruining my dreams, you'll regret ever knowing me, because as soon as I see that look on your face saying that I am nothing, the skies will shake with anger, and the rain will fall like it never did before and you will realize the mistake you made. You thought I was nothing, I KNOW you are wrong. 
Lisa Parato (she/her)
01:25:08
The muck of dreams!
Heidi Wakeman
01:25:41
Yes! So lovely and yes, all three states!
Lisa Parato (she/her)
01:25:55
Thank you Zoe, for sharing above!
Gabriella Belfiglio
01:26:00
thank you all!!!
Lisa DeSiro (she/her)
01:26:07
Thank you so much, great workshop!
Kari Hannibal
01:26:13
Thank you all workshop leaders !!
jessica (she/her)
01:26:20
This was such a well-organized and rich workshop! Thank you so much!
Lisa Parato (she/her)
01:26:22
Great workshop- wish we had more time together. Thank you so much!
Jill Crammond
01:26:24
you all were so inspiring! Thank you!
deborahmurphy
01:26:31
Thank you so much for a wonderful, inspiring workshop!
Teri Cross Davis (she/her)
01:26:31
https://www.neonhemlock.com/out-of-print/stunt-saida-agostinihttps://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814257784.htmlhttps://www.amazon.com/Not-Without-Our-Laughter-Sexuality/dp/0996103724https://www.amazon.com/Haint-Teri-Ellen-Cross-Davis/dp/194072404X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=haint+teri+ellen+cross+davis&qid=1621175116&s=books&sr=1-1https://bookshop.org/books/haint-poems/9781940724041https://bookshop.org/books/a-more-perfect-union-9780814257784/9780814257784
Toni Bee
01:26:32
Yes My SISTERS - absolutely AWESOME - Glad to meet yall
Host - Meghan (she/her)
01:26:40
wish I could hang out with you all for the rest of the day!!! LOVED this!!!
Heidi Wakeman
01:26:54
Thank you and many blessings to our gracious and gorgeous hosts! I agree with Meghan!
Krysia (she/her)
01:27:05
This was such an empowering and inspiring space! Thank you, Katy, Teri, and Saida!!
Shannon Murphy (she/her/hers)
01:27:25
This was fabulous! Thank you!
Laura Diaz (she/her/ella)
01:27:28
Gracias!
pai22m@mtholyoke.edu
01:27:31
Thank you all!! <3
Professor Maru Colbert
01:27:46
Please see my Ekphrastic pieces that express rage regarding the female's identity and Black Lives Matter. Maru Colbert
Britt
01:27:56
thank you!
Zoe (she/her)
01:27:59
Thank you!! <3
Sandra Crouch
01:28:04
Thank You!