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Mass Poetry Festival - Sunday - Shared screen with speaker view
Mass Poetry
40:48
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M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
44:58
Welcome everyone~! Where are you all from? (to respond to the whole room, make sure to select "All Panelists and attendees" in chat
Melissa Alipalo (she/her)
45:28
Maine
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
45:28
I'm in Salem, MA!
Crystal Valentine
45:33
So happy to be here!! I’m tuning in from Boston :)
Chandra Bales
45:39
Albuquerque, NM
Joseph Bova
45:52
Billerica, MA
Laura Diaz (she/her/ella)
45:56
joining from the unceded land of the Ohlone, now San Jose CA
danieljohnson
45:57
Boston, MA
David Miller
45:57
Jamaica Plain, Mass!
Dean Spencer
46:05
Somerville Mass
Donna Katzin
46:17
Donna Katzin from NYC
Kali Lightfoot
46:39
Salem, MA
Alexandria Peary
46:47
Alexandria Peary, NH Poet Laureate
Mass Poetry
46:50
Captions are available! Click the “Live Transcript” button at the bottom of your zoom screen.Thank you to the Dodge Poetry Festival for sponsoring this event. To learn more, visit https://www.dodgepoetry.orgNeed help with Zoom or can’t access an event? Call the Festival Helpline: (978) 230-7110Thank you for being kind and respectful!
Emily Blackwelder (she/her)
46:55
Westfield, Mass!
Kylie Gellatly
47:05
Holyoke, MA
Lynn Hoins
47:24
Utah where everyone is a writer. I was so surprised when I was transplanted from New York.
Adriana Grant (she/her)
47:25
Somerville, Massachusetts.
Crystal Valentine
48:26
So many people from all around Massachusetts!
Beatriz Alba del Rio
49:16
wonderful poetic voices thanks from /beatriz alba del rio
Lizzy
49:40
Boston, MA
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
49:52
Go Gabriel!!!
danieljohnson
50:00
Welcome, Gabe…excited to hear your work
Crystal Valentine
50:57
“Necessary failure” wow
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
51:00
"blame opens up in the air" beautiful
Crystal Valentine
53:27
This poem is gorgeous
Joseph Bova
53:44
amazing, AMAZING!
Kylie Gellatly
53:48
Beautiful
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
53:50
that was wonderful!
Alexandria Peary
53:51
“I am not a reason for a miracle.” A miraculous poem!
Mass Poetry
53:56
Beautiful, Gabe!!
Jos Charles
53:58
<3 <3 <3
Crystal Valentine
54:01
Wonderful job!
Kali Lightfoot
54:01
Wow, Gabriel!
Donna Katzin
54:09
Amazing and profoundly moving!
Nancy Greenaway
54:20
Thank you from Block Island!
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
54:24
make sure to send your praise to "all panelists and attendees" so the whole room can see it
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
54:48
I don't want Gabe to miss any of your kind words!
Elisabeth Horowitz
54:49
Great poem, Gabe! Thank you!!!!
Ashton (he/him) Gregor
55:50
WOW Gabriel incredible. Powerfully moving
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
55:50
"bends language" - what a perfect quote
Sandra Crouch
56:05
Thank you Gabe, exquisite poems!
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
56:22
Go Jos!
Crystal Valentine
57:07
Thank you Jos for reading!
Beatriz Alba del Rio
59:14
Thanksfor these poetic moments of beauty and pain
Kylie Gellatly
59:53
Very grateful for the context
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:00:48
"something I could kind of like zip up from the inside" poetry even before the poem starts!
Crystal Valentine
01:01:49
Love elegies sounds both heartbreaking and beautiful
danieljohnson
01:03:15
I had thought the sea a membrane
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:03:29
wow!
Kylie Gellatly
01:03:45
These are so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing
danieljohnson
01:04:40
The day a record of the disappearance of light
Crystal Valentine
01:05:13
Yes, water is important, and so are these poems
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:07:00
beautiful! What language
Owen Elphick
01:07:07
“We spoke, like a kitchen light, of the shadows we make” wow
danieljohnson
01:07:11
The waves loud in the hollows of sea caves
Ashton (he/him) Gregor
01:08:56
Wow, speechless
Gabriel McCreath (he/xe)
01:09:19
^ same
Kylie Gellatly
01:09:41
^^^
Crystal Valentine
01:09:58
“Come back from the dead I bow between your hands”
Crystal Valentine
01:10:04
My goodness
Mass Poetry
01:10:09
“I do not understand landscapes, I paint them”
Joseph Bova
01:10:15
absolutely incredible!
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:11:24
"the sky an inverted sea"
Beatriz Alba del Rio
01:11:25
exquisite tumultuous quiet thank you!!!extraordinary from Beeatriz Alba delRio
Gabriel McCreath (he/xe)
01:13:49
“And at night these might be the same” wow
Kylie Gellatly
01:14:06
I can't get enough of this cycle
Crystal Valentine
01:14:20
“Not even the ash poets will praise” these are so good, all I can do is repeat your lines back to you
Kylie Gellatly
01:14:32
^^^
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:14:47
^^^
Kylie Gellatly
01:16:26
When can we expect this forthcoming manuscript?!
Crystal Valentine
01:17:20
^^
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:17:48
"it too will be crushed in the office of living"
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:19:12
Amazing!!
Kylie Gellatly
01:19:19
Still so speechless
Owen Elphick
01:19:20
Thank you so much for sharing all this new work.
Gabriel McCreath (he/xe)
01:19:31
Wowwwww so amazing!!!!!!!! Incredible incredible incredible
Ashton (he/him) Gregor
01:19:31
Wow I am in awe and in tears, THANK YOU so much Jos
Crystal Valentine
01:19:32
I am so moved by your poetry, thank you Jos Charles.
Mass Poetry
01:19:43
Blown away by your work
Jos Charles
01:19:53
Thank you all for the kind words and attendance and sweetness <3
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:21:50
Welcome Martín!!!!
danieljohnson
01:21:55
Buenas tardes
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:22:07
<3
Jos Charles
01:22:11
(Re: publication, the book is expected in early 2022 from Milkweed!)
Carla Bau
01:22:12
¡Wepa, boricua! <3
Kylie Gellatly
01:23:48
(Hooray!)
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:24:43
"the 40 watt squint that followed them everywhere" visceral
Crystal Valentine
01:25:20
Yes, say that!!
Crystal Valentine
01:26:19
“His whole Westside Story without the Ballet”
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:26:32
make sure to send your praise to "all panelists and attendees" so the whole room can see them!
Crystal Valentine
01:28:59
Martín Espada you are an exquisite poet and an amazing storyteller! I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next.
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:29:37
!!!! wow
Mass Poetry
01:29:43
Powerful ending
Ashton (he/him) Gregor
01:29:46
wow wow wow
Carla Bau
01:29:51
Wowww
Joseph Bova
01:29:51
Very powerful!!!
Rebecca Lbahy
01:29:55
Fantastic!
Sandra Crouch
01:30:00
Holy wow. To hear you read it. Thank you
Lauren Marie Schmidt
01:30:12
Here is the picture referenced in “Floaters”https://images.app.goo.gl/qCTYakZdhHhcWRXG7
Owen Elphick
01:32:43
“Names that dress all in red”
Crystal Valentine
01:33:19
What a voice, I can listen to you read all day
Carla - carlapoet.com
01:33:38
Martin. so amazing.
Owen Elphick
01:35:14
Heartbreaking
Gabriel McCreath (he/xe)
01:35:26
^^^
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:35:30
^^^
Beatriz Alba del Rio
01:36:21
reality into a great poetic voice MARTIN ESPADA THANS
danieljohnson
01:36:27
“The dead still have names”
Beatriz Alba del Rio
01:36:28
THANKS
Lauren Marie Schmidt
01:36:33
"Enter their names in the book of names"---YES!
Crystal Valentine
01:38:03
Speechless
Ashton (he/him) Gregor
01:38:05
So powerful wow wow wow
danieljohnson
01:38:05
What a turn and ending!
Crystal Valentine
01:38:07
Wow
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:38:07
I'm taking this in, blown away
Carla Bau
01:38:15
I have no words
Lizzy
01:38:37
Aw, Springfield is my hometown
Donna Glick
01:39:00
Your poems/stories hurt to be heard because of the harsh images they evoke. But I must listen and learn.
danieljohnson
01:39:11
“Poverty is black ice” true, true
Owen Elphick
01:41:34
“the yellow-taped carnival of his corpse” oh my god
Sandra Crouch
01:41:47
^^^
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:42:01
Taught Floaters in one of my classes, Aubade with Concussion was one of the poems my students picked out for discussion, so good
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:43:16
awesome!
Crystal Valentine
01:45:33
*Mic Drop*
Lauren Marie Schmidt
01:46:04
Learn more about Jack Agueros here:https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/nyregion/jack-agueros-79-a-champion-of-el-barrio-dies.html
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:46:47
"and the lights died all across the city like a massacre of fireflies"
Donna Glick
01:48:55
He sang this song for hours
danieljohnson
01:48:59
This is hilarious & touching
Lauren Marie Schmidt
01:49:38
"The faster the spin, the stiller you look. There's something to learn in that, but what?"
Lauren Marie Schmidt
01:50:43
<3
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:50:48
what a a great ending!!!!
Lenny Dellarocca
01:50:54
Magnificent.
Lauren Marie Schmidt
01:51:14
Here is Frank Espada’s obituaryhttps://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/parting-glance-frank-espada/
Anna Warrock
01:52:15
Beautiful fierce tenderness. So vulnerable, true.
jeanne
01:56:05
Martin, have you considered recording a reading of this book---an audio version?
Ashton (he/him) Gregor
01:56:44
^^
Donna Glick
01:57:50
I have been video taping you reading. Yes, I will buy the book and read the poems but I want your voice as part of the assignment.
M.P. Carver - Festival Director - she/hers
01:58:11
Unbelievable reading!
Jos Charles
01:58:18
Thank you, Martín—for the love, such love throughout this work—I’ll be repeating “everybody knows” to myself over the coming days—much love, much love—
Mass Poetry
01:58:19
More about Martín EspadaThe link for Martín’s new book, Floaters:https://bookshop.org/books/floaters-poems/9780393541038Martín’s next reading, May 20th at 7:30 PM for Witness at the Border:https://www.mobilize.us/witnessattheborder/event/380500/
Adriana Grant (she/her)
01:58:28
Thank you!
David Miller
01:58:38
I am stunned, as always, by Martin Espada's reading.
Joseph Bova
01:58:42
Such an amazing reading! Thank you all of you!
Ashton (he/him) Gregor
01:58:47
WOW What powerful readings and such a fantastic narrative voice!!
danieljohnson
01:58:48
Thank you, Jos & Martin, both!
Kenny Likis
01:59:09
Wonderful poems and reading, Martín. Thank you.
Gabriel McCreath (he/xe)
01:59:10
Thank you both that was so amazing
Dawn Paul
01:59:11
What a wonderful festival! Thank you all who made it possible!
Chandra Bales
01:59:25
Fields of violets to you, Martin, Jos, and Gabe!Thank you without measure for this weekend and to all involved with Mass Poetry.
Crystal Valentine
01:59:30
Thank you so much Martín Espada and Jos Charles! Amazing work!
danieljohnson
02:00:21
That’s generous, Jos
Joseph Bova
02:00:39
I needed to hear that, Jos
Ashton (he/him) Gregor
02:01:02
I really needed to hear that Jos, thank you so much.
Carla Bau
02:01:03
Great tip, Jos. Recently found that out myself, it’s good to reaffirm it.
Beatriz Alba del Rio
02:01:21
EXQUISITE PAINFUL INSPIRING ! THANK YOU!
Ashton (he/him) Gregor
02:01:40
Yes, thank you Martin. So true and so real
Keith D. Lee
02:01:50
Thanks Mass Poetry for a great festival
Crystal Valentine
02:02:32
Please record an audiobook!
Beatriz Alba del Rio
02:02:44
THANK YOU MASS POETRY ORGANIZERS .. great!!!
Owen Elphick
02:03:55
For both of you, I would love to hear how living through the past year has affected the way you approach writing poetry?
Owen Elphick
02:04:46
Or reading/thinking about poetry?
Anne-Marie Burke
02:05:10
thank you both for speaking truth in powerfully brave voices.
Crystal Valentine
02:10:59
Thank you for your answer Jos
Owen Elphick
02:14:49
Thank you both so much for those answers, and for your work
Joseph Bova
02:14:54
beautiful responses!
Kenny Likis
02:14:56
Thank you!
Carla Bau
02:14:58
👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Danielle Georges
02:15:03
Such an excellent reading + conversation. Thank you Mass Poetry.
Ashton (he/him) Gregor
02:15:05
Thank you both!
Gabriel McCreath (he/xe)
02:15:09
Thank you so much both of you !!!!!
Ruth Duarte
02:15:12
Thank you so much!
danieljohnson
02:15:13
Viva the Massachusetts Poetry Festival!
Lauren Marie Schmidt
02:15:13
Thank you for a wonderful afternoon, Poets!
Danielle Georges
02:15:14
Maestro!
Mass Poetry
02:15:25
More about Jos Charles: http://www.joscharles.com/More about Martín EspadaThe link for Martín’s new book, Floaters:https://bookshop.org/books/floaters-poems/9780393541038Martín’s next reading, May 20th at 7:30 PM for Witness at the Border:https://www.mobilize.us/witnessattheborder/event/380500/Mass Poetry Social Media:Facebook: facebook.com/masspoetryInstagram: @masspoetryTwitter: @masspoetryYouTube: youtube.com/masspoetrychannelMailing List Sign-Up:https://masspoetry.org/contactusMassachusetts Poetry Festival:https://festival.masspoetry.org/support-us/donate/
Laura Diaz (she/her/ella)
02:15:25
muchisimas, gracias maestros! Adelante!
Paulette Turco
02:15:45
Fabulous reading and discussion.
Adriana Grant (she/her)
02:15:52
Thank you all.
Beatriz Alba del Rio
02:15:55
thanks so much to both powerful and enlightening! thank you!
danieljohnson
02:15:55
Big love, big love to everyone who made it all possible!