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2021 Massachusetts Poetry Festival - Shared screen with speaker view
S Holland
33:37
Hi from the Hudson Valley
Volunteer Becca Connors (she/her)
36:25
To the folks who have just joined, 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 Amanda Hope or Becca Connors.Need help with Zoom or can’t access an event? Call the Festival Helpline: (978) 230-7110Remember to be kind and respectful!
Claire Harrison
37:05
For some reason my volume isn’t working — I’m going to log off and on again. Sorry-thanks!
Jennifer Franklin
44:25
Nope. Thou shall not touch me.
Volunteer Amanda Hope (she/her/hers)
44:44
“wheezing apparatus of the unacceptable” <3
Nina Lewis
44:45
agree
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
45:01
Thank you so much for that reading, Fred, and for your words about hope. I love your book.
Emily
45:02
WONDERFUL visceral feelings in that poem, sir.
Eileen Sateriale
45:12
Fred, It is apparent that you and your sister enjoyed a close relationship. Lucky you.
S Holland
45:19
This extraordinary poem.
Volunteer Becca Connors (she/her)
57:48
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 - Amanda Hope or Becca Connors.Need help with Zoom or can’t access an event? Call the Festival Helpline: (978) 230-7110Remember to be kind and respectful!
Alice Green
58:22
Beautiful reading Jennifer.
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
58:34
“I wanted you to begin like a gold mosaic … every lit window wide open to the Grand Canal”… Beautiful reading, Jennifer. “to drown in her temporary blue eyes”… Thank you. “they’re not trying - they recognize the face of contentment”… Holy powerful poems.
S Holland
58:43
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Jennifer ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Paula
58:43
so moving
Emily
58:50
I loved the mosaic line as well.
Claire Harrison
59:28
Thank you, Jennifer. I had many moments of being and understanding hearing you read these poems. I am a reader or war poets, and I felt a similar feeling with your poems. <3
Nina Lewis
01:06:47
wow
Eileen Sateriale
01:06:49
Amazing, Justin.
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:07:06
“Writing a poem is evidence of life lived” - that’s a great thing to remember. Thank you, Justin. Really enjoyed hearing your work. “Five of her tongues I listened in to were blackbirds”… “I cannot say I think in nows”… That idea of “we don’t need proof” is so powerful.
Jennifer Franklin
01:07:33
Gorgeous, Justin. What an incredible selection of poems.
Justin Wymer
01:09:51
Thanks so much, Jennifer, Rebecca, and Eileen!
Emily
01:11:37
The overlay of Genesis in this poem is amazing, Oliver.
Jennifer Franklin
01:12:09
Yes, Emily. Agreed
Nina Lewis
01:12:37
you found it!
Jennifer Franklin
01:13:03
We are looking forward to answering your questions! Please write them in the chat: Question—…..
Paula
01:14:31
“Let me hide in the warm linings of a pocket”
Jennifer Franklin
01:16:41
Oliver, this is such a groundbreaking poem!
Carla Bauzá López
01:18:01
Wow this is incredible, Oliver
Rachael
01:18:08
I love this poem, it underscores the blank and thoughtless landscape these questionnaires drag you through.
dianepansen
01:21:21
poets the bravest of all…denying denial, tearing down the barriers between us
Marjorie Maddox (she/her)
01:21:27
Amazing
Nina Lewis
01:21:34
what incredible readings, all!
Oliver de la Paz
01:21:46
Thank you all!
Eileen Sateriale
01:22:04
Powerful presentation. Thanks to all the panelists.
Justin Wymer
01:22:07
What incredible poems!
Katharine Goda
01:22:08
What stunning, stunning poems. It's a late night for a new mum in the UK but I am so glad I stayed up!
Joy
01:22:32
Thank each of you for sharing your powerful poetry with us.
Walter Williams
01:22:39
Thank you
Ann Bookman
01:22:43
These poems are each incredible! Each evoking a world at once knowable and unknowable. Thank you for an amazing session.
Quintin Collins
01:22:44
What’s your advice on managing sentimentality with this kind of writing
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:22:45
“The world is always beginning”… great opening… That “pink ellipsis” was amazingly wrought… “an astral voice, some vibrato under the surface of us”… “his eyes rest in their narrow boat dream”… Thank you, Oliver. I feel like the way language is defined in the questionnaire is also what poets do - pause, and use words “wrong,” and address objects and so on. Not to minimize with the comparison, just to notice the connections…
Sandra
01:23:04
What were your entering places for such emotionally challenging poems?
Julia Lisella (she, her)
01:23:07
Really powerful work from each of you—thank you so much!
Sharon 💃🏼
01:23:09
can you talk abut about finding and using metaphors that are organic to the subject matter?
S Holland
01:23:17
Thank you for this reading!
Professor Maru Colbert
01:23:26
Are the powerful poems available in a link? I just joined from a concurrent workshop.
Audrey Gidman
01:23:28
Question: I notice, at least for myself, it really takes a while for grief to metabolize. Did it take y'all a while to reach the point where you could write these poems?
Rachael
01:23:57
Do you find writing about these subjects, all so close to your lived experiences, more taxing to write than when you write about another more abstract topic? How do you handle that?
Jennifer Franklin
01:25:24
If you are interested in getting our books, you can order from Four Way (Jennifer), Elixir (Justin), Graywolf, (Fred) U of Akron Press (Oliver)
Jennifer Franklin
01:26:25
https://fourwaybooks.com/site/small-gift-jennifer-franklin/
Justin Wymer
01:27:46
https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9781932418699/deed.aspx
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:27:48
“my own asbestos against my sentimental side” - love that, Fred
Oliver de la Paz
01:28:16
https://www.oliverdelapaz.com/books
Justin Wymer
01:29:33
www.justinwymer.com
Jess Skyleson (they/them)
01:29:36
Thank you so much!!!
Julia Lisella (she, her)
01:29:37
Jennifer, Fred, Justin, Oliver, thank you so much!
Volunteer Becca Connors (she/her)
01:29:42
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Rachael
01:29:42
Thank you!
Rebecca Olander (she/her)
01:29:44
Thank you to you four poets, each and all. That was really sustaining.
Marjorie Maddox (she/her)
01:29:49
Thanks you, all!
Fred Marchant
01:29:49
Fredmarchant.com, with links to the books and presses.
Oliver de la Paz
01:29:50
Thank you everyone! That went so fast!!!
Jennifer Franklin
01:29:51
jennifer@writerscenter.org if you have questions for us. I will make sure the poets get them
Lisa DeSiro
01:29:54
Thank you, all! Great panel!
Claire Harrison
01:29:55
Thank you, all. Very important. I am so glad I was here to hear. <3
Theodora Stratis
01:29:55
Thank you all!
Marlo Pedroso
01:29:57
Thanks for your words!
Jennifer Franklin
01:29:59
Thank you!!!
Carolyn Blank
01:30:02
Such powerful language. Thank you!
Justin Wymer
01:30:02
Thank you all, so much!
dianepansen
01:30:04
so important to hear each other’s truths and struggles
Volunteer Becca Connors (she/her)
01:30:06
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Fred Marchant
01:30:13
Thank you Everyone!
Kristin
01:30:14
Thank you All so much.