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Massachusetts Poetry Festival 2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
Jennifer Franklin
35:02
Yay!
Jennifer Franklin
36:10
Yay!!!
Jennifer Franklin
37:39
Yay!
Hannah Matheson
38:44
Julia Guez is a writer and translator based in Brooklyn. Her essays, interviews, fiction, poetry and translations have appeared in Guernica, POETRY, The Guardian, BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail and Kenyon Review. Four Way Books released her first full-length collection, In An Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also A Frame, in 2019. Her co-translation of Equestrian Monuments by the Costa Rican poet, Luis Chaves, will be released this fall by After Hours Editions. Guez has been awarded the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship and The John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize in Translation. She holds degrees from Rice and Columbia. For the last decade, Guez has worked with Teach For America New York; she’s currently the senior managing director of design and implementation. She teaches creative writing at NYU and Rutgers.
Hannah Matheson
38:55
Book available here! https://fourwaybooks.com/site/in-an-invisible-glass-case-which-is-also-a-frame/
Hannah Matheson
40:38
I love “The New Cartography!!!”
Jennifer Franklin
43:07
I love the way you read your wonderful poems, Julia!
Hannah Matheson
43:15
^^
Julia Guez (she / her / hers)
43:18
<3
Volunteer Barbara Boches (she/her)
46:34
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Hannah Matheson
47:26
YONA HARVEY’s first poetry book, Hemming the Water, won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University. She is among the first black women writers for Marvel Comics and earned an Eisner Award for her contribution to World of Wakanda. She co-authored Black Panther and The Crew with Ta-Nehisi Coates. She is a graduate of Howard University and earned her MFA from the Ohio State University and a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh where she is also an associate professor. She is the recipient of the Carol R. Brown Achievement Award from the Heinz Foundation and winner of the inaugural Lucille Clifton Legacy Award in poetry from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She facilitates creative writing workshops, delivers writing-specific speaker topics, and currently serves on the editorial board of Poetry Daily.
Hannah Matheson
47:35
Book available here! https://fourwaybooks.com/site/you-dont-have-to-go-to-mars-for-love-by-yona-harvey/
Hannah Matheson
48:12
“These times of nervous weather.” <3
Hannah Matheson
55:41
Book here! https://fourwaybooks.com/site/kontemporary-amerikan-poetry/
Hannah Matheson
56:05
JOHN MURILLO is the author of the poetry collections Up Jump the Boogie (Cypher 2010, Four Way Books 2020), finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Pen Open Book Award, and Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (Four Way 2020), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Poetry Society of Virginia’s North American Book Award, and finalist for the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry and the NAACP Image Award.
Hannah Matheson
56:12
His other honors include the Four Quartets Prize from the T.S. Eliot Foundation and the Poetry Society of America, two Larry Neal Writers Awards, a pair of Pushcart Prizes, the J Howard and Barbara MJ Wood Prize from the Poetry Foundation, an NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Cave Canem Foundation, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Recent poems have appeared in such publications as American Poetry Review, Poetry, and Best American Poetry 2017, 2019, and 2020. He is an assistant professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Wesleyan University and also teaches in the low residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada University.
Hannah Matheson
01:08:14
ANGELA NARCISO TORRES is the author of Blood Orange (Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry, 2013), To the Bone (Sundress Publications, 2020), and What Happens Is Neither (Four Way Books, 2021). Recent work appears in Poetry, Missouri Review, and Quarterly West. A graduate of Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and Harvard Graduate School of Education, Angela has received fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Illinois Arts Council, and Ragdale Foundation. She won the 2019 Yeats Poetry Prize (W.B. Yeats Society of New York) and was named one of NewCityLit’s Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago in 2016. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manila, she serves as a senior and reviews editor for RHINO Poetry. She lives in Southern California.
Hannah Matheson
01:08:22
https://fourwaybooks.com/site/what-happens-is-neither/
Jennifer Franklin
01:08:22
That’s SO NICE!!!
John E's iPhone
01:08:32
Phenomenal readings. Moved and in awe
Kylie Gellatly
01:09:58
Love the cento! Beautiful
Julia Guez (she / her / hers)
01:10:11
Damn.
Hannah Matheson
01:10:19
Unbelievable.
Hannah Matheson
01:10:21
<3
Julia Guez (she / her / hers)
01:10:26
That was so beautiful, Angela.
John Murillo
01:10:41
Damn, that was good!
Malika Booker
01:13:28
That Cento is beautiful
John Murillo
01:27:49
“Imagine the Angels of Bread” by Martin Espada
Julia Guez (she / her / hers)
01:28:21
Kamilah Aisha Moon, "Storm," (Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic)
Malika Booker
01:28:24
Oh My Gosh - That Espada poem - so apt for this time
Julia Guez (she / her / hers)
01:28:28
^
Yona Harvey
01:28:43
Lyrae Van-Clief Stefanon on KGB reading series (see YouTube) and Linda Hogan’s poem in A History of Kindness
January O'Neil
01:28:47
Great panel, poets!
Julia Guez (she / her / hers)
01:28:56
Thank you so much, Angela(!)
John E's iPhone
01:28:58
Great session
Kylie Gellatly
01:29:04
Thank you all so much!
L. Lamar Wilson
01:29:08
Thank you!!!
Nick Makoha
01:29:12
Excellent from you all. Stay safe
Julia Lisella (she, her)
01:29:15
Excellent panel, thank you!
Lisa DeSiro (she/her)
01:29:19
Thank you, all! This was wonderful!
Claire Harrison
01:29:20
Thank you everyone!!!! <3
Martha Rhodes
01:29:20
thank you all for today!
C A Twohig
01:29:25
thank you all!
Julia Guez (she / her / hers)
01:29:37
Thank you all so much.
Yona Harvey
01:29:52
Thanks all for being here!!!
Hannah Matheson
01:30:05
https://fourwaybooks.com/site/what-happens-is-neither/
Hannah Matheson
01:30:08
https://fourwaybooks.com/site/kontemporary-amerikan-poetry/
Jennifer Franklin
01:30:10
Thank you SO much for this life-affirming reading/panel. I love your work so much.
Hannah Matheson
01:30:14
https://fourwaybooks.com/site/you-dont-have-to-go-to-mars-for-love-by-yona-harvey/
Hannah Matheson
01:30:19
https://fourwaybooks.com/site/in-an-invisible-glass-case-which-is-also-a-frame/
John Murillo
01:30:29
Thanks everyone for tuning in!
Malika Booker
01:30:33
Thank you
Martha Rhodes
01:30:34
YAY YONA, ANGELA, JULIA, AND JOHN! YAY MASSACHUSETTS POETRY AND THE WHOLE DAMSN STATE OF MASSACHUSEETS
Hannah Matheson
01:30:37
Thank you, Mass Poetry! Thank you Julia, Angela, Yona, and John! Thank you audience!
Julia Guez (she / her / hers)
01:30:40
What an amazing festival; thank you so much for having us!