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You Probably Think This Poem Is About You: lovers, friends, family and children

  • Peabody Essex Museum, Studio 2 161 Essex St Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)

Good poems tell the truth. As poets, we dig deep to create an honest, authentic experience on the page, but what happens when telling the truth hurts or exposes family members or loved ones? What happens when our version of events differs from the memories of others? Should we ask permission? Are there boundaries and responsibilities or are we always free to tell our own truth as we see it? Six poets read and discuss their own practices. Join us for a conversation about how private experience is transformed into public art.

More Info at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival website.