Event description

Do We Dare Go There? The Tannery Series explores the deep, the dark and the unsaid with four ground-breaking, award-winning poets.

Next month our road trip continues with a stop at Massachusetts Poetry Festival. The weekend of May 3-5, Salem, Mass becomes the epicenter for the region’s extraordinary poetry scene. The Tannery Series will be in the thick of this three-day festival, bringing together four of America’s most daring poets for a conversation about race, sex, class, and power.

On the program:

Sharon Olds (Stag’s Leap), 2013 winner of the TS Eliot Poetry Prize, transports her readers from intensely private realities to universal truths of sex, death, fear and love.

Eduardo C. Corral (Slow Lightning) 2011 winner of the prestigious Yale Younger Poets competition explores the borderlands of sexuality, language, class and citizenship.

Jill McDonough (Where You Live) winner of a Pushcart Prize takes on history, justice and the human body.

Martha Collins (White Papers) winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award confronts race, lynching and white privilege.

We’ll ask these poets what is taboo in today’s society? On which subjects are American poets silent? Does criticism play a role in establishing propriety? How do you give voice to something that seems unspeakable? And much more… Sign up! Dive in—

To save a space for this event go to www.masspoetry2013.crowdvine.com. This website provides a complete schedule of events, a list of book stores for festival buttons sales, and a social media platform for festival goers to pre-register for events like TABOO.

For more information email: info@tanneryseries.com.