The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

May 2nd, 2018

What Rhymes with Best? Mass Poetry Fest!

Launched as a recognition event 10 years ago to “pay tribute to the poets and writers of the past while experiencing the creative energy of today’s literary artists,” the Massachusetts Poetry Festival has since become the nation’s largest such annual event. It showcases nearly 100 poetry readings & workshops, a small press and literary fair, […]

April 30th, 2015

Rhyme Time in Salem; Mass Poetry Festival Returns

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. — William Wordsworth Keep those words in mind as you read, hear, sample, immerse and explore the words of participants to the 7th annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival,  which takes place this weekend, May 1-3, in various venues of […]

April 29th, 2014

Poets and Poems to be Honored in Salem

Letters become words, words become phrases, and phrases become ideas. Then gifted writers craft it all into messages for poems. Those writers, words and poems will be honored later this week as the annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival will be held from May 2 – 4 in downtown Salem. Participating poets include Kim Addonizio, Lucie Brock-Broido, […]

May 1st, 2013

Waiting for the Weekend

A new month is upon us and Salem residents know that means first and foremost, First Friday (on May 3rd) when merchants keep their businesses open until 8pm (some even later) to accommodate extra walk-in traffic. But this special weekend also features …