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Salisbury Poetry Week: Image, Metaphor, and Memory Poetry Workshop with Christopher Salerno

  • 10 Apr 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Zoom

Join Salisbury Poet-in-Residence, author, editor, and William Patterson University Professor, Christopher Salerno for a Salisbury Poetry Week generative poetry workshop which will consider how imagery and metaphor help bring art to memory in developing moving and dynamic poems. 

This workshop is free and open to the public due to generous grants from MD Humanities and The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore as well as support from Wicomico County Public Libraries, Eastern Shore Writers Association, Maryland Writers Association, and The City of Salisbury, Maryland.  Limited spaces available.  

Biography: Christopher Salerno is the author of five books of poetry. His forthcoming book, The Man Grave, won the Lexi Rudnitsky Award from Persea Books and will be published in 2021 (pre-order here). Previous books include Sun & Urn (UGA Poetry Prize, 2017), ATM (Georgetown Poetry Prize, 2014), Minimum Heroic (Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, 2010), and Whirligig (2006). A trade book, How To Write Poetry: A Guided Journal, was published by Calisto Media in 2020. His poetry has received the Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner, The Founders Prize from RHINO Magazine, the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Award, the Laurel Review Chapbook Prize, and a New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellowship. His poems have appeared in New York Times Magazine, New Republic, American Poetry Review, New England ReviewJubilat, and elsewhere. He teaches in the B.A. and M.F.A programs in Creative Writing at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

Please note: A Zoom link will be emailed out to all registrants 24 hours before the session begins.







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