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“Poetry Salon”: The Poems of Philip Levine, and Their Influence on Guest Poet Kevin Carey

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


On February 17th, the Poetry Salon at the Abbot Public Library will feature poet Kevin Carey of Manchester-by-the-Sea in conversation with Claire Keyes. In terms of influence, Kevin names Philip Levine as being the most significant poet to have helped shape his poetry. Levine came out of working-class Detroit and vowed to become “a voice for the voiceless” in his poetry. Kevin’s roots are in Revere and he teaches writing courses at Salem State University, where he is currently the director of the Creative Writing program. In addition to a fiction chapbook, Kevin has published two books of poetry, written plays and worked in film. His poems have been noted for their “wit, precision, and a brave and unmistakably tremendous heart.” Please join us on Sunday, February 17th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm for the Poetry Salon.


The Library’s monthly Poetry Salon is supported in part by a grant from the Marblehead Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


February 17
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Marblehead Room
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, 01945
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