April 12, 2016
January O'Neil January Gill O'Neil is an assistant professor of English at Salem State University, and the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. She is the author of the poetry collections Underlife (CavanKerry, Press 2009) and Misery Islands (CavanKerry Press, 2014). Prior to teaching at Salem State, she was a senior writer/editor at Babson College. Visit her blog at poetmom.blogspot.com. She recently won the Mass. Book Award for her poetry collection Misery Island.
Nicole Terez Dutton Nicole earned an MFA from Brown University and has received fellowships from the Frost Place, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her collection of poems, If One Of Us Should Fall, was selected as the winner of the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts where she serves as the city’s inaugural poet laureate, and she teaches in the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program.
Barbara Helfgott Hyett-- Helfgott Hyett has taught English at the Teachers as Scholars program at Harvard, MIT, Trinity College, and Boston University, where she won the Sproat Award for Excellence in Teaching English. As a poet-in the-schools, she has served over 200 communities and was artist-in-residence at the MFA and the Fuller Art Museums. She is currently the director of PoemWorks, the Workshop for Publishing Poets, in Brookline, MA, which was named “One of the Best Workshops in Boston” by theBoston Globe.