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Lily Poetry Salon Celebrates Jon D. Lee & Michael Mercurio

December 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EST

Join the Lily Poetry Salon as they celebrate Jon D Lee’s (Poetry, January 2017) In/Desiderato.

Jon D. Lee is the author of four books, including IN/DESIDERATO and An Epidemic of Rumors: How Stories Shape Our Perceptions of Disease. His poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Atlantic, Sugar House Review, Sierra Nevada Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, One, Lily Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, and The Inflectionist Review. He has an MFA in Poetry from Lesley University and a Ph.D. in Folklore. Lee teaches at Suffolk University, where he also serves as a senior poetry reader for Salamander

Also joining will be fellow poetry alum Michael Mercurio (January 2017). Michael Mercurio’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Sierra (the magazine of the Sierra Club), The Inflectionist Review, Lily Poetry Review, THRUSH, Palette Poetry, Bear Review, Cider Press Review, Sugar House Review, Rust + Moth, and elsewhere. His poem “Mercy in a Cold April” was included in the anthology Voices Amidst the Virus and was adapted into a short film by filmmaker Michael Rautio. Michael lives and writes in Western Massachusetts, where he teaches occasional workshops for Writers in Progress and serves on the steering committee for the Tell It Slant Poetry Festival, held each September at Emily Dickinson’s house. In addition, Michael is Director of Community Engagement for the Faraday Publishing Company, a non-profit press dedicated to amplifying the voices of marginalized and underrepresented writers. A graduate of the Lesley University low-residency MFA in creative writing, Michael is also executive director of Cambridge Common Writers, an association for alumni, faculty, and friends of the Lesley MFA program. Michael also curates What The Universe Is: A Reading Series, with a Zoom reading held each month. Find out more about him at poetmercurio.com.


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