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Mary Jo Salter is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently The Surveyors. A frequent reviewer and essayist, she is also a lyricist whose song cycle “Rooms of Light,” with music by Fred Hersch, premiered at Lincoln Center in 2007, and the author of a children’s book, The Moon Comes Home, and a play, Falling Bodies. She co-edited, with Margaret Ferguson and Jon Stallworthy, The Norton Anthology of Poetry’s 4th and 5th editions. Salter joined the John Hopkins Writing Seminars faculty in 2007, after 23 years of teaching at Mount Holyoke College and presently serves as co-chair of the department.
Andrew Motion is the author of 12 books of poetry, most recently Coming in to Land: Selected Poems 1975-2015. He has written biographies of John Keats and Philip Larkin, among others, and two novels, Silver and The New World, as well as a book of essays, Ways of Life. Motion was the UK Poet Laureate from 1999-2009, and is the co-founder and co- director of the Poetry Archive and Poetry by Heart; he was knighted for his services to poetry in 2009. Before joining The Writing Seminars he was Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, University of London.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:00pm