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"It's Hard to Say"--But Not for Mary Jo Salter

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October 7, 2013

Image courtesy Creative Commons / el patojoBaltimore poet Mary Jo Salter's latest book is called Nothing by Design. In it, she takes on difficult topics, including her mother-in-law's dementia in the poem "It's Hard to Say" and the end of her marriage in "Our Ping-Pong Table."  

The Literary House Press at Washington College has published six of these new poems in a chapbook called Lost Originals.  Mary Jo Salter will be reading her work and signing copies of her books Tuesday, October 8th, at the Rose O’Neill Literary House on the campus of Washington College.  The event starts at 4:30. More details here.

Salter has written a number of books of poetry, including A Kiss in SpaceOpen Shutters, and A Phone Call to the Future.  She's also a lyricist, and her work can be heard on the songs of Fred Hersch's Live at Jazz Standard.


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