Case Sensitive: Colleen Michaels · Dawn Paul · Hugo Pellinen

Case Sensitive
Blaine Hebbel · Colleen Michaels · Dawn Paul · Hugo Pellinen

Monday, February 22
Montserrat Galleries’ Facebook Live

Join poet and activist Blaine Hebbel, poet Colleen Michaels, writer Dawn Paul, performer Hugo Pellinen, as they read their work and talk about inspirations, projects, and community. In addition to their jobs at Montserrat, all three maintain active creative practices that intersect with themes of social justice, history, and community.

Blaine Hebbel
Blaine Hebbel is a poet, activist and Ipswich native, has been fascinated by the “American Voice” for over 35 years and has been fighting social injustice since the 60s. He has read as a member of the Poets’ Mimeo Cooperative in Burlington, VT and on the Poemair show on KUOR FM, the University of Redlands, CA station.

Colleen Michaels
Colleen Michaels’ poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals and anthologies. She has been commissioned to create poetic installations for The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, The Peabody Essex Museum, and The Trustees of Reservations. She directs the Writing Studio at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, where she hosts the Improbable Places Poetry Tour, bringing poetry to unlikely places like tattoo parlors, laundromats, and swimming pools. Yes, in the swimming pool.

Dawn Paul
Dawn Paul teaches in the Liberal Arts department at Montserrat College of Art. She is the author of two novels, Still River and The Country of Loneliness. Her poetry has been published in a variety of literary journals and soon to be engraved on a sidewalk in downtown Beverly. Her chapbook, What We Still Don’t Know, about the life and times of scientist Carl Linnaeus, is available through Finishing Line Press.

Hugo Pellinen
Writer and Artist Hugo Pellinen’s work experiments with text and echoes from time and place. Influenced by his early projects as a performer in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Albuquerque, New Mexico, much of Hugo’s work explores the role of chance and the expansiveness of collaboration.