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Fred Marchant

October 19, Copley Square
Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent of which, Said Not Said, was recently recognized as an Honors Book for 2017 by the Massachusetts Book Awards. Earlier books include Full Moon Boat, House on Water, House in Air, and The Looking House. His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Washington Prize, from The Word Works, and was reissued in a twentieth anniversary second edition. Marchant has co-translated works by several Vietnamese poets, including Tran Dang Khoa and Vo Que. He has also edited Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford. An emeritus professor of English, he is founding director of the Suffolk University Poetry Center in Boston. He teaches workshops in various venues around the country and has won the May Sarton Award from the New England Poetry Club, given to poets "whose work is an inspiration to other writers."