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Gail Spilsbury

Gail Spilsbury

Gail Spilsbury is former PEM editor and past editor at the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, and National Geographic. She has written four books, the latest a novel set in Boston, That Year in Boston. Visit her website

American Epics catalog

The PEM press

Most of PEM’s offerings are visible and accessible as you move through the galleries and interactive spaces. One area rarely seen by museum-goers is where PEM’s books are made. Producing …

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Poetic industry

What fun happenings fill Salem days, many of them created, supported or influenced by PEM. Think of June’s phenomenal singing by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, May’s captivating Massachusetts Poetry Festival …


Discovering the PEM cosmos

Discovering the world of PEM during the past six months has involved layers upon layers of new experiences, dimensions and knowledge. The sheer aggregate of human talent and enlightenment housed …