The Bookey Readings at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell,
Maine, for October will feature a tribute to the late Maine poet and
agriculturalist Russell Libby, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. For
information, contact Jay Franzel.
The 13th annual Belfast Poetry Festival kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 14, in the theater of the Troy A. Howard Middle School in Belfast,
Maine Literary Awards honor the state’s top books and writers for
2017, Portland Press Herald
Hancock County poet Carl Little: "Poems reveal the extraordinary in
the ordinary in Ellsworth." Ellsworth American.
Maine's WERU 89.9 FM Writers Forum with host Nancy Tancredi airs
at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. Streaming archives.
20 Maine Poets Read and Discuss Their Work.
Recently made videos.
The Cafe Review
Maine's longest-running small magazine of poetry and reviews from
Maine poets and others.
William Hathaway's Poetry Drawer. Not for the faint of art. "Given a
choice between lucky in love or with parking places, it’s startling how
many choose the latter."
Reviews and essays on poetry books and projects nationwide.
Reviews, essays and features on poetry, literature and the arts.
Events overheard of & etc.
Poetry and books tracked in outback Maine
The cardinal perched atop a phone wire,
black-dropped against bruise-blue dawn
with his tail tucked for an equilibrium
of purchase on its dew drenched perch,
often warbles ab-surd, ab-surd, not talking
to us or meaning what it means to us
or even to the full moon stained yellow
with weariness from forever facing
the unwinking star of morning all the way
across the other side of the world,
for, as any woman in a cross-faced mood
will tell you, to be forever lovely
is no easy chore as the softening womb
waxes and wanes, its telltale tick-tick
mocking lonely dawns, so similar
to the obscene tse-tse-tse clucks and whistles
of gaudy birds on tightrope wires
swelling scarlet chests in Orphic insolence
perhaps to advertise lush plumage,
yet not to mean what hardhats catcalling
from high girders mean when they jeer
their rage at beauty as unreachable
above them as the moon and silver star
the cardinal pays no heed to as the sun
he serenades reveals a crimson glory.
William Hathaway in recent years moved from Surry, Maine,
to Gettysburg, Pa. His most recent collection in a long,
distinguished career is The Right No.
By William Hathaway
of a man
not the bulk
of oak or elm
green and angled
close to the ground
or a knot
in a place of pine
all the hardness
and dark pitch
one tight orb
the logger comes
Peter Kilgore was born, grew up
and lived most of his life in
Portland, Maine. He died in 1992
at the age of 52. This poem first
appeared in Contraband No. 7 in
By Peter Kilgore
poems by and/or reviews of poetry, fiction, novel, nonfiction, memoir:
Richard Grossinger - Pluto
Hearts in Suspension
Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Birth of the Imagination - William Carlos Williams
John Holt Willey
University of Maine Press
Taisen Deshimaru Roshi
Simone Paradis Hanson
Summer to Fall
Lewis Turco - Enkidu
head bent back from watching
circling raptors float above the river,
my focus gets scattered by mottled clouds
that cover the whole of the sky,
and then I find myself in prayer,
and then in poem
D.W. Brainerd lives on French Island, Old Town,
Maine. His self-made collections of poetry include
Under the Gold Sun and A Turn of the Wheel, and
his reviews of poetry have appeared in Small Press
By D.W. Brainerd