Save the Monarch


At City Hall, Portland, ME, Martin Steingesser presents his poem On Eagle Lake, and Save The Monarch petition card to raise awareness about chemicals like Roundup that are effecting he ecosystem, wildlife and water supply. A copy of the petition is posted here along with the performance video. There are other petitions you can sign on […]

Thank you writers


We have been receiving good work this period, so many submissions though, that we will be shortening the period deadline to October first. We already have six possible manuscripts that could be published from this period. Right now I am working on the several from last year and looking at approximately a 16 month lead […]

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New book The Vagabond’s Bookshelf: A Reader’s Memoir


The Vagabond’s Bookshelf: A Reader’s Memoir by Dawn Potter was at The Frost Place for the  Conference on Poetry and Teaching And it is now available on the Website here where shipping is included in the price, so that’s free shipping if you order from this site. The Vagabond’s Bookshelf is also selling on amazon where it is […]

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New book Descent & Other Poems


Descent & Other Poems by Timothy Ogene is available now. Read what Felicity Plunkett says about his work. Timothy Ogene’s poems are writings of witness, displacement and beauty. Instead of a home address there are poems as address, at once exquisitely gentle and acute. The sharpness of the poems’ blades—whether literal, like the blades that peel cassavas […]

FictionFields by Richard Kostelanetz


          Richard Kostelanetz’s FictionFields: Microscopic Narratives, is a completely new rendition of a form that he has done before. The typography presented in this project, using many typefaces and styles, creates an entirely new experience for new and existing readers of Richard’s work. The pages themselves breath between static-linear and spiraling-shifting […]

Poet Laureate Announcment

Maine’s new Poet Laureate


Stuart Kestenbaum named Maine’s 5th Poet Laureate. Stuart has been promoting poetry for years reading at Haystack, and wherever he goes, not to mention a life of devotion to art and the humanities. His service to artists and the school of Haystack as director included almost daily reading of other poets, often Maine poets, taking […]

The Diary


The Diary Joan I. Siegel from A Passing In the photo she looked like my sister’s best friend. I was in second grade. 1953. At recess the girls played jump rope. The boys goose-stepped to “Heil Hitler!” their fingers made a mustache above the lip. A German girl in class invited me to her house […]


Award winning writers


Dawn Potter, author of The Conversation: Learning to Be a Poet,  Dawn is the author or editor of seven books of prose and poetry. Same Old Story, her most recent poetry collection, is a nominee for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry. Her memoir, Tracing Paradise: Two Years in Harmony with John Milton, won the 2010 Maine Literary Award […]

An interview of Richard Kostelanetz with visual poetry


If you don’t know Richard Kostelanetz and his work, or don’t know very much, here is a good place to begin. Listen to the poets voice as he talks about writing, ideas, and work in the realm of the avant-garde. His new book is available here. All one need do is Google his name to […]

Blue Poem

Blue Poem, for Adam


Martin Steingesser reads, performs, and teaches in Maine. For many of us he is a legend going back to the eighties when he performed on stilts at places like the Maine Festival. Here is a poem from Martin’s new book Yellow Horses called “Blue Poem, for Adam,” and a video of a performance of this poem.  […]