Poet Laureate Announcment

Maine’s new Poet Laureate

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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

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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 […]

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Award winning writers

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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 […]

Blue Poem

Blue Poem, for Adam

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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.  […]

Recent reviews

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Wars Don’t Happen Anymore by Sarah White reviewed in The American Book Review. No Passing Zone by Donna Reis reviewed in The American Book Review. Only Now by Stuart Kestenbaum reviewed on The Line Break by Tom Holmes.