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New book Descent & Other Poems

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Descent & Other Poems by Timothy Ogene is available for early orders. 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 […]

FictionFields by Richard Kostelanetz

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          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

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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 […]

An interview of Richard Kostelanetz with visual poetry

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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

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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.