Descent & Other Poems receives 2017 Luschei Prize Honorable Mention


We received notice from Kwame Dawes:” I would like to thank you for submitting your exciting new Deerbrook Editions book Descent & Other Poems by Timothy Ogene for the 2017 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, which judge John Keene noted as an honorable mention in the contest.” Of Ogene’s book, John Keene had this to say: “Timothy Ogene’s […]

Pushcart nominations 2017


The six nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Wish we could do more. What I would Give Up by Joan I Siegel, from her book Archaeology. Kafka’s Thistle by Judith Skillman, from Kafka’s Shadow. Upon Hearing that Bread is the Way Sun Enters the Body by Dennis Camire, from Combed by Crows. Lighting a Charcoal Grill […]

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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 […]