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.  […]

Submission update; reading suspended

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Dear writers: thank you for your interest in Deerbrook Editions. The reading of submissions is now suspended until further notice. The press has received so many submissions during the last period, and actually over the past couple of years, that the response time is quite slow right now, at least until all are reviewed and contact info […]

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.

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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 […]

Another book review in American Book Review

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No Passing Zone, poems by Donna Reis, has recently been reviewed in American Book Review. Donna Reis is the author of the nonfiction book, Seeking Ghosts in the Warwick Valley (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2003) and three poetry chapbooks: Incantations (Eurydice Press, 1995), Dog Shows and Church, A Sequence of Poems (Eurydice Press, 2000) and Certain […]

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 […]

Jane Hirshfield endorses Mimi’s new book

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Praise for The World Disguised as This One: This beautifully observed, penetrating collection of tanka slips itself into and under awareness. A narrative holding equally an illness’s navigation and the abiding, altering beauty of existence, each five-line poem is complete in itself, a world presented in full. Yet in reading these pages through, their accumulation […]