Stuart Kestenbaum, author of Prayers & Run-on Sentences, and House of Thanksgiving

Stuart Kestenbaum, author of Prayers and Run-on Sentences.

 

Stuart Kestenbaum grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey, and received a B.A. degree from Hamilton College. He has lived in Maine for many years and since 1988 has been the director of the Haystack Mountain School of Art and Crafts in Deer Isle.

September, 2008 American Life in Poetry: Column 181 BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE, 2004-2006

"Stuart Kestenbaum, the author of this week's poem, lost his brother Howard in the destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center. We thought it appropriate to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001, by sharing this poem. The poet is the director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts on Deer Isle, Maine."    http://www.americanlifeinpoetry.org/columns/181.html

September, 2008 American Life in Poetry: Column 181 BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE, 2004-2006

In Praise of Prayers & Run-on Sentences, from the back cover--

Stuart Kestenbaum writes the kind of poems I love to read, heartfelt responses to the privilege of having been given a life. No hidden agendas here, no theories to espouse, nothing but life, pure life, set down with craft and love. —Ted Kooser

Stuart Kestenbaum is a poet of immense fluency, elegance, and deep humanity. I bow to his work. ÑNaomi Shihab Nye

Poems read on The Writer's Almanac.

August 14 2012

August, 2007.

on April 2009  April Prayer

on Jan 2005  Starting the Subaru at Five Below

 

Stuart Kestenbaum had been the diector of Haystack School of Art and Craft since 1988.