This Saturday, April 25th, I'll be reading poems with Betsy Sholl and Adrian Blevins at The Local Buzz in Cape Elizabeth, Maine as part of the National Poetry Month celebration.
The theme of the reading is called "Poetry's Legacy" and we'll each be reading a poem by another writer that has influenced our work, and then read some of our own poems that live somewhere under, beside, or in resistance to that influence.
Here's the details:
4:00PM - 5:00PM
The Local Buzz
327 Ocean House Road
(at Pond Cove IGA Shopping Center, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107)
Come hear us read while enjoying custom blended teas and coffees, wine or cocktails, and delicious locally sourced food. More information at
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Betsy Sholl is a former Maine State Poet Laureate. She has published eight collections of poetry, including Otherwise Unseeable (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), Rough Cradle (Alice James Books, 2009) and Late Psalm (University of Wisconsin, 2004). Her work has been published in many anthologies, including,Best American Poetry, 2009, and Best Spiritual Writing, 2012, and in literary magazines, including The Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal. She was a founding member of Alice James Books and recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, and two Maine Writer's Fellowships. Sholl has taught at MIT and the University of Southern Maine, as well as conducting poetry workshops in prisons, public schools, and for various community organizations. She currently teaches in the MFA in Writing Program of Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Adrian Blevins is an Associate Professor of English at Colby College, Waterville, and the author of the poetry collections Live from the Homesick Jamboree (Wesleyan University Press, 2009), The Brass Girl Brouhaha (Ausable Press, 2003), and two chapbooks, The Man Who Went out for Cigarettes (Bright Hill Press, 1996) and Bloodline (Hollyridge Press, 2012). She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a Kate Tufts Discovery Award for The Brass Girl Brouhaha, a Rona Jaffe Writer's Foundation Award, a Bright Hill Press Chapbook Award, and, more recently, a pushcart prize, a Cohen Award from Ploughshares and a Zone 3 Poetry Award. A collection of essays she edited with Karen McElmurray titled Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia is forthcoming from Ohio University Press in 2015.
Me? Me you know. Hope to see you there!