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"The Maine Poetry Express" comes to Fort Kent

November 27, 2012


At 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 29 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Nadeau Hall teleconference room, Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair will bring poetry to northern Maine through his new initiative called, "The Maine Poetry Express" here on the University's campus.

The event will begin with presentations by Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and acclaimed Allagash writer Cathie Pelletier, and will conclude with Don Levesque, former editor of the St. John Valley Times; Dave Hobbins, UMFK professor of Forest Technology; Joanne Zafonte, music director at St. Louis Church; Katie Levesque, a UMFK student; and Monica Pettengill Jerkins, editor for the Fiddlehead Focus, who all will read two poems they admire, explaining why they chose them, and what the poems mean to them personally.

The primary goal of “The Maine Poetry Express,” McNair says, is to show that poetry belongs not only to literary specialists, but to all of us. Don't miss this chance to experience poetry as you've never heard it before. The presentation is free.

“The Maine Poetry Express” is sponsored by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and the Maine Humanities Council.

For more information on the presentation, contact Dr. Jenny Radsma at 207-834-7586.