poetry

PASCO LECTURE SERIES – WESLEY MCNAIR – POSTPONED

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE.  WE WILL HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO RESUME ALL PROGRAMS SOON!

We are thrilled to invite Maine Author/Poet Wesley McNair back to Graves Library for a Pasco Lecture on Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 pm.  It’s been over a decade since he was last here!

 

Wesley McNair has been called by poet Philip Levine “one of the great storytellers of contemporary poetry.” He is the author of ten volumes of poems and twenty books, including poetry, nonfiction, and edited anthologies. McNair has held grants from the Fulbright and Guggenheim foundations, two Rockefeller grants for study at the Bellagio Center in Italy, two NEA fellowships, and a United States Artist Fellowship as one of America’s “finest living artists.” He has twice been invited to read his poetry by the Library of Congress, and has served five times on the Pulitzer jury for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Other honors include the Robert Frost Award, the Theodore Roethke Prize, an Emmy Award, and the Sarah Josepha Hale Medal, for his “distinguished contribution to the world of letters.” His poetry has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition and 23 times on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. It has also appeared in the Best American Poetry and over sixty anthologies and textbooks. In 2015 he was named as the recipient of the 2015 PEN New England Award for Literary Excellence in Poetry. His new book is The Unfastening.

 

The Pasco Lecture Series is sponsored by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and the Graves Library Snack Team.  Sales and signing of The Unfastening will follow the talk.  Please give us a call at 967-2778 with questions about this event or to find out what else is going on at Graves Library.  Doors open at 1:30 pm

SACRED STONE, SACRED WATER – JULY 15 @ 6:30 PM

Please join us on Monday, July 15 at 6:30 pm for a presentation, reading, and book signing with local artist, Jennifer Comeau.  Ms. Comeau’s poems are included in this anthology, Sacred Stone, Sacred Water : Women Writers and Artists Encounter Ireland.  This incredible anthology is an elegant and intimate collection evoking Ireland’s wild beauty and deep soul through the work of fourteen American women writers and artists who journeyed to three renowned parts of Ireland.  Beautifully woven in image and word, this cornucopia is surely a jewel in the crown of Tir Ghra (an ancient Irish phrase which means (“love of land”) literature.