Join us at the library, Thursday, April 6th at 7 pm, for a special poetry reading at the library.
The Chorale Poets got their start through a series of workshops at Merrill Library that began in 2016, originally led by Martin Steingesser, supported by the Maine Arts Commission’s Lifetime Arts Program. The funded group subsequently coalesced into the unfacilitated independent one, and has continued meeting since. These workshops planted the seeds that have now become a published book of their work. Several of the poets also have published independently and/or won awards for poems workshopped with Chorale. It will be a joy to hear the fruits of their labors.
“These poets write about passages—their own and our country’s—looking deeply at the world as they find it. They investigate those profound memories that shape us throughout our lives and examine the natural world that can transform us every day. They are a community of writers, and their poems at times become a call and response, voices joined together to create images and stories that evoke and complement each other. At a time in our world when darkness feels omnipresent, these poets remind us that there is light in everything as well.” —Stuart Kestenbaum, Maine’s 5th Poet Laureate