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Maine poetry read by Maine neighbors

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Applications for 2022 programs due March 8

Poetry Express is a collaborative poetry performance program of the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Library aiming to bring poetry and poets to your community.

  • Programs should take place between April and October 2022. 
  • In this program community members select Maine poems, learn to perform those poems in a workshop with a featured poet, and host a community poetry reading and conversation event for the public to come together and celebrate Maine poetry.
  • We aim to partner with organizations and individuals who want to bring poetry to communities traditionally under resourced in the humanities including people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people who live in rural areas, people with disabilities, people who identify as immigrants or refugees, and people whose first (or only) language is not English.
  • We love to see applications for Poetry Express from folks who have hosted a Discussion Project or another MHC program or received a grant and want to explore Poetry Express as a next step.

Apply now