Podcast | Gary Rainford | Swan’s Island Poetry

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unnamedWelcome to the Maine Humanities Council’s ‘Humanities on Demand’ podcast series. This episode is a recording of a poetry talk by Gary Rainford, part of the Portland Public Library’s Friday Local Authors Series. This talk was held on April 17th, 2015.

Gary Rainford lives on Swan’s Island in Maine year-round with his wife and daughter. His poetry, shaped by tides and saltwater, is published in a wide range of literary magazines and university journals, including North Dakota QuarterlyWords and Images,  AuroreanOmphalosKindred, and Blast Furnace.

Rainford was a featured poet on the Maine Poetry Express, at the Roundup Writer’s Zine, Artist-in-Residence in Acadia National Park, and received Topsham Public Library’s Joy of the Pen 2014 Poetry Honorable Mention.

Salty Liquor, published by North Country Press, is Rainford’s first full-length collection of poems.