Poetry Express

2022 Poetry Express sites

MaineTransNet featuring Maya Williams  Exploring themes of gender euphoria, what a world would look like without gender, and peace for trans people through Maine poetry.    Maine Correctional Facility  Using the power of Floetry to tell stories and build community.    University of Maine at Fort Kent featuring Valerie Lawson  Celebrating Acadian culture through poetry… Read more

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Host Poetry Express

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… Read more

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New Poetry Express sites

We’re thrilled to be offering Poetry Express in 2021 to a cohort of five organizations throughout Maine! Special National Poetry Month Poetry Express Kick Off: A special National Poetry Month event featuring a collective of poets including MHC staff, partners, facilitators, speakers & friends: Samaa Abdurraqib, Jan Bindas-Tenney,  Cait Vaughan, LaLa Drew, Samara Cole Doyon,… Read more

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Poetry Express on WERU

We’ve partnered with WERU Community Radio to broadcast recordings of selected Poetry Express readings!  Tune in every Thursday morning at 8:30 am or visit the station’s archives to hear past airings. Poetry Express is a collaborative program with the Maine State Library, bringing Maine poetry and poets to communities. We partner with a local public… Read more

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2019 Poetry Express sites

Belfast Free Library with Belfast’s new Poet Laureate Arielle Greenberg June 18, 2019 Themes: Home, Shelter, and Development New Vineyard Public Library with poet Margaret Yocom August 14, 2019 Themes: Natural landscape, Community, and Abandonment Liberty Library with poet Ellen Taylor September 23, 2019 Themes: The Natural World, Tools, and Small Town Life Auburn Public… Read more

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