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The Maine Humanities Council podcast includes readings, lectures, interviews, and other programs sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and its partners. The audio files on this page can be downloaded to your computer or to a media player such as an iPod. For more information on downloading and playing the files, please see the FAQ.

Stonecoast Faculty Flash Readings - January 2008

Tanya Maria Barrientos read her essay “Se Habla Español,” published in Borderline Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish On Sex, Sass & Cultural Shifting (HarperCollins 2004).

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Joan Connor read a short short called “High Flyer.” To hear Joan read two other stories, visit Wired for Books.

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Alan Davis read his short short “The Vanishing.” For more of Alan’s work, see his Minnesota State University faculty page.

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Annie Finch, director of the Stonecoast MFA program, read two poems: “Esbat” and “Moon from the Porch.” More of Annie’s poems are available in audio format at “From the Fishouse.”

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Jim Kelly shared a selection of the six-word stories published in the November 2006 issue of Wired magazine.

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Michael Kimball performed a monologue from a short play in progress, entitled “Do You Know the Muffin Man?”

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Lesléa Newman whose web page consists of excerpts and information on her writing for both adults and children, read a poem called “Mugged.”

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Leila Philip read chapter two, “The Count,” from A Family Place: A Hudson Valley Farm, Three Centuries, Five Wars, One Family (Viking 2001).

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Timothy Seibles read three pieces: “Edge,” “Booty-full,” and “Alison Wolf.”

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Michael White shared an excerpt from his forthcoming novel, Beautiful Assassin,. Michael already has six published books, which are described at his website.

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Baron Wormser read “A Visitation: 1968.” Baron’s website, Teach Poetry, includes an archive of his work and several audio recordings of poems from his 2005 chapbook, Carthage.

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Ted Deppe, director of the Stonecoast program in Ireland, read his poem “Phone Call from Finland.”

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