Bringing Maine poetry and poets to communities.
Maine poetry read by Maine neighbors
Poetry Express is a collaborative poetry performance program of the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Library that brings poetry and poets to your community.
- MHC partners with a community and a local poet who identify important community themes.
- The Maine State Library provides curated resources, anthologies, and collections of Maine poetry—from the historical to the contemporary—that touch on the community’s themes.
- Community members select Maine poems, learn to perform those poems in a workshop with a local poet, and host a community poetry reading and conversation event.
- We are partnered with WERU Community Radio to broadcast recordings of selected Poetry Express readings! Tune in every Sunday Morning at 9:30 am or visit the station’s archives to hear past airings.
With the Telling Room
With host post Kifah Abdulla
With Family Violence Project