Friday, April 19, 2019

David Vermette at Gulf of Maine


David Vermette will read from and discuss his book "A Distinct Alien Race" at Gulf of Maine Books on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 PM.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Publishing Party - The Proper Way To Meet A Hedgehog


Please join us for a publishing party for "The Proper Way To Meet A Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems", poems selected by Paul Janeczko, at Gulf of Maine Books Saturday, April 27, at 3 PM. Guest readers will include Melissa Sweet, Lynn Plourde, and Matt Tavares. Refreshments, poetry, and friends. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Writing/Righting by and for Refugees


Making Mirrors - Writing/Righting by and for Refugees, edited by Jehan Bseiso and Becky Thompson, has just been released by Olive Branch Press. The contributors include Palestinian poets Zeina Azzam and Sharif Elmusa, both of whom have read at our annual "Hummus and Poetry" evenings of Palestinian poetry, music, and food. We hope to have them both here again this coming summer, to read from, and celebrate, this wonderful new anthology!
Here is a poem from the collection :

My People's Story

We once lived rooted
like the ancient olive trees.
Now we're birds
nesting on songs
about homes we miss.
Storms and distances
decide our address.

Ibtisam Barakat

Peter Kilgore's Collected Poems


North Country Press has just published Quarry - The Collected Poems of Peter Kilgore - a 300 page collection of poems by this wonderful Maine poet/educator.
Here is what Gary said on the back cover of the book:
Here in Maine, in the early 1970s, Contraband Magazine started appearing, and I found a group of young Maine poets, kindred souls in a lonely state for poets. One of my favorites was Peter Kilgore. His poems struck home. They were clear, spare, intelligent, and informed. Peter didn't stay with us long enough, and it is a great gift to have this collection of his poems in print, in the air, to hear the sound of his voice, again.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Happy Birthday Lawrence Ferlinghetti!


Happy 100th Birthday Lawrence Ferlinghetti!
Shown here at Gulf of Maine Books, back in our old 61 Maine Street location (now Henry and Marty's)
a booksigning at Gulf of Maine before a reading at Bowdoin College!