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On the Reading at the Common Street Gallery


Because of the all-day ice storm, neither my poet friend Lisa nor I had school Friday.  However, that did not stop the Common Street Gallery in Waterville from having their “Uncommon Words” poetry reading, featuring Rachel Contreni Flynn, Patrick Donnelly, and the wonderful and brilliant Dawn Potter.  Which meant that I had to gird my …

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On April’s Poems


It’s National Poetry Month!  We must throw a month-long party now!  My friends Karen, Teri, Lisa, Diana, Maureen, and a whole slew of other people started the month off right by going to a workshop/presentation by Baron Wormser on Saturday the 2nd, in Hallowell.  What a great way to start this month–any month.  Baron gave …

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On Loving Baron Wormser, and Hating Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Saturday I attended, with my colleagues and writing friends Karen and Teri and Lisa, a “Writing Ourselves” conference, organized by the Maine Writing Project.  It took place in a giant conference room at Maple Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast in Hallowell, where the sun shone, and the melting snow from the April Fool’s Day storm …

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On January’s Poems


Back from vacation! The only boy in third period, when faced with Baron Wormser’s poem early in the month, demanded more snow poems.  One of the girls informed him that “those were for last month.”  He said he didn’t care; he liked snowmobiling.  Such is the logic of the 17-year-old mind some days. The reason …

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On Line Breaks and Coffee Breaks


This is Jorgensen’s: This is my friend Lisa: If you put those two together, add a bagel and a vanilla cappuccino, and throw in a discussion about line breaks and other matters of poetic importance, you have my morning.  A very productive and mind-bending morning, I might add:  the kind I don’t get often enough, …

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On Choosing What to Read: the Playlist


A bit of navel-gazing.  A bit of angst. Next week I’m going to be doing a reading as part of the Stonecoast Alumni Association program at the winter residency. I earned my MFA from the Stonecoast program of the University of Southern Maine, graduating in January of 2005.  In the interim I have published two …

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On the Frost Place


This must be real love. That’s what I was thinking last Sunday morning, listening to the rain pouring all over my campsite, at Lafayette Place in Franconia Notch–in the midst of the White Mountains National Forest.  My tent was under a canted tarp, and I’d had the foresight to trench around it, so the water, …

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On the Reading at the Harlow Gallery


Today, the Kennebec Valley Arts Association poetry reading series at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell is my favorite reading venue.  Mostly because it’s my most recent venue. The series takes place one Friday a month from the fall through to June.  For several years now I’ve been meeting my friends Greg Bussiere and Anne Marie …

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