The 9 Poets Collective Celebrates The Launch Of The Maine Standard

The Nine Poets Collective has been meeting since June of 2020 when they each signed up for a chapbook intensive offered by Maine Media and led by presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco. The group continues to write and support each other with monthly gatherings on Zoom, and an annual poetry picnic.

With the launch of the new literary journal from DownEast books, The Maine Standard, the Nine Poets are featured with selections of poems that speak to each of their “obsessions” and an introduction by Richard Blanco. In this event with The Poets Corner, we celebrate the launch of the Maine Standard with readings from all nine poets.

This special event highlights both the power of poetry and the value of online communities.

Find future and past events on The Poet’s Corner.


  • karen

    17.01.2024 at 23:44 Reply

    What an intriguing group of artists. Do you collaborate with each other? Is there a way to read the poetry online?

  • johnpaulcaponigro

    20.01.2024 at 11:20 Reply

    Yes, they’re wonderful people. Meg and I have collaborated. You can find my published poems here –

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