Enjoy The First Camden Festival Of Poetry – May 20

It’s free and open to the public!

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Keynote by Richard Blanco (Presidential Inaugural Poet and National Humanities Medalist)

Readings by Maine Poets

John Paul Caponigro
Ellen Goldsmith
Margaret Haberman
Maya Stein
Jason Grundstrom-Whitney
Lucinda Ziesing

Find out who will win the youth Poet Of Promise Award.

Meet Maine poets selling and signing their books.

Workshops include …

Young Poets – facilitated by Mark S. Burrows
What In the World Is Ecopoetry?  facilitated by John Paul Caponigro
Bridging the Gap between Poetry & Lyric  facilitated by Jud Caswell
Talking About Poems facilitated by Ellen Goldsmith
Black-Out Poetry facilitated by Maya Stein
Art & Poetry: Ekphrastic Forms facilitated by Sandy Weisman
Poetry & Memoir: Family Narrative facilitated by Meg Weston

It’s free and open to the public!

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Don’t miss this special pre-event!

A Feast Of Poets

May 9, 2023 – 06:30 PM EST

Hear local poets read at The Camden Public Library in person and online.

Mark Burrows, John Paul Caponigro, Maya Stein, Meg Weston, Lucinda Ziesing

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Get a taste online in this pre-event reading.

Celebrate The Earth With Our EcoPoetry Reading


“Malama ‘Aina” – Honor The Earth



This year The Poets Corner’s Eco-Poetry reading will feature 12 poems juried by cohosts John Paul Caponigro and Meg Weston.

In Why Ecopoetry? There’s No Planet B John Shoptaw states, “Ecopoetry is nature poetry that has designs on us, that imagines changing the ways we think, feel about, and live and act in the world.” He goes on to state that eco-poems are both environmental and environmentalist.

For this reading, we looked for poems that help us see the earth anew. Without being didactic or moralistic, our poems can express our concerns about our impact on our planet alongside our sense of awe and reverence for nature, wilderness, and the wonders of this world we live in.

Celebrate Earth Day and come hear this inspiring gathering of voices.

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Join Us! Young Poets Read – New Voices Rising – Sun Oct 9 / 4 EST

I’ll be cohosting a special event with poet Kathleen Ellis.

Young Maine poets read and discuss their unique perspectives.

Come hear the voices of young poets as they express their views of our world. The poets are University of Maine students active in campus creative writing activities and the campus literary magazine, The Open Field. Readings will be followed by a conversation among the poets facilitated by Kathleen Ellis and John Paul Caponigro, and Q&A from the audience. Poets reading will include Samuel Mills, Iris Lecates, Paige McHatten, Starla Straub, and Rachel Ouellette.

Register free here.