Four poets gather in Rockland

Mar 21, 2014
Alan Clark

Rockland — April is Poetry Month Rockland, as well as National Poetry Month, and four Midcoast poets will gather to read from their work Thursday, April 3, at 6 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Christopher Fahy of Thomaston is the author of 16 books, among them the novels “Fever 42,” “Breaking Point,” “Chasing the Sun” and “The Christmas Star”; and the story collections “Limerock: Maine Stories” and “Matinee at the Flame.” His stories, poems, articles and reviews have appeared in many publications including Down East, Transatlantic Review, Puckerbrush Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Atlanta Review and The Twilight Zone Magazine. His new novel, “Gone from the Game,” will be released on April 15.

Alan Clark is a poet and artist who lives in Cushing and has had a long association with Mexico. His book “Guerrero and Heart’s Blood,” set in pre-Conquest Mexico, has had a long history of theater performances both in that country and in Maine. “Where They Know,” a book of poems, was published in 2010. Clark’s poems have appeared in The Caribbean Writer, Numbat (Australia), Adirondack Review, Wolf Moon Journal, Zocalo Poets, Little Star 5 and others. “Blood and Stone: Paintings by Alan Clark” was at the Farnsworth Art Museum in 2004, and his current work can be seen at Asymmetrick Arts in Rockland.

Kristen Lindquist works for Coastal Mountains Land Trust in her hometown of Camden. She received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon and worked many summers at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in Down East Magazine, the Maine Times and the Bangor Daily News, as well as various literary journals and anthologies. Lindquist’s publications include the chapbook “Invocation to the Birds” (Oyster River Press, 2001) and the book “Transportation” (Megunticook Press, 2011), which was a finalist for a Maine Literary Award. An avid birder, she writes an occasional natural history column for Penobscot Bay Pilot.

Dave Morrison lives and works in Camden, following years of playing guitar in rock ‘n’ roll bars in Boston and New York City. His poetry has been published in literary magazines and anthologies and featured on “Writer’s Almanac” and the “Take Heart” column. Morrison has published nine books of poetry including “Clubland” (Fighting Cock Press 2011), a collection of poems about rock ‘n’ roll bars written in verse; and “Stethoscope” (JukeBooks 2014).

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Christopher Fahy, left, Kristen Lindquist and Dave Morrison
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