The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance will present Poetry Rocks with Camden’s Dave Morrison Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at Congress Square Park, as part of the Friends of Congress Square Park’s summer series.

Before settling in Midcoast Maine and publishing nine books of poetry, Morrison spent years playing guitar in rock ‘n’ roll bars in Boston and New York City. Poetry Rocks merges Morrison’s life on the stage with his life on the page as his poems cross the thin rope bridge of simple guitar grooves.

Poetry Rocks is not songs and not exactly poems. Morris delivers his poems over simple looping guitar grooves — created from scratch for the audience in real time — that serve as distinct musical frames for each poem.

MWPA is collaborating with SPACE Gallery and Friends of Congress Square Park on this event.

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