Maine poet Dave Morrison will celebrate the release of his 12th collection, “Psalms,” with a reading Thursday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View St.

Morrison is the author of “Clubland” (poems about rock ‘n’ roll bars in verse), “Shake Hands With Your Heart” and “Cancer Poems.” His work has been featured in literary magazines and anthologies; and read on radio’s “Writers Almanac” and “Take Heart.” This latest volume offers 100 short poems.

Maggie and Craig White, owners of the Owl & Turtle, now in its 47th year of providing Mainers and visitors with the finest books and coffee, invite everyone to attend this free event. For more information, call 230-7335.

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