Lindquist launches her latest

Apr 18, 2017
Kristen Lindquist

Camden — Camden poet Kristen Lindquist will celebrate the release of her latest poetry collection, “Tourists in the Known World,” Saturday, April 29, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Picker Room of Camden Public Library. She will do a short reading from the book, and copies will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

A graduate of Camden-Rockport High School, Lindquist received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon and worked many summers at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference in Vermont. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in Down East Magazine, Bangor Metro and the Bangor Daily News, as well as various literary journals and anthologies. Her poetry collection “Transportation” (2011) was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award; and Garrison Keillor read three poems from the book on public radio’s “The Writer’s Almanac.”

In addition to poetry, Lindquist has written a natural history column for local newspapers for many years (currently for the online PenBay Pilot) and maintains a daily haiku blog, "Book of Days," at

Lindquist’s poetry often draws on the natural world, reflecting her love of birds as well as her strong connection to the Maine landscape. She finds poetry in the everyday, from the Maine Lobster Festival to the islands of Penobscot Bay to a conversation at the gym.

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

Comments (1)
Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Apr 20, 2017 08:56

Kristen Lindquist is also having a reading of her latest book today, April 20th at 4:00 pm at the Rockport Public Library.

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