Please join us at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, April 25th at 7PM for an evening of poetry with Carl Little and Gary Rainford. These two poets will read their masterfully crafted poems inspired by the Maine Coast, nature, and the human spirit. This wonderful event is not to be missed, so stop by, hear some fantastic poetry, and get a signed copy of their poetry collections.
Carl Little is the author of many art books, including Edward Hopper’s New England, The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent, The Art of Francis Hamabe, and Nature & Culture: The Art of Joel Babb. His 2011 book Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond won the first John N. Cole Award from Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Little’s poetry has appeared in a wide range of literary journals, including the Paris Review, Off the Coast, Hudson Review and Words & Images. He is the author of Ocean Drinker: New & Selected Poems. His poetry has appeared in several anthologies edited by Wesley McNair.
Gary Rainford lives on Swan’s Island year-round with his wife and daughter. His poetry, shaped by tides and saltwater, is published in a wide range of literary magazines and university journals, including North Dakota Quarterly, Words and Images, Aurorean, Omphalos, Kindred, and Blast Furnace. Gary was a featured poet on the Maine Poetry Express, at The Roundup Writer's Zine, and Artist-in-Residence in Acadia National Park. Gary grew up on Long Island, NY, but home is six miles off the north coast of Maine where rocks, wind, eagles, sky, spruce trees, and seasons converge on the sprawling field outside his office window.