Since its debut in 1984, Island Journal, the Island Institute's annual publication, has celebrated Maine's island and coastal communities through stories, art, and poetry about the myriad facets of “islandness” — found not only in Maine, but also on islands around the world.
JUST IN! The 2020 Island Journal has arrived! This year's edition once again brings the wonders of Maine island life and culture to readers through essays, profiles, fiction, poetry, and art. Featured stories include our take on how the coast and islands helped Maine navigate its independence 200 years ago from Massachusetts, a report from the French islands of Saint Pierre et Miquelon off the coast of Newfoundland, a look back at painter John Marin through his letters and journals, inspirational profiles from our islands and coast, and much more. Learn more and pick up your copy from Archipelago today!
Relationships and connections are at the heart of Volume 23 of Island Journal, including those between an artist and his work, among community members on remote Matinicus Island, and the family ties that bind the Islesford Boatworks and the North Haven Oyster Company.
Volume 20 weaves together variations on the theme of storytelling, with articles on Hollywood’s fanciful depictions of Maine island life and the “real” Sal and Jane who inspired Robert McCloskey’s beloved book characters.