News of Maine's Coast and Islands
In Maine, April is a flirt, flashing a warm, beckoning smile one day, and spitting snow the next.
As a black man on a largely white coast, and as an artist, not a fisherman, he became a central part of his island community…
Rob Snyder, Ph.D.
Megan Grumbling’s Booker’s Point is a remarkable homage in verse to one Bernard A. Booker, 1922-2008, the “unofficial mayor of Ell Pond, Maine, and finder of gold in quartz.”
At Bunker Cove begins and ends with singing. The opening poem, “A World of Singers,” is an invitation to listen to a particular soundscape...
The pages of The Stone From Halfway Rock should practically reek of salt air and ocean spray, so vividly does author Peter Macdonald Blachly, a writer and musician who lives in Bath.
The voice in these poems brings to mind poets Frank O’Hara and James Schuyler, masters at transforming daily goings-on into engaging verse.
Islesford’s Ashley Bryan, the author and artist whose books, illustrations and paintings have reached world-wide audiences, was honored this month for his latest children’s book Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life.
“I do still believe there is an innate appeal of maps that is going to continue to drive individual interests in maps they can put on their walls…” —Steve Engle
Williams offers a mix of call to action, manifesto and a questioning of the status quo…