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Calais Bookshop celebrates Washington County Poet Russell Buker with reading, booksigning, on Saturday, Feb. 2nd

Posted Jan. 29, 2013, at 1:55 p.m.

Washington County poet Russell Buker will appear at Calais Bookshop on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. (U.S. time) for a reading, book signing, and discussion of his experiences in the world of self-publishing.

Buker has five new books of poetry, “Deposition LXII, “Final Mask”, “Markings”, “Mutato Nominee”, and “So As It Semed Me”, all published in 2012. He has recently been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

His other books of poetry include “Frenzied Acquaintances”, “Noh”, “Powdermill Pond”, “Stalled Portage”, and “Stone Cove”. His poems have also appeared in The Antigonish Review, The Windrow Anthology, Aputamkon Review, Off the Coast, The Cape Breton Collection, The Goose River Anthology, Pottersfield Press, and The Portland Press Poetry Section.

This event, dubbed “Poetic Survival”, will also be a celebration of Buker’s efforts. Buker, who has retired three times so far, is a former English and creative writing teacher at Shead High School and currently lives beside a lake in Alexander. He has been a farmer on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, a classical literature teacher in Massachusetts, and even drove tour buses around Idaho for a while. Everyone is invited to celebrate Russell Buker’s “Poetic Survival”.

For more information, contact Calais Bookshop, 405 Main St. 454-1110.

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