Press Release

Poetry reading at the Blue Hill Library

BLUE HILL, Maine — Poets Stuart Kestenbaum of Deer Isle, Tom Moore of Brooksville and Sharon Bray of Orland will read from their works in a new anthology “Take Heart: Poems from Maine” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday June 19, at Blue Hill Public Library.

The anthology, by Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, gathers together the first two years of his popular weekly newspaper column of the same name. McNair’s column features work taken from poets all over Maine, both contemporary and historic, and represents a wide cultural diversity.

Stuart, Tom, and Sharon will be joined by three community members whom they have invited to select and read poems from the anthology as well: Seeta John, an eighth-grade student from the Brooklin school; John Gray, contractor and Brooksville selectman; and Samantha Haskell of Blue Hill Books. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.