Poetry and Pottery at Sweetland School

Poetry and Pottery at Sweetland School

A couple of weeks ago, I got to work on a very exciting residency at a small integrated-arts school in Hope, Maine. I guided the students to create “moveable poems,” and my fellow Maine Teaching Artist Leader Tim Christensen helped them create pieces of pottery on which to write the poems! At the end, we(…)

Maine Poetry Out Loud workshops

This post was written by Argy Nestor and originally appeared on the Maine Arts Education blog. December 11, 2017 Poets go to school The Poetry Out Loud (POL) program is underway across Maine and the country. Over 10,000 Maine high students are selecting their poems, furiously memorizing and practicing them for themselves, their classmates, and(…)

A week in NYC: living the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award (Part 1)

A week in NYC: living the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award (Part 1)

It’s Sunday lunchtime, and I am a bit more than halfway through my week in New York City courtesy of my win on the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange award (WEX) from Poets & Writers. Quick recap: this is a yearly prize in which one poet and one fiction writer from a selected state win an(…)

Laureates Three Quatre: a fundraiser reading, Windham NH, Tuesday May 23

Laureates Three Quatre: a fundraiser reading, Windham NH, Tuesday May 23

I’m still buzzing from the excitement of announcing my Writers Exchange Award news, but life marches on! On Tuesday I’m taking part in a reading in Windham, NH, to help raise funds for the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s Poet Laureate Fund. This is a highly commendable attempt to raise enough money that the Poet(…)

Winning the 2017 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers

Winning the 2017 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers

I am beyond delighted to be able to announce, at last, that I am the poetry winner of the 2017 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. (I’ve known the news for a month now, and a long month it has been, trying to keep quiet about it). The Writers Exchange Award is a Poets and Writers(…)