Poetry in Maine, the repeat

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The following post was originally posted on one of Bridget Eileen’s old blogs: In the Pines, Neophyte Poetics, Bridget Eileen’s Commonplace Book, Dreaming Bridge Designs or A Vegetarian Notebook. They aren’t all fancy with photos and subheadings and search descriptions, or even that much content, sometimes. They’re here for posterity, because it’s fun to read the archives!

Continuing to republish old posts from the other site:

Poetry in Maine
Posted by Bridget (Thursday April 27, 2006 at 7:27 pm)
If you are looking for opportunities in poetry in Maine, fear not; they’re available.
Thanks to the English department faculty at University of Maine, the literature scene in eastern Maine is alive. Thriving would not be appropriate, for with limited connections to the world beyond, scenes can’t thrive.
Those of us who seek it can in fact find a poetic haven in the courses, lectures, and public readings offered at UMaine.
Also, the Borders in Bangor has open mic poetry night once a month.
Follow-up blogs will highlight the poetry “scene” in the Orono area.
A note about southern Maine
In southern Maine, Portland offers regular opportunities for writers. Longfellow books in Monument Square has a relatively extensive poetry collection.
The University of Southern Maine continues to develop its MFA in creative writing program. They are currently boasting of the publishing successes of students and alum. They made the brilliant decision to admit one Bridget Eileen into their budding program. She’s a hard worker, indeed, and will bring her exuberance to Stonecoast.
When I know more about it (by January, when I enter Stonecoast), you can find blogs about poetry in southern Maine.

Follow up 9/15/07
USM hosts literary events, in addition to the ones from Stonecoast.
Gulf of Maine in Brunswick on Maine st also hosts literary events.