Carpenter at Stockton Springs library

Apr 04, 2014
William Carpenter

Stockton Springs — Maine author Bill Carpenter will speak Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at the Stockton Springs Community Library, 6 Station St.

Carpenter is the author of books of poetry and fiction. His first book of poetry, “The Hours of Morning” (1980), won an Association of Writers & Writing Programs award, followed by “Rain” (1985), which won the S.F. Morse award. He collaborated with the artist Robert Shetterley on a third poetry book, “Speaking Fire at Stones.” His novels include “A Keeper of Sheep” and “The Wooden Nickel.” The latter is a lobster- and whale-oriented novel of which the New York Times said Melville would have approved. Some of Carpenter’s books will be available for purchase at the library on the evening of the talk.

Carpenter is a faculty member in literature and writing at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. His work is widely represented in periodicals and anthologies including “The Maine Poets.” His intellectual interests are in modernism and psychoanalysis; his literary and teaching styles tend toward comic exaggeration. He has been an NEA Fellow and a Fellow of the Society for Human Ecology.

Everyone is invited to attend the program, which is free; donations are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 567-4147 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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