Plunkett Poetry fest April 19 and 20

Apr 09, 2013

Augusta — The University of Maine at Augusta’s 11th annual Terry Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival, the state’s largest annual poetry event, will take place Friday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium; on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Richard Randall Student Center, both on the University of Maine campus

This year’s theme, A Tribute to Anthology, features Maine poet Wesley McNair reading from his recently published memoir “Words I Choose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry.” Other featured poets include Lee Sharkey and David Adams. There also will be a panel discussion, facilitated by Duff Plunkett, on Poetry and Food with panelists Claire Hersom, a UMA English alumnus and local poet; Stu Kestenbaum, poet and director of Haystack in Deer Isle; Linda Tatelbaum of Appleton, writer and retired Colby professor; and poet Jeffrey Thomson, Associate Professor of English at UMaine Farmington.

There will be open mic periods both days. The Terry Plunkett Poetry Festival is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Midcoast poet Ellen Taylor at or 621-3114; or visit

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

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