Poets read works on 'hot topics' July 16

Jul 05, 2019

“Hot Topics! A Summer Reading by Four Poets” will take place in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library on Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Poets Judy Kaber, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Kristen Lindquist and Thomas Moore will read from new and earlier works in keeping with the theme "Hot Topics!"

Judy Kaber of Belfast has two new chapbooks: "Renaming the Seasons," which is in response to the death of her poet-friend, Karie Friedman, and "In Sleep We Are All the Same," ekphrastic poems in response to photos from Belfast history. Her poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, Spillway and The Comstock Review.

Kristen Lindquist of Camden is a poet and freelance writer whose work has appeared in such publications as Down East Magazine, Bangor Metro, and Bangor Daily News, as well as many literary journals and anthologies. Her poetry collection, "Transportation," was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award. Her most recent book is "Tourists in the Known World: New & Selected Poems."

Elizabeth Tibbetts’ new book, "Say What You Can" (Deerbrook Editions, 2019) is now out. Her book "In the Well" won the Bluestem Poetry Award in 2002.

Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and have been read on Writers Almanac and Poems from Here. Tibbetts grew up in Camden and now lives with her husband in Hope and works as a nurse. She writes about her work, her roots in Maine, and her love and concerns for the natural world.

Thomas R. Moore’s fourth book of poems, "Red Stone Fragments," was published last February. His work is represented in more than 30 literary journals. His poem, “How We Built Our House,” won a Pushcart Prize and is included in the 2018 Best of the Small Presses Anthology.

From 2017 through 2018, Moore served as Belfast's poet laureate for Belfast. In a recent review, Dana Wilde called him “one of the most skilled poets we have in Maine right now.”

The reading is free and open to all. For more information, call the library at 207-338-3884, ext. 10.

Judy Kaber
Elizabeth Tibbetts
Kristen Lindquist
Thomas Moore
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