Think local/think global readings

Aug 19, 2014
Ron Singer

Searsport — Ron Singer will read and sign his poetry chapbook “Look to Mountains, Look to Sea” (River Otter Press, Aug 2013) Friday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. at WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 East Main St./Route 1.

“Look to the Mountains, Look to the Sea” chronicles Singer’s summer sojourns in Maine since 1969. The chapbook’s 31 poems are set in on Deer Isle, in Penobscot Bay; and Weld, in the Western Mountains. The chapbook features paintings by the author's wife, Elizabeth Yamin, who currently is exhibiting her work at WORKS.

Singer also will also read poetry and fiction stemming from his African sojourns. “Uhuru Revisited: Interviews with African Pro-Democracy Leaders” (Africa World Press/Red Sea Press, 2014) is based on the author's 2010-11 interviews with pro-democracy leaders in six countries.

A former teacher, Singer writes in multiple genres. His poetry, satire, stories, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in many newspapers, magazines and e-zines; and he wrote the librettos for two produced operas including “Deeds” (2003), an opera about Maine real-estate swindles. In addition to “Look to Mountains, Look to the Sea” and “Uhuru Revisited,” his books to date include a poetic memoir, a serial picaresque, three novellas, a collection of ekphrastic writings, a serial thriller about a serial killer and a serial farce. Singer's work, which can be accessed via, has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. He divides his time between Brooklyn, N.Y., and Weld.

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

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