Stuart Kestenbaum has been the director of the Haystack Mountain School
of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine since 1988. He is an honorary fellow of
the American Craft Council and a recipient of the Distinguished Educator
s Award from the James Renwick Alliance. He is the author of three
collections of poems, Pilgrimage, House of
Thanksgiving, and Prayers and Run-on Sentences.
Peter Harris, born in 1947, has taught at Colby College since
1974. His chapbook, Blue Hallelujahs, won the Maine chapbook competition
in 1996. His work has appeared in, among other places, The Atlantic
Monthly, Prairie Schooner, and Green Mountains Review. He has been a
fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Arts, Red
Cinder House, and the Tyron Guthrie Center in Ireland, and has been
awarded a Martin Dibner Writing Fellowship.
Davis Sloan is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine s Stonecoast MFA Poetry
Program and loves living in Maine, at the edge of the world,
with his wife Christine where they both work in Maine's only Waldorf high
school. He is the author of two books on teaching: Stages of
Imagination: Working Dramatically with Adolescents, and Life Lessons:
Reaching Teenagers through Literature. His poetry has appeared most
recently in The Barefoot Review, The Broome Review, The Café Review,
Carpe Articulum, Innisfree, The Naugatuck River Review, The Northern New
England Review, Passager, The Prairie Wolf Press Review and Words and
Images. He is a recipient of the 2012 Betsy Sholl and Maine Literary
awards, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Join us for an evening with three talented Maine poets as they share their latest works and, of course, sign your books! As always,
Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public.