Please join us on October 25th at 7pm for a night of Poetry with poets from the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance!

2017 Maine Literary Award-winning poets Megan Grumbling and Rosa Lane read with special guest poet Rebecca Morgan Frank at Longfellow Books in Portland.

Rebecca Morgan Frank is visiting Maine to launch her third poetry collection: Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country (Carnegie Mellon University Press). Frank’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in some of the countries most revered publications, such places as The New Yorker, American Poetry ReviewPloughshares, New England Review. She is the co-founder and editor of the online literary magazine Memorious and currently the poet-in-residence at Brandeis University.

Megan Grumbling’s debut poetry collection Booker’s Point (University of North Texas Press, 2016)—an oral history-driven portrait of an old Mainer—won the 2017 Maine Book Award for Poetry. Grumbling’s work has been awarded the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship, the Robert Frost Award, a Hawthornden Fellowship at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, and a St. Boltoph Emerging Artist Award.

Rosa Lane’s poem “Boats Named Women” won the 2017 Maine Book Award for Short Works Poetry. The poem appears in Lane’s collection Tiller North (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2016). Lane’s chapbook Roots and Reckonings (Granite Press, East) was published in 1980, and her work has appeared in numerous journals, including The Briar Cliff Review, Crab Orchard Review, New South, and Ploughshares. She works as an architect and divides her time between coastal Maine and the San Francisco Bay Area.


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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
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