KAA 2018 Poetry Events Schedule
May 5, 2018
Mangion Poetry Celebration
with 15th U.S. Poet Laureate, Charles Simic, as Guest Artist
3:00 to 4:30 pm: Public Interview of the Guest Artist
7:00 to 9:00 pm: Reading/Reception/Book Signing
Event Location: First Congregational Church, 23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, ME.
Author of more than sixty books of poetry, prose, and translation, former editor of the Paris Review, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The World Doesn’t End, and recipient of numerous honors and awards, including The Wallace Stevens Award (2007) and the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement (2007), Charles Simic will be featured in two events:
3pm – Public Interview, hosted by Kimberly Cloutier Green (doors open at 3pm)
7pm – Reading, Reception & Book-Signing (doors open at 6:30pm)
Jazz performance by Kent Allyn and David Graf
A $20.00 suggested donation admits one to both events.
The Mangion Poetry Celebration featuring Charles Simic will be held at First Congregational Church, 23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, ME.
Everything in the world begins with yes.
Let’s meet in the field of disruption –
out there, beyond our garden wall
where voices pull us wordlessly
promising unclaimed magic
we should run to greet
fast as we can
until our features blur
to those we leave behind.
Mary-Pat Kingsbury is a member of the KAA First Tuesday poetry group.
quiet solitary time
in clear blue days and sharp
It’s peaceful air
crystal clean and dry,
yet brittle, harsh, and
hard to breath
The slumbering cold,
aroused from tranquility,
bone aching, eye watering,
It’s low profile sun burning
the far horizon
promises warmer days,
that don’t arrive
It’s unobtrusive wind building
to insufferable drifting gales
and blinding blizzard heights
The lull of it’s moderate pace
as it consumes, patience,
fortitude, and sanity
by Mike Gately, a founding member of Kimberly Green’s First Tuesday Poetry Group 2/3/2015