KAA 2018 Poetry Events

Charles Simic

In case you missed the May 5, 2018, Mangion Poetry Celebration
with 15th U.S. Poet Laureate, Charles Simic…

Click here to be taken to www.SeacoastOnline.com, the official website for the Portsmouth Herald, and read the story about the phenomenal interview by KAA member and Portsmouth Poet Laureate Emerita, Kimberly Cloutier Green, followed by a Q&A session and an evening reading, reception and book signing with legendary poet, Charles Simic.

Charles Simic is the 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).

This event is named for our dear friend Bob Mangion, founding member of First Tuesday Poets and longtime supporter of the KAA. 

All proceeds from this event benefit the Kittery Art Association.  

Poetry Corner

An Invitation

Everything in the world begins with yes.
-Clarice Lispecter

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.

MPK 1/2014
Mary-Pat Kingsbury is a member of the KAA First Tuesday poetry group.

Humbling Winter,
masquerading as
quiet solitary time
in clear blue days and sharp
black nights

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,
core freezing

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 its 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

The KAA Gallery, located in scenic Kittery Point, Maine, sponsors a variety of public events including art exhibits, music, poetry, guest lectures & art receptions.

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