Mangion Poetry Celebration

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, Portsmouth Poet Laureate Emerita (doors open at 2:30 pm)
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.  (Please do not stay away if the donation amount is too much for you! Come! Donate what you can…)

The Mangion Poetry Celebration featuring Charles Simic will be held at First Congregational Church, 23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, ME.


This event is named for our dear friend Bob Mangion, founding member of First Tuesday Poets and longtime supporter of the KAA. The suggested donation for each event is $10.00 ($20.00 for both events) and all proceeds benefit the Kittery Art Association.  

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