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Book Talk by the Sea

                      Sharing Books and Verse at the                        Camden Public Library

 

The Last Garden in England

I remember once reading an interview by author Kate Morton in which she shared, "I love stories in which the house is more than a...

Seed to Dust

"These ordinary days are delightful; they are what our lives are made of, like arches on a bridge." Can the words of a writer make us see...

Poem of the Week: I Have a Problem

When I read the first line of Greg Santos' poem, "I Have a Problem," I'm reminded of the last line in Ada Limón's poem "The Last Thing,"...

Maine Debuts

It's no secret: Mainers tend to be pretty proud of Maine authors. From the world of children's books to crime fiction to history, Maine...

A Pride Reading List

Happy Pride Month! The annual marking of Pride in June coincides with the 1969 Stonewall uprising, which is largely noted as the start of...

Brood

"Sometimes I think of the unbroken line of women, all of the mothers, that ends finally with me—the whole of them wielding forms and...

Poem of the Week: Prayer

Earlier this year, I highlighted Katherine May's mesmerizing memoir Wintering, which has quietly placed both the Maine library world and...

Notes on Grief

"'Never' has come to stay. 'Never' feels so unfairly punitive. For the rest of my life, I will live with my hands outstretched for things...

Poem of the Week: Ongoing

Asian American poet Jenny Xie was born in China, raised in New Jersey, and now lives in New York City. Her debut book of poetry, Eye...

Poem of the Week: Theory of Loneliness

This week's poem comes from Lisa Richter, whose book of poetry Nautilus and Bone won the 2020 Jewish Book Award for Poetry. In addition...

Poem of the Week: Eating Together

As we continue the celebratory observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I'll be devoting space in the Poem of...

 

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