November 25, 2022

Poetry Reading with Goldsmith, Potter July 17 – Knox County VillageSoup

SOUTH THOMASTON – 26 Split Rock Cove is hosting a free poetry reading Sunday, July 17 at 2 p.m. with two well-known Maine poets, Ellen Goldsmith and Dawn Potter.

Goldsmith, a resident of Cushing, is both a poet and a teacher of poetry. She recently released her fourth chapbook, titled “Left Foot, Right Foot,” which chronicles the harrowing events of a life-threatening illness and her recovery. Listeners will feel her rise to the challenges of this time and be invited to reflect on the wonder of every ordinary day. Goldsmith’s other books include “Where to Look”, “Such Distances”, and “No Pine Tree in This Forest Is Perfect”.

Potter has just published “Accidental Hymn”, his fifth collection of poetry. Potter explores the loss of homeland as both personal grief and larger historical suffering. In this richly varied collection, she moves among styles and forms to build a tapestry of emotions around the notion of home – moving through time and space, comedy and tragedy, to weave a complex vision of sadness and joy. A Portland resident, Potter is also director of poetry and teaching programs at The Frost Place in Franconia, NH.

Places will be limited to 30 people. Please reserve your spot by emailing [email protected] or calling 207-596-7624. Now in its tenth year, 26 Split Rock Cove is a small private artist community of studios and living spaces, and offers a variety of writing and art-making workshops.

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