May 12, 2022

The Hope Library will host local poetry readings

HOPE—The Library of Hope will host two well-known local poets for a reading on Zoom on the evening of Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m.

Kristen Lindquist from Camden and Elizabeth Tibbetts from Hope will read their recent work.

Kristen Lindquist of Camden is a poet and freelance writer whose work has appeared in places such as Down East, Bangor Metro and Bangor Daily News, as well as numerous literary journals and anthologies. His collection of poetry Transport was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award, and Garrison Keillor read three poems from the book on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac. His most recent book is Tourists in the Known World: New and Selected Poems. An occasional haiku workshop teacher, she maintains a daily haiku blog, Book of Days, on her website.

Elizabeth Tibbetts book, say what you can, was published in 2019 by Deerbrook Editions. Her previous book, Perfect Selves, won the Bluestem Poetry Prize in 2002. She received a creative writing grant from the Maine Arts Commission. His work has appeared in numerous journals and has been read on Writers Almanac. Elizabeth grew up in Camden and has lived in Hope with her husband and dogs for 30 years.

Interested persons should email the library at [email protected] to receive Zoom login information.