BELFAST — “Hot Topics! A Summer Reading by Four Poets” will take place in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library, Tuesday July 16, at 6:30 p.m.
The poets – Judy Kaber, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Kristin Lindquist and Thomas Moore – will read from new and earlier works in response to the theme Hot Topics!
Judy Kaber, of Belfast, has two new chapbooks: Renaming the Seasons, which is in response to the death of her poet-friend, Karie Friedman, and In Sleep We Are All the Same, ekphrastic poems in response to photos from Belfast history. Her poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, Spillway, and The Comstock Review.
Kristen Lindquist, of Camden, is a poet and freelance writer whose work has appeared in such venues as Down East Magazine, Bangor Metro, and Bangor Daily News, as well as many literary journals and anthologies. Her poetry collection Transportation was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award. Her most recent book is Tourists in the Known World: New & Selected Poems.
Elizabeth Tibbetts’ new book Say What You Can is now out. Her book In the Well won the Bluestem Poetry Award in 2002. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and have been read on Writers Almanac and Poems from Here. Tibbetts grew up in Camden and now lives in Hope with her husband and works as a nurse. She writes about her work, her roots in Maine, and her love and concerns for the natural world.
Thomas R. Moore’s fourth book of poems, Red Stone Fragments, was published last February. His work is represented in more than thirty literary journals. His poem How We Built Our House won a Pushcart Prize and is included in the 2018 Best of the Small Presses Anthology. From 2017 through 2018 he served as Poet Laureate for Belfast. In a recent review Dana Wilde called him “one of the most skilled poets we have in Maine right now.”
The reading is free and open to all.
For more information call the Library at 207-338-3884 ext 10.