poems that take a fresh look at love

The Poets Corner reading: ‘Love is Still Possible’

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 5:30pm

The Poets Corner will celebrate the season of love with three poets reading and talking about contemporary love poems. “Love is Still Possible” features Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Margaret Haberman, and Anna Limontas-Salisbury, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, from 4 - 5:30 p.m., on Zoom.

Each of these three poets will read from their own work as well as selected other contemporary love poems and engage in a lively conversation about love poems today.

“They’ll bypass the overused metaphors, lovesick clichés, and introduce us to poems that take a fresh look at love,” said Poets Corner, in a news release. “In times when we can feel divided, we can join together in community connected by poetry. In times when we feel isolated, or hopeless in the face of global threats of war, the climate crisis, or the continuing spread of the virus, it is important to remind ourselves that love is still possible. Join us in a discussion that will warm the icy recesses of your heart on a cold winter’s day.”

Margaret Haberman lives and writes in Hope. She is, by profession, an American Sign Language interpreter, and teaches at the University of Southern Maine in the Linguistics Department. Her poems have been published in the Island Journal, the journal Spiritus, and selected for the Maine Public Radio program “Poems from Here.”

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc is the executive director of Maine Writers & Publishers, and an accomplished poet. He’s published two books: Death of Ventriloquist (winner of the Vassar Miller Prize), and Deke Dangle Dive, and his poems have appeared in numerous magazines including The New Republic, Tin House, jubilat, Poetry Northwest, and Orion. Fay-LeBlanc lives in Portland with his family.

Anna Limontas-Salisbury is a New York City poet, writer, freelance journalist, and educator. She’s been a featured poet at Camperdown – a poetry reading series at Halyards, Body Love Open Mic Series, Honey Dipped Productions Girlhood Summer and Girlhood New Beginnings. Her poetry has appeared in other performance series and chapbooks.


Register for this Zoom event on the website www.thepoetscorner.org/events

The Poets Corner is a platform created to foster community among writers and readers of poetry and short prose. Founded by former Maine Media Workshops + College president Meg Weston and author/writing coach Kathrin Seitz, The Poets Corner is based in Mid-coast Maine, and hosts virtual readings on the second or third Sunday of each month.