Ten poets from the collection Enough! Poems of Resistance and Protest will join The Poets Corner to read on Sunday afternoon, April 11, from 4 - 5:30 p.m.: Claire Millikin, Donna Loring, Laura Bonazzoli, Katherine Hagopian Berry, Ellen Goldsmith, Lois Anne, Carol Bachofner, Meghan Sterling, Kathleen Ellis, and Myronn Hardy.
Register for this Zoom event on the website www.thepoetscorner.org/events
Enough! edited by Claire Millikin and Agnes Bushell, is an anthology of poems, by 27 Maine poets, who in the midst of a pandemic, of lockdowns and quarantines, of protests and death and struggle, took up their pens to give voice to what this time feels like.
In her introduction, Millikin says “The poems in this collection, Enough! show the nobility of resistance to capitalist-racism, the beauty of staring down the walls that protect unwarranted and unjust privilege... Each poet speaks for themselves uniquely.”
Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet, says of this anthology, “A powerful, prevalent, unflinching collection of political protest poetry by Maine poets in response to systemic racism and economic injustice. These poems take a knee, a breath; they witness and name truths, they protest loud and clear, yet hold moments of silence between the pages. They amplify a nation in mourning, while rising in defense of human rights and civil liberty.”
This afternoon reading on The Poets Corner promises to be thoughtful and thought-provoking, according to the Corner, in a news release. To register for this April 11 event and more information: 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 Sunday of each month.