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Poems from Here creates a momentary community of speaker and listeners, where vibrant language slows time down and helps us to pay attention to our world.

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Harvesting

Today’s poem is “Harvesting” by Sonja Johanson. Her latest chapbook is Trees in Our Dooryards (Redbird Chapbooks) and recent work has appeared in American Life in Poetry and the Bellvue Literary Review. Sonja is a graduate of College of the Atlantic, and divides her time between work in Massachusetts and her home in the mountains of western Maine.

2 MIN5 d ago
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Harvesting

First Deer

Today’s poem is “First Deer” by Paul Corrigan. He is a retired Baxter Park Ranger whose poems have appeared in Yankee, the Maine Times and Maine Speaks - a Maine studies anthology in which "First Deer" appeared. Paul performs with North Country Strings, reading from his book At the Grave of the Unknown River Driver published by North Country Press.

3 MIN1 w ago
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First Deer

Recuerdo

Today’s poem is “Recuerdo” by Martin Steingesser. Martin is the author of three books of poems: Yellow Horses , Brothers of Morning , and The Thinking Heart: the Life & Loves of Etty Hillesum .

3 MIN2 w ago
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Recuerdo

Beset by Dementia, My Father Travels Through Time

Today’s poem is “Beset by Dementia, My Father Travels Through Time” by Mike Bove. His first book of poems, Big Little City , was published by Moon Pie Press in 2018. He lives with his family in Portland, Maine and teaches in the English Department at Southern Maine Community College.

3 MIN3 w ago
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Beset by Dementia, My Father Travels Through Time

Personal

Today’s poem is “Personal” by Tony Hoagland. He was the author of eight books of poetry, most recently Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God (2018). He lived in Waterville for eight years and taught at Colby College and the University of Maine Farmington. Tony Hoagland died in 2018.

3 MINOCT 11
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Personal

Restless Mind

Today’s poem is “Restless Mind” by Dave Morrison. Dave was born outside of Boston and spent the early part of his life playing in rock bands in Boston and New York City. He lives in Camden and just released Refuge, his 13th poetry collection.

2 MINOCT 4
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Restless Mind

The Little Birds Keep Singing

Today’s poem is “The Little Birds Keep Singing” by Martin Steingesser. Martin is the author of three books of poems, Yellow Horses , Brothers of Morning , and The Thinking Heart: the Life & Loves of Etty Hillesum .

2 MINSEP 27
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The Little Birds Keep Singing

Obligations

Today’s poem is “Obligations” by Russell Libby, from his book Balance A Late Pastoral . He worked at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association for many years, and through that organization he was able to work with others to strengthen their commitment to many environmental issues. Russell lived a little more than half his life on Three Sisters Farm in Mount Vernon, Maine and died in 2012 at the age of 56.

3 MINSEP 20
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Obligations

Genie

Today's poem is "Genie" by Carl Little. He's the author of Ocean Drinker: New and Selected Poems (2006), as well as many books about art, including Paintings of Portland (2018), written with his brother David, and Philip Frey: Here and Now (2018). He lives on Mount Desert Island.

2 MINSEP 13
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Genie

The Abandoned Orchards of Maine

Today’s poem is “The Abandoned Orchards of Maine” by Pam Burr Smith, who lives in Brunswick and works as a mental health therapist. She is the author of two books of poetry, Heaven Jumping Woman (Moon Pie Press, 2011) and Near Stars (Blackberry Books 2019). Her poems are in the anthologies Take Heart and Port City Poems .

2 MINSEP 6
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The Abandoned Orchards of Maine

Latest Episodes

Harvesting

Today’s poem is “Harvesting” by Sonja Johanson. Her latest chapbook is Trees in Our Dooryards (Redbird Chapbooks) and recent work has appeared in American Life in Poetry and the Bellvue Literary Review. Sonja is a graduate of College of the Atlantic, and divides her time between work in Massachusetts and her home in the mountains of western Maine.

2 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Harvesting

First Deer

Today’s poem is “First Deer” by Paul Corrigan. He is a retired Baxter Park Ranger whose poems have appeared in Yankee, the Maine Times and Maine Speaks - a Maine studies anthology in which "First Deer" appeared. Paul performs with North Country Strings, reading from his book At the Grave of the Unknown River Driver published by North Country Press.

3 MIN1 w ago
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First Deer

Recuerdo

Today’s poem is “Recuerdo” by Martin Steingesser. Martin is the author of three books of poems: Yellow Horses , Brothers of Morning , and The Thinking Heart: the Life & Loves of Etty Hillesum .

3 MIN2 w ago
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Recuerdo

Beset by Dementia, My Father Travels Through Time

Today’s poem is “Beset by Dementia, My Father Travels Through Time” by Mike Bove. His first book of poems, Big Little City , was published by Moon Pie Press in 2018. He lives with his family in Portland, Maine and teaches in the English Department at Southern Maine Community College.

3 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Beset by Dementia, My Father Travels Through Time

Personal

Today’s poem is “Personal” by Tony Hoagland. He was the author of eight books of poetry, most recently Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God (2018). He lived in Waterville for eight years and taught at Colby College and the University of Maine Farmington. Tony Hoagland died in 2018.

3 MINOCT 11
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Personal

Restless Mind

Today’s poem is “Restless Mind” by Dave Morrison. Dave was born outside of Boston and spent the early part of his life playing in rock bands in Boston and New York City. He lives in Camden and just released Refuge, his 13th poetry collection.

2 MINOCT 4
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Restless Mind

The Little Birds Keep Singing

Today’s poem is “The Little Birds Keep Singing” by Martin Steingesser. Martin is the author of three books of poems, Yellow Horses , Brothers of Morning , and The Thinking Heart: the Life & Loves of Etty Hillesum .

2 MINSEP 27
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The Little Birds Keep Singing

Obligations

Today’s poem is “Obligations” by Russell Libby, from his book Balance A Late Pastoral . He worked at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association for many years, and through that organization he was able to work with others to strengthen their commitment to many environmental issues. Russell lived a little more than half his life on Three Sisters Farm in Mount Vernon, Maine and died in 2012 at the age of 56.

3 MINSEP 20
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Obligations

Genie

Today's poem is "Genie" by Carl Little. He's the author of Ocean Drinker: New and Selected Poems (2006), as well as many books about art, including Paintings of Portland (2018), written with his brother David, and Philip Frey: Here and Now (2018). He lives on Mount Desert Island.

2 MINSEP 13
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Genie

The Abandoned Orchards of Maine

Today’s poem is “The Abandoned Orchards of Maine” by Pam Burr Smith, who lives in Brunswick and works as a mental health therapist. She is the author of two books of poetry, Heaven Jumping Woman (Moon Pie Press, 2011) and Near Stars (Blackberry Books 2019). Her poems are in the anthologies Take Heart and Port City Poems .

2 MINSEP 6
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The Abandoned Orchards of Maine
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