Essential Summer Reading

Read your way through Maine this summer with our favorite books set in the Pine Tree State

Richard Blanco

POETRY-April 2013 Poem by Richard Blanco Artwork: Schoodic Point by Anna Low   “One Today” One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peeking over the Smokies, greeting the faces of the Great Lakes, spreading a simple truth … Continue reading

Nathaniel Bellows

POETRY-July 2012 Poem by Nathaniel Bellows Edited by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc Artwork by Morgan Cremins   “Field Work” You found in the pools of your binoculars the living twin of the painting above your desk. This one alive, its bright red wings … Continue reading

Megan Grumbling

POETRY-June 2012 Poem by Megan Grumbling Edited by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc Artwork by Sam Guay   “Purge” in the Bethel sauna Supine and stripped, we’re bent in crooked thrall to yellow pine’s rash blaze and roar. Sludge seeps from us logged … Continue reading

Gabriel Fried

POETRY-April 2012 Poem by Gabriel Fried Edited by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc Artwork by Hannah Rosengren   Melt, 2012, watercolor and ink on paper, 5.5″ x 4″ “Colony Collapse Disorder” Along Route 1, the youth of Maine have cocked their heads to hear the … Continue reading

Melissa Crowe

POETRY-February Special Wedding Issue 2012 Poem by Melissa Crowe Edited by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc Artwork by Brittany Lawrance   Hummingbird, 2011, watercolor, 7″ x 12″ “Epithalamium with Humming Bird” Naked as a joy- bird I feel the danger of this happy day … Continue reading