Hosted via Zoom
Featuring readings from Samaa Abdurraqib, Katherine Hagopian Berry, Wendy Cannella, Doug Rawlings, Rhea Côté Robbins, Jeri Theriault, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Myronn Hardy, and Douglas "Woody" Woodsum
WAIT: POEMS FROM THE PANDEMIC is an anthology of poetry and art by sixty-five Maine poets and visual artists created in response to the pandemic of 2020-21. Collected by editor Jeri Theriault, the art and poetry work together to reveal the feelings, frustrations, desires, and suffering all of us experienced during this time. Passionate and contemplative, angry and hopeful, sorrowful and humorous, intelligent and articulate, these poets and artists show us, as poet laureate Baron Wormser writes, “a transfiguring vision – what the pandemic felt like from the inside.” An “essential work,” an “invaluable book,” Wait “brings us face-to-face with what it is to be human.”
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