April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, the Bangor Public Library has partnered with Bangor High School to bring poet Richard Blanco to Bangor. Blanco will read from his works at a reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the library. The library will host the 13th annual POETS/SPEAK! celebration in cooperation with the University of Maine and the University of Maine Museum of Art at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Selected by President Obama to be the fifth inaugural poet in history, Blanco followed in the footsteps of Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams and Elizabeth Alexander. He read his poem, “One Today” at President Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 21, 2013.
Article first appeared in Maine Insights: Free coffee in exchange for a poem to celebrate World Poetry Day-today! By Ramona du Houx To mark World Poetry Day, more than a thousand coffee establishments around the world will use poetry as their currency this March 21st. Although, the idea hasn’t caught on in Maine, maybe next year some cafe, somewhere will […]