Poetry — Marcia Brown

Poetry — Marcia Brown

Marcia Brown’s poems in this selection give us first in “What Comes,”  the sense of childhood security, when a father seems to have everything–even a future storm– under control, or at least seems to. Then in “Sunday Afternoon, Late October, 1963,” we...
Poetry — Dawn Potter

Poetry — Dawn Potter

“Wealhtheow” takes us back to early English, to the sources of our literature. Potter says the name “Wealhtheow” refers to a character in Beowulf. She is Hrothgar’s queen but is barely mentioned in the poem. We see in this poem, as if contemporary...
Poetry — Wendy Herbert

Poetry — Wendy Herbert

Northern Parula Warbler I am happy to introduce Wendy J. Herbert to readers in Maine.  She moved to Portland about a year ago from California via New York. Wendy is a flutist as well as a poet and has published widely.  Her poem makes us all dream of spring and I love...
Estha Weiner Poetry — Introduction by Betsy Sholl

Estha Weiner Poetry — Introduction by Betsy Sholl

Here are two poems by Estha Weiner, who grew up in Portland and Falmouth and now lives in New York City.  Her sense of irony and of how to create characters and a sense of dialogue through the briefest suggestion come in part from her training in the theater.  Estha...