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This August, the Maine Arts Journal was one of nine non-profit visual art journals to be awarded an unexpected grant from the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation of Portland, Maine, for general operating support. We are thrilled and grateful to be a recipient of this grant and proud to be in such great company with these other publications!
–From the Editors: Natasha Mayers, Nora Tryon, Kathy Weinberg, Véronique Plesch, Betsy Sholl (poetry editor), and Colby intern Andrew MacDonald.
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Estha Weiner grew up in Portland and attended Portland schools before heading to New York for college and her adult life. In this first poem, “As I look Down on you, I love you,” set in her New York City apartment, we can feel another form of the weight of social...