Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Thursday, January 10 at 10 a.m. – Writers Forum on WERU-FM, rescheduled from November. Guests this month are poets Dave Morrison of Camden and Jacob Fricke of Belfast. Host is Ellie O'Leary. Writers Forum airs every second Thursday at 10 a.m. at 89.9 Blue Hill and 99.9 Bangor. It also streams live at www.weru.org.
Dave Morrison is like a carpenter missing fingers – do you worry about his ability or applaud his devotion? Morrison’s poems have been featured in literary magazines and anthologies, and read on Writer’s Almanac. Clubland (2011 Fighting Cock Press), a collection of poems about rock bars written in verse is his seventh book. A new collection, fail, was launched in the fall of 2012.
Jacob Fricke has been performing poetry in various connections for over ten years, including on radio and television, on the web, in schools and at rock concerts, at fairs, up on the stage, and out in the streets. He frequently performs backed by Tom Luther’s jazz ensembles, including Agharta and Algorithm. He has twice been a featured poet at the Belfast Poetry Festival, in 2008 and in 2010. At Mr. Paperback in Belfast, he had an active hand in the annual Waldo County Young Poet Laureate Contest, and he also runs and emcees Belfast’s Poetry Slams. He is the author of This Book of Poems You Found from The Illuminated Sea Press, which won the Village Soup / Best of the Best “Best Local Author” Award for Waldo County in 2011. He is the immediate past Poet Laureate of Belfast.
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