Balancing Act 2: Book Launch
Please join the Maine Writers & Publishers Association to celebrate Littoral Books’s publication of Balancing Act 2, an anthology of Maine women poets.
Forty-three years after the publication of the original Balancing Act in 1975, Littoral Books has once again gathered poems from women across the State of Maine for Balancing Act 2.
This new anthology contains the poetry of 50 Maine women, of all ages, from all over the state, some well-known and widely published, others making their publishing debut, together creating a rich, varied, many-layered volume of contemporary poetry.
Littoral Books was founded in 1975 by members of the Portland Women’s Group. The press was dedicated to seeking out and publishing the work of Maine women writers, and quickly became one of the founders of the MWPA. With support from the Maine Arts Commission, the press soon published Balancing Act.
Littoral Books accepted submissions for its second anthology of poetry by Maine women, Balancing Act 2 earlier this year. Work by some 50 poets—Maine women poets of all ages and backgrounds—has been included in the new book.