I KNOW YOU ARE READING THIS
POEMS OF COMPASSION
In a time of political turmoil, when the nature of facts and truth are called into question, we need the kind of attention that poetry asks of us—attention to each other and to the world. Please join Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum and Portland Poet Laureate Gibson Fay-LeBlanc for an evening of poems that remind us how to see each other. Readers and performers include Hanen Mohammad, a young poet and alum of The Telling Room’s Young Writers & Leaders Program, poet and longtime Bates professor Robert Farnsworth, poet and Beloit Poetry Journal editor Rachel Contreni Flynn, former Maine State Poet Laureate Betsy Sholl, and former Portland Poet Laureate, Martin Steingesser, who will perform a piece with Judy Tierney and Rudy Gabrielson.