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The 2024 Poetry Hotline

Beginning Saturday, December 16th, SPACE will connect the 2024 Poetry Hotline, a 24/7 call-in number and ongoing audio exhibit featuring a new poem every few weeks. The hotline number is 207-828-5607.

The first selection is “Ode to Friendship” by the Michigan-based Palestinian American poet Noor Hindi. Call 207-828-5607 to hear Noor read the poem.

Noor Hindi’s latest poetry volume, Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow., is available through Haymarket Books.

“Ode to Friendship” is also the inspiration behind A Possible Practice: Surrender My Softness, a mail art project and book compiled by Alana Dao and meg willing through their collaboration A CLEARING. A Possible Practice is designed in conversation with Noor’s poem and includes work by Samaa Abdurraqib, janan alexandra, Alana Dao, Hannah DeAngelis, Audrey Gidman, Serena Himmelfarb, Noor Hindi, Pear Hug, Jenny Ibsen, E.J. Koh, Andy Mauery, Sarah Patterson, lauren samblanet, Gwendolyn Tatreaux, Stacey Tran, Arisa White, meg willing, and Golaleh Yazdani.


Stay tuned as we fill out the 2024 Poetry Hotline schedule, updated every few weeks through Spring 2024.

December 16, 2023 – January 14, 2024
Noor Hindi, “Ode to Friendship”
1

January 14, 2024 – February 11, 2024
Sa Whitley, “Prayer Circle”
2

February 12 –
Iris McCloughan, “Made of Meat”
3

The 2024 Poetry Hotline is a screenless exhibition available to anyone with access to a phone. The 2024 Poetry Hotline offers audiences a direct line to Maine-based and national poets and their visions for the future, and another medium to connect and inspire audiences in a time of heartache, anger, love, humor, rage, and regeneration. 

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🕯️ This weekend only! The dance show of the summer is Scapegoat Garden’s Liturgy|Order|Bridge. The Hartford-based company calls upon Black church traditions and ideas of faith, nature, fashion, and experimentation in their limited performance run June 20-22. Tickets available now, presented by SPACE at Mechanics’ Hall. 🕯️