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The SPACE Poetry Hotline – June: “Ghost Ship” by Joseph Coleman

This month’s poem is “Ghost Ship” by Joseph P. Coleman. Call 207-828-5607 from May 28 to June 30, 2024, to hear Joseph’s poem, read by Janet McTeer.

“Ghost Ship” was originally published in The Northern New England Review.

Joseph Coleman (he/him) is a poet and short story writer with an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College (’22). He’s a registered Maine Guide, a Wilderness First Responder, entrepreneur and holds a blue belt in Jiu Jitsu. His poems have been seen in various forms in The New Yorker, Esquire, The New Criterion, The Northern New England Review, Casa Vogue and a Chapbook – 45° North Latitude.

He’s a teaching poetry artist through the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute.

Instagram @josephpaulcoleman.


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 with heartache, love, humor, rage, and regeneration. 

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🕯️ 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. 🕯️