Harrington PrimitiveDate & Time: November 17 at 7 PM (Doors at 6:30 PM)
Location: SPACE Gallery

This MWPA Founder’s Project event welcomes award-winning poet Janice N. Harrington for a poetry reading and on-stage conversation with MWPA co-founder Lee Sharkey.

Harrington’s first book of poems, Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone, won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and the Kate Tufts Poetry Award. Her other collections include The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home (2011) and Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin (2016).

HarringtonHarrington’s children’s books The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County and Going North have won many awards and citations, including a listing among TIME Magazine’s top 10 children’s books.

A former public librarian, Harrington now teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Illinois. She has been awarded that a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Poetry and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for emerging women writers. VISIT http://www.janiceharrington.com/

Sharkey_preferredLee Sharkey’s fifth full-length poetry collection, Walking Backwards, was published Tupelo Press. She is the recipient of the Abraham Sutzkever Centennial Award in Translation, the Maine Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship in Literary Arts, and the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance’s Distinguished Achievement Award, and is the senior editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal. VISIT leesharkey.net


The MWPA is proud to co-host Harrington’s Maine reading with SPACE Gallery.

This event is co-sponsored by the MWPA thanks in part to the support of the Kirby Family Foundation.


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