MPE-PosterThe Maine Poetry Express is an Office of the Maine Poet Laureate initiative led by Wesley McNair. This project is made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council and the continued support of the Maine Arts Commission.

The Maine Poetry Express is a “whistle-stop” tour of community readings and discussions about poetry in our everyday lives. Each stop features a guest “conductor” who works with the Maine Poet Laureate and the MWPA to organize the event. Participants include two or three Maine poets reading their own work, and up to six guest readers from the community who select their favorite poems from one of McNair’s two poetry anthologies, The Maine Poets or Maine in Four Seasons. Guest readers have been community members from all walks of life, including lobstermen, librarians, town selectmen, store clerks, and school teachers.

Visit our Maine Poetry Express events page to find our when the tour is coming to your town!

Generously funded by the

MHC-Logo jpg