The Poet As Art: A Poetry Series
Featured Poets: Megan Grumbling, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, and Chris Seid
Where: Lewiston Public Library, Callahan Hall
When: Tuesday May 15th at 7:00PM
On Tuesday May 15th, the Lewiston Public Library and L/A Arts will present 3 Poets the first of The Poet As Art Poetry Series. Featured poets include: Megan Grumbling, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc and Chris Seid. The reading will take place at 7PM in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., Lewiston.
Three Poets is the first installment of a new poetry series that is currently under development through collaboration between the Lewiston Public Library and L/A Arts. The goal of the poetry series is to bring poets to the Lewiston Auburn area to share their original works and processes with the community. With each performance in the new series, poets will engage in a dialogue with audience members regarding their works. Books published by the poets will be available for purchase on site.
About the Poets:
Christopher Seid was born and raised in Iowa. He lived in New Hampshire, Cape Cod, Southern California and Brooklyn before moving to Maine in 2002. He attended the University of Iowa as an undergrad and received an MFA from Vermont College. His first–and only–book of poems, Prayers to the Other Life, won the Marianne Moore Poetry Prize. His second book, Tranquility Base, needs a few finishing touches before it’s ready for prime time. Chris lives in Yarmouth with his two children and works as a freelance writer.
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc is a writer and teacher. His first collection of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist, was chosen by Lisa Russ Spaar for the Vassar Miller Prize and published in 2012. His poems have appeared in magazines including Guernica, The New Republic, and Tin House and received awards from the Bellevue Literary Review and UC Berkeley. With graduate degrees from UC Berkeley and Columbia University, he has taught writing and literature in public and private middle schools, high schools, and colleges in California, Vermont, New York, and Maine. In 2011 he was named one of Maine’s “emerging leaders” by the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media for his work directing The Telling Room, where he still occasionally teaches writing. He is the Poetry Editor of Maine Magazine and is at work on a novel.
Megan Grumbling’s work has appeared in Poetry, The Iowa Review, and The Antioch Review and was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She teaches writing at the University of New England and Southern Maine Community College, edits reviews for The Café Review, reviews theatre for the Portland Phoenix, and coordinates the LIT series for Mayo Street Arts.