UMM to Host Maine Poet Richard Miles

Machias, ME – The Maine Writers Series at the University of Maine at Machias will host Poet Richard Miles on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the UMM Art Gallery, located in Powers Hall. Miles will read from his new collection of poems, Boat of Two Shores.

Poet Richard Miles earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop. He works as a stonemason and lives with his family in Harrington, Maine. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar and American Poetry Review. In 2007 the University of Maine at Machias Press published his collection of poetry, Boat of Two Shores.

Baron Wormser, former poet laureate of Maine, calls Miles’ poetry “full of quiet, spell-binding rapture,” and “musical in the root sense of the word: it honors the harmony of the muse, the soul-giving and soul-rending anima that haunts our fragile lives.”

Miles’ book, Boat of Two Shores, is available at UMM’s Murdock Bookstore.

For more information, please call Robert Froese at 255-1334.

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