January 6, 2011

Word association

With poetry conspicuously absent from the governor's inauguration ceremony in Augusta on Wednesday, lovers of verse, free and otherwise, gathered in Portland to read and hear some of their favorite works.

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Portland’s poet laureate Steve Luttrell reads one of his works, “Machigonne,” at Longfellow Square.

Photos by Jill Brady/Staff Photographer

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Elizabeth “Betsy” Sholl, Maine’s poet laureate, reads under the statue of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on Wednesday in an event organized to celebrate poetry.

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Carolyn Jenks of Portland listens as Luttrell reads his poem. The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance planned the event to coincide with the inauguration of Gov. Paul LePage.

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Sean McGovern-Waite of Portland recites his poem “Misfits” in Longfellow Square.


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