"Cover Story" piece on poetry events in Portland, past and present. A series of
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"Cover Story" piece on poetry events in Portland, past and present. A series of readings held during the 1980s at the now-defunct Woodfords Cafe gave birth to founding editor Steve Luttrell's Cafe Review. Then from 1993 to 1995, slam poetry reigned. Today, Jay Davis hosts much friendlier slam monthly slam readings at the Free Street Taverna, and local poets indifferent to slam find refuge at the Cafe Review's monthly readings at the Oak Street Theatre or sporadic open readings at locals bars and galleries. On May 27, poets J. Donnelly and Anna Wrobel will launch "Waking City," a monthly reading series at Portland's Hinge Gallery. But poet Russ Sargent says Portland suffers from the lack of a cohesive literary community and is missing an institution specifically funded to produce poetry events and help poets with marketing, and he cites the Ram Island operation that funds and promotes dance as an example.
Sims, Pat, ""Cover Story" piece on poetry events in Portland, past and present. A series of" (1999). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 2813.