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POETS/SPEAK! – Why Poetry Matters

April 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bangor Public Library and the University of Maine’s Honors College will host an evening of poetry readings online to celebrate National Poetry Month and the 19th year of POETS/SPEAK.

Kathleen Ellis, Lecturer in the University of Maine Orono’s English Department and Honors Preceptor, will introduce students and Maine poets who will read their own work. Poets’ readings will address why poetry matters in a time of pandemic, racial injustice, climate change, & civil unrest in America.

The event can be viewed on Zoom (pre-registration required), or livestreamed through the Bangor Public Library Facebook and Youtube pages (no pre-registration needed to view livestream).

For more information on this event, or to register to attend via Zoom, visit:




Kathleen Ellis