Stuart Kestenbaum & Rachell ParkerJoin us on Sunday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Watershed Literary Events
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84565929724STUART KESTENBAUM
is the author of five collections of poems, most recently How to Start Over,
a collection of essays The View from Here, and a book of visual blackout poems Things Seemed to
Be Breaking. He was host of the Maine Public Radio program Poems from Here and the host/curator of the podcast Make/Time. A longtime director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Stuart’s poems and writing have appeared in numerous publications including Tikkun, The Sun, Beloit Poetry Journal, The New York Times Magazine, as well as on The Writer’s Almanac and American Life in Poetry. A graduate of Columbia High School in Maplewood, Stuart served as
Maine’s poet laureate from 2016-2021.RACHELLE PARKER
was selected winner of the Furious Flower Poetry Prize-James Madison University, and won third prize in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award in 2020. Rachelle is a fellow of VONA Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, Tin House Summer Workshop Poetry and Callaloo Creative Writing at Brown University. A resident of Maplewood, NJ, her work appears or is forthcoming in About Place Journal, Rhino Poetry, and The Adirondack Review. She is also published in the anthology The BreakBeat Poets: Black Girl Magic. Her photographic work debuts in the Spring 2021 issue of Orion Magazine.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.