Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum will read his poetry at the Stonington Public Library. The public is invited to the free event on February 4th at 6:00 pm.
Kestenbaum is the author of five collections of poems, most recently How to Start Over and a collection of essays The View from Here (Brynmorgen Press). He has written and spoken widely on craft making and creativity, and his poems and writing have appeared in numerous small press publications and magazines.
Stuart Kestenbaum was the director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine for 27 years, where he established innovative programs combining craft and writing and craft and new technologies. He is an honorary fellow of the American Craft Council and a recipient of the Distinguished Educator’s Award from the James Renwick Alliance. He was appointed poet laureate of Maine in 2016.