The Bookey Readings: Adrian Blevins + Dawn Potter



The Harlow presents poets Adrian Blevins and Dawn Potter on Friday, September 20 at 7pm as part of their ongoing poetry series, The Bookey Readings at The Harlow. Come and experience an evening of excellent spoken word in an art gallery setting. 

Adrian Blevins is the author of the full-length poetry collections Appalachians Run Amok, winner of the Wilder Prize, Live from the Homesick Jamboree, and The Brass Girl Brouhaha; the chapbooks Bloodline and The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes; and the co-edited Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia. She is the recipient of many awards including a Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, among others. She is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Dawn Potter directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, held each summer at Robert Frost’s home in Franconia, New Hampshire. She also serves on the faculty of 24PearlStreet, the online writing program of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. More locally, Dawn is a teaching artist for the Telling Room, a Portland-based writing center for young people, and co-directs the Kauffmann Summer Writing Seminar, an experiential workshop for Maine high schoolers interested in environmental writing. In addition, she works as a freelance editor and manuscript consultant.Dawn is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, most recently the poetry collection Chestnut Ridge. Her poems and essays have appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal, the Sewanee Review, the Threepenny Review, the Times Literary Supplement, and many other journals in the United States and abroad.  In addition to writing, editing, and teaching, Dawn sings and plays fiddle. After living for two decades in the Somerset County town of Harmony, she now lives in Portland.

All are welcome. Refreshments are served, and a $3 donation to benefit The Harlow is appreciated at the door. For more information about this event, contact Claire Hersom at The Bookey Readings at The Harlowis a monthly poetry series running from April through November and has been running for over 25 years. 

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963.