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Cape Ann Teens: National Poetry Recitation Contest

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Gloucester Reads Poetry at the Sawyer Free Library ~ Thursday April 4th at 7:00pm

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Are You a Wordsmith? Do You Love Cape Ann? If the Answer is Yes, See Below:

We need your submissions for our literary event for Motif No. 1 Day! Submit your brief essay or poem to rockportfestivals@gmail.com. In the meantime, check out the festival Schedule of Events HERE.

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The GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 9

Click here to play or save the podcast In this episode- Patty Knaggs on WBUR, Abby Ytzen/Captain Joe and Sons seARTS Partner With An Artist Exhibit May 21st, Kenny’s Strange Footwear, community garden at Burnham field, tomato release day is … Continue reading

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Stephanie Droney Reads Poetry At Gloucester Reads Poetry- Sawyer Free Library

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Stephanie Buck At Gloucester Reads Poetry

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Gloucester Reads Poetry- Rob Newton

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Gloucester Reads Poetry- Jane Fosberry Enos

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JILL CARTER INTRODUCES GREG BOVER AT GLOUCESTER READS POETRY

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Jimmy T Reads A Scream To The Editor By Charles Olson

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Good Morning Gloucester- The Poem

Last night an interesting swath of diverse Gloucester folk were invited to recite their favorite poem at the Sawyer Free Library.  I happened to be one of those people invited to read.  Instead of reading someone else’s poem I decided … Continue reading

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Whoever is not living on the Edge is taking up too much room

This poem was written by my dear friend, Bina Benestante. It epitomizes life on Cape Ann to me, so I wanted to share it with all of you. You have to read all the way to the end to catch … Continue reading

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“May you slip a little, drift a little, swim way out…”

Welcome to the New Gloucester Poet Laureate, Ruthanne Collinson
Ruthanne (Rufus) Collinson has worked as a journalist, photographer, bookkeeper and turkey farmer. Her poems have appeared in various journals for the field of experiential education. Two books of her poetry have been published by Folly Cove Books, Turning the Stones (1997) and Traveling to You (2008). Rufus is currently Manager of Communications for Project Adventure and lives in Gloucester. Read more poetry… Continue reading

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…No coddled cape, no sandbar

…”Waves break on outcrop rock: granite, fire-formed and hard, headland granite – no coddled cape, no sandbar, and nothing soft in her city, no knickknack, Gloucester-by-God, attitude granite. The beaches are broken by wetland, woods of oak and pine, grace … Continue reading

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…At the helm, bronzed hands grip a spoked wheel

…”At the helm, bronzed hands grip a spoked wheel, sou’wester and visage age to a patina. My father was one who sailed from this harbor And returned with a trip of fish all but one voyage, but you take note … Continue reading

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…he’d pulled two men out of the sea one night

…”Years ago I heard from others how he’d pulled two men out of the sea one night off Eastern Point. They’d not been able to shed their jacks when the ship went over, and when he caught them they were … Continue reading

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From Henry Ferrini- PBS to air Polis is This

SEMINAL POET FEATURED IN FILM ON WGBH POLIS IS THIS – Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place (’2007, 57m) The film traces Charles Olson’s process of self-discovery and makes it clear why Kerouac, Ginsberg and others traveled to the … Continue reading

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